Opinions Editor Applicant Form
Job Description - Opinions Editor
Opinions Editor will be responsible for maintaining an opinions staff of at least 10 columnists who produce five to eight print columns a week and/or three to five online columns. The Opinions Editor will be responsible for ensuring there is a diverse variety of opinions included in this section. The Opinions Editor will determine what column ideas are worthy to go on the budget based on column ideas provided by columnists. The Opinions Editor will have the jurisdiction to determine senior reporters based on performance and will have hire/disciplinary power over section staff as he/she sees fit.

· Must be present on production night.

· Must be present at weekly budget meetings.

· Hold weekly meetings among opinion staff.

· Hold office hours for a minimum of 12 hours per week Tuesday through Friday.

· Ensure all staff are in appropriate SLACK channels and have CAMAYAK access.

· Update and maintain the weekly budget.

· Be knowledgeable in AP style.

· Be responsible for writing or assigning the Main Point.

· Copyedit all columns and meet deadlines set by the EIC.

· Communicate with illustrators effectively to provide accurate illustrations for columns and editorial cartoons.

· Read, choose and verify Letters to the Editor for publication.

· Ensure section represents a range of opinions and ideas on campus.

· Meet deadlines.

· Check University Star email account several times a day.

· Reply to applications within 24 hours.

· Reply to emails within 24 hours.

· Assist with contest entries as needed.

· Assist with one outreach activity per semester.

· Required to attend bi-weekly all-staff meetings.

· Ensure all content meets the highest standards of journalistic ethics.

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