The Cord Hiring 2019-2020

Laurier’s official, student-run newspaper, The Cord, is currently looking to hire students for editorial board and senior staff positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you’re interested in student journalism, photography, graphic design, or student media, and want to make next year The Cord‘s best yet, make sure you get involved!

Why should you work for The Cord?


Being a manager, member of the editorial board or senior staffer allows you hands-on experience in both print and digital media that you cannot gain in the classroom.

As a staff member, you will have input as to what appears in The Cord every week; you will be given the freedom and agency to make big decisions for your campus media.

You will also be given the opportunity to meet industry professionals and become more ingrained with the Laurier community, as well as the KW community.

Several “Cordies” from the past have excelled as freelancers, or have gone on to work for major media organizations such as The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Vice and CTV.

How to Apply:


The preliminary application process will close on Wednesday, March 18 @ 5:00 p.m. Hiring will re-open after this period, at which point the application process will be ongoing for vacant positions.

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please send an email to editor@thecord.ca with the following requirements:

    • Subject line “The Cord Application: [Insert Position Title]”
    • A resume (.pdf is preferred) detailing experience relevant to the position
    • A brief platform regarding your interest in the position and what you feel you could bring to the publication

*A platform is an in-depth cover letter. Please outline your relevant experience, vision for the job/section you are applying for, changes you would make and what would stay the same. Platforms should be approximately 3-5 pages in length.

Thank you for your interest in joining The Cord‘s team! Due to the high number of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted for a follow-up interview.


Positions Available:

Managerial Staff:

Editorial Board: 

Senior Staff:

About These Roles


These roles give 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 Kitchener-Waterloo community. They provide a great opportunity to build experience in media, student journalism and creative fields, and allow you the chance to be apart of one of the most inclusive, friendly, and fun organizations on the Laurier campus.

In the case of performance that exceeds expectations, these positions are also financially compensated by means of an honorarium on a per-term basis.

For more information on vacant positions, visit https://thecord.ca/volunteer/ and https://thecord.ca/hiring/.