You can help shape editorial opinions for this newspaper

OlympianNovember 21, 2013 

Twice a year, The Olympian recruits a new community representative to serve a one-year term on its editorial board. If you want to help set the newspaper’s opinion page agenda over the next 12 months — including next fall’s important state and federal midterm elections — then now is the time to apply.

We are taking self-nominations until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The opportunity is open to everyone, including those who have served in the past.

Community representatives actively participate in weekly editorial board meetings at the newspaper offices. They have input on draft editorials before they are published. They offer ideas for editorial topics of interest to the community and suggest individuals or groups to invite to editorial board meetings.

Anyone interested in serving as a community representative should send a self-nomination letter to The Olympian. Include information about your ethnic heritage, educational background, work experience and community involvement. Explain why you want to serve on the board and what you would bring to the board’s deliberations.

Send your self-nomination via email to, and put “Editorial board” in the subject line.

Again, the deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. We look forward to hearing from you.

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