Compensation

 

ELSA POSITIONS

Note: The listed amounts are approved by the ELSA Committee for each leadership position. However, the Student Fee Committee determines whether or not a particular role is funded for any given year.

ORGANIZATION ROLE Commitment Hours/week PAY Per Term
KPSU

Manage

Programming Director

Music Director (Excluding summer term)

Promotions Director (Excluding summer term)

Multimedia Director (Excluding summer term)

Volunteer Director

Production Director

11-19

11-19

11-19

11-19

11-19

11-19

11-19

$2300

$1900

$1500

$1500

$1500

$1500

$1500

Pathos

Editor (Excluding summer term)

Sub-Editor (Excluding summer term, 2 positions)

Marketing & Social Media Manager (Excluding summer term)

11-19

10 or less

10 or less

$1500

$400

$400

Pacific Sentinel

Editor in Chief

News Editor

Production Editor (Excluding summer term)

Digital Multimedia Editor (Excluding summer term)

Sub-Editor (Excluding summer term, 4 positions)

11-19

11-19

11-19

11-19

11-19

$1900

$1100

$1500

$1100

$700

PSU-TV

Manager

Technical Director

Project Director/Senior Videographer

Marketing DirectorMarketing Director

Volunteer Director

20+

20+

20+

11-19

11-19

$2300

$1900

$1900

$1500

$1500

Vanguard

Editor in Chief

Managing Editor

News Co-Editor (2 positions)

Arts & Culture Editor

Opinion Editor

International Editor

Sports Editor

Photo Editor

Multimedia Editor

Online Editor

Copy Chief

Creative Director

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

20+

$2700

$2300

$1900

$1900

$1900

$1900

$1900

$1900

$1900

$1900

$1900

$1900

 

CONTRIBUTORS

ROLE/CONTENT QUANTITY RATE ($) Per Published item
Writer: Tier 1 Up to 199 words 10 (PC = $15)    
Writer: Tier 2 200-399 words 15 (PC = $25)    
Writer: Tier 3 400-599 words 20 (PC = $30)    
Writer: Tier 4 600-799 words 25 (PC = $35)    
Writer: Tier 5 800-999 words 30 (PC = $40)    
Writer: Tier 6 1000-1199 words 35 (PC = $45)
Writer: Tier 7 1200-1399 words 40 (PC = $50)
Writer: Tier 8 1400 + words 45 (PC = $55)
Writer: Add-On 1 interview 5
Columnist Vlog: Tier 1 1-2:59 minutes 20 (PC = $25)    
Columnist Vlog: Tier 2 3 + minutes 30 (PC = $35)
Photographer: Tier 1 1 shot 15 (PC = $25)    
Photographer: Tier 2 2 shots 20 (PC = $30)    
Photographer: Tier 3 3+ shot 25 (PC = $35)    
Audio: Tier 1 Unedited audio 10
Audio: Tier 2 < 1:30 minutes 15 (PC = $20)
Audio: Tier 3 1:30-2:59 minutes 25 (PC = $30)
Audio: Tier 4 3+ minutes 30 (PC = $35)
Audio: Add-On 1 interview 5
Videographer: Tier 1 Unedited video 15
Videographer: Tier 2 Sound slides 30 (PC = $35)
Videographer: Tier 3 < 1:30 minutes 40 (PC = $45)
Videographer: Tier 4 1:30-2:59 minutes 45 (PC = $50)
Videographer: Tier 5 3+ minutes 55 (PC = $60)
Video: Add-On 1 interview 10
Illustrator: Tier 1 1 illustration 15 (PC = $20)
Illustrator: Tier 2 1 comic strip (or illustration series) 25 (PC = $30)
Illustrator: Tier 3 1 infographic 25 (PC = $30)
Illustrator: Tier 4 1 in-depth infographic(s) 35 (PC = $40)
Animator: Tier 1 15-29 seconds 35 (PC = $40)
Animator: Tier 2 30-59 seconds 40 (PC = $45)
Animator: Tier 3 1-1:59 minutes 50 (PC = $55)
Animator: Tier 4 2+ minutes 60 (PC = $65)
Designer: Tier 1 Up to 2 pages 20 (PC = $25)
Designer: Teir 2 3-4 pages 35 (PC = $40)
Designer: Tier 3 5-6 pages 55 (PC = $60)
Designer: Tier 4 7-8 pages 75 (PC = $85)
Designer: Tier 5 9-10 pages 100 (PC = $115)
Designer: Tier 6 11-12 pages 125 (PC = $145)
Designer: Tier 7 13-14 pages 150 (PC = $175)
Designer: Tier 8 15 + pages 175 (PC = $200)
Interactive Designer: Tier 1 1 online interactive item 30 (PC = $40)
Interactive Designer: Tier 2 1 in-depth online interactive item 50 (PC = $60)
Promotional Designer: Tier 1 1 item (flyer, poster, etc.) 30 (PC = $35)
Promotional Designer: Tier 2 1 in-depth item (report, etc.) 50 (PC = $60)
Copy Editor 1 word (initial count) 0.01 (PC = $0.0125)
Team Video (Print Reporter)     Rate by word count     See reporter rates above    
Team Video (Online Reporter)     1/2 rate by video length     See videographer rates above    
Team Video (Videographer)     1/2 rate by video length     See videographer rates above    

Please note:

  1. Contributors are free to work on multiple items with more than one Student Media organization at a time.
  2. Each item may only be invoiced once, even if published in both print and online.
  3. In all categories of contractor work, items that are unnecessarily lengthy or that do not meet established standards may be rejected or sent back for further revision at the editor’s discretion. Pay rates are based on the final version of the item that is published.
  4. Contributors who submit 10 consecutive items by the organization-specified deadline will be eligible for “Preferred Contributor” rates for item 11 and beyond in designated categories of content. Thereafter, if a PC misses a deadline, they will receive a courtesy reminder of expectations. A second missed deadline will result in a return to standard contributor rates, wherein the contributor would again have to submit 10 items by deadline before being eligible for PC rates. PC status occurs separately for each organization, and each organization may have additional requirements for this designation.
  5. While we have tried to provide detailed quantification for various items, some submitted items may carry a degree of ambiguity. The publication’s management will make categorical determinations in such instances.