Section Editor 2020-21 Application
Founded in 1884, The Lawrentian is Lawrence University’s longest running student organization and publication. Published online and in print, the newspaper aims to serve the Lawrence and Appleton communities by offering consistent and responsible reporting on important campus issues.

The Lawrentian is published eight times per term, not including special editions. Typically, the newspaper is distributed each Friday afternoon beginning with the second week of the term. We do not publish the newspaper during tenth week or finals.

Applications are being accepted for the following section editor positions: News Editor, Variety Editor, Sports Editor, Features Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and Opinions & Editorials Editor.

ALL SECTION EDITORS are responsible for and should be capable of the following:
• Hold weekly meetings with writers, brainstorm article ideas and assign articles
• Remain well-versed in journalistic writing style, be familiar with AP style and be capable of editing articles
• Attend weekly board meetings and contribute to the Staff Editorial (a weekly collaborative opinion piece written and agreed upon by the whole board)
• Be skillful managers, editors and communicators
• Recruit and retain an adequate section staff and consistently maintain the quality of content
• Assist in the overall management and upkeep of the newspaper, and contribute to any decision-making
• Undergoing training from date of appointment through end of Winter Term 2020

This is a paid position, but editors are expected to treat this as half an extra-curricular commitment and half employment. In addition, this is a three-term commitment from Spring Term 2020 to Winter Term 2021. If you have any questions, please contact current Editor-in-Chief Andrew Brown (
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