COPY AND CONTENT EDITOR APPLICATION FEM editors work on articles for one section (Campus Life, Dialogue, Entertainment, Politics, Arts and Creative) for the FEM website and our quarterly print issue alongside staff writers and other editors. You may apply to either be a copy editor or content editor.
CONTENT EDITING: Content editors edit articles for clarity of message, argumentative strength, logical consistency, theoretical accuracy, cohesiveness of ideas, style and tone, accessibility, quality of sourcing, and adherence to FEM’s mission statement and handbook.
COPY EDITING: Copy editors edit articles for AP style grammar and mechanics, word choice, appropriate paragraph and sentence length, formatting, logical transitions, clarity of language and structure, and general article flow. Copy editors are also responsible for making sure the article aligns with the FEM mission statement and handbook.
FEM Mission Statement: FEM, UCLA’s feminist newsmagazine since 1973, is dedicated to the empowerment of all people, the recognition of gender diversity, the dismantling of systems of oppression, and the application of intersectional feminist ideology for the liberation of all peoples. FEM operates within an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-racist framework. Our organization seeks to challenge oppression based on sexuality, gender, race, class, ability, religion, and other hegemonic power structures. We create a wide range of compassionate multimedia content that recenters narratives often rejected or ignored within mainstream media. Beyond journalism, FEM engages in actionable praxes by building coalitions with other campus and community members. As self-reflective feminists, we are committed to unlearning and relearning alongside our global audience as the sociopolitical landscape in which we are situated continues to transform.