Grad Letter: Web editor helped develop a more accessible digital presence

Web editor enjoyed his experience working behind the scenes at the Evergreen; gained many skills

SHANE PETRUS, Evergreen web editor

I’ve worn many hats as a communications student at Washington State, and navigating an education with a professional life in the Murrow College is something so vital to creatives studying here in the Palouse.

For the last year, I’ve had the pleasure of working behind the scenes as Web Editor for the Daily Evergreen, and it’s been quite a journey.

The website might look a little different than it used to, and that’s through the amazing work of all the editors at the Evergreen! Since May of 2020, I’ve been able to meet, collaborate, and work with amazing individuals at the Daily Evergreen to help develop a more reachable digital presence, while also improving accessibility, design, and the overall online experience.

Whether it be a color palette refresh, launching new story categories, or attempting to redesign the homepage, working here has been such a great learning experience, and the culture of working in a student-led, content-driven environment has been inspiring.

While I am graduating this May with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from the Murrow College, I am excited to be moving into new ventures.

I recently began a Design Fellowship at VOX Global, an international public affairs agency headquartered in Washington D.C., where I will be working with the digital creative team to create art for national campaigns. My experience in social media, communication strategy, and even in web management with the Evergreen has brought me here, and I’m so grateful to have had these experiences.

My time at WSU is coming to an end, but it’s just the beginning of everything. Go Cougs!