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Herald Editorial Board Application

Work on the Herald Staff!

What is the position?

  • Working on the editorial board means you’ll be working with a like-minded team who are interested in learning leadership skills by leading a group of your peers in different departments on the Herald.

Who should apply?

  • Students who are interested in learning leadership and want to help guide and strengthen the coverage of WKU’s campus and beyond.

Why should you apply?

  • To gain leadership skills and to work with a team who are excited to improve the Herald’s coverage of news.

Read more about the positions on our training site.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Herald’s Editor-in-Chief at herald.editor[at}wku.edu, wkuheraldeic[at]gmail.com, or 270.745.5044

Editorial Board Application

Form which students who want to work on the news staff fill out to apply.
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Working for the College Heights Herald requires a time commitment. While most staffers are paid, this is a job, and editors and managers will expect you to complete your assignments in a timely fashion. Please answer these questions to help us determine how much time you can commit to the newspaper.
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Working for the College Heights Herald requires a time commitment. While most staffers are paid, this is a job, and editors and managers will expect you to complete your assignments in a timely fashion. Please answer the following questions to help us determine how much time you can commit to the newspaper.
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EDITORIAL BOARD POSITIONS(Required)
Positions and responsibilities change each semester depending on the needs and talents of the staff, but below are a general idea of the positions available. News and sports staffs are typically organized around beats, which require a greater time commitment, but they also offer general assignment positions. We're continually expanding our commitment to our digital front through a dedicated digital staff. This staff will provide 24/7 coverage of our campus and community and will work outside the typical print schedule. Check out our link to see the job descriptions: https://training.wkuheraldprojects.com/index.php/newsroom-roles/
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VISUAL EDITORIAL BOARD POSITIONS
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If you are applying for a writing, design, photography or a cartoonist position, please include three samples of your work. If you do not have samples that have been published, please include samples that have been completed for class or in leisure time. Please attach them to your application. Applications that do not include some type of sample may not be reviewed.
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    WHAT IS THE COLLEGE HEIGHTS HERALD?

    • The College Heights Herald is a professional news organization operated by college students.Through a once-monthly print edition, a continuously updated website at wkuherald.com, social media and apps for mobile devices, the Herald provides readers with accurate, fair and balanced articles that meet the highest professional standards. Founded in 1925, the Herald is the main source of WKU news and events for students, faculty, staff and alumni. It is recognized nationally as one of the top college news organizations. The Herald has won multiple national Pacemaker awards and several Gold Crown awards.

    WHY WORK FOR THE HERALD?

    • Students who produce the Herald are honing skills that give them a competitive edge when entering the work place. They learn to gather information, write, edit, produce, photograph, sell and design. Most importantly, they learn to make judgments and decisions, and they learn to take responsibility for those decisions.
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