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 $1,900 per term through an Educational Leadership Service Award. Position starts immediately. Two positions are available.
Submit an application below and email a short cover letter and any relevant portfolio work to [email protected]