Photo & Video Editor

The Photo & Video Editor is expected to have a diverse knowledge in photography and video alongside being able to utilize equipment and editing software. They must exhibit creativity in many fields (i.e. sports, events, staged photography/video, etc.). They must also train and manage a team of qualified volunteers, so management skills are important. Candidates for this position must:  

  • Assist in recruiting and training photography/video volunteers;
  • Contribute at least one editorial per year;  
  • Receive photo requests from The Cord’s Section Editors; 
  • Take any requests that volunteers can’t;  
  • Assist in Cord production specifically with editing photos for print and web;  
  • Ensure online photo albums are consistently updated;  
  • Edit videos and photos using Final Cut Pro/Photoshop for their volunteers and section editors who shoot their own footage;  
  • Train video volunteers to help in the editing process and filming of events to get multiple angles;  
  • Ensure consistent communication with the section editors and EIC about photos;  
  • Contribute a photo of the week when a photo is exemplary;  
  • Share photos for use on social media pages;  
  •  Attend weekly Editorial Board meetings. 
  • Communicate regularly with EIC, Creative Director and Multimedia & Website Director. 

When using social media in regards to The Cord or WLUSP, the Photo Editors are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner; 

Applicants are expected to provide one (1) sample photograph and (1) sample short video/video clip they have taken and edited. 

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.