THE CHIMES // Features Editor
Basic function and responsibility:
The Chimes features editor is responsible for the content of the Life & section online and in print. Primarily, this person delegates assignments to freelance writers, editing for content, grammar, spelling, etc. This is a mentorship role. The features editor meets individually with writers and coaches them through the process. The ideal candidate is a strong writer/editor and can motivate and challenge contributors to meet a well-defined vision. The editor is in tune with diversity.
12. Attend weekly budget meetings and submit well-developed story ideas.
13. Train an apprentice in spring for 10+ hours a week.
Supervision received: Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor
Supervision of others: Features Staff Writer, freelancers
General: Demonstrate a working knowledge and familiarity with AP style. Strong editing, grammar and writing skills. Ability to supervise and provide constructive criticism in a helpful and appropriate manner. Flexible attitude. Demonstrate working knowledge of computer and web programs such as Google Docs, Wordpress and Excel. Good interpersonal skills and ability to lead a writing staff. An eye for visually compelling story components. Able to delegate assignments.
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. Demonstrate familiarity with the media and entertainment world.
Hours worked: 15-20 hours per week until the end of the semester (This is a stipend-based position, with a $100 a week for an estimated 13 weeks. This amount subject to change.)