News Editor

The News Editor is 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 editor is able to work comfortably in high stress situations. Candidates for this position must: 

  • Help oversee lead reporter and work with them to hone their skills; 
  • Assist in recruiting and training volunteers;
  • Contribute a minimum of one editorial per year; 
  • 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; 
  • 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; 
  • Post content for volunteers in a timely fashion every Wednesday evening; 
  • 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 Creative Director and Multimedia & Website Director; 
  • Dedicate equal time to planning and executing web-exclusive content and visuals; 
  • Manage the @cordnews Twitter account; 
  • 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 expected to provide one (1) sample piece of writing that is preferably news-related.

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.