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Editor positions opening at The Free Press next semester

Paul Koenig | The Free Press

Posted on April 18, 2012 in News
By Paul Koenig

With the majority of editors graduating, you’ll be seeing some new names in The Free Press. One of them could be yours.

Working at student newspapers is one of the best ways to get the experience publications and other employers are looking for. And thanks to our recently announced partnership with the Bangor Daily News, your work will be seen by more people and you’ll make important connections with professionals in the field of journalism.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to step into an editor position right away.

Below are the editor positions that will be vacated next semester. Editor positions are paid a bi-weekly stipend. You can sign up for any of the editor positions, but these are the ones that the editors are leaving or graduating. You may sign up for more than one editor position, but you can only be hired for one.

Those interested in becoming an editor next semester should sign their names at The Free Press office sometime next week. We will begin the interviewing process the following week, so signing up by Friday will give you an advantage. The sheet is on the inside side of the main office door at 92 Bedford St., Portland.

Stipend positions vacating:

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Arts & Culture Editor
  • News Editor
  • News Assistant
  • Perspectives Editor
  • Design Director
  • Design Assistant
  • Advertising Manager

Descriptions for the positions can be found at The Free Press office or through email. You must be a student at the University of Southern Maine and pay the student activity fee to be paid as an editor.

Work Study / Volunteer Positions

  • Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Social Media Wiz
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Ad Salesperson

All positions can be done as internship for course credit if approved by your department.

Contact Editor-in-Chief Paul Koenig at for more information or questions.