Elections

What is the Gargoyle?

The Gargoyle is University College’s finest publication, published every two weeks, specialising in creative, satirical, subversive content. The Gargoyle promotes discussion and challenges views held for granted. The Gargoyle does not promote hate, and does not simply report the news; instead, The Gargoyle prefers interesting, thoughtful commentary on university affairs and general arts and culture.

What positions are open?

The Gargoyle is looking for the following for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Content Editor-in-Chief
  • Production Manager
  • Treasurer
  • Copy-Editor
  • Web Editor
  • Science Editor
  • History and Politics Editor
  • Comics Editor
  • Arts and Culture Editor

What are the responsibilities involved?

The content editor-in-chief is responsible for shaping the creative vision and tone of The Gargoyle, including securing campus outreach, overseeing the content creation process of production, and general editor-in-chief duties shared with the managing editor-in-chief in the service of everyday maintenance and care of The Gargoyle and its affairs.

The production manager oversees the production nights themselves, including the logistics of securing food and drink, the page count of each issue, creating the margins on flats and ensuring all office supplies are in stock. The production manager also acts as general assistant to the editors-in-chief in structuring and caring for the paper’s general maintenance and tone.

The treasurer creates and presents the budget in October and also oversees financial affairs, managing and organising finances and expenses responsibly and signing cheques. The treasurer is also the Gargoyle’s liason to the UC Lit.

The web editor oversees the website and social media accounts for the Gargoyle and ensures content is current, accessible and in the spirit of the Gargoyle.

The copy-editor corrects technical errors in all pieces submitted to the Gargoyle before being published. The copy-editor is also responsible for first suggestions to the section editors regarding each piece.

The science, history and politics, arts and culture, and comics editors are all section editor positions, who curate and create content for the Gargoyle. They dictate the very look and feel of their sections in the paper and work with contributors to provide consistent high-quality content.

Who is eligible to apply?

All members of the editorial collective must be undergraduate students at the University of Toronto.

Ideal applicants will embody the spirit of the Gargoyle and its mission; be consistently active and committed to creating and curating content alone and with contributors; and be ready to work as part of a collective sharing creative control.

Even if you don’t make the position, we always need contributors and staff members — and you’ll rack up experience to scale the ranks the next year! Don’t be shy!

How do I apply?

You don’t apply! You just have to attend the election, which is a one-on-one interview process with the current editorial collective of the Gargoyle. Our editorial elections will be on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 8pm in our lair at F6, University College. You can find more information on finding us here.

If you have any questions, want to create a new position entirely, or have bold ideas to take over the Gargoyle wholesale, please email us at submissions@ucgargoyle.ca. Thank you for your interest!