2016-2017 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.
14. Attend weekly budget meetings.
15. Train an apprentice in spring for 10+ hours a week.
Supervision received: Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor
Supervision of others: Opinions Staff Writer, freelancers
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 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 semester (This is a stipend-based position, with a $100 a week for an estimated 13 weeks. This amount subject to change.)