FEM editors work on both online and print pieces for one of our sections (Campus Life, Dialogue & Opinion, Entertainment, Politics, and Arts & Creative) alongside other editor(s). Please read the description below before applying. If you have any questions about the application, please feel free to email [email protected]
You may apply to either be a copy editor, content editor, or either (you will not be both at the same time). Copy Editors edit for grammar, syntax, and clarity. Content Editors make sure content aligns with FEM's mission statement and give writers suggestions about how to expand and clarify their arguments.
NOTICE: You will be expected to attend MANDATORY training sessions at the beginning of Fall Quarter. Training will occur during these dates: Weekend before Week 4 (end of week 3) Weekend before Week 5 (end of week 4) Weekend before Week 6 (end of week 5) We will provide more specific dates as we get closer to the training dates
Editors edit multiple articles 2-3 days per week for the website and multiple articles for each quarterly print issue.
Attend weekly section meetings.
Cooperation with FEM’s member policy.
Below are brief descriptions of each section:
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.
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.
Entertainment: Publishes pop-culture critique from intersectional perspectives, including but not limited to popular films, music, and TV shows.
Arts + Creative: Similar to Entertainment, 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).
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.