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  • The Link Volume 40 General Elections Are Coming Up

    The Link will be running our general annual election on March 12 at 5 p.m., in our office located in room H-649 of the Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W.).

    Those interested must submit a one-page cover letter explaining why they think they’d be a good fit for the position they’re applying for. This letter must be submitted no later than March 5 at 5 p.m., along with a portfolio of three contributions to The Link. Those running for editor-in-chief must submit eight samples from at least three sections.

    The letter must be posted on the poster board in the main room of our office. Interested candidates are encouraged to read the job description for the position they want before applying. Copies can be found in our main room.

    To be eligible, students must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Any questions about the process can be directed to Miriam Lafontaine at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Editor-in-Chief

    Make the big calls and represent the paper. Through rain, snow and sleepless nights, you lead the troops of this publication to greatness.

    Coordinating Editor

    Direct the paper’s online content and stay on top of the news, fringe, sports and opinions production cycles. Conquer the Internet with a cunning social media strategy and innovative ideas for the treatment of our online articles.

    Managing Editor

    Journalism happens because deadlines are enforced. Oversee the paper’s print production, keep editors and staff on their game, and make sure the magazine comes out on time.

    Current Affairs Editor

    Put your magnifying glass to whatever is happening right now on campus and dig deeper. Curate in-depth features and give context to news here and around Montreal.

    Two Co-News Editors

    Direct the news production for our website. Get to know every inch of Concordia and its politics. Write breaking news, hold people accountable and chase the truth.

    Opinions Editor

    Separate the crazy from the coherent and put together one killer commentary section. Hunt down the strong debaters and columnists and give them a page to fill. Make sure that our columns—Sex Ed(itorial), Peoples’ History of Canada, and Don’t @ Me—are filled regularly.

    Copy Editor

    Keep articles out of synonym hell and catch the mistakes, big and small. Make the dull stories exciting and the exciting stories even better.

    Fringe Arts Editor

    Expose all that’s cool and underground in the Montreal art scene. From gallery openings to bands with three name changes, you’re the go-to person for what’s up-and-coming in Montreal’s art scene.

    Fringe Arts Online

    As the online, regular counterpart to the fringe arts editor, you tell Concordia what’s worth seeing and what to avoid. Review concerts, album releases and art collectives.

    Sports Editor

    Find the story behind the game. Give a voice to the athletes and highlight the great wins and tough times for all of Concordia’s teams.

    Sports Online

    Be the ultimate source of knowledge for all things Stingers. Fast stats, game recaps, video and podcast work are your wheelhouse.

    Creative Director

    Design the visual layout of the magazine. Lay it out, make it pretty and don’t be afraid to break the rules.

    Photo Editor

    Capture Concordia life. Snap photos of Stingers games, protests and everything in between. Manage a team of contributors and kill it on Photoshop.

    Video Editor

    Gather video every week for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and _The Link_’s website. Work with the coordinating editor to organize live sessions with bands, and capture on-the-spot news when it happens.

    Graphics Editor

    You’re the illustrator extraordinaire. Find a way to visualize the tough stories and the easy stories, with the help of some great contributors.

    To be eligible, individuals must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Questions can be directed to editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Who’s eligible to apply and vote: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Olivier Cadotte, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi, Caitlin Yardley, RaguVarman Raguparan, Breea Kobernick and Wala Amara.

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: April Tardif-Levesque, Abegail Ranaudo and Virginie Ann.

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Nanor Froundjian, Sareema Husain, Adrien Congourdeau and Sarah Boumedda.

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Nicholas Ward, Leah Fitzgerald, Eric Beaudoin, Caroline Marsh, Caroline Tran, David Earles, Jonathan Burello, Lena Seltzer, Marcus Bankuti, Sohaib Panwala, Sureya White, Taibat Adeyemi and Kayleigh Valentine.

  • Application and Eligibility for The Link’s By-Election

    The Link is looking for passionate journalists and artists to fill our video editor and graphics editor positions. Both editors will work alongside our Creative Director and Photo Editor to ensure The Link produces journalism with a consistent visual style.

    Our by-election will run in our office at 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. Candidates will also need to attach a letter of intent and three Link contributions to the board in our office’s mainroom one week prior to the election to showcase their work, so before 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.

    Video Editor

    As we aim to prioritize a multimedia approach in the way we tell stories, The Link is looking for a skilled videographer and video editor to lead our video coverage. Whoever is voted in will run a team of contributors and decide what stories will get told through videos on our website or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

    Graphics Editor

    Our magazine’s visual style relies heavily on the illustrations and graphic art we receive from Concordia artists. Our Graphics Editor will help in producing artwork for our magazine and articles for the web, and will also oversee a team of artists who will do the same.

    Applicants who want to stay in their positions after March will need to run for re-election in the first week of March, when The Link will hold our annual general election.

    Who’s eligible to apply: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Franca Mignacca, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Olivier Cadotte, Daren Zomerman, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Chris Michaud, Caroline Tran, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi, Caitlin Yardley, RaguVarman Raguparan and Wala Amara.

    Two contributions needed to apply: Breea Kobernick.

    Three contributions needed to apply: Nicholas Ward, Sarah Boumedda, Leah Fitzgerald, Eric Beaudoin, Kayleigh Valentine and April Tardif-Levesque.

    For more information on the by-election or eligibility, please contact Miriam Lafontaine at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

  • Application and Eligibility for The Link’s By-Election

    The Link is looking for passionate journalists and artists to fill our video editor and graphics editor positions. Both editors will work alongside our Creative Director and Photo Editor to ensure The Link produces journalism with a consistent visual style.

    Our by-election will run in our office at 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. Candidates will also need to attach a letter of intent and three Link contributions to the board in our office’s mainroom one week prior to the election to showcase their work, so before 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.

    Video Editor

    As we aim to prioritize a multimedia approach in the way we tell stories, The Link is looking for a skilled videographer and video editor to lead our video coverage. Whoever is voted in will run a team of contributors and decide what stories will get told through videos on our website or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

    Graphics Editor

    Our magazine’s visual style relies heavily on the illustrations and graphic art we receive from Concordia artists. Our Graphics Editor will help in producing artwork for our magazine and articles for the web, and will also oversee a team of artists who will do the same.

    Applicants who want to stay in their positions after March will need to run for re-election in the first week of March, when The Link will hold our annual general election.

    Who’s eligible to apply: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Jon Milton, Franca Mignacca, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Olivier Cadotte, Daren Zomerman, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Chris Michaud, Caroline Tran, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi, Caitlin Yardley, RaguVarman Raguparan and Wala Amara.

    Three contributions needed to apply: Nicholas Ward, Sarah Boumedda, Breea Kobernick, Leah Fitzgerald, Eric Beaudoin, Kayleigh Valentine and April Tardif-Levesque.

    For more information on the by-election or eligibility, please contact Miriam Lafontaine at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

  • Apply for the Doug Leslie Bursary: Editors and Staff Welcome to Apply

    Doug Leslie was The Link’s first editor-in-chief.

    When he passed away in 2012, a bursary fund was set up in his name. Every year $1,000 is distributed in his honour to Linkies in financial need–to either one person or split between two.

    To be eligible you need to have staff status, meaning you’ve contributed at least four separate times to four issues this semester.

    You must also be registered as a student and returning next year.

    To apply, you’ll need to write us a one-to-two page letter, and have it sent to us before Nov. 28. It should describe your level of financial need, how you plan on contributing to The Link in the coming year, and how the bursary will help you do so. You’ll also need to include three of your contributions to the publication.
    Send everything in PDF form to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca before Nov. 28. Good luck!

    Eligible to apply: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Jon Milton, Franca Mignacca, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Olivier Cadotte, Daren Zomerman, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Kayleigh Valentine, Chris Michaud, Jillian Reynolds, Caroline Tran, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi and, Caitlin Yardley Wala Amara.

    One contribution needed to apply: Penina Simon, Elodie Lima and RaguVarman Raguparan.

    Two contributions needed to apply: Rebecca Meloche.

    Three contributions needed to apply: Alina Murad, Sareema Husain, Madeha Choudhury, Anthony Fortugno, Noah Brennan, Benjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner, April Tardif-Levesque and Olivier Robidoux.

  • Apply for the Doug Leslie Bursary: Editors and Staff Welcome to Apply

    Doug Leslie was The Link’s first editor-in-chief.

    When he passed away in 2012, a bursary fund was set up in his name. Every year $1,000 is distributed in his honour to Linkies in financial need–to either one person or split between two.

    To be eligible you need to have staff status, meaning you’ve contributed at least four separate times to four issues this semester.

    You must also be registered as a student and returning next year.

    To apply, you’ll need to write us a one-to-two page letter, and have it sent to us before Nov. 28. It should describe your level of financial need, how you plan on contributing to The Link in the coming year, and how the bursary will help you do so. You’ll also need to include three of your contributions to the publication.
    Send everything in PDF form to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca before Nov. 28. Good luck!

    Eligible to apply: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Jon Milton, Franca Mignacca, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Olivier Cadotte, Daren Zomerman, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Kayleigh Valentine, Chris Michaud, Jillian Reynolds, Caroline Tran, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi and Wala Amara.

    One contribution needed to apply: Penina Simon, Elodie Lima and RaguVarman Raguparan.

    Two contributions needed to apply: Rebecca Meloche and Caitlin Yardley.

    Three contributions needed to apply: Alina Murad, Sareema Husain, Madeha Choudhury, Anthony Fortugno, Noah Brennan, Benjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner, April Tardif-Levesque and Olivier Robidoux.