The Advocate is accepting applications for next year’s staff. Applications are due February 21. They can be emailed to business manager Logan Peterson at petersonlo@mnstate.edu, or dropped off at The Advocate office, Flora Frick 254A.

All staff positions are paid a weekly salary. Interviews will begin in March. Students with previous related experience are preferred, but it is not required. If students have questions, they can contact editor-in-chief Aaron Simmons.

Editor-in-chief

  • Manages the newspaper with attention to visual content in all sections (photography and design).
  • Oversees photographers.
  • Works with the business manager to identify ads that need placing.
  • Lays out initial “draft” of paper.
  • Works with written content and web editors to conceptualize multimedia approaches to distributing online content.
  • Compiles payroll with the help of business manager’s ad income spreadsheet.

News/Assistant Editor

  • Manages the newspaper with attention to verbal content (news, variety and sports sections).
  • Facilitates copy flow from curricular sources.
  • Specifically manages the newspaper’s news section.
  • Oversees editors of sports and variety sections as well as news and news “commentary” writers.
  • Works with presentation and web editors to conceptualize multimedia approaches to distributing online content.
  • Designs and edits section pages.

Online Manager

  • Posts stories and photos on Advocate website
  • Places ads according to Business Manager’s specifications
  • Takes care of any technical details online

Ad/Business manager

  • Sells ads and controls invoicing
  • Communicates payroll elements influenced by ad sales to managing editors.
  • Creates annual budget application to SABC
  • Works with Editor-In-Chief to plan and execute budget with allocated funds and ad revenue

Variety editor

  •  Works with the editor-in-chief and assistant editor to conceptualize section’s layout and art in conjunction with its verbal content (A&E, feature, “commentary”).
  • Oversees variety writers.
  • Designs and edits section pages.

Sports editor

  • Works with the editor-in-chief and assistant editor to conceptualize section’s layout and art in conjunction with its verbal content.
  • Oversees sports and sports “commentary” writers.
  • Designs and edits section pages.

Creative Engagement Manager

  • Manages social media, posting stories and writing a summary
  • Takes photos, and directs freelance photographers
  • Edits photos for print and online publishing
  • Designs any graphic The Advocate might need 

Copy Editor

  • Oversees final copy on every story
  • Possesses excellent knowledge of grammar and syntax
  • Well-versed in AP Style