Hello writers, our names are Ben Cohen and Felix Wong and we are the editors-in-chief of the Unaffiliated Press. We want to produce, curate and solicit quality long-form content that exposes people to fresh new ideas on a daily basis. And we want to hire you to help.
Our goal as a publication is to shatter the hyper-partisan echo chambers that have sadly become hallmarks of contemporary journalism. Through our commitment to opening up our platform to voices from all sides of every divide, politically and socially, we'll be showing our audience opinions and beliefs that they may have never sought out on their own.
We're always looking to expand our team of passionate, skilled writers that are interested in crafting features relevant to all walks of life. We're looking for people who can write one 500-750 word article every two weeks. We want motivated, inquisitive journalists who think critically, acknowledge their personal biases and question the world around them.
This will be a paid position. There are mandatory weekly writers workshops on campus for our team where we conduct round-table peer editing of our work and collectively improve as journalists and as a publication. Monetary compensation as well as workshop details will be discussed during interviews.
If you are interested in applying:
Please submit the following to email@example.com:
- A cover letter describing yourself, your experience, why you want to write for UP and what you would contribute to our team.
- Two of your own (published or unpublished) lifestyle, social commentary, opinion, film, television, music, or technology features. If you're interested in writing or have written about something other than topics mentioned above, feel free to send that to us as well.
- Resume is not mandatory, but is most definitely a bonus.
Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. You don't have to be a Ryerson student in order to apply for this position. Good luck to all applicants!
Examples of what the UP team is looking for:
"Why I Went to North Korea" by Ethan Jakob Craft
"I Can’t Have Sex, and That’s OK" by Alicia Lapeña-Barry
"Expressionism is Lit" by Ben Cohen
"The Black Men Opening Up Hip-Hop" by Lidia Abraha
"Taking the Pulse of Toronto's Indie Game Scene" by Dylan Freeman-Grist
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