Peru State Times Student Editor-in-Chief

Start Date

The Peru State Times is accepting applications for the position of student editor-in-chief for the Fall 2021 semester.



The student editor-in-chief may receive a tuition waiver to cover up to 16 on-campus credit hours. The student will pay all fees. If the student editor-in-chief already has combined waivers (scholarships, etc.), that cover or exceed 16 credit hours, he or she will only receive a benefit if he or she takes over 16 credit hours. The total of all waivers will not exceed the cost of on-campus tuition. Performance and continuing appointment will be evaluated each semester.



The student editor-in-chief of The Peru State Times must be a full-time, preferably on-campus, Peru State College student in strong academic standing. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including advanced grammar knowledge, are essential to the position.



Duties of the student editor-in-chief include, but are not limited to: setting the production and publication schedule for each semester; scheduling and conducting staff meetings at least once per semester; recruiting and training new staff; generating story ideas and assigning stories, photos  and graphics for each issue; editing stories for grammar, clarity and factual correctness; overseeing the production and layout of each issue; updating the Times website for each issue; providing instruction and direction for the assistant editor, layout editor, copy editor, distribution manager and staff writers; meeting and communicating on a regular and ongoing basis with the Times faculty advisor; and other duties as necessary or assigned by the Times faculty advisor.


Application Procedure

Those interested in applying for the position are asked to submit a cover letter explaining why you are applying for the position, a resume and two (2) writing samples to Faculty Advisor Dr. Kristi Nies by 5 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Writing samples may be from a high school publication, short papers or essays from a college class, articles from The Peru State Times or another student-run collegiate newspaper.

Application materials can be submitted to Dr. Nies at Contact Dr. Nies at 765-993-2737 or at the email address provided with questions.

Peru State College is an equal opportunity institution. Peru State College does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College’s non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Reports regarding discrimination or harassment may be directed to the following Compliance Coordinator. In addition, inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinator: Ms. Eulanda Cade, Peru State College, Administration Building, Room 312, PO Box 10, 600 Hoyt Street, Peru, NE 68421-0010, (402) 872-2230