Editor-in-Chief, The Carnegie 2021-2022


Job Title: Editor-in-Chief, The Carnegie

Reports To: President and Publisher

Supervises: The Carnegie management, staff, and volunteers

Term of Office: May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, for approximately 15 hrs/week


Job Description:

Hired by the President/Publisher, The Carnegie Editor-in-Chief is responsible for overseeing production of The Carnegie and ensuring all deadlines are met. The EIC hires and supervises the work of all Carnegie volunteers.

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.

Responsibilities:

    1. Attend weekly staff meetings to report progress within department to other WLUSP department heads
    2. Oversee every aspect of the production of The Carnegie
    3. Use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to create the yearbook. Ensure publication deadlines are met
    4. Promote grad photos and yearbook sales to Laurier students
    5. Hire, orient, train and manage volunteers and staff
    6. Any other reasonable duties as required by the President and/or the Executive Director

About the Role:

This role gives you the opportunity to grow your professional skills and challenge yourself in an environment focused on growth and development by creating high-quality products that are enjoyed by the Laurier and Brantford community. 

This position will provide a great opportunity to build experience in media, student journalism and creative fields, and allow you the chance to be a part of one of the most inclusive, friendly, and fun organizations on the Laurier campus.


Application requirements:

If this sounds like the type of position you’d like to apply to, please send an email to president@wlusp.com with the following requirements:

    • Subject line “The Carnegie Application: Editor-in-Chief”
    • Resume (1 page, PDF)
    • Platform (30-page maximum, PDF)

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

Applications for this position will be due on Wednesday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. We appreciate and will review all applications, but please note that only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.*

If the position is still vacant after the first hiring period concludes, applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Upon applying for the position, if successful, you will be contacted by Aaron Waitson, the President and Publisher, to set an interview date/time.

    *Applicants who apply before Wednesday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. will be considered before those who apply after the deadline.