Now Hiring Department Heads for 2020-2021 School Year

Join the WLU Student Publications team!


Hiring season for WLUSP Department Heads (The CordThe SputnikRadio LaurierBlueprint MagazineThe KeystoneThe Carnegie, Human Resources, and Laurier Student Poll) is officially open for the 2020-2021 period! 

Positions have a contract start date of May 1, 2020. If you are considering applying for a Department Head position, begin preparing your platform, talk to current members of the publication, and most importantly, the Department Head themself! The earlier, the better!

If you are interested in and have a passion for student media, want to get more involved with Student Publications, or are looking for a part-time or full-time employment opportunity for the next school year, make sure you send in an application for one of the following positions!

Who/What Are We Looking For?

Our staff, as well as our volunteers, are motivated, eager to learn, and reliable. We are less concerned with your past experience, and are more concerned with how willing you are to learn, seek out new ideas and think outside the box, and that you will complete your work reliably and on time!

Student Publications staff and volunteers believe in the value of free media, and the power of professional journalism; they believe in our organization’s Mission, Vision and Values. This translates into everything that we do, from the objectivity our writing, to the quality of our radio broadcasts, to the professionalism of our distribution service.

In order to provide and promote diverse content, diversity among our volunteers and staff is absolutely essential. We pride ourselves in hiring students from across the spectrum of race, religion, gender, ability, and sexual orientation. This same principle applies to academic programs as well — you do not have to be a communications or journalism student to work for us! We have students from every faculty working in the many jobs that we offer.

If you have questions or concerns about what we look for in our staff, please contact president@wlusp.com.

Full-Time and Part-Time Employment Opportunities:

Following the completion of the preliminary hiring period, applications will now be open on an ongoing basis. Successful applicants will be contacted within 24 hours to arrange an interview time and date. For more information, or to learn more about the positions that are currently open, follow the links below:

Editor-in-Chief, The Sputnik

Editor-in-Chief, The Keystone

Editor-in-Chief, The Carnegie

Director, Laurier Student Poll

Human Resources Manager, WLUSP

How to Apply

Please send the following information to hiring@wlusp.com. In the subject line of your application email, please clearly state the position you are applying for (i.e. “[Publication Name] Application: [Position Title]”).

    • 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.

The submission deadline for Department Head positions is ongoing. Upon applying for a position, you will be contacted by Aaron Waitson, the current President and Publisher, to set an interview date/time.

Hiring Policies and Procedures

If you’d like to know more about our hiring policies, including levels of employment, the recruitment and interview process, employment conditions,  confidentiality, employee conduct, orientation procedures and more, make sure you check out our policy and procedures here (WLUSP Human Resources Policy, pg. 11-20).

Interested in Volunteering?

For more information on getting involved, including volunteer opportunities, staff and management hiring for each publication, visit wlusp.com/get-involved/.

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