Silhouette Photo Assistant

Volunteer (Student)
McMaster University Campus
1 week

Whether it’s a breaking news story or an ongoing investigation, Silhouette reporters will be there and are committed to informing the student body of the issues and concerns that affect their lives. The Sil’s sports section is your best way to keep up with the exploits of the many Mac varsity teams, while Arts & Culture provides useful and insightful profiles, features, and tips to help you get the most out of student life. The Sil’s opinions section is your own forum through which you can speak to the masses. Got something to say? Submit an OpEd piece by two days prior to that week’s publication.

Please note this posting closes Tuesday September 26th at 11:59pm.

The Photo Assistant is responsible for taking photos that tell stories, to complement the textual elements of the publication. Compensation, while not financial, may include letters of reference, appreciation nights, valuable experience writing for a newspaper, and awards and gift cards for best writing.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comfort with computers and Adobe Photoshop 
  • Keen eye and imagination for quality photos 
  • Ability to plan and create original visual content with minimal guidance 
  • Knowledge of cameras and other photographic equipment 

Effort and Responsibility

  • Effort required to put in long hours on production nights, and responsibly maintain camera equipment 

Working Conditions

  • Late evening work is involved

Training and Experience

  • Photography experience (shooting in a variety of situations such as moving subjects or profiles) 
  • Photo editing experience with Adobe Photoshop 
  • Experience with yearbooks, newspapers an asset 


  • Computer  
  • Camera, variety of lenses and flash 
  • Studio equipped with lighting equipment and backdrops 
  • Locked cabinet to store equipment 

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please download the job description here.

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse staff. The MSU encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and 2SLGBTQIA-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Director by email at Please note that the MSU is an independently incorporated students’ union operating within the McMaster University community; this is not a McMaster University position.

Job Features

Job CategoryOpen
TermCurrent - April 30, 2024
SupervisorSilhouette Multimedia Editor
Hours4 - 6 Hours per week

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