WORK FOR US

We are currently hiring Copy Editor, Distributions Manager and Reporter positions for the 2017-18 news team, as well as for our Creative and Multimedia Teams. Apply by midnight on March 31st by submitting the application form (click here to download), a resume, and the required samples of your work to xw.eic@stfx.ca, or by dropping off hard copies to Bloomfield 111E. 

Open Positions:


Business Team: 

Distributions Manager

The Distributions Manager delivers the physical papers when the XW is published and records trends in demand among all news stands. 


Creative Team: 

Creative Director

The Creative Director is responsible for creating the XW print cover for each issue and managing the overall visual components of the XW. The Creative Director will work closely with the Section Editors and coordinate assignments for the Graphic Designers and Photographers.

Graphic Designers (2)

The Graphic Designers are responsible for creating visuals for stories where photographs are inconvenient to acquire, as well as in-house promotional products. Potential graphics include infographics, illustrations, promotional posters, social media graphics, and other print media (ie. stickers).

Photographers (2)

The XW Photographers are responsible for obtaining photographs pertaining to stories selected by Section Editors and Creative Director.

Cartoonist/Illustrator

The Cartoonist/Illustrator is responsible for creating hand-drawn visual content at the request of Section Editors. Applicants may have skills in cartoon, illustration, or both.


Multimedia Team:

Multimedia Director

The Multimedia Director is responsible for maintaining the XW's live presence, including live-tweeting, live-streaming, and real time video content. The Multimedia Director will ensure that the XW’s online presence is professional and will pursue new and innovative ways of engaging our audience online. This includes but is not limited to live broadcasts (both video and radio) and interactive graphics/content. They will also oversee the Front End Web Developer and the Social Media Producers. 

Front End Web Developer

The Front End Web Developer is responsible for uploading all content to the XW website, furthering web development, and presenting a compelling user experience. The Front End Web Developer is also responsible for suggesting and implementing new online features, including interactive stories and live feedback.

Social Media Producers (2)

The Social Media Producers are responsible for curating social media content and creating weekly updates for online. As this is a new position, the Multimedia Producers will work closely with the Multimedia Editor and the Editor-in-Chief to develop the XW's online presence. Skills with video are considered an asset.


Editorial Team: 

Copy Editor

The Copy Editor is responsible for editing all written content published in print or online. 

Assistant Editors (News, Opinions, Culture, Sports & Health)

Assistant Editors are responsible for writing one article per week for their respective section and editing for style and copy. The Assistant Editor may be asked to temporarily take over the responsibilities of a Section Editor where and when required.

Senior Reporters (4)

Senior Reporters will submit two articles per each print issue, one of which must be for the News Section. They must be able to write with a sense of fairness and conduct themselves professionally. Reporters must be available to cover events and stories at an editor's request. 


What we offer: 

  • Become part of a highly motivated team, share and develop skills, and make friends. 
  • Opportunity for growth. Excel as a Senior Reporter one year and transition to an Assistant Editor the next. 
  • Get published. Your work will appear both in print and online, potentially reaching thousands of viewers. 
  • Enhance your portfolio. Use your experience working with us to develop your writing or design skills and build a strong portfolio. 

Who you are: 

  • You are creative, dedicated, and adaptable, willing to learn and develop new skills. 
  • You work well independently yet are keen to collaborate and generate ideas in a team setting. 
  • You have a passion for storytelling and the ability to produce clean, cogent copy and designs in short notice.
  • You're excited to work with an engaged, innovative, and collaborative team, and wouldn't mind getting to know them in a social setting.

Have questions? Please direct all inquiries to the Editor-in-Chief at xw.eic@stfx.ca. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!