Jobs

Team Vacancies

Interested in contributing? Owl Eyes is now recruiting for 2015/16. Read below for available positions and other opportunities to get involved!

Editor in Chief

As the Editor in Chief of Owl Eyes you will be responsible for driving an overall strategy for the magazine that maintains high-quality content, increases readership and upholds our unique aesthetic. As the ‘face’ of Owl Eyes, you will be the first point of contact for both internal and external collaborators. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day site management. You will work with the four section editors to ensure eight or more articles are published per week. Overall, you will be responsible for the growth of the magazine and ensuring our readers are receiving interesting, varied and quality content each day.

This role requires a leader who is comfortable working in both virtual and face-to-face settings, has excellent communication skills, quick decision-making ability, and a knack for creative problem solving.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and continually update the publication’s strategy
  • Lead and facilitate weekly Owl Eyes meetings
  • Review all article drafts on Owl Eyes Website
  • Schedule articles for the week ensuring at least one article is published a day as well as the timely release of event reviews.
  • Keep updated schedule of articles for all sections (Informer, Bon Vivant, Bon Vivant (theatre), Gastronome and Wanderer)
  • Act as the first point of contact for section editors for any questions or problems.
  • Develop or update guideline documents for quality article writing and event writing.
  • Act as one of the first point of contact for businesses involved in Owl Eyes
  • Drive major Owl Eyes initiatives and work cross functionally with other directors/editors to advise on projects
  • Partner with the Director of Finance to oversee maintenance of funds.
  • Lead the team selection process during Freshers and in the Spring.

To apply, please email Arielle at editor@owleyesmagazine.com by March 9th. Please include your name, year, relevant experience and skills, and any examples of your work you feel are relevant.

Informer Editor

The Informer keeps St Andrews students in the loop about events, fashion, music, charity, social enterprise, and all the exciting goings-on in the ever-buzzing Bubble.

Here at the Informer we have our fingers on the pulse of St Andrews lively events scene. We’re into polished content, articles with personality and verve, and high-quality journalism that reflects the vibrant spirit of St Andrews.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Commission at least two articles a week
  • Keep all writers informed of upcoming article opportunities (bi-weekly or more frequently if necessary)
  • Provide the Informer graphics editors with the schedule for upcoming article schedules
  • Lead a team of event writers who preview and review St Andrews Events.
  • Work with committees of all major St Andrews Events for press passes and reviews

We’re looking for someone with strong communication skills, excellent follow through, a love of grammar and a passion for St Andrews. To apply, please email Arielle at editor@owleyesmagazine.com by March 9th. Please include your name, year, relevant experience and skills, and any examples of your work you feel are relevant.

Wanderer Editor 

As The Wanderer Editor, you’ll be bringing varied and exciting travel content to Owl Eyes readers. The best travel destinations for winter or spring break, travel tips and stories from city breaks, backpacking or study abroad, as well as writers’ favourite things about their hometown are all examples of what you’ll be commissioning and editing in this role.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Commission at least 2 articles a week
  • Provide the Wanderer graphics editor with the schedule for upcoming article schedules.
  • Lead a team of permanent and freelance writers.

We’re looking for someone with strong communication skills, excellent follow through, a love of grammar and a passion for travel. To apply, email Arielle at editor@owleyesmagazine.com by March 9th. Please include your name, year, relevant experience and skills, and any examples of your work you feel are relevant.

Director of Business and Finance

The Business and Finance director of Owl Eyes initiates partnerships with local and national companies and is integral to maintaining existing business relationships. You will also be responsible for managing the Owl Eyes bank account. This includes depositing money from Photo Booth and other business ventures, paying Photo Booth photographers and keeping the Editor in Chief up to date on financial matters.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain relationships with businesses who sponsor our initiatives
  • Be the first point of contact for businesses involved with Owl Eyes
  • Work cross-functionally with other directors/editors on Owl Eyes projects (i.e. our contests)
  • Seek out businesses that would work well with the Owl Eyes audience and bring or seek out ideas for how they might be incorporated
  • Update signatories on the Owl Eyes Bank Account
  • Write and deposit cheques
  • Manage cash flow from Photo Booth and other ventures
  • Advise on any major purchases

To apply, please email Arielle at editor@owleyesmagazine.com by March 9th with your name, year, subject, relevant experiences and skills and a short paragraph on why you want the job.

Photography Editors

This position involves editing both Photo Booth and roaming photos from events. Responsibilities include selecting, editing and creating albums that are visually appealing and uploading them to the website. The ideal candidate must be organized and able to work to strict deadlines. Events will be assigned in advanced.  To apply, please email Steph at photography@owleyesmagazine.com by March 9th. Please include your name, year, relevant experience and skills, and any examples of your work you feel are relevant.

Event Photographers

This position involves representing Owl Eyes at a whole range of student events throughout the academic year and taking photographs of people at the events for the website. Applicants need to have their own camera, a good eye for photography and a strong sense of creativity. An ability to meet deadlines is essential. To apply, please email Steph at photography@owleyesmagazine.com by March 9th. Please include your name, year, any prior experience, commitments you have for the upcoming academic year and three examples of your work.

Writers

To write for Owl Eyes, you don’t need to have had experience writing for any publication before – we are always looking for new writers. We do have a team of permanent writers who we ask to write on a regular basis. Articles range from between 200 to 800 words on average and deadlines are usually a week after being commissioned. Writers are encouraged to bring their own ideas, as most topics are not assigned. If you would like to write for us, please email Arielle at editor@owleyesmagazine.com, noting the area or subject in which you would like to write.