Job Description: 

One-year commitment preferred. Minimum of 40 hours a month.  $600 stipend per newspaper edition (10 editions per year).


  • Provides leadership; adheres to journalistic ethics; models good writing, editing and production skills; settles disputes and problems
  • Represents the newspaper and acts as liaison to students, faculty, staff, university administration and the community
  • Holds responsibility for the content and appearance of The Metropolitan’s print edition, website, Facebook page and OrgSync page; writes/maintains organizational bylaws, staff policy manual and training materials
  • Recruits, hires, trains and leads team of 5 editors and numerous freelance writers
  • Provides developmental editing and guidance to reporters according to Associated Press (AP) style
  • Guides annual budget request, makes purchases, assists with payroll
  • Writes at least one article for each issue of the newspaper
  • Leads staff meetings and trainings

Preferred qualifications:

  • Leadership or supervisory experience
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skill
  • Interest and engagement in higher education, public policy and current events
  • Familiarity with Associated Press (AP) style
  • Suggested courses: WRIT 371 Editing, WRIT 341 Writing the News in a Digital World

Candidates must be current Metropolitan State University students.

To apply, prepare a cover letter, resume and your best writing sample. Send from your student email address to TheMetropolitan@metrostate.edu. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Interview to follow. Positions open until filled.