We’re looking for section editors, on-call writers and on-call photographers for the 2013-14 school year. The job descriptions and links to applications are below.
Email all applications to Ryan Struyk at email@example.com.
Section Editor Position | 8-11 open 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.
They are divided into arts and entertainment, campus news, features, local news, national and world news, opinion and editorial, science and technology and sports. We are also looking for new section ideas — so let us know if you have ideas! 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 Position | 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 Position | 2-3 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.