Lead Copy Editor

The Senior Copy Editor must be knowledgeable in grammar and spelling as well as Cord Style and CP Style. They must have strong leadership skills to manage a team of volunteers. Candidates for this position must:  

  • Assist in recruiting, hiring and training volunteers;  
  • Schedule copy editors to attend production nights;  
  • Ensure copy edits are completed in a timely manner;  
  • Approve copy edits that are subsequently submitted to the respective section editor;  
  • Attend All-Cord meetings;  

When using social media in regards to The Cord or WLUSP, the manager is expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner. 

Candidates for this position will be required to conduct an editing test at the time of their interview. They will be provided a news story and given 20 minutes to edit it as thoroughly as they can. This test is to show the applicant’s knowledge of proper structure, grammar, spelling and CP style. 

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.