Work with us!
In addition to contributing to the newspaper, current students at the University of Regina have the opportunity to apply for staff positions. We look for passionate, engaged individuals who have a keen interest in building the university community, student life, and our non-profit corporation.
If you are looking to get real-world workplace experience before you graduate, let us equip you with the skills and experience you are looking for! Whether it is managing our payroll and taxes, designing our covers and finding article images, or being out in the field interviewing an assortment of people, we have a position for you. Join us to become an integral part of our contrarian student newspaper working on news, investigative journalism, arts and sports coverage, opinions, graphics, and more. Become a student journalist.
In order to apply for any of the open positions posted below, you’ll need to email an application to email@example.com with your resume and a cover letter. If you’re applying for a writing or editing position you’ll also be required to send in two writing samples that showcase your abilities. These can be pieces you’ve written for courses previously, academic papers, articles published in other papers, articles you’ve contributed to our paper, or even creative writing. Really, whatever you feel would give us a good idea of your ability to research, condense, and convey information, and/or to edit for grammar, structure, and clarity. If you’re applying for a position where graphic editing or design may be a part of your role (Advertising Manager; Graphic Editor; Multimedia Editor; Production Manager; Technical Editor), please give an overview of your experience in your cover letter; sending samples of previous work may aid us in sorting out the best role to place you in, and is encouraged if you have them available.
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.
Communications and Outreach Coordinator: The Communications and Outreach Coordinator is primarily responsible for outreach efforts, including but not limited to communicating with university administration and faculties, coordinating events and workshops put on by the paper, aiding in the search for off-campus distribution locations, managing our social media accounts, and searching for collaboration opportunities within the community. Administrative, communications, scheduling, and program development experience would all be considered assets in this position.
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. 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 S&H with brainstorming, interview sourcing, and article direction; ensuring their section has full pages and meets the minimum; 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.
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.
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.