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Each semester the Herald accepts applications from students who want professional experience. Please fill out the application and hit submit. If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Herald's Editor-in-Chief at herald.editor[at}wku.edu or 270.745.5044


The College Heights Herald is a professional news organization operated by college students. Through a twice-weekly print edition and regularly updated website at wkuherald.com, 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 newspapers.


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


The Herald is 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. Attach a separate sheet if you need to.


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. PLEASE CHOOSE POSITION(S) YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN FROM THE LISTS BELOW:


• Now that you’ve read through available positions, tell us the top three choices you’re interested in.• Advertising account executives have sales deadlines on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. As a salesperson, would you be able to meet these deadlines? As a member of the creative staff, would you be available for ad production on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and ad corrections on Wednesday and Friday mornings? Delivery is between 7 and 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Friday.


• List any experience relevant to the position(s) you are applying for including high school, college and professional. Attached resume preferable.


Please answer the following questions to help editors and managers determine where you will best fit in on the Herald staff. (If necessary attach a separate sheet of paper.)


Please list three people, not your family, who can serve as references. These people could include high school teachers, professors or former employers who can attest to the quality of your work. Journalism references are preferred, but any former employer or teacher will do. Please include their name, title, telephone number and e-mail address.


If you are applying for a designer 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.


If you are applying for the position of Advertising Manager, please read over and fill out this section.


If you are applying for the position of Creative Director, please read over and fill out this section.


Applications are reviewed in a timely manner. Staff positions are highly sought after and competitive, if you are not hired at first, don’t fret. The Herald hires for positions throughout the semester if they become available. Stop by the office periodically to see if a position is open. Persistence pays off.

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