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The Omega is hiring and we’re looking to hear your voice on our pages! After an unforeseen 18 months, it’s safe to say that news is an important part of our society. Kickstart your career in journalism or sample the career in a learning-encouraged environment. 

Training is provided by editorial staff with plenty of room for collaboration with your peers. The Omega gives you a chance to sharpen your written and verbal communication skills in a hands-on environment.

To qualify for all positions, you must be a student in good standing, enrolled at Thompson Rivers University. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is not required but is an asset. 

Writer Responsibilities

  • Pitching articles and visual media content during weekly meetings
  • Prepare and execute coverage of major newsworthy events, meetings and other aspects of student life
  • Work in collaboration with fellow writers to layout weekly print issues

The following positions are open to fill for September 2021. All positions should be considered open until removed.

 

Current opportunities: 

News Editor

The Omega aims to keep our community informed on news happening to them. As our news editor, your opportunities for stories are abundant as the world shifts through global changes. Look big or small, you’re able to dive deeper into stories that the TRU community wants to hear. Journalism experience isn’t necessary, but an interest in current TRU affairs and strong writing skills are seen as a bonus. Additional responsibilities include helping the editor assign weekly stories within the news section and providing additional collaboration with staff writers.

 

Copy Editor

At the Omega, we strive to give TRU a clear idea of the world around us and that all starts with a red like. As the copy editor, you have a major hand in helping our writers clean up their copy before it hits stands across campus. A clear grasp of proper grammar and a keen eye for detail is an asset for this position. The key responsibility of the copy editor includes editing weekly content provided by writers in collaboration with the editor-in-chief. 

 

Staff Writer

A variety of stories tumble across the Omega news desk each week. As a staff writer, you’ll get the opportunity to explore stories from across the genres. The staff writer position is versatile and allows for you to cover stories like the latest Blackbox Theatre products and a campus election in the same week. There are two positions open. 

 

Interested in applying or want to know more?

To apply, send your resumé and samples of your work (published or unpublished, academic work accepted) to editor@truomega.ca. Positions will be filled as soon as possible. If a position is still posted on this page, applications are still being accepted.

To be eligible for any of the above positions, you must be a student at Thompson Rivers University while you work. Students who will be employed by the TRU Students’ Union during their employment period may not be eligible to work for the newspaper in order to avoid any conflict of interest. Applicants are asked to disclose all potential conflicts of interest.

Only candi­dates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Questions before you apply? Just ask. Reach out to the editor at editor@truomega.ca