Reports To: President, Executive Director

Supervises: The Cord Editorial Board, The Cord Volunteers

Term of Office: May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025 for 35 hrs/week

Position Description: The Cord Editor-in-Chief is responsible for overseeing production of The Cord on a weekly basis and ensuring all deadlines are met. The EIC hires and supervises the work of all Cord staff and volunteers.


  1. Responsible for hiring the Editorial board and overseeing the hiring process for general volunteers
  2. Ensure all volunteers and properly oriented and trained
  3. Meet regularly with Editorial board
  4. Manage all direct report staff and ensure the effective supervision of all staff and volunteers
  5. Ensure that all Cord staff and volunteers are informed of and compliant with
  6. WLUSP policy and code of conduct, etc.
  7. Facilitate regular professional development activities for Cord staff and volunteers
  8. Oversee and participate in activities undertaken to recruit and orient new Cord staff and volunteers
  9. Conduct mid-year reviews with members of the Editorial board
  10. Prepare and manage The Cord’s budget
  11. Attend all staff meetings unless due warning is provided to the President
  12. Attend all meetings and conferences as required by the President or the Executive Director
  13. Ensure that The Cord is sent to the printer on time
  14. Responsible for the overall production for the Cord newspaper and thecord.ca
  15. Responsible for production of the WLU’er, Wingspan and Orbiter
  16. Manages and oversees all uses or representation of the Cord logo or brand
  17. Prepare reports for the BOD as required by the BOD or President
  18. Prepare a year end transition report for the next EIC of The Cord
  19. Any other reasonable duties as required by the President and/or the Executive Director

Serving the Waterloo campus, The Cord seeks to provide students with relevant, up to date stories. We’re always interested in having more volunteer writers, photographers and graphic designers.