The Ubyssey is hiring a 2024/25 news producer

The Ubyssey is hiring a news producer for a term ending April 2025.

The news producer is responsible for pitching, editing and writing articles on issues that affect students and the UBC campus with a co-editor. The ideal candidate is a UBC student who is passionate about journalism, is able to make deadlines and is interested in teaching and learning from others. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are due May 2 at 5 p.m. PT.

News Producer

May–August 2024: Casual work on a $150/month stipend, September 2024–April 2025: Full time (33 hours/week) at $17.40/hour.

Vancouver, BC (UBC), option for remote work over the summer.

Duration: May 2024 to April 2025.

Must be enrolled in one UBC class for the 2024/25 academic year


  • Create engaging daily content about campus issues.
  • Write complex or breaking stories.
  • Edit and publish 8–10 stories per week, alongside a news editor
  • Write two pitchlists a week.
  • Lay out news pages for the biweekly print issue.
  • Attend and live tweet AMS Council, Senate and Board of Governors meetings, and write or edit a meeting recaps.
  • Coach volunteers through stories by helping find sources, teaching interview skills, editing, providing feedback, support and advice and educating new journalists on ethics and style.
  • Edit stories for content, grammar, spelling and style. Assist with copyediting.
  • Run weekly news meetings during the school year, and attend weekly editorial and staff meetings.
  • Assist editors in production by proofreading and working with the visuals editor to finish content.
  • Be present at The Ubyssey’s office between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and until the end of production. Editors are excused from work to attend classes and cover stories.


  • Knowledge of people, stories and issues on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
  • Strong journalistic writing, reporting and pitching skills. Editing skills preferred, but not required.
  • Good grasp and understanding of UBC governance.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Working knowledge of libel and defamation as they relate to journalism.

How to apply

Email with:

  • A resume in PDF form.
  • Three–four sentence answers to the following two questions:
    • Why are you interested in being The Ubyssey’s news producer?
    • What is the importance of student journalism at UBC?
  • The links to or PDFs of three journalistic writing samples (no creative writing, creative non-fiction or academic essays).
  • Two pitches for news stories.