Blueprint Magazine Hiring 2020-2021

Blueprint, Laurier’s quarterly literary fine arts magazine that publishes visual art, photography, prose and more, is currently looking to hire students for internship positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you’re interested in web or visual design, production, marketing, or event planning, and want to make next year Blueprint‘s best yet, make sure you get involved!

How to Apply (All Roles)


If this sounds like the type of volunteer position you’d like to contribute to, please send an email to editor@blueprintmagazine.ca with the following requirements:

    • Subject line “Blueprint Application: [Insert Position Title]”
    • A resume (.pdf is preferred) detailing experience relevant to the position
    • A 1-2 page platform outlining your interest in a role, and the ideas or skills that you would bring to the Blueprint team

Thank you for your interest in joining Blueprint‘s team! Due to the high number of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

For more information, visit https://blueprintmagazine.ca/hiring/.


NOW HIRING: PRODUCTION MANAGER

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief, Blueprint Magazine

Job Description: The Production Manager will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief on the physical production of each issue. Having a strong influence on the design of page layouts, image selection, and the overall look of Blueprint, the Production Manager should have acute design and computer skills.

They also require a comprehension and desire to learn the process of production, the ability to dedicate specific time to the construction of the issue, and the ability to work efficiently both individually and in a group dynamic.

To Apply (Additional): Please note that examples of your own work (maximum of two) should be brought to the interview.


NOW HIRING: LITERARY MANAGER

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief, Blueprint Magazine

Job Description: The Literary Editor is someone who has a critical and comprehensive eye for the writing of others. In charge of the written content within Blueprint, the Literary Editor must also submit at minimum one original piece every issue.

They should have strong interpersonal skills, as they will be tasked with communicating with contributors and encouraging others to contribute. Also, the Literary Editor must have strong reading and writing skills, as editing, proofreading, and critical examination of text are imperative to this position.

To Apply (Additional): Please note that examples of your own work (maximum of two) should be brought to the interview.


NOW HIRING: ART & PHOTOGRAPHY MANAGER

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief, Blueprint Magazine

Job Description: The Art and Photography Manager will oversee all visual content of Blueprint, in part by forging connections with other artists and photographers, both on campus and in the community. They must contribute original work to each issue.

The Art and Photography Manager must also work with the Editor-in-Chief in finding and contacting artists to design cover art for each issue. A passionate interest in art and photography is important for this position, as are strong design and artistic skills, interpersonal skills, and action plans to gather a wide variety of different mediums of art to include within issues.

To Apply (Additional): Please note that examples of your own work (maximum of two) should be brought to the interview.


NOW HIRING: PROMOTIONS MANAGER

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief, Blueprint Magazine

Job Description: The Promotions Manager will be integral to publicizing Blueprint’s name and image, both on campus and in the community. By creating original ad campaigns, holding concourse booths, and placing posters on campus with issue and event advertisements, the Promotions Manager will have a significant impact on Blueprint’s image.

Skills and experience within marketing, knowledge of multiple mediums that materials can be made and promoted in, and a creative approach are important for this position. Strong social media skills are also essential.


NOW HIRING: EVENTS MANAGER

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief, Blueprint Magazine

Job Description: The Events Manager plans and facilitates launch parties, and assists the art and literary departments in hosting events such as workshops.

They are responsible for booking spaces, envisioning each event’s unique aesthetic, and obtaining decorations and catering. Candidates should have experience or interest in events planning or project coordination.


NOW HIRING: WEB EDITOR

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief, Blueprint Magazine

Job Description: The Web Editor will work closely with the EIC and Promotions Manager to ensure that Blueprint has a strong web presence and content strategy. Individual responsibilities will include uploading the issues (in PDF form) to the website, collaborating on a social media strategy, and ensuring web content is up to date.

Experience with WordPress and knowledge of basic HTML and/or CSS is an asset, but not a requirement. Candidates should, however, show a willingness to learn the basics of web design and upkeep.

There is a lot of opportunity for creativity in this role and candidates are encouraged to take initiative to fulfil their vision for Blueprint’s web strategy, whether that involves regular blog posts, issue-themed playlists, an e-newsletter, or other online methods of reader engagement.

To Apply (Additional): Bring examples of your work (if you have previous web experience) to the interview.


NOW HIRING: BRANTFORD MANAGER

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief, Blueprint Magazine

Job Description: While overseeing Blueprint’s distribution on the Brantford campus, the Brantford Manager will work with the Editor-in-Chief to discuss functionality, productivity, and possibilities of how Brantford can be more included and become more aware of Blueprint. The Brantford Manager also will be responsible for supporting the efforts of the other Brantford Staff.


NOW HIRING: WEB INTERN

Reports to: Web Editor

Job Description: In collaboration with the executive web editor, Blueprint Web Interns will have the opportunity to assist in web presence and content strategy. Interns will have the opportunity to get their feet wet and develop their skills with the basics of web design and upkeep, so an enthusiasm to learn is important for this position.


NOW HIRING: PRODUCTION INTERN

Reports to: Production Manager

Job Description:  Production Interns will have the opportunity to work aside the production manager to ensure the quality and construction of the issue. Interns must work efficiently both individually and in a group dynamic.


NOW HIRING: PROMOTIONS INTERN

Reports to: Promotions Manager

Job Description:  In collaboration with the promotions manager, Interns will have the opportunity to contribute to publicizing Blueprint’s brand and perception, both on campus and in the community. Interns will have the opportunity to have a significant impact on Blueprint’s name and image.


NOW HIRING: EVENTS INTERN

Reports to: Events Manager

Job Description:  Interns work along with the events manager to help maintain and facilitate launch parties and workshops. Individuals will have the opportunity to assist the art and literary departments with planning and coordination of events.

About Internships at Blueprint


These roles give you the opportunity to grow your professional skills and challenge yourself in an environment focused on growth and development by creating high-quality products that are enjoyed by the Laurier and Kitchener-Waterloo community. They provide a great opportunity to build experience in student media and creative fields, help you grow your portfolio, and allow you the chance to be apart of one of the most inclusive, friendly, and fun organizations on the Laurier campus.

In the last few years, Blueprint has grown into a thriving community and international arts magazine. The publication hopes to continue expanding its contributor base and increase the magazine’s community growing local and international presence over the coming year.