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Subject: Job Opening: Student Media Prince William Campus Editor
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:53:22 -0400
From: Charvis V. Campbell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Prince William Campus Student Organization President's List <[log in to unmask]>
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Student Media has an immediate opening for the Prince William Campus Editor.  Please see below for additional information. 

Call or email Scott Bailey at 703.993.3408 or [log in to unmask] with questions or comments.

Student Media Prince William Campus Editor


Prince William is a fast-growing part of Mason and Student Media would like to expand its coverage of the Prince William campus. The Prince William Campus Editor monitors the events and news on the Prince William campus, developing and writing stories for various Student Media organizations publications, including Broadside and Connet2Mason. The editor collaborates with professional staff and student leaders to find opportunities for interviews and engaging content covering the Prince William campus.


The intern works 10 hours weekly and receives a $75/week stipend.


Send a resume and a writing sample of 500 to 750 words to [log in to unmask]. The writing sample should consist of any essay written for any class. Choose the piece you feel represents you best. Call Scott Bailey at 703.993.3408 with any questions.


The position duties are divided as follows:


20% Develop story ideas with other editors and advisors. Includes:

        Meeting with editorial staff as required to discuss upcoming issues;

        Identifying topics on the Prince William campus;

        Deciding what aspect of these topics would make a quality story;

        Relaying shape of final story to editorial staff; and

        Occasional time required at Office of Student Media on Fairfax Campus.


30% Research stories. Includes:

        Conducting background research;

        Performing interviews;  and

        Contacting sources.


20% Fact check, edit and improve stories. Includes:

        Working with writers and editors to insure a high quality of content;

        Maintaining journalistic integrity; and

        Expanding stories with relevant information, facts and quotes.


30% Write solid, readable stories. Includes:

        Displaying a firm handling of mechanics;

        Structuring the story to highlight features integral to it;

        Employing a unique authorial voice; and

        Rewriting and revising as necessary.