Blueprint is hiring for 2017-2018!
To apply for any of these positions, please upload your resume and a platform* to Blueprint’s Dropbox.
* A platform is a 1-2 page document outlining your vision and goals for this position.
The Production Manager will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief on the physical production of each issue. Having a strong influence on the design of page layouts, image selection, and the overall look of Blueprint, the Production Manager should have acute design and computer skills. They also require a comprehension and desire to learn the process of production, the ability to dedicate specific time to the construction of the issue, and the ability to work efficiently both individually and in a group dynamic.
Please note that examples of your own work (maximum of two) should be brought to the interview.
The Web Editor will work closely with the EIC and Promotions Manager to ensure that Blueprint has a strong web presence and content strategy. Individual responsibilities will include uploading the issues (in PDF form) to the website, collaborating on a social media strategy, and ensuring web content is up to date. Experience with WordPress and knowledge of basic HTML and/or CSS is an asset, but not a requirement. Candidates should, however, show a willingness to learn the basics of web design and upkeep. There is a lot of opportunity for creativity in this role and candidates are encouraged to take initiative to fulfil their vision for Blueprint’s web strategy, whether that involves regular blog posts, issue-themed playlists, an e-newsletter, or other online methods of reader engagement.
Please bring examples of your work (if you have previous web experience) to the interview.
While overseeing Blueprint’s distribution on the Brantford campus, the Brantford Manager will work with the Editor-in-Chief to discuss functionality, productivity, and possibilities of how Brantford can be more included and become more aware of Blueprint. This will include creating original ad campaigns, organizing issue launch events, and placing posters on campus with issue and event advertisements. The Brantford Manager also will be responsible for supporting the efforts of the other Brantford Staff.
In collaboration with the senior staff team on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses, Blueprint Interns will have the opportunity to assist in editing written submissions, formatting visual submissions, helping with production, and assisting in the promotion of new issues and events. Interns will have the opportunity to get their feet wet and develop their skills with a variety of different aspects of the publication, so an enthusiasm to learn is important for this position. We will try our best to suit projects and assignments to Interns’ interests.