The Carillon has been the University of Regina Student Newspaper since 1962.

It is published on Thursday no fewer than 11 times during both the fall and winter semesters and periodically throughout the spring and summer.

Where we started

The story of The Carillon, passed down from editor to editor for over 40 years:

In the late 1950s, the University of Regina planned the construction of several new buildings on the campus grounds. One of these proposed buildings was a bell tower on the academic green. If you look out on the academic green today, the first thing you’ll notice is that it has absolutely nothing resembling a bell tower. A 160-foot bell tower was to be constructed, tall enough so that it could be seen from anywhere on the campus and from across the lake. As it turned out, this signature structure was never built. Its sole legacy was that it inspired the students to name their newspaper The Carillon.

The university never got a bell tower, but what it did get was The Carillon, a newspaper that serves as a symbolic bell tower on campus: a loud and clear voice belonging to each and every student.

The Carillon is published by The Carillon Newspaper Inc., a non–profit corporation that is a wholly autonomous organization with no affiliation with the University of Regina Students’ Union.

Opinions expressed in the pages of The Carillon, or online, are expressly those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Carillon Newspaper Inc. Opinions expressed in advertisements appearing in The Carillon are those of the advertisers and not necessarily of The Carillon Newspaper Inc. or its staff.

General Info

The Carillon Newspaper Inc.

227 Riddell Centre
University of Regina – 3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK, Canada S4S 0A2

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Currently closed due to COVID.
Phone: 1 (306) 586-8867
Email: editor@carillonregina.com
Website: www.carillonregina.com

Join our contributors

The Carillon welcomes contributions to its pages. Correspondence can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off in person. Please include your name, address and telephone number on all letters to the editor. Only the author’s name, title/position (if applicable) and city will be published. Names may be withheld upon request at the discretion of The Carillon. Letters should be no more then 350 words and may be edited for space, clarity, accuracy, and vulgarity.

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Job Descriptions

Ever wonder what we do here at The Carillon? Lucky for you, you’ve found a list of our job descriptions! If you’ve got any of the skills listed here and are looking for a great job check out our careers page.

Editor-in-Chief: The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the creative direction of the paper, has the final say on editorial decisions, holds a seat on the Board of Directors to represent the editorial board, and will maintain a priority of student outreach to ensure engagement with (and relevance of) the paper. Tasks include communications and administrative duties; coordinating and conducting interviews for job applicants; training staff members at the beginning and throughout the duration of their contract; resolving editorial and managerial issues; aiding in the coordination and rollout of outreach efforts; editing final drafts of individual articles and the paper as a whole; ensuring policies and procedures are up to date and being adhered to; filling in for vacant positions should tasks from vacant positions be required.

 

Business Manager: The Business Manager is responsible to oversee the day-to-day business functions of the paper, including finances and payroll, marketing, communications, and human resource roles. Tasks include communications and administrative duties; holding a seat on the Board of Directors to speak to managerial and financial operations; working to maintain our non-for-profit corporation status; collecting and presenting information on finances at board meetings, AGMs, and/or SGMs; ensuring policies and procedures are up to date and being adhered to. 

 

Production Manager: The Production Manager is responsible to layout the paper, arranging all text and graphic content from staff and contributors using Adobe InDesign, then submitting their draft to the Editor-in-Chief for final edits before passing off the final version to our printers for physical copies and to our Technical Editor to be put on our website. This position requires patience, creativity, a willingness to learn, and working in cooperation with the Editorial Board to ensure we have a full paper out each day we are scheduled to publish.

 

Technical Editor: The Technical Editor is responsible for the updates and maintenance of office computers, equipment, and other devices reasonably required by staff in their positions. They will also update and maintain the website, ensuring current and accurate information is available and that the Editorial Board and multimedia team have tech issues resolved in a timely manner.

 

Copy Editor: The Copy Editor is responsible to ensure the newspaper is consistent with Canadian Press standards and Carillon style. During each issue they will act in the secondary editing phase by correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, and providing feedback and coaching to section editors on grammar, composition, and style inconsistencies.  

 

Graphic Editor: The Graphic Editor is responsible for images and graphic content required for and/or submitted to the paper. They must ensure every article has a fitting image to be printed with whether taken themselves, edited, or sourced, and must always be sure we have the rights to use the images published in the paper. An original cover for the paper must also be created for each issue, along with a graphics page which may contain images taken by the Graphic Editor, staff, contributors, or writing submissions shorter than our minimum article word count. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is an asset, alongside general graphic editing, photography, or media communications experience. 

 

Multimedia Editor: The Multimedia Editor is responsible for audio and video content published by the paper, including but not limited to outreach and promotional efforts, live interviews, podcasts, and event coverage. Knowledge of software editing systems such as Adobe Premier Pro is an esset, alongside general film, recording and production, or audio and video editing experience. They may also be required to aid in the designing and layout of the cover and/or graphics page in the event we pause the publication of physical, printed copies of the paper.

 

News Editor: The News Editor is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the News section, which will be a minimum of two pages if the section has no writer, three pages if the section does have a writer, and a maximum page count of five if contributions allow; a minimum of one page in the News section must be written by the News Editor. Other duties include finding four-seven stories for each week’s pitch list; finding staff and contributors to write articles; helping those writing for News with brainstorming, interview sourcing, and article direction; editing the section on production night. Necessary skills include good time management, English fluency and confidence in grammar, comfortability editing both grammar and structure of articles, and a proactive communication style. It is imperative to be objective and remain so throughout this section – we already have an Op-Ed section, News is not for blog posts. Failure to make sure that the stories in this section are verifiable and true could result in a lawsuit or worse.

 

Arts & Culture Editor: The Arts & Culture Editor is responsible for overseeing section development, ensuring equal coverage of musical, artistic, and otherwise cultural community-wide events and stories as University of Regina students experience them or are impacted by them. They are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the A&C section, which will be a minimum of two pages if the section has no writer, three pages if the section does have a writer, and a maximum page count of five if contributions allow; a minimum of one page in the A&C section must be written by the Arts & Culture Editor. Other duties include finding four-seven stories for each week’s pitch list; finding staff and contributors to write articles; helping those writing for A&C with brainstorming, interview sourcing, and article direction; editing the section on production night. Story priorities are the creative writing, visual art, and community work of women, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ community members, and individuals with disabilities. Necessary skills include good time management, English fluency and confidence in grammar, comfortability editing both grammar and structure of articles, and a proactive communication style.

 

Sports & Health Editor: The Sports & Health Editor is responsible for their section, that being a minimum of two pages if the section has no writer, three pages if there is a writer, and a maximum page count of five if contributions allow; a minimum of one page in the Sports section must be written by the Sports & Health Editor. Other duties include coordinating and recruiting contributors; encouraging coverage of local organizations, teams, businesses, community organizations and events, campus clubs and teams; finding four-seven stories for each week’s pitch list; helping those writing for Sports with brainstorming, interview sourcing, and article direction; editing the section on production night. Necessary skills include good time management, English fluency and confidence in grammar, comfortability editing both grammar and structure of articles, and a proactive communication style. 

 

Op-Ed Editor: The Op-Ed Editor is responsible for critically engaging with local, political, and world events both by making a pitch list with four-seven ideas for contributors and by writing at least one page in their section. The section page minimum is two, with a maximum of five and the option to include a humour/comic page within those two-five pages. Other duties include coordinating and recruiting contributors; helping those writing for Op-Ed with brainstorming, interview sourcing, and article direction/resource suggestions; editing the section on production night. Necessary skills include good time management, English fluency and confidence in grammar, comfortability editing grammar and clarity of articles, and a proactive communication style.

 

Staff Writer: The Staff Writer is responsible for writing two articles per issue (one full-page and one half-page) in varying sections from issue to issue. This involves coordinating article topics with section editors, sending out interview requests and conducting interviews when necessary, conducting the appropriate research and providing references for the fact checking process, writing articles to the appropriate word count, and sending them to the relevant section editors by the appropriate deadline.

 

News Writer: The News Writer is responsible for two articles per issue (one full-page and one half-page), primarily regarding the news that comes from the University of Regina (U of R) which may include faculty, administration, and the student’s union. Article topics may also include municipal, provincial, national, and international news, but topics relevant and of interest to students at the U of R are always priority. Duties include coordinating article topics with the News Editor, sending out interview requests and conducting multiple interviews when possible, conducting the appropriate research and providing references for the fact checking process, writing articles to the appropriate word count, and sending them to the News Editor by the appropriate deadline.

 

Arts & Culture Writer: The Arts & Culture Writer is responsible for writing two articles per issue (one full-page and one half-page), primarily regarding the arts scene on campus and around Regina. Duties include coordinating article topics with the Arts & Culture Editor, sending out interview requests and conducting interviews, attending events (i.e., art gallery showing, play, concert) if necessary for event coverage, conducting the appropriate research and providing references for the fact checking process, writing articles to the appropriate word count, and sending them to the Arts & Culture Editor by the appropriate deadline. 

 

Sports & Health Writer: The Sports & Health Writer is responsible for writing two articles per issue (one full-page and one half-page), primarily regarding topics relevant to students such as varsity and intramural sports, health and wellness events, or opportunities for student involvement. Article topics may also include municipal, provincial, national, or international sports and health areas. Duties include coordinating article topics with the Sports & Health Editor, sending out interview requests and conducting interviews, attending events (i.e., Cougars and Rams home game, yoga night, hiking trail) if necessary for event coverage, conducting the appropriate research and providing references for the fact checking process, writing articles to the appropriate word count, and sending them to the Sports & Health Editor by the appropriate deadline. 

 

Advertising Manager: The Advertising Manager is responsible for selling advertising space – both on our website and in physical prints of the paper – aimed to generate revenue. Weekly responsibilities include contacting new and existing advertising clients; creating and maintaining our ad rate card according to size, design, and other necessary specifications; coordinating ads in the paper with the Production Manager and online with the Technical Editor; invoicing clients; keeping track of accounts in connection with the Business Manager. 

 

Distribution Manager: The Distribution Manager is responsible for receiving the delivery of our printed papers on campus on Thursdays that we publish. They will then disperse them in newsstands across campus that same day, and will deliver papers to off-campus locations should any deliveries be required (a valid driver’s license and vehicle may be necessary). The Distribution Manager will also track the performance of various newsstands and locations we distribute to, adjusting distribution as appropriate when agreed upon by the Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager, and will approach local businesses/organizations to request and negotiate distribution.