Want to be part of our team?
We are currently accepting applications for all positions for the Fall 2017 semester! Please fill out this form to apply. Applications are due by Friday, September 15 at 11:59pm.
All members are required to attend weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 8-9 PM (location TBA).
Descriptions of the positions are as follows:
Print writers are responsible for 1-2 articles per semester. Once you are assigned a topic, you will work closely with the print editors to hit revision deadlines. A photographer will also collaborate with you to capture images that achieve the vision you have for your piece. Print articles are typically longer and more thorough than pieces found on our website, and are less time sensitive. Print offers an opportunity for you to explore the bigger picture in Berkeley, whether that's a social phenomenon, an investigation, or an op-ed.
Web writers are typically responsible for 1 article every other week. You will work closely with the online editors to create topics you want to write about. Nothing is off limits on web. Whether you want to review a new album, make a playlist, recap a sporting event, or snap photos of the weirdest outfits you see around campus, our online community is the place to express your thoughts in a fast-paced and rigorous environment.
Editors will be chosen for print or web based on preference, performance, and need. Both print and online editors are responsible for working closely with and communicating efficiently with writers.
Layout Design and Web Design
You will assist in designing the layout of the print magazine and the website. For the print magazine, proficiency in Adobe InDesign is preferred. We like to give our layout design team freedom of creativity and the fearlessness to produce something new and exciting. For the website, familiarity with WordPress and SquareSpace is also recommended, but not required. Our website is currently under construction, so if you have any ideas we would love to work with you to create an awesome site.
Graphic designers work closely with print writers and layout designers. Responsibilities include editing photographs and illustrations, working with the layout designers to create the print issue's aesthetic, and producing professional quality images. Experience with Illustrator and Photoshop is preferred.
Photographers are responsible for producing high quality, professional photographs for our print publication. Each photographer is assigned an article (maybe more) and works with the writer to establish a theme to follow. There is also an opportunity to create an individual photo spread based on performance. Photographers are not required, but are highly encouraged to also take photographs for our web writers.