The Peak is seeking a new Promotions Coordinator!


Are you interested in marketing and communications work, event planning, and getting to know more of your fellow students? Do you love SFU’s official student newspaper but don’t quite know how to get involved? Do you want to earn some extra cash during the semester? If so, The Peak is looking for you to become our new Promotions Coordinator! Please send your resume and cover letter to by Friday, March 11, 2016.  See job description and requirements below.

Promotions Coordinator

Purpose: The Promotions Coordinator’s purpose is to increase awareness, involvement, and readership of The Peak,  and to facilitate relationships between the paper and the SFU community.


  • Acting as the first point of contact for community members looking to get involved with The Peak
  • Helping to promote individual articles and initiatives, in conjunction with section editors
  • Collecting information about reader preferences, as through readership surveys, and suggest possible changes
  • Working towards a unified presences and reputation across all SFU campuses
  • Directing potential contributors to specific areas of interest/editors
  • Helping to promote and organize section workshops and open houses as necessary
  • Promoting Peak events such as the Annual General Meeting and semesterly hiring
  • Maintaining contact with editorial board and Business Manager to assess needs
  • Tracking semesterly and yearly budgets for promotional materials and events, as per the annual budget created by the Business Manager and the Board of Directors
  • Managing and maintaining contact with satellite campuses, including maintenance of stands and communicating with distribution coordinators
  • Following through on ongoing projects as necessary, as advised by predecessor and EIC
  • Organizing outreach, such as visiting classes, hosting events, corresponding with campus groups
  • Attending weekly collective meetings
  • Working with other editors to plan social events to build the number of Peak volunteers
  • Representing the paper in events like Clubs Days to speak with potential volunteers
  • Organizing tabling for Clubs Days
  • Organizing other tabling opportunities throughout the semester, as necessary
  • Organizing semesterly Peakie Award nights, including having physical awards made and organizing the time/place
  • Sitting on committees, such as Board, as necessary
  • Keeping publicly-posted office hours on at least one day per week
  • Regularly promoting The Peak’s content and initiatives through social media, using the paper’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Committing to training if not proficient in necessary programs
  • Working with the production editor and production team to produce promotional materials
  • Tracking and storing updated promotional materials such as pamphlets, business cards, banners, tabling materials, etc.
  • Training incoming coordinators, including through writing a comprehensive and helpful exit report upon leaving the position
  • Giving regular reports on progress to collective and EIC
  • Filing a comprehensive report after large-scale events using the template provided
  • Tracking hours worked and submitting for payment to the Business Manager


  • Outgoing personality, comfortable with public speaking and interacting with strangers
  • Ability to work creatively and independently
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with a vast network of people and groups
  • Basic knowledge of university policies and procedures

Other notes

  • This is a staff position and will be hired when the position is to be vacant
  • Pay is an hourly wage of $14.50, tracked by the individual and submitted to the Business Manager for payment every two weeks
  • Hours are flexible and will change from week to week, with an average of 8-12 hours per week

NOTE: not meeting the job requirements may result in disciplinary action or dismissal.