The Gonzaga Bulletin editor-in-chief hires writers and editors on semesterly basis, in addition to hiring staff writers throughout each semester. If you would like to work for The Bulletin, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, two writing samples and the answers to the questions below.
- Full Name:
- Position applying for:
- Graduating Class:
- Current Accumulated GPA (Bulletin employees must maintain a 2.5 GPA):
- Zagmail address:
- Why do you want to work for the Bulletin?
- What skills will make you a good fit for the position you are applying for?
- What improvements or ideas do you have to better the Bulletin?
- What does it mean to you to be a student journalist?
- If you’ve been on staff before, how do you hope to progress next year as a journalist?
- Who’s your favorite superhero and why? Who would win a fight between Spider-Man and Batman?
Applications for the following positions open the last month of each semester for employment at the beginning of each semseter
The managing editor is responsible for assisting the editor-in-chief with finding and pitching stories, managing the Bulletin’s payroll, assisting with page layout and design and editing stories for content, AP style, grammar and fluency (particularly for the news section). The managing editor will have frequent contact with student publication managers and administrators. The managing editor should have excellent communication skills and be able to flexibly work with editors and writers.
The multimedia editor is in charge of coordinating additional content to add to stories or stand on its own -- videos, podcasts, etc. He or she also maintains a weekly online events budget for video and online coverage. The digital multimedia editor is also responsible constantly looking for new multimedia methods of storytelling. We are looking for a mind open to work with fresh web content ideas, such as a weekly newsletter and a Bulletin smartphone app.
The Bulletin is a digital-first publication, and the webmaster is the staff responsible for overseeing The Bulletin website and social media accounts. This includes responsibilities such as:
- Generate, design and revise web pages.
- Examine and analyze site traffic.
- Manage SEO for articles posted.
- Test website features to ensure user friendliness, accessibility.
- Fix links that don’t work and pictures that aren’t appearing properly.
- Manage the publishing of stories on social media
- Manage comments on the site and on social media
*All section editors need to be available to come to Spokane the first and last weeks of August for production of the freshman mail-home issue and orientation issue. Free early move-in to on-campus housing is available for the last week of August. If there is a problem with logistics here, make note with the editor-in-chief.
Section editors will also be responsible for posting their sections stories online and pitching/posting online only stories corresponding with their sections.
Head News Editor
In addition to the responsibilities of a news editor, the head news editor will be in charge of making any difficult decisions regarding the news section and helping the other three news editors with any questions/ issues they have with their pages. This would also mean that you would serve as their superior, and a link between the EIC, Managing Editor and the news team.
News editors are responsible for assisting a team of writers with finding and pitching stories for the website and weekly print edition, laying out pages, editing articles for content and fluency, as well as providing weekly feedback to writers — which includes scheduling regular writing conferences with writers.
Head Sports Editor
In addition to the responsibilities of a sports editor, the head sports editor will be in charge of making any difficult decisions regarding the sports section and helping the other sports editor with any questions/ issues they have with their pages. This would also mean that you would serve as their superior, and a link between the EIC, Managing Editor and the sports team.
Sports editors are responsible for managing a team of writers to cover sporting events on campus, including Division I, club and intramural sports, and feature stories for the Bulletin's website and weekly print edition. Sports editors edit stories for content and fluency and provide weekly feedback to writers. Must have a system for live multimedia sporting event coverage amongst sports-writing staff.
Arts & Entertainment Editor
A&E editors are responsible for assisting writers with covering arts and culture events, and features on and off campus. Edit stories for content and fluency, and provide weekly feedback to writers. We welcome ideas for multimedia A&E coverage.
Opinion editors are responsible for writing weekly, topical opinion pieces on issues of local, national and international importance. Manage incoming Letters-to-the-Editor and conducting weekly cold interviews for Zag Street Speak
Responsible for editing all stories for grammar, AP style and fluency. Strong familiarity with AP style is a requirement. Must be available on Monday/Tuesday nights and/or Wednesday afternoons.
**All writing positions are on an online-first basis, meaning each staff member is responsible for pitching and writing stories and ideas for multimedia content such as videos and podcasts for www.gonzagabulletin.com, in addition to contributing to the weekly print edition.
Staff Writer (News, A&E, Features)
Responsible for pitching and writing strong articles for online and the weekly Thursday print edition. Staff writers are expected to cover an online event every other week. Expected to interview sources, report accurate information and communicate regularly with section editor(s) and the photo editor. Must be flexible and be able to cover breaking news. Expected to interview sources and report accurate information. Experience with social media is encouraged and preferred. Must be willing to distribute The Bulletin one Thursday a month at noon.
Responsible for covering mid-week, weekend and breaking sporting news and athletic events on campus. Must be flexible with time and able to cover events on a multimedia basis. Expected to interview sources, report accurate information and communicate regularly with the sports editors and the digital media editors. Must be open and willing to take video corresponding to stories. Experience with social media is encouraged and preferred. Must be willing to distribute The Bulletin one Thursday a month at noon.
Responsible for pitching and writing a column each week in any of the Bulletin’s sections. The editor-in-chief and managing editor will review column ideas and hire accordingly. Please include a short pitch of your column in your application, as we always welcome fresh ideas for weekly/biweekly columns. Columns must include first-person perspective and be well-researched and well-sourced.