“The Advocate” is hiring for Fall 2014

If you’re a dedicated student with a passion for writing, then you’re a perfect fit for “The Advocate” team. Check out our open positions for Fall 2014 and kick-start your career today! “The Advocate” provides aspiring journalists with real-world experience where you have to meet deadlines and pitch story ideas.

We will be accepting applications until April 18, with interviews starting April 21. Submit your applications with a resume to advocate@mnstate.edu, or slide it under “The Advocate” office door, located in CMU 110.

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Opinion Editor:
-Hire columnists and cartoonists
-Make sure the opinion section is filled each week
-Design opinion pages (with headlines)
-With assistant editor and editor, write editorial

A&E & Sports Editors:
-Monitor own section
-Come up with story ideas for section
-Design pages for section (with headlines)
-Stay in contact with photo editor to make sure photos accompany stories in section
-Seek editor if help is needed

Photo Editor:
-Hire photographers, Give them assignments
-Make sure each section editor has the photos they need
-Make decisions on which photos are best for publication
-Work with editor on deciding which photos are published
-Edit all photos for publication (print and web)
-Seek editor if help is needed

Copy Editors (2):
-Edit every page on Tuesday nights during layout
-Each page goes through three rounds of edits. Two copy editors view the page each round.
-While editing pages, pay attention to everything: AP style, grammar, wording, captions, photos/graphics, headlines, etc.
-Seek editor if help is needed

Web Editor:
-Post everything to website
-Monitor social networking accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs)
-Design/maintain website
-Help with multimedia such as videos and podcasts
-Seek editor if guidance is needed

Business Manager:
-Mail invoices
-Balance Advocate checkbook (using Quickbooks)
-Work with ad manager on revenue
-Create yearly budget
-Keep advisor informed on budget concerns, seek help when needed
-Pick up mail

The purpose of The Advocate, as a print and online publication, is to ethically inform and entertain students, faculty, alumni and other members of the MSUM community on subjects regarding university issues and college life.