We’re looking for section editors, on-call writers and on-call photographers for the 2015-16 school year. The job descriptions and links to applications are below.
Email all applications to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for all positions is May 8, 2015.
Section Editor | 10 positions | Application
Section editors are responsible for generating content every week, recruiting writers, assigning stories to volunteer writers and laying out pages for the print edition. Section editors are paid a stipend per semester.
Our sections are: arts and entertainment, campus news, features, local news, opinion and editorial, religion, science and technology and sports. A head copy editor position is also available.
A section editor can plan to spend roughly eight hours per week working on their section. Applicants must be self-motivated, organized and professional. Strong writing skills are a must. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have ideas on how to recruit writers and how to create intentional community with writers (include ideas in a separate short answer).
On-Call Writer | 3-5 open positions | Application
The main goal of an on-call writer is to publish accurate news on important events within the Calvin community hours after they occur. Writers will be paid a stipend for each article they write.
An on-call writer will write about three articles each month. Some of these articles may be assigned; others may be offered to writers on a first come, first serve basis. These articles could range from covering Chaos Day to reviewing a big concert to getting the scoop on the latest faculty senate decision. Conducting good interviews is a critical part of this position. On-call writers may also be called upon to write an unplanned story that breaks suddenly without prior knowledge or planning.
On-Call Photographer | 5-10 open positions | Application
The main goal of an on-call photographer is to take a number of excellent photographs of important events around campus for publication immediately afterward on social media. Photographers are paid a stipend for each event they cover.
An on-call photographer will take photos about once each month. Some of these events may be assigned; others may be offered to photographers on a first come, first serve basis. Photographers should be skilled at taking photos at concerts, ceremonies and sports events.