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Assistant Campus Editor
Direct Report: News Editor

Do you have strong writing and reporting skills? Are you a dedicated, budding journalist who is passionate about gaining editorial experience for your career? Do you want The Hilltop to serve as the leading source of news and information for Howard students, faculty members and alumni? If so, The Hilltop has an assistant campus editor position for you.

We’re seeking a versatile, outgoing assistant campus editor who is eager to develop editorial and managerial skills. This person will be an influential component of The Hilltop’s efforts to re-engage with students by attending events and employing faculty, student and organization highlights. The assistant campus editor should be engulfed in campus-related activities and build relationships with the Howard University community at-large.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Meet strict editorial deadlines and communicate progress to executive managing editor
- Research news, events and public policies daily to assist the news editor with developing news budget consistent with The Hilltop’s reporting goals and objectives
- Craft and identify #HilltopHighlights article/social media opportunities to showcase influential students, teachers and campus organizations
- Work with executive team and university officials to coordinate organization of the month, student of the month, alumni member of the month and faculty member of the month features monthly
- Craft engaging, concise Campus News of the Week print segment to provide public with a brief overviews of local, world, national and campus-related news and events
- Copyedit and revise articles to ensure that content meets expectations of news editor and develop three articles monthly
- Check progress of writers before deadlines and distribute reminders of upcoming deadlines
- Attend meetings and functions and serve as an assistant during production night
- Attend events and build relationships with administrators, student government leaders, organizations and professors
- Recruit writers on a consistent basis to increase participation for the news section
- Enforce and disseminate writing style guide to writers to ensure that content meets organizational goals and objectives

Desired Qualifications:
Background in journalism, English, marketing and/or communications
Strong teamwork, collaboration and relationship-building abilities

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What are your career goals and how could The Hilltop help you accomplish those goals? (250 words min.)* *
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Writing Assignment: News brief: Draft a short paragraph summarizing the article below. Please adhere to strict AP Style guidelines and include a creative headline for the news brief. The brief should quickly inform writers in 5-7 sentences. *News Article: *
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