EMPLOYMENT

Anyone can contribute to The Underground. The process of writing for the Underground is very simple; send a short message to [email protected] with your intent to join our writer’s list. Thereafter, every month, our content and online editors will send out a list of article topics (called skeds) for you to pick from. You don’t have to write for every issue – when you want to write is completely up to you.

You can reply back to those emails and let the editors know which topic you want to write about. If you have an idea you would like to pitch to a section, just email the editor in question or catch them at our writers’ meeting. Our writers’ meetings are held 24 hours before skeds are sent out, so join us if you would like the first pick at articles. Information on our writers’ meeting is available here.

Description:

Think of original article ideas for respective sections

Manage a group of writers to produce quality articles

Edit all articles on production weekends

Regularly contribute articles to UG

Requirements:

Journalistic writing and editing experience

Leadership experience

Familiarity with Canadian Press style guidelines

Availability every other weekend for production (during academic year, excluding exam period)

Application: Resume, cover letter, TWO journalistic writing samples

Description:

Think of original article ideas for respective sections

Manage a group of writers to produce quality articles

Edit all articles on production weekends

Regularly contribute articles to UG

Requirements:

Journalistic writing and editing experience

Leadership experience

Familiarity with Canadian Press style guidelines

Availability every other weekend for production (during academic year, excluding exam period)

Application: Resume, cover letter, TWO journalistic writing samples

Description:

Think of original article ideas for respective sections

Manage a group of writers to produce quality articles

Edit all articles on production weekends

Regularly contribute articles to UG

Requirements:

Journalistic writing and editing experience

Leadership experience

Familiarity with Canadian Press style guidelines

Availability every other weekend for production (during academic year, excluding exam period)

Application: Resume, cover letter, TWO journalistic writing samples

Description:

Take photos regularly for UG, on and off campus (including cover photo)

Manage group of photographers to ensure articles have a photo

Edit photos for each issue

Requirements:

Extensive experience using a DSLR camera

(Owning a DSLR camera is an asset, but not a requirement)

Leadership experience

Knowledge of the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop (photo editing)

Ability to generate & execute original photo ideas based on article topics

Availability every other weekend for production (during academic year, excluding exam period); a flexible schedule will be helpful in this position

Application: Resume and cover letter, and TEN DSLR photo samples

Description:

Compose layout of each issue of the publication

Requirements:

Experience with print production; extensive knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop

Ability to create graphics if given a theme or idea

Application: Resume, cover letter and THREE graphic samples

Description:

Manage/update finances of the Scarborough Campus Students’ Press (includes overseeing annual audit, developing budget, etc.)

Requirements:

Previous experience in acccounting (Accounting-stream management students will be given priority)

Familiarity with Microsoft Excel

Application: Resume and cover letter

Description:

Read and edit final drafts of all article content

Requirements:

Extensive knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines

Extensive editing expereince

Must have knowledge of journalistic ethics

Application: Resume and cover letter, and TWO writing samples

Description:

Communicate with advertisers to book ads for each issue

Work with university press ad agency to ensure advertising

Requirements:

Previous experience in marketing

Strong interpersonal skills

Experience with Adobe Photoshop is an asset, but not a requirement

Application: Resume and cover letter

Questions? Email [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those who qualify for interview will be contacted.

CONTRIBUTOR POLICIES

  • We are a student publication and so, like you, we too have other deadlines and commitments to attend to. Please stick to the dates prescribed by your editors. Regular delays in your submission will be noted and in the case of frequent delays you will be placed under review and your opportunity to contribute to the publication in the future will be compromised. Additionally, if you fail to submit without a prior reason, you will be placed under review.
  • Pick a topic you are interested in; don’t just write for the sake of writing.
  • We provide plenty of opportunities for you to have a word with our editors regarding your writing style, topic or any other grievances. If we feel that you do not use the services we offered yet still send in weak articles, we reserve the right to not publish your work.
  • Please allow at least two business days for our editors to get back to your inquiries, suggestions and comments. Again, we are students.
  • Each writer is allowed to miss one deadline in a semester with a valid reason. If a writer misses two consecutive deadlines for articles, you will be taken off the writer’s list for the semester.

You may direct any questions to [email protected].