Calgary Journal Summer Positions - Deadline April 1


The Calgary Journal

Multi-platform journalist (3 positions)

Job Description

Working as part of the Calgary Journal editorial board, over a 16-week period three multi-platform journalists will be immersed in the editorial development, production and leadership activities associated with the daily digital publication and bi-monthly print publication. The successful candidates will work in a cross-platform team environment that utilizes a horizontal management structure where individuals will be expected to share responsibilities in equitable and innovative ways.


In this collaborative environment, you will be responsible for every facet of our online and print publishing environment. You must have proven ability to manage conflict, listen to others and accommodate their ideas, provide and take direction. Lone wolves need not apply.


Within the team framework, you will be developing and executing strong local content, which may take the form of written stories, photo essays, infographics or video/audio treatments. You will be expected to do as much face-to-face interviewing of sources as possible. In terms of output, you are expected to generate a minimum of two online stories per week while also developing content for the two print magazines, to be published in the July/August and September/October editions. You will also be responsible for creating at least six social media posts per week in which audience engagement is key. Print responsibilities include page design and layout, cover art, editing and proofing, and related print production activities. Technical skills required include InDesign, Photoshop, DSLR camera operation and Adobe Premiere.


At the conclusion of this position, the multiplatform journalist will have achieved meaningful experience in the following areas:

• Collaborative decision-making

• Editorial development

• Cross-platform publishing

• Content promotion and community engagement


Students must have completed at least 2 years of the Mount Royal University journalism program.

Job Details

Work week: 30 hours per week (days of week, flexible)

Start date: May 9, 2016

End date: August 26, 2016

Hourly wage: $15/hr


Send resumes to Brad Simm: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by April 1

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year (2015/2016).