We’re Hiring! 
Put your skills to use, gain valuable field experience, earn money and have fun while doing it.

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).

Editor positions (paid by Educational Leadership and Service Awards) are filled on a term-by-term basis.


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.

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.

Have an idea for an ongoing column? Apply as a columnist and include your column pitch in the application.

Vanguard news covers significant issues on and around the Portland State University campus. News can be anything that touches student life, remembering that students attending our urban campus encompass a diversity of backgrounds. News editors need to be quick, connected, and objective. It is essential to provide informative and ethical coverage of organizations and issues important to the student body.

The News Editors are responsible for maintaining the News section, both online and in print. The News section covers all campus news, including but not limited to campus events, student government and other student groups, administrative and university affairs, Portland news and politics, and campus activism. The News editors play a pivotal role at the Vanguard. This requires a keen eye for newsworthiness, the ability to work as part of a team, and hiring and training contributors on journalistic writing.

News editors should be well-versed in media ethics, technical writing, editing and active journalism. Most of the Vanguard’s feature stories fall under the News section, which requires greater responsibility and accountability than other section editor positions. The News Editors will manage a team of 15-20 news contributors.

The position requires a time commitment of 20–25 hours per week.

Please see student eligibility requirements listed above for all open positions. The editor receives $1900 per term through an Educational Leadership Service Award. Position starts immediately. Two News Editor positions available.

Submit an application below and email a short cover letter and any relevant portfolio work to [email protected]