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Student Media Board

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

Chair, Media Board (calendar year)
Member at Large (calendar year)
Co-editor, The Topical (spring semester)

Chair of the Media Board

  •     Schedule, arrange, and conduct all Media Board meeting;
  •     Direct and/or designate all official business of the Board;
  •     Officially represent the Board by serving as a spokesperson between the Board and the college administration;
  •     Administer a training and education fund to be used to assist members of the Board to improve and expand the publications/productions coordinated by the Board;
  •     Monitor and record all financial transactions of the Board;
  •     Monitor each organizations production schedule;
  •     Arrange for the servicing and maintenance of the equipment operated by the Board;
  •     Meet regularly with the Director of Student Activities;
  •     At the behest of the Board, obtain the opinions of a publication’s staff in regard to the upcoming elections of their Editor-in-Chief;
  •     Act as custodian of the Constitution.


  •     Attend and participate in meetings of the Media Board
  •     Actively participate in periodic reviews/reevaluations of student publications and productions
  •     Officially represent the Board and serve as a liaison between the *Board and the student population
  •     Assist with special projects, workshops, and training sessions
  •     Assist with the annual budget preparation and proposal process as needed
  •     Assist the Media Board Chair in Board business.


  •     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 ofthe 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.
  •     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 toproduction's staff.