The Gonzaga Bulletin editor-in-chief hires writers and editors on a semesterly basis, in addition to hiring staff writers throughout each semester. If you would like to work for The Bulletin, e-mail us at email@example.com with the following information:
Application requirements: Please provide your information for the categories directly below, note that for you only have to submit one application form so please state all of the positions you’d like to apply for in the order of your preference. Then answer the seven questions below with genuine responses to help us gain a better understanding of who you are and what you’ll bring to the Bulletin. You are also required to include a resume and up to two writing samples.
- Full name:
- Position(s) applying for:
- Graduating class:
- Cumulative GPA (Bulletin employees must maintain a 2.5 GPA):
Answer each of the seven questions briefly. We will review your answers and follow up with more specific questions during your interview.
- 1. What skills do you hope this position will help you learn and cultivate?
- 2. Which unique skills or abilities do you possess to help you excel in the position that you’re applying for?
- 3. What do you believe to be the central purpose of student journalism either for the community, for the paper you’re working for, or for yourself?
- 4. What is one aspect of the Bulletin or journalism in general that you hope to make an improvement on through your work?
- 5. Describe your understanding of the job that you’re applying for, and how you believe it fits in with the Bulletin’s service to the community?
- 6. How would you say journalism benefits from the inclusion of a diverse range of voices and experiences?
- 7. If you had the chance to document the life of any person in the world (currently or historically), who would it be and how would you begin telling their story?
Check if you have taken any of these courses:
___Journalism 110 – Journalistic Writing
___Journalism 210 – Civic Journalism
___Journalism 280 – Design and Editing
___Journalism 310 – Public Affairs Reporting
Requirements for all staff:
Everyone on The Gonzaga Bulletin staff is required to follow the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics (https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp) and be familiar with the guidelines in said document
All staff must be professional and communicate with sources and other staff in a timely manner by:
Checking work email daily during the business week and responding within 24 business hours
Checking Slack daily and responding to messages within 24 business hours
Communicating in a professional and timely manner to all stakeholders
Communicating regularly with the editor-in-chief, section editors and advisors
Staff Writers and Copy Editors
For the following positions, staff is expected to:
Attend weekly Monday night staff meetings at 6 p.m.
Participate in street team six times.
They must inform the editor-in-chief if they will miss a weekly meeting.
Staff writer: Staff writers are expected to attend weekly staff meetings, write at least one article every two weeks, promote articles on social media and incorporate multimedia when possible. Staff writers will meet with their editors before staff meetings to receive feedback on previous articles.
Copy editor: Responsible for editing all stories for grammar and AP style before production on Tuesday. Strong familiarity with AP style is required.
Videographer: Responsible for filming and editing one or two videos per month that accompanies a story written by a staff writer. These videos should be filmed and produced in a journalistic format, kept under two minutes. Applicants should have experience with filming and editing on Adobe Premiere Pro. Provide up to three video samples if available with application.
Cartoonist: Expected to contribute illustrations monthly on the topic of their choosing for the opinion section. Include up to three drawing samples with application if available.
*For the following editorial positions, you must be available Monday nights for budget meetings, Tuesday nights at 5 p.m. for production and posting stories on Wednesday nights*
Digital editor: The multimedia editor produces, curates and assists with all weekly videos, podcasts and other multimedia projects. Applicants should have a great knowledge of video and audio editing and production.The Digital Editor is also responsible for overseeing all online activity for The Bulletin. These responsibilities include designing new web pages, making sure articles and multimedia are posted correctly on the website as well as on social media platforms. Background in journalism preferred.
News editor: News editors are responsible for assisting a team of writers with finding, pitching stories for both online and print, laying out pages, editing articles, posting stories as well as providing weekly feedback to writers.
Sports editor: Sports editors are responsible for assisting a team of writers with finding, pitching stories for both online and print, laying out pages, editing articles, posting stories as well as providing weekly feedback to writers.
Arts and Entertainment editor: A&E editors are responsible for assisting a team of writers with finding, pitching stories for both online and print, laying out pages, editing articles, posting stories as well as providing weekly feedback to writers.
Opinion editor: The opinion editor is responsible for managing letters to the editor as well as pitching topical and relevant opinion pieces that localize national issues and editing and designing the section each week and posting stories online.
Photo editor: Responsible for overseeing and editing all photos for the weekly print issue and all online content. The photo editor is also responsible for hiring and managing their own staff of photographers and ensuring that photo assignments are assigned out each week and turned in on deadline. Must have great organizational skills and understanding of journalistic ethics.