Opinion Editor

Opinion Editor

The Opinion Editor must be diligent in fact checking, be knowledgeable of a range of current events and be able to understand and argue opinions that are different from their own. They also must:

• Write unsigneds when applicable;
• Ensure an editor is writing the editorial weekly, or if no one covers it write it themselves;
• Assist in recruiting, hiring and training columnists;
• Develop content ideas for the section and submit them to the Editor-in-Chief on deadline unless otherwise negotiated;
• Place visual requests for any columns in a proper timely fashion;
• Hold weekly section meetings with volunteers and distribute content ensuring everything is covered;
• Provide feedback weekly to volunteers;
• Either write or find alternative contributions for columns if columnists are unavailable;
• Receive stories from columnists, edit them structure, content and CP Style;
• Encouraged to brainstorm video ideas where applicable; 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; • 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