Photo Editor / / THE CHIMES

Applications, resume and recommendation letters due via email to Jana Eller at chimes.editor-in-chief@biola.edu.

Label each page with your name, major, phone, email and year.


  1. Why are you interested in this position?

  1. What kind of experience in journalism, art and/or leadership do you have that you feel will assist you in being the photo editor? (Please list all coursework that is applicable, high school newspaper experience, Chimes experience, and job-related experience.)

  1. What is your projected date of graduation? (Only students graduating spring 2018 and later will be considered, as the position is one year in length.)

  1. How familiar are you with taking photojournalistic shots as opposed to posed photos?

  1. Describe your leadership style and skills.

  1. How would you work with the web photo editor to ensure a communicative, healthy relationship?

  1. The Chimes produces dozens of stories each week. What are some action steps you would take to make sure that each story gets covered well?

  1. Do you feel comfortable giving “orders” to other photographers? Are you flexible enough to take assignments at the last minute?

  1. The Chimes is a web-first publication, meaning photos for stories must be captured and edited every day. How would you handle a job that is somewhat constant and unpredictable?

  1. What is your vision/goal for the paper photo-wise? What is your goal for The Chimes Online?

  1. This position may take 10-15 hours of your week.  Does this work with your class schedule, and can you handle the time commitment? (Please provide your schedule for next semester.)

  1. How familiar are you with PhotoShop and InDesign?
  2. How familiar are you with concepts of layout design?  

  1. Do you have trouble staying organized, being on time or remembering assignments and deadlines? What is your method for staying organized?

  1. Please submit a portfolio of your ten best photos.

  1. What kind of camera do you have?

  1. Do you view the Chimes’ work as kingdom work? If so, how and why? How would you integrate your faith with this job, and how would that change how you work?

  1. How did you find out about this position?