Attention Students – LondonFuse is hiring!

We’re on the lookout for two summer students for the following positions:

Heritage and Community Writer
Cultural Content Writer

The specs:
40 hours a week
16 weeks
$14/hour

CULTURAL CONTENT WRITER

The Cultural Content Writer is responsible for writing creative and engaging articles highlighting London’s diverse array of sights, sounds and tastes. Basically, anywhere creative people are making a difference in London, we want you there writing about it and taking photos for online and print.
You’ll be responsible for writing 2-3 articles each week for online publication, as well as shooting and editing photos from any number of great arts and cultural events going on in London. You will also be required to write 1-2 shorter pieces for our monthly print publication, Short Fuse.
Be prepared to interview artists, actors, musicians, festival organizers and restaurateurs.
Dig deeper into your stories – find fresh angles that go beyond typical previews and reviews.
Interview people you wouldn’t normally read about, in addition to those you would.
Get a story you won’t read anywhere else but LondonFuse.
Working out of our downtown office, you’ll have easy access to transit and the heart of the city.
Other duties include:
● Create a stock photo database
● Attend regular contributor meetings (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month)
● Create our weekly weekend guide listings and update our events calendar

HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY WRITER

The Heritage and Community Writer is responsible for researching and writing articles that
document London’s rich history, as well as local heritage preservation efforts.
You are responsible for writing 2-3 articles per week in addition to shooting photos and
accessing photo archives for images to accompany your work. You will also be required to write 1-2 shorter pieces for our monthly print publication, Short Fuse.
Dig deep into the past and write about people, places and buildings that are of historical
importance to London and the surrounding area. Dive into our Indigenous history, and seek out the city’s truest roots.
Interview experts and people on the forefront of conservation efforts as you uncover the past. Research local history makers, as well as Londoners who went on to make great change in the world. Find those hidden gems in the city that played a part in making London the city we know today.
You’re walking into a fully-loaded area here – Heritage is consistently one of our best performing categories on our site.
Working out of our downtown office, you’ll have easy access to transit and the heart of the city.
Other duties include:
● Create a stock photo database of heritage properties and landmarks
● Attend regular contributor meetings (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month)
● Assist with Short Fuse monthly and help populate our city directory

ABOUT US:

LondonFuse promotes arts, culture and heritage in London, Ontario. We tell local stories,
promote local events and love local music and history. Our contributor program offers volunteers media training and mentorship in a fun and accepting environment.
We’ve been covering all things arts and culture online since 2010, and added our own print
publication, Short Fuse, in 2017.
We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates of all shapes, sizes,
abilities, colours, creeds and orientations. Our Bathurst Street office is not fully accessible,
however, we are happy to meet off-site to accommodate applicants with mobility barriers.
Applicants MUST be between ages 18-30 and enrolled in a post-secondary institution as a full-time student in the 2017/18 academic year and be returning for full-time studies in the 2018/19 academic year. Experience in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Premiere is an asset.

Please send a resume, two (2) recent examples of your written work, and any other additional photo or video examples (links preferred) to:

Gerard Creces, Program Director – gerard@londonfuse.ca

Deadline: Friday, May 18 at 4 p.m.

Please state which position you are applying for in the subject line.

These positions are made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

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