The YU Free Press is an alternative newspaper produced by volunteer graduate and undergraduate students at York University. Our principal objectives are to challenge the mainstream corporate media model and to provide a space for critical analysis and commentary of the news around us – both on and off campus – to a community of students, faculty, and staff alike. We are firmly opposed to oppression in all its possible forms (gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, religion, class, etc.) and are dedicated to upholding and promoting a clear vision of social justice through the publication of labour, union, and activist-positive material.
We are seeking new Editorial Collective members to fill the following positions:
Features Section Editor: Together with a co-editor, manage the Section email account, actively solicit content, gain permissions to reprint already printed articles, read all articles submitted prior to Content Selection meetings, communicate with Photo Editors to acquire pictures and captions, contact/communicate with authors, edit, proofread, fact-check, word count, consider liability, select pull-quotes, consider aesthetics of Section, etc.
Website Manager: Responsible for the ongoing upkeep of the website: adding articles, photos, monitoring comments, etc. Also responsible for maintaining the current layout, or creating a new layout and maintaining that.
Layout Editor: Maintains layout email account, creates layout using final packages sent from Section Editors, coordinates with the printer for print date and delivery, and coordinates with Section Editors for aesthetics of the pages.
In addition, we are looking for Volunteers to fill the following non-editorial positions:
Copy Editors: Responsible for receiving articles from the Copy Editor Coordinator, editing mechanics and formatting, using tracking feature (if any content or legal issues are noticed, notify Copy Editor Coordinator), and sending articles back to the Copy Editor Coordinator by the deadline.
Distribution Team: Along with the Distribution Team Leader and other volunteers, team members are responsible for ensuring stands are regularly refilled and maintained.
To apply for a position, please fill out a brief application form, found below. We will contact you once we receive your email with the completed application form. Applications and any general inquires can be email directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org.