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Herald Editor, WKUHerald

What is the position?

  • Working on the editorial board means you’ll be working with a like-minded team who are interested in learning leadership skills by leading a group of your peers in different departments on the Herald.

Who should apply?

  • Students who are interested in learning leadership and want to help guide and strengthen the coverage of WKU’s campus and beyond.

Why should you apply?

  • To gain leadership skills and to work with a team who are excited to improve the Herald’s coverage of news.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Herald’s Editor-in-Chief at herald.editor[at}wku.edu, wkuheraldeic[at]gmail.com, or 270.745.5044

Job Description

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Editor-In-Chief

Hours: 10-15 per week

Paid: Yes this is a salaries position

You’re well read up on everything happening on campus and are ready to take on a leadership role. You’re someone people listen to and have a desire to help your colleagues at all levels of the organization. The College Heights Herald is looking for leaders who enjoy fast-paced environments, want to learn to work with different personalities and are ready to lead other students in important coverage of Western Kentucky University and the surrounding community.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing reporters each producing between one and two stories a week
  • Develops story ideas and helping maintain the publication schedule set forth by the editor-in-chief
  • Works closely with other editors to determine angles and appropriate sourcing for stories
  • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. photos, graphics, etc.) and convey those ideas to others
  • Should demonstrate willingness to lead and to sometimes make tough decisions
  • Must keep reporters or photographers on a schedule to meet or beat all deadlines
  • Must follow the ethical guidelines set forth by the Society of Professional Journalists

Qualifications:

  • Must be a WKU student
  • Success in a School of Media writing-related class strongly advised (knowledge of grammar, style conventions, etc. is essential)
  • Strong interest in news (especially as it pertains to digital)
  • Should be willing to cultivate a lively social media presence

You *do not* need to be in the School of Media to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds.

Editorial Board Application

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EDITORIAL BOARD POSITIONS(Required)
Positions and responsibilities change each semester depending on the needs and talents of the staff, but below are a general idea of the positions available. News and sports staffs are typically organized around beats, which require a greater time commitment, but they also offer general assignment positions. We're continually expanding our commitment to our digital front through a dedicated digital staff. This staff will provide 24/7 coverage of our campus and community and will work outside the typical print schedule. Check out our link to see the job descriptions: https://training.wkuheraldprojects.com/index.php/newsroom-roles/
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