Work for Us

The Watchdog is a Bellevue College student-led organization and depends on student employees to fulfill our mission of keeping the Bellevue College community informed of issues that effect them and to teach journalism fundamentals and valuable job skills to students. We typically employ a staff of between 10-20 students.

If you would like to apply to work for The Watchdog and are:

  • Legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Currently enrolled at Bellevue College
  • Able to attend mandatory staff meetings on Mondays at 2:30pm during school weeks,

Please send the following information to lisa.salkind@bellevuecollege.edu:

  1. Name
  2. Which position(s) you are applying for (see below for positions and additional minimum requirements).
  3. Why you are interested in working for us.
  4. Any prior experience, training or education you have or have received related to the position(s) for which you are applying (not required, but helpful to know).

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Staff Positions

We are currently looking for people to fill Staff Reporter, Photojournalist, Section Editor, and Editor-in-Chief positions.

Staff Reporter: Writes 1-2 articles per issue and brings story ideas to staff meetings. Minimum requirements include the ability to research, organize, and write articles with without basic spelling and grammar errors, the ability to meet deadlines, and an interest in the news and learning about journalism. Typical hours worked per week is approximately 5. Attending staff meetings is required. We are usually looking for new staff reporters and we provide training.

Copy Editor: Checks articles for errors in fact, usage, or style. Minimum requirements include solid written english language skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and an interest in the news and learning about journalism. Typical hours worked per week is approximately 5. Attending our weekly one hour staff meeting is required. Openings for copy editors can occur quarterly and we provide training.

Photojournalist: Creates one photo-essay per week and brings photo-essay ideas to staff meetings. Typical hours worked per week is approximately 3. Minimum requirements include an aptitude for expressing stories visually, the ability to meet deadlines, and an interest in the news and learning about journalism. Attending our weekly one hour staff meeting is required. Openings typically occur 1-2 times per year and we provide training.

Section Editor: Oversees a section of the newspaper (News, Opinions, Arts & Features) including choosing articles for their section, managing staff reporters and copy-editors working on content for their section, and uploading content. Minimum requirements include student newspaper reporting or editing experience. Typical hours worked per week is approximately 8. Attending and helping lead our weekly one hour staff meeting is required. Openings typically occur 1-2 times per year and we provide training.

Editor-in-Chief: This position manages all student staff and is responsible for editing and producing weekly issues of the newspaper and leading weekly staff and editor meetings. Minimum requirements include student newspaper editing and reporting experience along with an aptitude for and desire to lead. Hours worked are typically 15-19 per week. This position is typically filled in the spring and we provide training.