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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).


Copy Chief

Calling all grammar nerds!

The Copy Chief is an integral member of the leadership editorial team, charged with overseeing all aspects of copy content both online and in print. Qualified applicants for Copy Chief must have an eye for small details, a command of Associated Press style and structure and ability to adapt to Vanguard House Style.

The Copy Chief collaborates with all members of the editorial team, manages a team of 3-4 copy editors, requires at least 20 in-office hours per week, with required attendance on Friday, Sunday and Monday print production during regular school terms. We work around class schedules.

Please see student eligibility requirements listed above for all open positions. The Copy Chief receives $1900 per term through an Educational Leadership Service Award. Position starts immediately.

Submit an application below and email a short cover letter and any relevant portfolio work to managingeditor@psuvanguard.com.

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,  International, Arts & Culture & Opinion sections

The Vanguard is hiring writers and reporters for our News, International and Opinion sections. We are willing to train inexperienced applicants who demonstrate writing proficiency and a desire to learn journalistic skills.

Reporters and writers for The Vanguard provide important news, information, events and entertainment to the PSU community, gain a strong journalistic foundation and build a portfolio of paid published work.

Contributors are paid per article published. Article pay ranges from $25-$70, depending on word count and level of reporting. For detailed pay grades, visit pdx.edu/student-media/compensation.

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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