June 9, 2010

Get Involved

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

There are many different ways to get involved with Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications. We hire a wide spectrum of people as volunteers 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 interested in!

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

Department Heads 2018, Now Hiring

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.

Job descriptions

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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, Incoming President and Publisher, to set an interview date/time. 

Carnegie 2018, Now Hiring (Brantford Yearbook)

As we move forward into a new era at The Carnegie, with a more determined focus on presenting a high-quality publication than ever before, the goal is to assemble a team of volunteers that are passionate about creating high-quality work, no matter their respective disciplines. Skills can be improved (and should constantly be evolving), but passion is something that’s value cannot be understated here.

The ideal applicant for any of the executive positions on The Carnegie team is someone who is passionate, focused, and dedicated. Significant experience working in print media (or even specifically yearbooks) is not necessary, however like any position, additional experience can potentially be an asset.  

Three total volunteer positions are available for the upcoming year with responsibilities listed below.  Applications for these positions are due April 3rd at 11:59PM. From there, interviews will be conducted between April 6th and April 13th. Applicants should include both a resume and cover-letter in an application .zip file emailed to carnegieeic@wlusp.com as well as any relevant portfolio experience, or reference testimonials that they believe could be valuable for their respective role. Please apply only for the role you find most relevant to your talents and interests.

Volunteer Positions:

Director of Infrastructure Development

Responsibilities of the Director of Infrastructure Development include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with ideation and implementation of outreach initiatives for theCarnegie
  • Assisting with the creation of resources pertinent to student engagement
  • Assisting with the development of office-wide processes that promote efficiency
  • Developing team engagement strategies and team identity initiatives
  • Developing infrastructural assets to assist with the transition of the role beyond this year

Director of Photography

Responsibilities of the Director of Photography include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the photography team to secure high quality photos
  • Working with the photography team to develop their skills
  • Working in an advisory role on a marketing campaign for theCarnegie
  • Developing infrastructural assets to assist with the transition of the role beyond this year

Director of Design

Responsibilities of the Director of Design include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with concept development for the theme of the 2018-2019 edition of theCarnegie
  • Working with the design team on theme execution
  • Leading the design team on page / spread layouts
  • Developing a marketing campaign (in collaboration with the photography and infrastructure development directors) to engage with theCarnegie campus-wide
  • Developing infrastructural assets to assist with the transition of the role beyond this year

We look forward to hearing from you and to making The Carnegie into the premier post-secondary yearbook platform in the country!

Keystone 2018, Now Hiring (Waterloo 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 voluntary 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 katherineschendelw@gmail.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

General Positions

The following positions are general entry roles, 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!

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Year round, The Cord is looking for:

  • writers
  • photographers
  • videographers
  • copyeditors
  • graphic designers
  • social media correspondents

Apply at thecord.ca

The Community Edition is always looking for:

  • writers
  • photographers
  • videographers
  • copyeditors
  • graphic designers
  • social media correspondents

Apply online at communityedition.ca

 The following positions are open year round:

  • Morning Show/After Class DJ
  • Brantford Campus DJ
  • Sports Live Broadcasting
  • Street Team
  • Music Assistant
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Programming Committee

Apply online at radiolaurier.com/hiring

LSP is always looking for volunteers – contact director@laurierstudentpoll.ca to get involved.

Volunteer positions:

  • Writer
  • Photographer
  • Illustrator
  • Interns

Apply online at blueprintmagazine.ca/now-hiring


WLU’s Yearbook for the Waterloo Campus.

All positions require a once-a-week commitment. Apply with a resume and portfolio to keystone@wlusp.com.

Lead Photographer: Taking pictures of clubs and events. Meet some rad people. Get involved in every club on campus without the commitment.

Lead Writer: You know all those descriptions? They can’t happen without writing. Help us make that happen.

Lead Marketing: You just proved that our Facebook page works, and now you can work for us. Keep up our social media, all from the comfort of your PJs.

Lead Design: InDesign and Photoshop ain’t got nothin’ on you. Actually put all this stuff on the pages. We ain’t got no room for blank pages.