Working for the Linfield Review

Editorial team application

General staff member application

Columnist/Beat Writer application

Linfield Review Job Descriptions

Read through these descriptions, and feel free to reach out to any of the current staff members if you have questions about the application process or want to get the inside scoop on what it is like working at TLR (spoiler alert: it’s awesome). If you don’t have all these skills, don’t worry. Apply anyways and we’ll train you!

General Staff Positions

Journalism experience is not required to apply to these positions, but a hard working and enthusiastic attitude is. 

Staff writer:

  • Write content with readers needs in mind
  • Perform research on different topics
  • Interview key people (witnesses, sources, etc.)
  • Communicates with Editor-In-Chief, editorial staff, and other content producers
  • Attends weekly staff meetings

Current Staff Writer: Kate Walkup ([email protected])

Photographer:

  • Composes shots, understands framing, color and light to create a visually pleasing photograph
  • Attends events to take photos that goes with articles
  • Knows how to operate photo editing software
  • Communicates with Editor-In-Chief, editorial staff, and other content producers
  • Attends weekly staff meetings

Current Photographer: Nathan Herde ([email protected])

Graphic Designer:

  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Understands layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts
  • Communicates with Editor-In-Chief, editorial staff, and other content producers

Current Graphic Designer: Annemarie Mullet ([email protected])

Cartoonist:

  • Sketches and submits original cartoons or animation
  • Works closely with section editors and staff writers
  • Makes changes and corrections to cartoons or animation as necessary

Current Cartoonist: Camille Lubach ([email protected])

Web designer:

  • Familiar with WordPress (or willing to learn)
  • Assists editors as needed with multimedia components in posting articles.
  • Makes aesthetic and functional improvements to the website.

Social Media Content Creator:

  • Organizes, produces, and maintains content on social media
  • Works closely with Editor-In-Chief and editorial staff
  • Assists in posting content to the website
  • Assists in producing advertising for The Linfield Review

Current Multimedia manager: Emma Inge ([email protected])

Editorial Board

Applicants must have at least one year of journalism experience, a deep understanding of journalistic practices, ability to work well with others, and quality writing samples 

Editor-in-Chief:

  • Sets expectations for staff, and checks in with editors, and staff writers consistently.
  • Manage staff stipends and budget.
  • Maintain community relationships between faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and help facilitate great interpersonal relations with staff members.
  • Keep production schedules moving
  • Write time-relevant articles that are crucial to the student body staying well informed.
  • Take responsibility for reporting on sensitive content that might require a seasoned journalist.

Current Editor-in-Chief: Alexandra Feller ([email protected])

Managing/copy editor:

  • Helps with staff organization.
  • Assist editor-in-chief structure procedures and editing practices that keep things up to date on the website.
  • Since TLR hires staff outside of the Journalism and Media Studies Major, the managing/copy editor helps new writers learn the ropes of news writing through tutorials and article edits.
  • The managing/copy editor is expected to write one article a month in addition to attending weekly staff meetings.

Current managing editor: Anna Frazier ([email protected])

News editor:

  • In charge of managing news section content
  • Creating weekly list of article ideas
  • Keeping up to date on Linfield news and events
  • Produce content for the newspaper
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Edit articles and other content within section
  • Communicates with Editor-in-chief, editorial staff, and other content producers

Current news editor: Ethan Myers ([email protected])

Sports editor:

  • In charge of managing sports section content
  • Passionate about sports
  • Creating weekly list of article ideas
  • Keeping up to date on sporting events and athletic department news
  • Produce content for the newspaper
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Edit articles and other content within section
  • Communicates with Editor-In-Chief, editorial staff, and other content producers

Current Sports editor: Maddie Loverich ([email protected])

Features editor:

  • In charge of managing features section content
  • Creating weekly list of article ideas focusing on the student bodies lives
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Edit articles and other content within section
  • Produce content for the newspaper
  • Communicates with Editor-In-Chief, editorial staff, and other content producers

Current Features editor: Charlotte Abramson ([email protected])

Opinions editor:

  • In charge of managing news section content
  • Creating weekly list of opinion article ideas
  • Produce content for the newspaper
  • Attends weekly staff meetings
  • Edit articles and other content within section
  • Communicates with Editor-In-Chief, editorial staff, and other content producers

Current Opinions editor: Emma Olson ([email protected])

Life and Cultures editor:

  • In charge of managing arts & entertainment section content
  • Creating weekly list of arts & entertainment article ideas
  • Produce content for the newspaper
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Edit articles and other content within section
  • Communicate with Editor-In-Chief, editorial staff, and other content producers

Current Life and Culture editor: Nicole Sterba ([email protected])