October 5, 2015

Want to get involved with The Daily?

We are always looking for new writers and contributors to join our team! As a student at McGill you are already a member of the Daily Publications Society and have a say in how our paper is run. We’d love to hear your opinions and feedback and have you drop by to help out!

The paper is made up of a number of different sections that cover all aspects of events both on campus, in Montreal, and in a global context. From News to Commentary to Sports, there is a lot of opportunity for writers to find the sections that work best for them. Don’t feel limited, though! Writers can (and often do!) write for multiple sections. We bold this because it’s so important: No experience is necessary. Anyone can write for us, and if you are feeling like you need a little more help, we have an experienced team of editors who can help you with anything from finding ledes to conducting interviews to word choice and copy. If writing isn’t your thing, we are also always looking for photographers, illustrators, designers, radio journalists, and web developers who can collaborate to help give The Daily its distinct style.

Our Statement of Principles guides the way we cover these stories and that’s a great place to start to get an idea of what we’re all about. Working from an anti-oppressive standpoint, The Daily works to shed light on stories that often aren’t covered in mainstream media and often gives priority to marginalized voices and viewpoints.

We have productions nights on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. till the wee hours of the morning; this is a great time to drop by and see how the paper gets made. If you’re curious, we also have drop-in hours where an editor will be there to help show you around and give you some info to see in which ways you might like to contribute.

Weekly Meeting Times

NEWS Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. news@mcgilldaily.com
COMMENTARY Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. commentary@mcgilldaily.com
CULTURE Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. culture@mcgilldaily.com
SCI +TECH Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. scitech@mcgilldaily.com
MULTIMEDIA By appointment multimedia@mcgilldaily.com

If you decide you really like us, consider running for a position on our editorial board.


We are currently seeking editors for the following sections:

Multimedia (Video): the multimedia (video) editor is responsible for organizing and producing video content, including both stand-alone video content and collaborations with other sections (eg. culture, news, sports).

Photos Editor: the photos editor is responsible for organizing and editing photo content, including photos that accompany print/online pieces, stand-alone photo essays and cover photos for the paper. The job involves coordinating with content-section editors (eg. culture, news, sports, commentary, etc) and editing photos for production.

Culture Editor: the culture editor is responsible for pitching, editing and producing 3 pages of print content as well as 2-3 online pieces weekly. Content can include, but is not limited to, think pieces, profiles, reviews, event coverage and news.

Sports Editor: the sports editor is responsible for pitching, editing and producing 2 pages of print content as well as 1-2 online pieces weekly. Rather than confining a section to reporting play-by-plays, The Daily’s sports often delves into the issues deeper in the game, whether it’s gender politics or fan culture or … Content can include, but is not limited to, think pieces, profiles, reviews, event coverage and news.

Web & Social Media Editor: the web & social media editor is responsible for the Daily’s web and social media presence. Candidates should ideally have experience with web development, as well as experience working with WordPress and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter). The job includes developing microsites for special issues, creating infographics and interactive web content in collaboration with content editors (eg. multimedia, cultures, news, sports), and acting as an educational resource for less web-savvy editors.

All positions involve working closely with and fostering a positive learning environment for contributors and co-editors, as well as contributing to editorial discussions and decisions. All positions receive a monthly stipend.

If you’re interested in running for an editorial position, contact us at coordinating@mcgilldaily.com or community@mcgilldaily.com for more information. Candidates must be Daily staff in order to run.To be staff, you need six points from any of the following:

One point per: article (including articles with more than one author), illustration, photo, art essay, infographic, contribution of files to an article, contribution to Unfit to Print/multimedia, attending a full edboard meeting; you can also get one point for assisting either the copy editor, design editor, community editor, or web editor.
Two points per: feature article, producing an episode of Unfit to Print, staying until the end of a production night.

If you feel some of your work at The Daily doesn’t fit into one of these categories, please talk to one of the current editors or the coordinating editor and we’ll work it out.