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. Candidates for this position 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 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 deadline unless otherwise negotiated; 
  • Place visual requests for any columns in a proper timely fashion; 
  • 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; 
  • 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.

Applicants are expected to provide two (2) sample pieces of writing that are preferably related to their section.