Opinion Editor

The Opinion Editor manages all opinion and satire stories for Mustang News and reports to the Managing Editor and Editor in Chief. They lead the opinion team and ensure that writers are creating 2-4 stories a month. The Opinion Editor helps writers develop their pitches and edits all opinion stories before passing them off to the EIC/ME. They also edit any letters to the editor that are sent to Mustang News. 


  • Manage and communicate with Opinion Team writers
  • Help writers develop pitches into fully formed stories
  • Keep track of all stories (deadlines, graphics, etc) in Trello 
  • Edit all stories for AP format, grammar, spelling, flow, and comprehensibility 
  • Stay knowledgeable of news stories that may warrant an opinion story 
  • Attend Sunday MMG meetings and lead Opinion breakout meeting
  • Attend Sunday Editor meetings
  • Attend other weekly editor meeting 
  • Select 2-3 stories to be considered for monthly print issues 
  • Assign stories to designer for graphics to be made 
  • Oversee The Hoof (satire column) and encourage/edit satirical stories
  • Edit any Letters to the Editor that come in and communicate with writers
  • Assist with communication between writers and ME/EIC

Compensation: TBD