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 2018-19 school year.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2018 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 and the community. We cover everything from school dances to fundraisers to fire alarms. A writer should expect a time commitment of approximately two hours every week. This includes 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 monthly meetings.
Print Development Board
Print developers will be trained in designing The Reckoner’s print issues using Adobe InDesign. Developers will obtain access to the program. Developers will also discuss the design of each print issue, and may need to assume the role of the Director of Print Development if the Director becomes temporarily unavailable. In addition, developers will also design graphics for social media or web posts, infographics, posters, and other elements.
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, which requires bug fixes and the addition of new features. The board is also planning on developing an iOS application. Experience with Java, Android Studio, and Swift is a plus but not required. Finally, there will be opportunities to create data science projects. Experience with Python, d3.js, and similar technologies is useful.
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 after school, on a weekday to be determined (most likely Friday), as well as a minimum of one published piece per month.
Media Board: Photography
The media board require photographers (and possibly videographers) to regularly be on call. The majority of the work will be in conjunction with the News board. Individual creative works will also be required. You will be involved in taking photos for at least a piece every month, in addition to involvement in the photography board’s curated portfolio.
Media Board: Illustrations
The Media: Illustrations Board requires illustrators to regularly be on call. The majority of the work will be in partnership with the News, Editorial and Life boards. You will be involved in making illustrations for at least two pieces every month.
The Outreach Board is responsible for managing The Reckoner’s finances and monthly print. This includes coordinating printing and advertising deals, as well as organizing other sources of revenue, such as grants and sponsorships. The Outreach Board is also responsible for updating The Reckoner’s bulletin display board in the school Galleria.