2014-2015 Job Descriptions
THE CHIMES // opinions editor
Basic function and responsibility:
The opinions editor is responsible for the solicitation and approval of opinions articles submitted by guest writers. This person ensures that enough articles and writers are available to keep the website updated and fill space in print. In addition, the opinions editor supervises regular writers. The opinions editor edits opinions articles for content, grammar, spelling, etc. The opinions editor is very in tune with any articles or incidents that might incite or aggravate conflict, and deals with that appropriately. The ideal candidate is in tune with the diversity of the campus as well as campus chatter and rumor-mill. The ideal candidate is able to be firm with headstrong writers. Must be able to recruit, coach and encourage strong writers. The ideal candidate is also familiar with SEO and basic web programs.
14. Attend weekly budget meetings.
15. Help train and hire an apprentice for the spring semester. The apprentice should work five hours or more a week under the supervision of the opinions editor.
Supervision received: Editor-in-chief, managing production editor, managing web editor
Supervision of others: Opinions freelance writers
General: Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead a writing staff. Able to delegate assignments. 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 programs such as Google Docs and Excel. Display an awareness of world and campus news climate.
Education and experiences: At the time of appointment, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a scale of 4.00, have completed at least one semester at Biola University with a full-time student status and currently be enrolled as a full-time student. During the term of service, maintain the previously mentioned grade point average on a semester basis and maintain a full-time student status. Prior experience in journalism is preferred.
Hours worked: 10 hours, 9 months