News Editor

News Editor [2]

The News Editors (2) are expected to have strong time management skills, exhibit comfort in interviews, be very organized and be diligent in ensuring their work is factually correct. Due to the nature of the sections, it is preferable that the news editors are able to work comfortably in high stress situations. They must:

  • Oversee a lead reporter and work with them to hone their skills;
  • Assist in recruiting and training volunteers;
  • Contribute a minimum of one editorial per term;
  • Contribute one feature per semester;
  • Develop content ideas for the section and submit them to the Editor-in-Chief on a set deadline;
  • Be consistently up-to-date with the issues, concerns and events occurring within the respective field of coverage;
  • Have knowledge of the operations within Laurier Campus as well as the outside community;
  • Be well versed in the issues, concerns and events of the respective section;
  • Hold weekly section meetings with volunteers and distribute content ensuring everything is covered;
  • Provide feedback to volunteers weekly;
  • Receive stories from volunteers, edit them for structure, content and CP style;
  • Submit all stories to the Editor-in-Chief on a set deadline, unless otherwise negotiated;
  • Be prepared to cover last-minute stories during Monday and Tuesday production;
  • Place visual requests for all stories in a proper timely fashion;
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to lay out section;
  • Contribute no less than two video ideas per month; plan and execute them with the help of the Video Editor and Multimedia Director;
  • Dedicate equal time to planning and executing web-exclusive content and visuals;
  • Manager The Cord News twitter account;
  • When using social media in regards to The Cord or WLUSP, the editor is expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner
  • Attend Editorial Board Meetings once a week

Candidates for this position will be required to conduct an editing test at the time of their interview. They will be provided a news story and given 20 minutes to edit it as thoroughly as they can. This test is to show the applicant’s knowledge of proper structure, grammar, spelling and CP Style.