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Each year, The Observer must appoint an editorial board for the following school year. With the exception of the executive editor position (which is only open to undergraduate students), these positions are open to any undergraduate or graduate student at Case Western Reserve University. Incoming first-year students are also eligible to apply to any editorial board positions.

If you are interested in joining The Observer’s editorial board, please use the form below to apply. We ask that each applicant submits a resume and a single cover letter—even if they are applying for multiple positions, which we welcome. Resumes should be approximately one page long and cover letters should not exceed 400 words. In your cover letter, please explain why you want the position, detail how your experiences would help you succeed and mention any ideas you have for the position, itself, or The Observer, as a whole.

Applications for the executive editor position are due by midnight on Friday, March 26. Applications for all other positions are due by midnight on Friday, April 2. We will not be viewing applications until after the deadlines have passed. As such, it may take us some time to reach out to you.

Thank you for your interest in The Observer. If you have any further questions, please email

The Observer Application

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    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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