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| December 21, 2014

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Employment Opportunities

Technology Editor:
The Technology Editor is responsible for the Technology section of the weekly newspaper and website.

The Editor will manage writers, assign stories and photographs, and edit the stories prior to sending them to the Copy Editor. The editor is responsible for keeping a minimum of 4 office hours a week, in addition to being present at weekly meetings and production day (Sunday).

Previous journalism coursework or experience and WordPress experience is preferred. This paid position will start on January 12th.
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to sdavi116@odu.edu by Wednesday, November 19.

Copy Editor:
The Copy Editor is responsible for editing all stories, fact-checking all content and ensuring that content follows Associated Press (AP) style. Copy editors are expected to have stories edited by Sunday morning. The editor is responsible for keeping a minimum of 4 office hours a week, in addition to being present at weekly meetings and production day (Sunday).

Previous journalism coursework or experience, completion of ENG 335 course and WordPress experience is preferred. This paid position will start on January 12th.

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to sdavi116@odu.edu by Wednesday, November 19.

 

Editor in Chief

The EIC is in charge of the day-to-day operation of the newspaper and is its principal administrator. The EIC’s last responsibility is training the new EIC while remaining directly responsible for all actions of the newspaper for the entire term of office. EIC is responsible for keeping office hours in addition to meetings and production nights. EIC must be available for contact in case of emergencies. A more specific breakdown of responsibilities is as follows:

  1. Compilation and completion of Commentary section. In addition, the EIC may decide to complete layout of the commentary section.
  2. Placement of ads each week in the paper with the help of the Graphic Designer.
  3.         Preparing the document so that section editors can layout their sections each week.
  4. Serve as liaison with organizations and offices on campus. This includes being the default representative for Mace & Crown in Student Government’s House of Representatives.
  5. Serve as liaison with writers
  6. Serve as liaison with printers
  7. Oversee production of paper – taking responsibility for all content and accuracy in final paper.
  8.        The EIC must send the paper by electronic transfer to the printer.
  9.        Prior to sending, the EIC must give the paper a final review and approval, looking for mistakes, errors and technical problems.
  10. Lead staff meetings and Editorial Board meetings
  11. Submit budget for approval and present yearly budget to Editorial Board.
  12. Delivery/electronic transfer of final paper to printer – confirming its arrival via phone or email.
  13. Be present at all production nights and meetings
  14. Troubleshoot any problems with the printer
  15. Make final decisions in times of deadline crunch
  16. Work with Webmaster of maceandcrown.com to ensure all documents and photographs are arriving on time and to plan for web-exclusive content.
  17. After paper is sent to printer:
  1.        The EIC must call the printer the morning after the paper is sent to confirm its delivery and troubleshoot any problems.
  2. If there are problems with the paper, the EIC must quell the problems and make sure the paper gets to the stands on time.
  3. The EIC must be available by phone the entire day after the paper is sent to the printer until the newspapers are delivered.