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Student Media Board

Special Fall 2013 Application


Applications are now being accepted for the following Media Board positions:


Description of Position

  • The Editor-in-Chief serves a one-year term, beginning in either the fall or spring semester (depending on the publication). The Editor-in-Chief appoints students to all other staff positions. All positions are assumed vacant at the beginning of the process (calendar year/spring semester). The most important role of the editor is providing leadership for the staff and formulating a coherent vision for the path of the publication/production. The Editor-in-Chief, in overseeing the medium, must ensure that it maintains a consistent quality and style, and see that it runs efficiently. The Editor-in-Chief must put in the time to stay organized and make the operation run.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assuming general charge of all departments and positions on the editorial board;
  • Scheduling, announcing, and conducting all staff meetings;
  • Representingthe medium at student and administrative meetings, when possible. If unavailable, the Editor-in-Chief should appoint an appropriate proxy;
  • Attending Media Board meetings and performing all necessary membership duties;
  • Making decisions regarding the medium's style and appearance;
  • Handling correspondence;
  • Coordinating short and long-term planning with the staff;
  • For all print medium the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for final approval of all pages before print;
  • Keeping accurate budget records and producing a new budget for the Media Board at the end of his or her term as editor;
  • Working to draw new talent to the publication/production's staff.