June 9, 2010

Get Involved

Want to get involved with Laurier’s student media organization? Have an interest in media, communications or people?

There are many different ways to get involved with Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications. We hire a wide spectrum of people as volunteers and managers to do everything from content-related jobs to the business end of the organization. Don’t worry about your experience – we’ll provide you with the training and opportunities to do what you are passionate about!

Listed below are the positions that are currently open for hiring. Click each link to view the corresponding hiring page and application. If you have any questions regarding these positions or the applications, contact info@wlusp.com

Department Heads 2018, Positions Filled!

A publication’s department head is responsible for ensuring the production of their publication and, where applicable, their publication’s website. They are responsible for maintaining deadlines, overseeing production, maintaining consistent quality, preventing any instance of libel or plagiarism, preparing budgets, and managing staff and volunteers.

Application requirements

  • Resume (1 page)
  • Platform (30 page maximum – page count will vary depending on how large the department is)
    A platform is your vision for the upcoming year. Include your goals for the publication, your experience/what you’ll bring to the role, departmental structure, capital asset improvements and any details you feel should be included in your document.

    • Clearly state your name, year of study, contact information and the position you are applying for on a cover page.
    • Clearly label the sections of your platform.
    • In your platform, clearly outline all positions and roles within the publication you are applying for. As well, clearly state any changes you wish to implement within those positions or roles if applicable.

Available Positions

  • All Department Head positions under Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications have been filled! Hiring will re-open late February to early March 2019.


Applications for each position must be sent to hiring@wlusp.com In the subject line of your application email, please clearly state the position you are applying for. The submission period is on going.

Upon applying for a position, you will be contacted by Terrence Mroz, President and Publisher, to set an interview date/time. 

Available Volunteer and Management Positions

The following positions are generally entry volunteer roles however, some editor and management level positions are included and may be subject to an honorarium. Best for applicants looking to build skills in a specific area or who just want to get involved with one of our publications. Not sure which publication to reach out to? Email info@wlusp.com and we’ll help you figure it out!

Currently, The Cord is looking for:

  • Lead Photographer
  • Lead Videographer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Writers (section contributors)
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Copyeditors
  • Graphic designers
  • Social media correspondents

Apply at thecord.ca/hiring/

Currently, The Community Edition is looking for:

  • Writers
  • Photographers

Apply online at communityedition.ca

Currently, Radio Laurier is looking for:

  • Web Editor
  • Graphics Editor
  • Brantford Manager
  • Radio DJ (General)
  • Radio DJ (Morning Show)
  • Radio DJ (News Team)
  • Athletics Play-Caller
  • Street Team
  • Music Assistant
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Programming Committee

Apply online at radiolaurier.com/hiring

Currently, Laurier Student Poll is looking for:

  • General volunteers

Apply at laurierstudentpoll.ca/hiring/


Currently, Blueprint is looking for:

  • Literary contributors (writers)
  • Photography contributors
  • Illustrators
  • Interns

Apply at blueprintmagazine.ca/now-hiring

Currently, The Sputnik is looking for:

  • Design Manager
  • News Editor
  • Features Editor
  • News Assistant
  • Writers (section contributors)
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Graphic designers
  • Copy editors

Apply at thesputnik.ca/hiring/

Keystone 2018, Now Hiring Volunteers (Waterloo campus Yearbook)

Want to get involved through meaningful student opportunities? Here is your chance to help us create a yearbook that will last a life time! All positions are volunteer that require a once a week commitment. Please submit a one page platform that highlights your relative experience, what you would like to see from Keystone in the upcoming year, and what you will bring as a team member. Please submit your platform to keystone@wlusp.com

Director of Photography:

Use your skills to capture life on campus.  Get access to WLU clubs and events without the time commitment. Attend various events and take high quality photos of life on campus. Shoot and upload photos, should recognize what makes a good photo and practise good photo composition.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with digital photography
  • Strong organizational and scheduling skills

Lead Writer:

Here’s your opportunity to have your work published.  Create catchy headings and captions that tell the story of life on campus. This position is responsible for interviewing, reporting, writing, getting stories on spread, writing headlines and having spreads approved by deadlines.

Desired Skills:

  • Creative writing skills

Lead Marketing:

If you are a dynamic individual who is outgoing, Keystone needs you.  Use your strong communication skills to promote Keystone in the community.  Engage with students to enhance awareness of this great WLU publication. Show off your creativity on Instagram and Facebook by creating catchy photos and spreads to promote the book!

Desired Skills:

  • Outgoing and comfortable in new environments
  • Strong social media

Lead Design:

Creativity at its finest!  InDesign and Photoshop will help you show off your skills.  Your skills will make Keystone a best seller! Responsibilities include creating page layout design and assisting with copy editing to promote Keystone as the best university year book ever

Desired Skills:

  • Help with design concepts and layout