Hello New Wave friends and family. Breanna and Stephanie here again.
Welcome back to TMU! We hope all of you have had a great summer and start to the semester.
We wanted to post an update that most of our masthead positions have been filled (hooray!), but there are many contributing positions that are still available!
These positions are open to all undergraduate and graduate students and are a great way to build experience and a fabulous portfolio! Not to mention the hilarious group of people you'll get to work with throughout the year (not-so-subtle brag).
Let's weigh the pros and cons, shall we?
Gaining work experience that aligns with your degree
Adding pieces to your portfolio
Getting to work with a wicked-awesome team
Automatic cool-person title
Not a tough decision when the facts are right in front of you. If this sounds like something up your alley, we encourage you to apply and become a part of the New Wave team.
Now for serious stuff. Below is a list of positions New Wave is still hiring for. Right now we are focused on filling in our art and socials department, as well as our contributors. If any of these positions are of interest to you, we encourage you to head to the links at the bottom of this post and fill out an application form. No previous experience is required!
*Please note these are not paid positions
NEW WAVE JOB POSITIONS
Copy edits stories, looking for grammar and CP (if applicable) errors. Works with the head(s) of copy editing and fact-checking.
Fact checkers will review stories for accuracy. They will work closely with the head of research and fact-checking. They are expected to call sources and do research to verify facts and quotes, corroborate statistics, and substantiate all other claims made in an article.
Writers develop story ideas, conduct interviews, and write articles, book reviews, etc. They enter into a creative, collaborative process with their handling editors who will edit their work for overall quality, content, structure and creativity, among many other things. They are expected to engage in this process openly, as all articles will ideally go through at least two edit/rewrite cycles - one substantive edit and one line edit. In some cases, complex or intricate stories will require more editing and rewriting. They are also expected to submit a source list with their work. We want our prose to sparkle and our writers to have amazing clips - this is why we’re asking for this kind of professional commitment from our writers.
Social Media Rep:
Will work alongside our Head of Social Media to create content for our Instagram and Twitter platforms. Will create posts, copy, manage DMs and generally work with the Head of Socials to oversee all social media platforms.
Illustrators and artists will practice their art under the direction of the art director. They may be required to creatively develop a visual concept based on a written story, and must execute their works in accordance with the magazine’s needs. We want fabulous illustrations in the magazine and are hoping for colour pages to showcase talent when the magazine comes out around campus. Illustrators may also contribute in discussion regarding the overall creative direction of the magazine. Ideally, they should be diverse in their styles, able to do one or more of the following: portraits, conceptual, still life. Digital proficiency is not required, but digital skills in Adobe illustrator and photoshop are highly recommended.
Photographers will practice their art under the erection of the photo director and art director. They may be required to go with the writers on assignments and must take pictures in accordance with the magazine’s needs. We want fabulous photos in the magazine and are hoping for colour pages to showcase talent when the magazine comes out around campus. Photographers may also contribute in discussions regarding the overall creative direction of the magazine. Ideally, they should be diverse in their shooting styles, able to shoot one or more of the following: portraits, still life, landscape, studio, photojournalistic or documentary photos. Digital equipment is not required, but digital photographing abilities and digital editing are a must.
Layout artists will be responsible for helping the heads of layout and design with their responsibilities. They will primarily be involved with layout production, art and photography production. They should have a strong background in Adobe creative suite including InDesign, Photoshop and other computer design/layout programs.
If you're interested in working for the art and socials department, please head to this google application: New Wave Art and Socials Application.
If you're interested in working on the editorial side of things, please head to this google application: New Wave Contributor Application.
And with that, we bid you adieu. We look forward to reading your applications and hope to see you on the New Wave Team this year!
Like the famous Californian governor who served from 2003-2011, we'll be back.
- Breanna and Stephanie, Editors-In-Chief