Monday, May 7, 2012

Sign up now to join next year's Commuter staff

If you've been thinking about getting more involved in LBCC's student media, The Commuter, then now is the time to take action.

In addition to applying to become next year's editor-in-chief, students are now signing up for a variety of positions that will be available beginning this summer. These range from photo and video editor to news editor and managing editor.

"While experience is a big plus in taking on these leadership roles at The Commuter," said the newspaper's adviser, Rob Priewe, "energy and enthusiasm also count. We're really looking for people who can get the job done."

The term of the current editor-in-chief, Jill Mahler, will expire at the end of Spring Term. The next editor-in-chief will be appointed by the college's Student Publications Committee, which is comprised of LBCC students, staff and faculty.

The duties of The Commuter's editor-in-chief include:
  • Appointing and managing the newspaper's staff of editors, reporters and photographers.
  • Coordinating the work of the staff, including assigning and editing stories and photos.
  • Leading staff meetings and other newspaper activities.
  • Representing the newspaper in the college community.
The next editor-in-chief starts the position over the summer and continues through the 2012-13 school year. The editor-in-chief and other staff members also can earn tuition credits for their contributions to the paper.

Applications for the editor-in-chief position are due no later than 5 p.m. Monday, May 14

Whether students are interested in applying for the top job or becoming a reporter, photographer or section editor, they can get an application and more information from Priewe, whose office in on the first floor of North Santiam Hall, Room 114. Or call 541-917-4563, or send an email to

Applications also are available in The Commuter office, Forum Room 222, on the Albany campus. 


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