Layout Editor Application

Paydirt is seeking a student at NMT to work as our layout editor. Layout Editors (LEs) will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief (EIC), and graphic designers (GDs) to create the layout, design, and style for the print editions of the newspaper.

Job Details:

  • Work 12 hours per week for $1680 per semester

  • Work both in and out of the Paydirt office during scheduled hours

  • Flexible schedule

  • Work Study not required


  • Work with the EIC to determine the content and layout of the print editions

  • Work in the Paydirt office for a minimum of 6 hours per week

  • Attend weekly meetings with Paydirt Staff

  • Attend biweekly independent meetings with the EIC

  • Organize independent meetings with the EIC and the Graphics editor to organize content for the print edition

  • Log weekly hours and report back to the EIC during independent meetings

  • Edit pages and graphic design of the editions in Adobe InDesign


  • Excellent skills in Adobe InDesign

  • Familiarity with other graphics editing programs (Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • Access to graphics editing software (Adobe Creative Suite)

  • Excellent understanding of document design principles (framing, grid layouts, etc)

  • Full time student at NMT (undergraduate or graduate)

  • Preference given to applicants who have completed a document design class, digital design class, or media studies class.

  • Highest preference given to someone who can demonstrate proficiency in Adobe InDesign

To apply, send in a current copy of your resume to or apply online by filling out the form below. 

NOTE: If you apply online, your resume must be in PDF form, and it must be linked here for consideration. If not, attach it to an email and send it to the email above.

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