All editors are required to put in the time and effort to be successful in their position. A range of 5-6 hours per week is the average office hours that is recommended.
ALL PRODUCTION EDITORS are responsible for proofs, including reading all copy and checking for layout mistakes!
For the past few years we have been using Student Media articles in tandem with Bruinlife articles; for this reason the Copy Editor will be responsible for editing all used SM articles for grammar, spelling and to ensure they are in the past-tense.
Together with the writing staff, the Copy Editor brainstorms ideas/topics for the book.
After a list of topics are finalized. the Copy Editor will be responsible for assigning these articles to the copy staff and editing the written content of the yearbook, including: body copy, headlines and subheadlines, quotes, captions and any other features or stories that may be included in the production process.
The Copy Editor should ensure that all articles are written in a timely manner in line with set deadlines, and that all copy adheres to the standards specified by Bruinlife and the EIC. Therefore, the Copy Editor should become well aware of Associated Press (AP) Style, and do the proper research to ensure all copy follows these style guidelines.
In the case that articles are not completed by staff members, the copy editor is responsible for completing them.
List and explain any positions you've held that are indicative of your leadership and managerial skills.
Why are you interested in the Copy Editor position?
How would yearbook rank in your order of priorities? How much time and effort are you willing to commit to BruinLife? Please list any other extra-curricular activities you are involved with. Please describe the classes you will be taking next year and make a rough estimate of number of office of hours you will be able to do weekly.
What changes or improvements would you make in how the yearbook is produced? Include comments on content, organization, and production procedure in terms of copy. How do you envision the copy in next year's book? Include any stylistic and creative standards you would like to enforce.
You can view past books in 118 Kerckhoff Hall or at Young Research Library on campus.
How do you plan to train your staff? Please include plans for both initial training as well as workshops to take place throughout the school year.
Will you be available during the summer to participate in the Editors retreat (3-5 days) where you will be given hands on training?
Please submit your resume
Please attach samples of your writing that you feel best represent your skills as a copy writer.