The Maneater editorial board is a team of dedicated, foward-thinking journalists who work together to manage the production of The Maneater's newspaper and website. They manage and execute nearly every aspect of modern journalism, from pitching and editing investigative features to creating interactive web packages to engaging and informing a reader base on Facebook and Twitter. Like most news organizations these days, we encourage our staff to move fluidly across many different aspects of the journalism sphere and embrace multiple skills in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling to each of them individually.
As such, in addition to the standing positions, applications for the 2014 editorial board are open to any range of talent and creativity imaginable. In our view, an ideal candidate will embody a passion, vision and skill set to carry out the duties to meaningfully contribute to a sphere of The Maneater in a way he or she sees fit, not necessarily the ones an existing position boxes him or her into. For reference, the applications for the last semester's batch of applications are attached below. And yes, some of the editors who filled these roles this semester are moving on to other challenges, within The Maneater or elsewhere. And yes, a number of other editors intend to remain in the roles in which they served these last several months.
So which positions are open? All of them. And none of them. We'll hire as many or as few people as can justify a meaningful contribution to this publication. Granted, that may mean assuming the same role another editor has in the past. That's perfectly reasonable. But it may also meaning flexing your creativity to contribute elsewhere as you see fit. For instance, if you're a social media junkie who also happens to be great with interactive web graphics and also enjoys dabbling in photography, tell us how you can bring those skills together for us. If you're timid about the prospect of managing an entire photo department, team up with someone and apply to be co-photo editors. Copy chief oligarchy, anyone?
Whether you see yourself fitting into an existing role or carving yourself out a new one, tell us why you deserve to take it on. Fair warning: Any editor position you can dream up will involve perseverance, creativity, self-discipline and working as a part of a team in a learning environment. The Maneater is first and foremost dedicated to growing and teaching its staff, editors included.
To apply, please submit your résumé and tentative schedule for the spring semester, along with details regarding the position for which you are applying. Those applying for an existing position, please answer the questions attached in each application below. Those seeking to apply for a new position, please create a proposal detailing said position, which should include relevant indicators as to your past qualifications and ability to assimilate such a position into the management of The Maneater. All applicants should address why The Maneater needs the position for which you are applying, and why you are the person to fill that position. All application materials are due via email (email@example.com) before Thursday, Nov. 28.
Questions? We figured. Please contact Ted Noelker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Delia Cai (email@example.com). We're more than happy to answer any questions throughout the application process or simply chat about how we think you could best apply your skills.
Fall 2013 Applications:
Campus Life Editor
City, State and Nation Editor
Online Development Editor
Student Organizations Editor
University News Editor