The Observer

Job Opportunities

Each year, The Observer must appoint an editorial board for the following school year. These positions are open to any undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University.

Please use the form below to submit your letters of intent and resumes; you may submit multiple letters at once, but one letter per position is required. We encourage applicants to apply for multiple positions if they are interested; please indicate your top preference in your cover letter. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on the following dates:

Director Positions: Monday, March 26, 2018
Staff Positions: Friday, April 6, 2018

Apply as soon as possible, however, since applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Executive Directors
The executive directors, led by the executive editor, serve as the senior leadership of The Observer. They meet weekly outside of production periods and discuss ways to improve the newspaper. Together, the four directors represent the four pillars of a competitive modern news publication: print, web, design and business. Each director has their own dedicated team, for which they are ultimately responsible.

The directors are:
Director of Print
Director of Web & Multimedia
Director of Design
Director of Business

Editorial Staff
The editorial staff, composed of those on the editorial board who do not hold an executive position, are responsible for management of several key areas within The Observer and reflect the four core pillars of a modern news publication. They are directly managed by the executive directors, as appropriate.

The Director of Print manages the following staff:
News Editor
Arts & Entertainment Editor
Sports Editor
Opinion Editor
Copy Editor
Development Editor

The Director of Design manages the following staff:
News Designer
Opinion Designer
Sports Designer
Arts & Entertainment Designer

The Director of Web & Multimedia manages the following staff:
Social Media Editor
Photography Editor
Web Editor

The Director of Business manages the following staff:
Accounts Manager
Advertising Manager
Marketing Manager

The Observer is also hiring distributors for the remainder of the academic year. To apply, please send an email to with “Interested Distributor” in the subject line.

If you are interested in reporting or taking photos, reach out to The Observer hires reporters and photographers on an as-needed basis.

Questions? Email

Job Application 2018-2019

  • Drop files here or
    Upload a letter of intent for each position you're seeking, max 1 MB. Please upload as pdf or Microsoft Word.
  • You may attach your résumé here as a Microsoft Word or pdf document, max 1 MB.
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