Thank you for your interest in joining The Reckoner. We are looking for the best and most motivated writers, artists, illustrators, photographers, videographers, businesspeople, designers, and developers to make up our staff for the 2017-2018 school year.
The deadline for applications is 17 September, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Before you fill out our application, read the descriptions of each board below to find out more about the various positions available. More information about our organization can be found in our Manual of Style and Conduct. If you have any questions about the application, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The News Board serves to keep the students of Marc Garneau CI informed on events in the school the community. We cover everything from fundraisers to fire alarms. A writer should expect a time commitment of approximately two hours every week. This would include researching, writing, conducting interviews, and editing pieces. Writers will be expected to complete pieces within eight hours of the incident or event they report on.
The Life Board consists of writers and illustrators who can produce interesting pieces of personal expression. The board is primarily concerned with creative and critical written and visual work, as well as articles that inform readers about events in the city and around the world to stimulate readers’ cultural and artistic interests. The Life Board requires a minimum commitment of one published piece per month, in addition to participation in biweekly meetings.
Web Development Board
The Web Development board handles technical issues and designs the layout of the website. We are looking for people skilled in web design, notably PHP and WordPress. You will be required to maintain the website, add new features, and fix any issues that may occur. In addition, The Reckoner has released an Android mobile app. Frequent updates will be needed as the app is currently in open beta. Experience with Android Studio and Java is recommended. If you do not have web and/or app development experience, we still encourage you to apply! We will be accepting unqualified candidates who are enthusiastic to learn web and/or app development through weekly lessons held by The Reckoner.
The Editorial Board deliberates to present well-developed views and opinions on topics pertaining to students and to the school, relevant external issues and events, as well as other subjects. Editorial articles must be thoroughly researched, well-reasoned, and supported by interviews with credible sources when applicable. This board requires a commitment to biweekly meetings, on a weekday to be determined, and one published piece per month.
The Media Board requires illustrators, photographers and videographers to regularly be on call. The majority of the work will be in partnership with the News and Editorial boards. Individual work will also be required at times. You will be involved in taking photos and/or making illustrations for at least two pieces every month.
Print Development Board
Print developers will be trained in designing The Reckoner’s print issues using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Developers must obtain access to both programs. Developers will also discuss the design of each month’s print issue and may need to assume the role of the Director of Print Development if the Director becomes temporarily unavailable.
The Outreach Board is responsible for managing The Reckoner’s finances, monthly print, social media, and in school interactions. This includes coordinating printing and advertising deals, as well as coordinating other sources of revenue, such as grants and sponsorships. The Outreach Board is also responsible for communicating with the student body through social media, posters, announcements, or any other means necessary.