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To work at the Vanguard as a contributor or editor, you must be a Portland State student, enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate credits (2.5 GPA) or 5 graduate credits (3.0 GPA).


Multimedia Editor

This leadership position on the editorial staff is responsible for curating, coordinating and assisting in editing all multimedia content for the Vanguard. The position requires at least 20 hours per week and pays $1900/term in the form of an ELSA.

Eligible candidates must be students enrolled in 6 or more credits with a 2.5 or higher GPA.  Strong knowledge of creating and editing audio visual content and management experience are necessary for success in this position.

Creative Director

The Creative Director is directly responsible for overseeing layout and design for the Vanguard’s weekly print issue. Candidates for the position should demonstrate strong design, leadership and managerial skills, ability to work well under pressure, and proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Production days are Fridays, Sundays and Mondays 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with the paper going to print weekly Monday nights at 5 p.m.

Job Duties

-Overseeing print layout and design

-Hiring, training and managing a team of designers

-Working under real-life restrictions within an existing brand.

-Propelling the creative integrity and legacy of the paper, including:

-Concepting for special guides, sections, articles, and ads.

-Concept collaboration with editorial staff and designers for layout, infographics, photography, illustration, web-based concepts, social media and multimedia.

The position will begin June 2017, pays $1900 per term in the form of an ELSA and requires a time commitment of at least 20 hours/week, with an emphasis on Monday and Friday office hours.

For more details or to apply for Creative Director, visit psuvanguard.com/jobs and submit a cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Experienced Multimedia Reporters

The Vanguard needs reporters with experience in videography, editing and/or audio. The Vanguard has multimedia equipment available for checkout on a first come, first served basis.

Writers & Reporters for News and International
Whether you’re experienced or highly motivated to learn a new skill, there’s a place for you at the Vanguard. We are hiring writers and reporters for our News,  International and Opinion sections. Willing to train motivated applicants without professional experience. Don’t miss out on a chance to build a portfolio of published work.
Ongoing Columnists
Have an idea for an ongoing column? Apply as a columnist and include your column pitch in the application.


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