THE CHIMES // Online Editor
Basic Function and Responsibility:
The Chimes online editor is responsible for the development and promotion of The Chimes Online. The online editor is responsible both for setting a broad vision for The Chimes Online as well as handling the details to make that happen. In addition to managing its interaction with the print edition, the online editor coordinates a daily mix of multimedia and interactive elements that establish The Chimes Online as its own publication with unique offerings to an online audience. He/she also keeps up with the latest in the world of online journalism in order to implement the most effective, cutting-edge strategies.
The ideal candidate is a news junkie who is well-connected and curious about everything that happens on campus; someone with tremendous initiative and commitment to get the news story at all costs, despite personal inconvenience; and an excellent writer who is able to effectively manage a team and stays in communication at all times. He/she must also be technologically savvy, ideally with some experience in Web design and coding, and well-versed in social media.
Supervision received: Chimes Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor
Supervision of others: Bloggers, Web Producer
General: Demonstrate a working knowledge of AP style. Savvy with computer programs including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Hootsuite and social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Possess strong editing, grammar and writing skills. Demonstrate the ability to supervise a team and provide constructive criticism in a helpful and appropriate manner. Have a flexible attitude. Be invested in the work and vision of the Chimes. Show good interpersonal skills and excellent communication. Be able to manage a staff. Posses an attention to details that allows for the execution of a broad vision.
Education and experiences: At the time of election or appointment, must attend or accepted to Biola as a full-time student. Prior experience working with newspapers, yearbook, magazines or prior work, class experience, or journalism is preferable.
Hours Worked: 15-20 hours per week until the end of the spring semester (This is a stipend-based position, with a $100 a week for an estimated 13 weeks. This amount subject to change.)