It's Time to Start Recruiting

"It's Time to Start Recruiting" is designed specifically for staffs to determine the best strategy for recruiting new staff. Watch this training series now!

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It’s Time to Start Recruiting

About this Video

Dive into the art of yearbook staff recruitment with our exclusive video series featuring seasoned advisers Brian Wilson, Annie Green and Lindsey Shirack. Learn proven strategies to kickstart your yearbook program, gleaned from their wealth of experience. Uncover the secrets to assembling a successful team and crafting memorable yearbooks.


Lindsey Shirack, CJE advises the Lone Star yearbook at James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas. Previously, she advised yearbook, broadcast, newspaper and online at Gorzycki Middle School. No matter the medium, her passion is for helping students capture the story of the year in a way only they could. Shirack is a 2022 recipient of the ILPC Edith Fox King award.

Brian Wilson, MJE is the 2022 California Journalism Adviser of the Year and advises the Madrono yearbook and two magazines, C Mag (arts & culture) and Viking (sports) at Palo Alto (CA) High School. He was Michigan's 2009 'Golden Pen' winner as state journalism adviser of the year, a 2011 JEA Distinguished Yearbook Adviser and a 2014 DJNF Special Recognition Adviser. He also enjoys reading, spending time with family, playing drums in a rock band and blogging about baseball stadiums.

Annie Green, MJE is the yearbook adviser at Glacier Peak High School. She’s advised publications in the greater Seattle area for 27 years, earning numerous NSPA Pacemaker nominations.




Mike Taylor, CJE, is a Journalism Specialist with Walsworth Yearbooks. He taught yearbook, newspaper and television production for 13 years at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida. As a well-known instructor at workshops and conventions across the country, Taylor has consulted with countless yearbook staffs to help them realize their full potential.

Jim Jordan is the former yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, and now a Special Consultant for Walsworth Yearbooks. Jim was JEA’s National Yearbook Adviser of the Year in 1996, and his yearbook staffs at Del Campo were frequent award winners. In 2019, he was honored by JEA with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the host of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.

Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, is a Walsworth Yearbooks representative, key accounts specialist and the former publications adviser at J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity, Florida. Under her leadership, The Stampede yearbook earned multiple CSPA Crowns, an NSPA Pacemaker, and was a Design of the Year Finalist. She was Teacher of the Year in 2013, was a District Teacher of the Year Finalist, and teaches at workshops and conventions nationwide.