Managing Editor

Department: Communications
Position Type: Part-time
Campus: North/GH

Position Overview

IGNITE is looking for an experienced student to join the Communications team as Managing Editor. The Managing Editor is responsible for editing and overseeing workflow of IGNITE news section and will work under direction of the Communications Coordinator at North campus.


  • Be aware of all newsworthy IGNITE stories/events happening on campus (North, GH, Lakeshore and Orangeville)
  • Coordinate story schedule
  • Work closely with writers and Communications Coordinator to ensure all elements of the publication are running smoothly
  • Liaise between the Communications Coordinator, IGNITE Executives, and the IGNITE staff
  • Address issues that may arise with or between staff members
  • Copy-edit all first and second draft stories and relay them to the Communications Coordinator
  • Ensure standards are met for the IGNITE Style guidelines
  • Write editorials and columns to deadline
  • Accountable for all publication content
  • Awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of team members in order to utilize the team’s skill sets in the most advantageous manner
  • Contribute fresh and innovative ideas to IGNITE through stories, layout, or general operations

Minimum Requirements

  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Strong production and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong leadership and problem solving skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Familiarity with Photoshop an asset
  • Minimum of 3 writing samples required

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Creativity

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