The Plant 2021-2022 Editorial Staff Applications
The Plant newspaper is looking for new members for its editorial team for the Fall 2021 semester. Please keep in mind to apply you MUST be a Dawson College student who will be in attendance during the Fall 2021 semester. The Plant is a non-profit student paper therefore all the positions are unpaid. If you are passionate about journalism, writing, and art please apply!
The current open positions are:
COPY EDITOR: The Copy Editor shall review each section’s articles before they are passed on to the Editor-in- Chief. They will verify spelling, grammar, appropriate content, etc. The Copy Editor is an executive position.
SECTION EDITOR: As an editor, your responsibilities include gathering contributions to the paper, copy-editing articles, and submitting your own written work when relevant. The Plant is published monthly in print form and online weekly through
. You will curate the section of the newspaper that you are responsible for alongside others who are working hard to make a wonderful newspaper. Staff writers are expected to contribute one article per month.
NEWS: The News section focuses on Dawson-related news first, but also accepts articles highlighting Montreal as well as world news. These articles should be fact-based, and often include quotes from experts. Give a fair and objective account; opinions are more commonly featured in the Voices section.
ARTS & CULTURE: The A&C section explores our consumption of culture. We welcome thinkpieces on cultural trends, reviews of art of any medium, and interviews with local artists, among other things.
VOICES: The Voices section focuses on articles shedding light about different perspectives or experiences. This is the section to contribute to when you have an opinion about something.
CREATIVE WRITING: The Creative Writing section curates poetry and (very short) stories from Dawson students.
VISUAL ARTS: The Visual Arts editor collects and curates the visual arts submissions, which includes photographs, paintings, illustrations, and any other visual arts submissions. This section editor is also in charge of creating and designing the monthly playlist for the issue.
SPORTS: The Sports section focuses on extramural Dawson activities as well as different happenings in the broader world of sports and physical education.
The SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT section focuses on informative articles about all kinds of science as well as sustainable living and environmental problems.
CURIOSITIES EDITOR: The Curiosities Editor is in charge of curating the monthly curiosities section which includes cartoons, horoscopes, and a variety of other activities for readers such as sudokus, crosswords and quizzes.
STAFF WRITERS: Will be expected to contribute to The Plant once a month and take on stories that are suggested to them by the editorial staff. They are not part of the editorial staff and are not involved in the decision making towards the published content. They are invited, but not required, to attend meetings. This position shall be held for only one semester but a staff writer can re-apply or be kept by the Editor-in-Chief.
SOCAL MEDIA MANAGER: Shall be in charge of The Plant’s publicity. They will organize putting up posters advertising The Plant, handle The Plant’s social media accounts and come up with new ideas to extend the paper’s reach and increase audience. They will also work closely with the Dawson Student Unions and clubs to promote upcoming events. The Social Media Manager is an executive position.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: The Graphic Designer formats the entire issue into InDesign. They must be very comfortable with InDesign and graphic design principles. They work with the rest of the Executive to run the team.
COVER ARTIST: The Cover Artist is responsible for the design of each issue’s cover.
Being a member of The Plant requires a significant investment of time and energy, but it is incredibly rewarding.
Note: It is possible to apply for multiple positions with 1 application submission. You may also be asked to meet for an interview if need be.
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