Layout/Design Staff is responsible for page design using software such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Staff members handle strict deadlines to ensure each article and photograph integrate with page spreads and contribute to overall book consistency.
-The BruinLife Design staff is involved in designing and lay outing pages various topics for pages for the yearbook and magazine.
-As a designer, you are responsible for quarterly yearbook assignments, attending all staff meetings and design staff meetings.
-Designing a minimum of 2 assignments per deadline for the yearbook (7 deadlines in the school year)
-Lay out a minimum of 4 assignments per deadline for the yearbook (7 deadlines in the school year)
-Designing a minimum of 1 assignment for the BruinLife Magazine per deadline (2 deadlines in the school year)
-Pitching ideas, covering a range of events and topics for the BruinLife blog.
-Shooting a minimum of 1 photo assignment per week for the BruinLife Blog
Applicants do not need prior design experience to apply for this job. There will Student Media training sessions taught by professionals, staff workshops, and office hours available for guidance. However, due to the nature of the position, designers with basic knowledge of design will be preferred.
-A more extensive resume.
-Networking opportunities with alumni and other Student Media publications.
-A platform for your creative work thru our magazine and yearbook.
-Your work is printed in an award winning yearbook that is made of over 500 pages.
-Connections with community organizations.
-Valuable news room knowledge and better understanding of how to work in a production environment.
-A safe space for dialogue and different values.
-Food and socials/field trips.
-Long time friends.