Thank you so much for your interest in all of the roles we were hiring for here at The Meliorist. We’ve now hired almost everyone needed to make this year a success, meaning that we’re officially open for submissions for our October 2020 Edition. Submissions will be due September 20th, 2020. Freelance pitches are currently being accepted by our Editor-in-Chief and each of our topical editors; read on to learn more.
New Staff Members
We’re excited to announce our full team for the 2020/2021 school year.
“Oseremen Irete (him/his) is a Nigerian-Canadian photographer, journalist, and storyteller. He has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Lethbridge and a graduate diploma in Visual Journalism. Oseremen has worked on stories related to migration, Alberta’s Nigerian diaspora, cannabis, and sport. He loves travelling and soccer, and hopes to one day fulfill his dream of eating street food in every country in the world.”
News & Social Sciences Editor
“Liam Devitt (they/them) is a writer, organiser, musician and News Editor of The Meliorist. They are in their final year of a History and Women and Gender Studies degree at the University of Lethbridge. Liam is interested in student politics, social movements and queer cultures. You can find them trying (and failing) to drink less coffee and ranting to their long-suffering roommate about how RENT is a terrible musical.”
“Edward Hsiang (he/him) is a PhD candidate researching organometallic chemistry in the Hayes Lab here on campus. He hopes to both educate and inspire readers with exciting developments in the sciences and is passionate about giving everyone the background, tools, and facts to make informed decisions in our day to day.”
“Sorcha Deheer (she/her) is a fifth year history and education double major with a certificate in news editing. Sorcha is passionate about writing, gender studies and human rights. In the past she has focused her journalistic attention to local politics, protests, news, Canadian history and the occasional academic article.”
“Mikey Lewis (she/they) is a queer creative, researcher, and recent ULeth graduate (BA, Anthropology and Religious Studies, 2020) who’s passionate about anything that combines art and words with politics. During the day, Mikey is working to help design youth programming in rural communities around Lethbridge, but by night, they’re helping The Meliorist make the transition to online delivery during Covid. She’s also one of the co-Municipal Liasons for NaNoWriMo in Lethbridge this November.”
Website & Marketing Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
“Alexis Kelly (she/they) is a freelance writer and social media manager. She is currently attending the University of Lethbridge pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in New Media. She is deeply in love with the way literary communities feel like home. Fun facts: also enjoys coffee, succulents, and a good YouTube channel.”
“Hi all my name is Jax, I use they/them pronouns and I am a fourth year art student! I enjoy drawing painting, sculpting and collecting various objects (Mainly plants which I pick and press). I consider myself to be a social activist and I’m trying to do my part to make the world a better place for the future and current generations. Writing is not at all my strong suit (aka why I am the designer for the Meliorist and not a writer)!”
The Indigenous News Columnist creates content, written or otherwise, relating to Indigenous news, perspectives and any other topics of interest. Content written in Blackfoot or any other indigenous language is also welcomed. This position will be considered open until filled (i.e., there isn’t a set deadline for applications).
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