The Silhouette Managing Editor

Part-Time (Student)
5 days

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 Monday, April 19th at 11:59pm.

General Scope of Duties
The Managing Editor, in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief, is responsible for overseeing the content of the newspaper. They shall manage editorial decisions made for content and participate in all aspects of content creation, editing and publishing. They will also serve a supervisory role for Section Editors and will guide them in the management of their sections.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Computer knowledge is an asset (i.e. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Word, WordPress)
  • Basic computer troubleshooting skills are an asset when equipment fails near deadlines
  • Editing skills
  • Writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills to relate with staff
  • Management skills
  • Knowledge of Media Law and Canadian Press style
Effort & Responsibility
  • Effort required to pay attention to detail
  • Effort required to maintain thought during long nights
Working Conditions
  • Silhouette office (open office with many computer terminals and a lounge)
  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work
  • Late evening work involved
Training and Experience
  • Previous experience as an Editor with the Silhouette strongly preferred
  • Computer knowledge is necessary and training provided by working through the summer months is essential
  • Computer equipment for layout and word processing

Full job description can be downloaded here: Managing Editor – new wage (locked)

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 Generalist 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
TermSeptember 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
RemunerationC5 - $215.60 per week
Hours of work12-14 hours per week
SupervisorThe Silhouette Editor-in-Chief

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