Monday, April 29, 2013

Commuter seeks applicants for next year's staff

With only five more issues this term, The Commuter staff will soon hand the baton of leadership to next year's editors.

Now is the time for LBCC students to apply to become the next editor-in-chief, along with a variety of other staff positions, which range from photo and opinion editor to news and managing editor. The college's newspaper and online site also is seeking students interested in becoming reporters, photographers, cartoonists and columnists.

"While some of the top jobs are sought by students looking to pursue careers in media, The Commuter invites students with a variety of interests to become contributors," said Rob Priewe, journalism faculty and The Commuter's adviser.

The term of the current editor-in-chief, Sean Bassinger, 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 2013-14 school year. The editor-in-chief and other staff members also can earn tuition credits based on their contributions to the paper.

Applications for the editor-in-chief position are due no later than 5 p.m. Monday, May 13

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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