Work Study Position Available: Marketing and Promotions Assistant

Work Study 2016

The Malahat Review is hiring for one work study position at the University of Victoria. All eligible UVic students are encouraged to apply. Please note that to be eligible you must meet financial need criteria as outlined by the Student Awards and Financial Aid office. Visit UVic's Work Study webpage for details and forms.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted starting September 7, 2016 and will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found.

Marketing and Promotions Assistant


Assist the Malahat’s staff with marketing and promoting the magazine, including:

  • Recruit, place, and track paid and exchange print advertising for each of the four annual issues
  • Recruit, place, and track paid and exchange advertising for the website and virtual newsletter;
  • Maintain relationships with existing print and web advertisers
  • Contact publishers of the books reviewed in each issue to recruit paid advertising
  • Attract new print and web advertisers
  • Help with the organization of WordsThaw, the Malahat’s annual spring symposium, including:
    • Creating content for symposium’s WordPress site, e.g. interviews with participants
    • distributing posters and bookmarks on campus and around Victoria
    • contacting publishers to request author books for door prizes and ads for program;
    • working WordsThaw events, including WordsThaw and its prequels;
  • Other related duties, as time permits, including help with proofreading and other editorial tasks

The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of current social media tools and will be conversant with Windows-based Word, Excel and WordPress. Outreach skills, including proper email and social-media etiquette, are an asset. A thorough command of English is required. An undergraduate or graduate Writing or English student (especially a student from either department who’s taken Professional Writing courses) is preferred.

JOB LOCATION ON-CAMPUS: Clearihue Building Room D262


HOURS AVAILABLE: 100 (from September 2016 until April 2017)

HOW TO APPLY: Cover letter and resume to malahat@uvic.ca (to the attention of assistant editor Rhonda Batchelor)