Opportunities

Work Study Positions Available

The Malahat Review is hiring for two work study positions at the University of Victoria. All eligible UVic students are encouraged to apply. Please note that to be eligible you must meet financial need criteria as outlined by the Student Awards and Financial Aid office.

How to apply: Visit UVic's Work Study webpage for details and forms, apply for Work Study status, and when approved, send us a cover letter and resume (see below).

Deadline: ongoing until suitable applicants are found!

Marketing and Promotions Assistant

DUTIES:

Assist the Malahat’s staff with marketing and promoting the magazine, including:

  • Recruit, place, and track paid and exchange print advertising for each of the four annual issues
  • Recruit, place, and track paid and exchange advertising for the website and virtual newsletter
  • Maintain relationships with existing print and web advertisers
  • Contact publishers of the books reviewed in each issue to recruit paid advertising
  • Help with the organization of public events including:
    • creating content for our website
    • distributing posters on campus and around Victoria
    • contacting publishers to request author books for door prizes and ads for program
    • working at public events, helping with set-up and take-down
  • Other related duties, as time permits, including help with proofreading and other editorial tasks

QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of current social media tools and will be conversant with Windows-based Word, Excel and WordPress. Outreach skills, including proper email and social media etiquette, are an asset. A thorough command of English is required. An undergraduate or graduate Writing or English student (especially a student from either department who’s taken Professional Writing courses) is preferred.

JOB LOCATION ON-CAMPUS: Clearihue Building Room D262

WORK STUDY WAGE: $13.50 per hour, including 4% vacation pay

HOURS AVAILABLE: 120 (from September 2018 until April 2019)

HOW TO APPLY: Cover letter and resume to malahat@uvic.ca (to the attention of assistant editor Rhonda Batchelor)


Editorial Assistant

DUTIES:

Assist the Malahat’s staff with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Screen submissions received on Submittable in three genres (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction) prior to their being assigned to editorial board members
  • Log and process contest entries
  • Help with proofreading and other editorial tasks
  • Maintain the magazine’s index
  • Contribute issue summaries to Our Back Pages project
  • Assist with public events
  • Other related duties, as time permits

QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate must be able to critically assess poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; have excellent computer skills; be familiar with Word and Excel, and have a strong interest in and/or knowledge of contemporary writing, especially Canadian literature. An excellent command of English is required. An undergraduate or graduate Writing student is preferred.

JOB LOCATION ON-CAMPUS: Clearihue Building Room D262

WORK STUDY WAGE: $13.50 per hour, including 4% vacation pay

HOURS AVAILABLE: 120 (from September 2018 until April 2019)

HOW TO APPLY: Cover letter and resume to malahat@uvic.ca (to the attention of assistant editor Rhonda Batchelor)

 

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