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The Pacific Sentinel is Portland State’s student-run monthly magazine. The Sentinel was started in December 2015 as a merger between The Rearguard, an alternative newspaper to The Vanguard, and Spectrum, a monthly magazine. We are inspired by publications such as The New Yorker and The Atlantic. We offer relevant news, social commentary, as well as thoughts and opinions about culture, politics, and life in the modern era. We care about truth.

The Pacific Sentinel is a monthly student-run magazine at PSU. We seek to uplift student voices and advocate on behalf of the marginalized. We analyze culture, politics, and daily life to continually take the dialogue further.

PS provides a unique opportunity to learn what it is like to work within a journalistic publication. We offer students the ability to express themselves and learn how to craft effective writing capable of launching careers in societal commentary and ethical reporting. At PS students learn what it is like to work with editorial staff to craft engaging pieces of professional writing through our platform. PS uplifts student voices to engage in and further the modern socio-political and cultural dialogues.

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The Pacific Sentinel is currently accepting applications for our editorial staff positions and contributors. We’re always looking for writers, designers, photographers, and illustrators to help us make the magazine even better.

Open editorial staff positions:

Production Manager: The production manager functions as a lead designer and manages a design team. They will be responsible for journalistic page design, illustration, and the creation of informative infographics. Our production manager leads a team of designers, illustrators, and photographers to produce and lead the charge in creating the visual language that elevates and enhances the writing of our publication. The production manager should ideally also have a good eye for copy editing and must be detail oriented.
Opinion Editor: Leads a team of opinion writers to ethically create arguments rooted in facts and journalism to make persuasive arguments about compelling topics. The editor will be comfortable with AP style, copy editing, and have the vision to provide feedback to contributing opinion writers about how to best structure or restructure their pieces in order to best serve the author’s argument.
Multimedia Editor: This position is responsible for all of The Pacific Sentinel’s web content. You will be responsible for: posting articles to our website; creating regular, engaging social media content; producing video content to complement articles; and furthering our publication’s multimedia and web presence.

Positions are for Portland State University undergraduate students taking at least 6 credits at PSU with a 2.5 institutional GPA and graduate students taking at least 5 credits with a 3.0 institutional GPA.

We are always accepting applications for writers, photographers, videographers, designers, and illustrators.

Fill out our application form here!