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What we're looking for: Staff Descriptions
by Retrospective Introspective (ciri)
at September 29th, 2005 (09:32 pm)
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current mood: busy
current song: Nick Drake - Place To Be

We have lots of positions to fill, so there is a good chance you'll find something you like.
Hopefully this list is comprehensive enough, but there might be changes to certain areas in the future.


Regional Editor
We're looking to have approximately five regional editors. Each RE will be responsible for a different area of the globe, preferably the one in which you live, or where you have the most experience. You will be in charge of a group of writers who live and/or write about your area. You will be responsible for handing out story assignments to these writers, making sure they turn items in on time, and providing assistance to them when needed. You will be the point of contact when copy editors have questions about your staff's articles. There will be mandatory meetings with the editors the first two months of every four month cycle. You are responsible for scheduling any meetings with your staff, which is encouraged. Writing articles is not required for REs but encouraged.
Those interested in this position should have very strong writing skills, be very knowledgeable about the region to which you are applying, and have previous experience in a managerial capacity.

Writers
A magazine is nothing without writers, and we need lots of them. Writers will be responsible for pitching their own story ideas to their REs. Staff writers should write at least two articles a year (there are four isses a year). One article a year or less will be considered freelance. Writers will also be responsible for making their own photo and/or graphics arrangements. Articles must be written in the grammar/punctuation style specified by bound, and following our format specifications. Columnists are also needed, but will report to the EICs and must be prepared with a column each month. Fiction writers will only be considered as freelance, and are limited to one story a year, although publication is not guaranteed. All items are due by the 15th of the month before publication.
Those interested in this position should have strong writing skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and a creative mind. All writing applicants will be required to submit a non-fiction writing sample. Fiction writers need not apply at this time.

Art Editor
AE is responsible for all photography and graphics, and manages any photographers and graphic designers on staff. You will be responsible for handing out assignments, making sure items are turned in on time, and providing assistance when needed. The AE is responsible for teching items for Web publishing. There will be mandatory meetings with the editors the first two months of every four month cycle. You are responsible for scheduling any meetings with your staff, which is encouraged. The AE editor may also write articles if desired, but will report to an RE.
Anyone interested in this position should have strong artistic skills and a good eye, and should have experience in a managerial capacity.

Graphic Designer
One person is needed to create charts, maps, etc to accompany articles. You will be working off the descriptions provided by the writers, and will be expected to work with them to create the final product. The GD will report to the art editor.
Applicants should have a strong creative mind and will be required to show a portfolio.

Photographers
No description at this time

Copy Desk Chief
The CDC will be in charge of the fact checkers and GSP editors. You will have the final say in issues regarding grammar, punctuation, style and syntax. You will follow the Associated Press stylebook as well as the bound-specific style guide.
Applicants should have extensive knowledge of AP style and experience in a managerial capacity. A copy editing test will be required.

Fact Checkers
Fact checkers check facts. You will be responsible for checking on names, numbers, addresses ... basically anything that is not standard knowledge. Except in certain cases all fact checking should be able to be done on the Internet or with a phone book. Depending on the number of applicants, we will try to match fact checkers with their location. FCs will report to the CDC and are not responsible for issues of grammar or punctuation.
Applicants should be able to meet deadlines, have a keen attention to details, and a steady Internet connection at home.

Copy Editors
Copy editors will read every article and correct for consistency in grammar, spelling and punctuation. They will also look for possible issues of slander or libel. CEs will be expected to use the Associated Press stylebook and the bound-specific style guide. They are responsible for clearing up any article issues/problems with the REs or directly with the article's author. CEs report to the CDC.
Applicants should have a keen attention to details, experience with the Associated Press stylebook as well as own a copy, and be able to meet deadlines. A copy editing test will be required.

Web design/maintenance
Responsible for coming up with the intial site design and layout, as well as maintain the site for each issue. Working with the art department should be expected.
Applicants should have extensive Web knowledge and be able to design a stylish and functional site. Examples of previous work will be required.

Marketing/Advertising
Will be in charge of spreading our brand name and negotiating ad space and ad trades. Lots of communication will be required, and should be dedicated to bringing in ad revenue. Will work with art department to develop logos and banners.
Applicants should be personable and professional. Experience with marketing, advertising, and statistical analysis is preferred, but not necessarily required.


In addition, each position will have its own handbook with rules and expectations.

If you are interested in any of these positions, send an e-mail to boundDOTmagazine AT gmail DOT com

Questions may be posted here :)