Advocate Positions Open

The Advocate

The Advocate is hiring for Fall 2014!

Check out our open positions for Fall 2014 and kick-start your career today! Being on The Advocate staff not only looks good on your resume, but will help you in essentially any mass communications career.

The Advocate will be accepting applications until May 1st in order to get interviews in before the end of the semester. Resumes can be found at For questions and to submit your applications with a resume please send them to, or slide it under The Advocate office door, located in CMU 110.


Assistant Editor:
-Design News pages (with headlines)
-Come up with story ideas
-With editor, monitor news section
-Stay in contact with photo editor for news photos
-With editor and opinion editor, write editorial
-With editor, hire staff members (for the following year, and when needed)
-Assist editor when needed on all things (so they do not go crazy)

Opinion Editor:
-Hire columnists and cartoonists
-Make sure the opinion section is filled each week
-Design opinion pages (with headlines)
-With assistant editor and editor, write editorial

A&E & Sports Editors:
-Monitor own section
-Come up with story ideas for section
-Design pages for section (with headlines)
-Stay in contact with photo editor to make sure photos accompany stories in section
-Seek editor if help is needed

Photo Editor:
-Hire photographers, Give them assignments
-Make sure each section editor has the photos they need
-Make decisions on which photos are best for publication
-Work with editor on deciding which photos are published
-Edit all photos for publication (print and web)
-Seek editor if help is needed

Copy Editors (2):
-Edit every page on Sunday nights during layout
-Each page goes through three rounds of edits. Two copy editors view the page each round.
-While editing pages, pay attention to everything: AP style, grammar, wording, captions, photos/graphics, headlines, etc.
-Seek editor if help is needed

Web Editor:
-Post everything to website
-Monitor social networking accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs)
-Design/maintain website
-Help with multimedia such as videos and podcasts
-Seek editor if guidance is needed

Business Manager:
-Mail invoices
-Balance Advocate checkbook (using Quickbooks)
-Work with ad manager on revenue
-Create yearly budget
-Keep advisor informed on budget concerns, seek help when needed
-Pick up mail

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