Managing Editor

The Managing Editor requires good time management skills, strong leadership and the ability to work with a team. This salaried position requires the individual to be self-motivated and respectful of deadlines. Candidates for this position must convey an understanding of how The Cord operates. Finally, the Managing Editor is expected to have a grasp of the variety of writing styles featured in the newspaper in order to identify the needs of the different sections. Candidates for this position must: 

  • Assist the Social Media Editor with managing the Cord’s social media accounts (Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter when required). Posting and responding/authorizing messages on both accounts where applicable, making sure Instagram has a cohesive theme. 
  • Respond to emails from volunteers regarding signing up to volunteer and any queries, making sure all signed forms are sent to the EIC in a timely fashion and that backups are stored in their own designated folder. 
  • Correspond with the Cord’s team to answer any questions and help where required. 
  • Plan and run any on-campus boothing to recruit new volunteers. 
  • Assist the EIC with all campus-related connections, especially the Students’ Union. 
  • Write feature articles and fill in for other sections where required. 
  • Help the EIC with weekly meetings for the team, make sure team members are helping with volunteer recruitment and social media channels where applicable. 
  • Assist the EIC with editing articles. 
  • Show proficiency in social media, including but not limited to Twitter/X, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram. 
  • If needed, attend editorial board meetings and meetings with the Editor-in-Chief; 
  • Be a self-starter and comfortable with working on individual tasks. 
  • Assist the EIC with volunteer and staff training when required. 

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

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.