Graphics Editor

The Graphics Editor is required to show creativity and talent in producing illustrations, graphics and infographics to compliment coverage in The Cord. They must have leadership skills to manage a team of volunteers and show a strong sense of time management. Candidates for this position must:  

  • Assist in recruiting and training graphics volunteers; 
  • Contribute at least one editorial per year;  
  • Receive graphics requests from section editors; collaborate with the editors and Creative Director/Multimedia & Website Director to come up with an idea for conveying an appropriate image;  
  • Receive graphics from section volunteers and submit them to section editors;  
  • Ensure all graphics are edited for online and print;  
  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Multimedia & Website Director and section editors to produce online-exclusive graphics and infographics;  
  • Produce the Editorial cartoon or ensure a volunteer is available to draw it on a Monday or Tuesday evening; 
  • Attend Editorial Board Meetings once a week. 


When using social media in regards to The Cord or WLUSP, the editor is expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner.  

Applicants are required to provide any two (2) relevant pieces of sample work. 

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.