The editor of The University Times (UT) will be paid €80 per week less than the current SU communications officer and will not be provided with campus accommodation next year, Trinity News has learned.
The UT editorship will be separated next year from the position of communications officer, which is being replaced by the new, full-time role of communications and marketing officer. The funding for the extra sabbatical position is coming from surplus SU resources.
Current full-time sabbatical officers receive €305 per week or just under €16,000 per year and are provided with work phones and campus accommodation. The UT editor will continue to be provided with a work phone, but will be between only €225 a week from August to April.
Edmund Heaphy, the current deputy editor of The University Times, is the uncontested candidate for UT editor, while Jemma O’Leary and Aifric Ni Chriodain are both running for communications and marketing officer.