The Cord is hiring vacant positions for their 2020-2021 team! Please submit both a resume and platform to our incoming Editor-in-Chief Alyssa Di Sabatino at

A platform is an in-depth cover letter. Please outline your relevant experience, vision for the job/section you are applying for, changes you would make and what would stay the same. Platforms should be approximately 3-5 pages in length.

*Note: Management positions are typically salaried, part-time positions; whereas Editorial Board, Senior Staff and Intern positions are voluntary, with the potential of receiving a performance-based honorarium at the end of the fall and winter semesters. All salaries and honoraria are subject to change and are not guaranteed at this point in time.

What is the commitment over the summer?

The Cord still publishes over the summer, just fewer issues. If hired, you will be expected to come to Waterloo on approximately two occasions and contribute to summer production and training sessions.

Why should you work for The Cord opposed to just being a general volunteer?

Being a manager, member of the editorial board or senior staffer allows you hands-on experience in both print and digital media that you cannot gain in the classroom. As a staff member, you will have input as to what appears in The Cord every week; you will be given the freedom and agency to make big decisions for your campus media. You will be given the opportunity to meet industry professionals and become more ingrained with the Laurier community, as well as the KW community. Several “Cordies” from the past have excelled as freelancers or have gone on to work for major media organizations such as The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Vice and CTV.

Click on the below job titles for full descriptions. Filled positions are indicated by a strikethrough.

Managerial Staff:

Creative Director

Web Director

News Director

Editorial Board:

News Editor

Arts & Life Editor

Opinion Editor

Sports Editor

Graphics Editor

Photo Editor

Video Editor

Senior Staff:

Online Assistant

Lead Reporter

Lead Sports Reporter

Lead Photographer

Senior Copy Editor

Events and Fundraising Coordinator


News Intern