Available Positions

POSITIONS: The following are the positions available at the Pioneer. We welcome all students to work with the newspaper on campus; however, editorial slots can ONLY be filled by students taking the class for credit. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the staff.

Advisor — The advisor is ultimately responsible for the newspaper on campus (and handles any problems which may come up). Students must work with advisor in all matters related to the Pioneer. Advisor assigns grades in the class as outlined in the Introduction section.

Editor-in-Chief — The Managing Editor coordinates all student activity related to the newspaper. Typically, the Editor will oversee meetings, story selections, assignments, photo needs, lay out and final copy. Editor will work with incoming students to ensure that everyone understands duties and meets class requirements (with assistance from advisor as needed).

Managing/Assistant Editor— Assistant Editor should be a continuing student interested in editing. Assistant will work with Editor and learn how to oversee and put together the newspaper. Generally, the Assistant will move up to the Editor slot when the position is available.

Photography Editor — The Photography Editor will work with Editor on photos needed for stories assigned. Photos may be borrowed on campus or assigned to students with cameras. The Pioneer has cameras available for checkout.

Sports Editor — Sports Editor will cover and/or assign stories dealing with Sports on Campus. Also responsible for lay out. Need to work with the athletic department especially in the area of photos including returning borrowed photos.

Entertainment Editor— The Entertainment Editor will keep track of activities on campus and report on activities related to theater, choir, and general campus activities. Also, activites of interest in the community (movies, theater, readings, travel). Articles can be assigned to general reporters and photos to class members with cameras.

Writer — All students should be writing some copy for the paper. Students not holding title positions should carry a heavier writing load than those involved in mechanics, photography, web page etc.

Photographer — Students with cameras are encouraged to help with getting photos for the Pioneer. Shots should be high quality with strong contrast. We need more “people” and “action” pictures.

Videographer – Students interested in editing, producing, and filming videos should apply for this position. The site seeks to include more multimedia to provide a more interactive and in-depth view of campus events.

Podcast Specialist -Students with an interest in radio and podcasts are ideal for this position. The site is looking to expand on this and is looking for ambitious, creative minds to help direct productions.


Columnist —Columnist will work on one column per edition dealing with campus or college related issues. This piece should be in first person. We need a head shot (picture of your face) to run with the column.

Editorialist — This also involves one piece per issue. Although this piece is similar to the column, the editorial will involve some research and include “heavier” issues on campus.