The Capilano Courier is Capilano University’s number one campus newspaper. In fact, we’re the only one, so we’re taking the cake by default. Established in 1968, the Courier is published weekly by the Capilano Courier Publishing Society, an independent non-profit society. The Courier is led by both students and alumni, and is funded by student fees and the occasional advertising.
The Courier’s coverage ranges from campus and community news, to feature profiles, reports on the Capilano Blues, opinion pieces and everything else in between.
All students of CapU are encouraged to join the Courier’s rotating group of contributors. No experience is necessary, although all submissions are subject to editing for brevity and content.
The Courier’s group of editors, hired every summer prior to the fall semester, will provide training and editing to any student interested in contributing. All articles written for the Courier are paid.
Working with the Courier is a fantastic way of getting involved in CapU’s exciting campus community. The editors have their ears very close to the ground and are always informed about happenings on campus. If anything, the Courier office is a tranquil place located in the far corners of the University, except when the garbage truck does its rounds – yes, we’re located at Maple 122, right beside one of the school’s primary dumpsters.
We acknowledge that the work we do and the institution we serve happens on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
The Capilano Courier is hiring for the following paid positions, effective from August 2019 to April 2020. Please note: these job descriptions reflect the ideal candidate, but we are more than willing to train motivated and energetic applicants if needed. Only eligible applicants will be interviewed.
Please include a resume, two writing samples (published or unpublished articles or school work) and briefly state why you want to work with us. Applications or questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS EDITOR – Covers campus issues, student clubs and organizations and other stories assigned. Requires related writing experience and an understanding of student politics and local current news. Also must be a current student at Capilano University for the 2019 fall school year.
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR – Assists the news editor in pitching and writing news stories. Must be a current student at Capilano University for the 2019 fall school year.
OPINIONS EDITOR – Responsible for assigning and editing researched and insightful opinions, specifically covering issues related to student interests.
SPORTS EDITOR – Covers campus sports news, events and athlete profiles. Requires an understanding of sports coverage and campus sports teams. Also must be a current student at Capilano University for the 2019 fall school year.
STAFF WRITER – Responsible for writing a minimum of two articles per week. Must be reliable and ready to write for all sections of the paper. Writing experience required.
COLUMNISTS – Responsible for a column article every month, exploring a specific topic. Writing experience required.