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The Seattle Collegian is hiring!

The Seattle Collegian is looking for Seattle Central student truth seekers to fulfill our mission of reporting and commenting on news that’s relevant for students, staff, and faculty at Seattle Central College during the 2023/24 academic year. Ideal candidates are:

  • intellectually curious
  • self-motivated
  • organized
  • critical & creative thinkers
  • dedicated to finding and reporting the truth
  • excellent communicators
  • willing to practice ethical journalism

Although we love hiring experienced writers and journalists, there’s room for learning on the job. We employ writers and journalists at every level. Our team includes professional journalists from around the world as well as novice writers from Seattle. At the Seattle Collegian, our diversity is our strength. We learn from one another as we strive to keep the students, staff, and faculty of Seattle Central College informed on topics that impact their lives. 

Summary of Positions

Editor-in-Chief (10-15 hours/wk) -The editor-in-chief acts as the face of our news outlet, attending meetings with student leaders across campus. They also develop the vision and ethos of our publication while working closely with the managing editor to oversee staff meetings. Specific duties include:

  • creating & managing the Collegian’s publication calendar
  • recruiting staff writers
  • setting agendas for weekly staff meetings
  • promoting the student-run paper in the Seattle Central community
  • coordinating the payment of staff writers
  • attending weekly meetings with the managing editor and faculty advisor
  • holding weekly office hours to meet with editors and writers
  • writing letters from the editor
  • making executive decisions with the Editorial Board
  • adhering to deadlines decided by the Editorial Board
  • posting new articles to the webpage

Content Editor(s) (5-10 hours/wk)- Content editors work with writers on specific areas or beats. Some beats we’ve had include arts & culture, crime, food, and education. Specific duties include:

  • recruiting staff writers
  • managing staff writers who report the news in relevant areas
  • managing staff writers working on features or lifestyle articles (when there’s crossover with news)
  • developing relationships with contacts across campus
  • editing news stories
  • assigning news stories to staff writers
  • attending weekly staff meetings

Copyeditor(s) (5 hrs min/wk)

  • editing all copy for the website and the print edition
  • following Associated Press style guidelines
  • fixing grammatical and formal mistakes in all articles going to publication
  • holding another editorial position on the Editorial Board as well (such as content editor, managing editor, or editor in chief)
  • attending weekly staff meetings

Graphic Artist (5-10 hours/wk) – The graphic artist provides digital art for stories on our website. Specific duties include:

  • creating digital images for stories on the website
  • creating cartoons for the website and the print edition
  • attending weekly staff meetings to coordinate with editors and writers 

Wages

Hourly employees at the Seattle Collegian earn $18.69 per hour. We pay staff writers stipends for all work published in the Seattle Collegian. 

How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and cover letter explaining relevant experience and interest to the Collegian’s faculty advisor, Johnny Horton, at  john.horton@seattlecolleges.edu. Include the position(s) you’re applying for in the message line of the email.

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