THE CHIMES // Deputy Editor
(News, Sports, A&E, Opinions, Copy, Web, Photo, Design, Business)
Basic function and responsibility:
A Deputy Editor assists their supervisor with their duties, differing depending on the position. For instance, a Deputy Section Editor helps the Section Editor(s) oversee article production, while a Deputy Web Producer assists their supervisor in scheduling article uploads and social media posting. This position involves a weekly commitment, and Deputy Editors are expected to eventually perform in the same duties as their supervising editor. A Deputy Editor is usually, but not always, hired to a full Editor position for the following year, provided they complete the application process.
Supervision received: Chimes Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Supervising Editor (i.e. News Editor, Web Editor)
Supervision of others: Depends on section; Deputy Section Editors and Deputy Photo Editors may be called upon to supervise freelancers or staff.
General: Proficient in skills necessary for corresponding section, such as strong writing abilities, a visual eye, or proficiency with design. All candidates should display a desire to learn and see the Chimes publication improve. Strong interpersonal skills and communication ability.
Education and experiences: At the time of election or appointment, have completed at least one semester at Biola University with a full-time student status and currently be enrolled as a full-time student. Prior work or class experience in journalism is preferable.