***NOTICE: You will be expected to attend MANDATORY training sessions at the beginning of WINTER quarter, during the weekends of WEEK 3 (SAT. JAN. 26TH & SUN. JAN. 27TH) and WEEK 4 (SAT. FEB. 2ND & SUN. FEB. 3RD). You will either have training two days during one weekend or one day each weekend. You MUST attend training, so keep that in mind when deciding to apply.***
This application is due at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 11th, 2019 (end of week 1). Interviews will take place January 14th-16th during week 2. Applicants will be notified about interviews during the weekend between weeks 1 & 2.
FEM copy editors work on both online and print pieces for one of our sections (Campus Life, Dialogue & Opinion, Gendertainment, Politics, and Arts & Creative) alongside 1-2 co-copy editor(s). Please read the position description on the main page and the description below before applying. If you have any questions about the application, please feel free to email [email protected] or [email protected]
Below are brief descriptions of each section:
1. Campus Life: This section publishes all kinds of articles, but focuses on events happening around campus (screenings, talks, elections), campus and UC-related policy and happenings, etc. This section aims to publish all types of articles, from event recaps, interviews with professors, and long-form investigative work that critiques UCLA's activities as a corporation.
2. Politics: Deals with political happenings that are of importance to the feminist movement, not just in the US but also and especially in the non-Western world. This section will be a mix of short reporting and longer pieces.
2. Gendertainment: Publishes pop-culture critique from intersectional perspectives, including but not limited to popular films, music, and TV shows.
3. Arts + Creative: Similar to Gendertainment, one of the aspects of this section is to publish critiques of art. However, this section does not focus on "pop" culture - i.e. it focuses on local artists and it is also more interested in event coverage (i.e. of arts events happening around LA). It also publishes creative work (prose, poetry).
4. Dialogue: This section is very similar to the Opinion section of a newspaper. The topics you can write on are varied, but the format will be consistent: pieces on the longer side that are very research-based and are designed to be persuasive.
1. Copy edit multiple articles 2-3 days per week for the website
2. Copy edit assigned articles for quarterly print issue
3. Edit based on most current AP Style guidelines
4. Attend weekly section meetings
5. Cooperation with FEM’s member policy
What we can offer you:
1. Proficiency in AP style writing and editing
2. Leadership experience in a student publication
3. Intersectional feminist community on campus
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Please use no more than 300 words per question.
How did you hear about FEM?
What do you think it means to be an intersectional feminist?
Why is it important to have a newsmagazine here at UCLA that is dedicated to feminist issues?
If you have had any prior high school, junior college, or college journalism or media experience please list and explain here. (This is not necessary to apply).
What other feminist publications (magazines, blogs, etc.) and/or social media accounts do you read or follow?
Why do you want to join FEM as a copy editor?
Would you be interested in writing if you do not get an editing position? If so, please see the section below about submitted a writing sample.
Please attach your edited version of the document attached to the application.
Please edit the attached document(found above, under “Attached Files”) and upload your edited version here.
***Be sure to bold or highlight all the edits you make.***
IF YOU INDICATED ABOVE THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN WRITING , submitting this article sample is REQUIRED to be considered for an interview. Please submit a 300-500 word writing sample on one of the current social issues listed directly below this description. Please use at least two sources in your article -- these do not have to be academic sources. You may cite the sources or embed them as links in your writing.
Please submit a 300-500 word writing sample on one of the current social issues listed directly below this description. Please use at least two sources in your article -- these do not have to be academic sources. You may cite the sources or embed them as links in your writing.
TOPIC CHOICES: sex workers' rights, the migrant caravan, art, TV, movie, or music review of your choice through a feminist lens, gentrification in LA, voter suppression during the 2018 midterm elections, or U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia following the news of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
If you are interested in being involved in FEM’s external affairs teams, please check one or more of the options listed.
If you're not interested in any, select "None."
Any additional questions? Is there anything else we should know about you?
This application closed on Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
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