We’re Hiring a News/Issues Editor!

Are you someone looking for a place to push past your comfort zone, create community and explore storytelling in the exciting world of news media? The NAIT Nugget may be the place for you.

We are looking for a News/Issues Editor who is passionate about getting students excited about campus news and informing students. The Nugget isn’t just a newspaper anymore. Print media as we know it is effectively dying, however, as the next generation we have a chance to revitalize and redefine what future media looks like, both in print and online.

If you are knowledgeable, creative, and interested in being an influencer of the student voice, please apply. The job can be challenging at times, but it is more than worth it!

Reporting to the Media Operations Manager, this position has the following overall responsibilities:

  1. Tracking Down Stories – Finding interesting stories to feature in the school newspaper and the online news section.
  2. Supporting Contributors – Assigning contributors to articles and supporting them during the writing process.
  3. Copy Editing – All articles for the news section making sure they are ready for publication.

NAITSA is a non-profit organization that provides services, representation, and leadership to students enrolled in credit and apprenticeship programs in one of Canada’s largest polytechnic institutions.

The NAIT Nugget is a student-run newspaper that started in 1964, to deliver unique content that is not available from other media sources. Maybe you’re the person who can help us achieve that this year?

Qualifications / Required Skills / Considerations

If you’re interested in being a part of the team, there are several key skills and attributes you should make sure you review before you apply:


  • Applicants must be a current student enrolled at NAIT.
  • Strong command of the English language is a valuable asset.
  • Familiarity using popular social media platforms is vital to this role.

Required Skills:

  • Personable – As a section editor you will be interacting with a lot of people.
  • Creative – Thinking outside the box is vital to creating interesting media content.
  • Organized – There are lots of moving pieces to a media machine, so we need individuals that have great time management skills.
  • Reliable – Consistency is important, showing up to weekly meetings is a must for this role.
  • Problem Solver – Media is always shifting, finding solutions to the unexpected is key!
  • Writing – Creativity and wordsmithing experience would be a huge asset.

Apply Now!

The News/Issues Editor is a student part-time term position (January through April 2020) and is an excellent opportunity for students to be formally involved in campus life. It also makes and excellent addition to a future resume. The salary for this position is $500.00 per month.

For more information about the NAIT Nugget, please visit our website at www.thenuggetonline.com

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply by completing an online application and uploading PDF versions of your resume and cover letter addressed to:

Nicole Murphy, Media Operations Manager

You can expect a confirmation email once we have received your application. While we appreciate all applications for employment, only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted further.

We look forward to seeing your application!