Portland State's student-run newspaper.

The Vanguard is hiring editors for winter term!

Put your skills to use, gain valuable field experience, earn money and have fun while doing it.

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Online & Social Media Editor Job Description:

-Requires in office-hours on Fridays and Mondays, with various responsibilities completed throughout the week. The Vanguard works around students’ class schedules as much as possible.
-Responsible for overseeing WordPress website
-Creates and manages new user accounts
-Updates categories for special sections
-Adds hyperlinks, SEO keywords, categories and other html/coding needs to wordpress posts before they publish
-Oversees Vanguard social media

Qualified applicants must be current students enrolled in 6 or more credits and should possess the following skills:

-Familiarity with WordPress
-Web content management
-Coding
-Social Media content production
-Journalism and graphic design skills preferred
-Independent worker and ability to collaborate with a team
-Eagerness to lend ideas/suggestions
-Leadership experience
-Organizational abilities

The position will begin January 2017, pays $1900 per term in the form of an ELSA and requires a time commitment of 15-20 hours/week.

To apply for Online Editor, complete the application below and submit a cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Creative Director Job Description:

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

Production days are Fridays and Mondays 9:30 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 January 2017, pays $1900 per term in the form of an ELSA and requires a time commitment of 15-20 hours/week, with an emphasis on Monday and Friday office hours.

To apply for Creative Director, complete the application below and submit a cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

International Editor Job Description:

The International Section Editor is responsible for maintaining the international section of the newspaper. Candidates for the position should demonstrate a strong interest in and knowledge of international affairs, with an emphasis on PSU’s diverse community of international students.

Job Duties:
-Generating and editing weekly content related to international events
-Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of worldwide news and events
-Remaining actively aware of PSU campus and community issues related to international affairs
-Hiring, training and maintaining consistent staff of international writers

The position will begin January 2017, pays $1900 per term in the form of an ELSA and requires a time commitment of 15-20 hours/week.

To apply for International Editor, complete the application below and submit a cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Arts & Culture Editor Job Description:
The Arts & Culture Editor is responsible for maintaining the Arts & Culture and Etcetera sections of the newspaper, both online and in print.

Job Duties:
1. Edit and fact-check articles before deadlines, based on AP Style and proper journalistic guidelines.
2. Hire and manage a team of A&C writers.
3. Spend time training writers on how to write an article, conduct interviews and create a story based off of AP Style and proper journalistic guidelines. Spend time giving constructive feedback to writers.
4. Stay up to date on Portland State and Portland A&C events, including but not limited to: art, literary arts, food, drink, special events, special lectures, cultural issues, cultural information, dance, music, film, festivals, special activities, travel, theatre, games and lifestyle. Find A&C events for article assignments and allocate to writers. Always look for Portland State events before Portland events; article assignments should always stay local.
5. Create headlines, leads and blurbs every week.

The position will begin January 2017, pays $1900 per term in the form of an ELSA and requires a time commitment of 15-20 hours/week.

To apply for Arts & Culture Editor, complete the application below and submit a cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Marketing Designer
Are you a competent, dependable illustrator/designer with a talent for eye-catching designs?
We are looking for student contractors to contribute their talents on a bi/weekly basis.

Job Duties:
Promotional posters for SMSU display case, masthead house ads, and infographics.
Collaboration with the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief to attain the information needed and wanted for each item.

Qualifications:
Enrolled in a min. of 6 undergrad or 5 graduate credits
2.5 undergrad GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA

Preferred Skills & Experience:
-Graphic design & illustration
-Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
-Creative marketing & promotional ideas
-Ability to collaborate and concept creative and dynamic visual content.
-Experience creating in-depth infographics

Time Commitment & Compensation:
Position begins immediately, compensation ranges $20-50/item. Freelance position on an as-needed basis, with an average of 2-4 projects/week.

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