MHS Student Media Application
This application form is your gateway to leadership positions on Blue M yearbook, The Mentor newspaper and MHSMentor.com, and Indian Insider video productions. Please complete all information for the 2017-2018 school year. Your responses will be seen by adviser Mrs. Nyp, student teachers, editors-in-chief and/or a team of media professionals who will interview EIC candidates.
Name
Your answer
I understand that I need to be in Digital Media Design and Production, Project Management, Photo Imaging or Video Production during fifth hour in order to be an editor/leader of student media.
My parents/guardians support my decision to be an editor/leader of student media, including my attendance at work nights and the duties as assigned.
Speaking of work nights, I understand that as an editor/leader I'm expected to be at EVERY work night assigned for my publication(s): immediately after school on Mondays for newspaper and online, and at least two per deadline for yearbook.
Seniors only: Do you plan to take early release or graduate in December?
Home/parents phone
Your answer
Your cell phone
Your answer
Your email address
Your answer
Employer (if you have a job)
Your answer
What regular hours do you work there?
Your answer
Are we allowed to contact you there?
Do you have a drivers license?
Do you have a car and/or regularly drive to school?
When would you be available and willing to work on publications? (check all that apply)
Required
Are you willing to spend three to five days this summer at journalism camp, if half or more of the cost is paid by the publication's activity account?
Are you willing to help with fundraisers to help pay your way to journalism camp, if half or more of the cost is paid by the publication's activity account?
What is the maximum amount you are willing to pay as your portion of the cost of attending journalism camp?
Your answer
What courses do you plan to take next year?
Your answer
The balance of involvement with your academic life is important. What is your current cumulative GPA?
Your answer
Attendance is crucial, and it shows you understand responsibility and deadlines. How many absences have you had this year? (Check in Infinite Campus -- your adviser or grade level counselor can help you find it)
Your answer
Do you have at least a B in your English class this year?
What school and community activities are you involved in, and how long have you done each?
Your answer
What experience do you have that might be beneficial on publications (including communications and leadership at MHS, other schools and through activities)?
Your answer
What media and communications classes have you already taken (including at MHS and other schools)?
Your answer
What is your average typing speed? (Visit www.typingtest.com to verify speed.)
Your answer
Use a scale of 1 to 5 to rate your ability on the following technical skills and abilities.
What even is this?
I've seen it but I'm not great at it
I can do it with occasional help
I'm pretty competent
I'm so good I could teach the class!
Word processing (Microsoft Word)
Google Docs
Adobe InDesign
Herff Jones yearbook plug ins
Digital photography
Adobe Photoshop
iPhoto
iMovie
WordPress
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Dreamweaver
Other
Use a scale of 1 to 5 to honestly rate your strengths and weaknesses in the following areas.
I'm very weak in this
I try hard but it's sometimes challenging
I'm pretty good but need occasional help and reminders
I'm pretty competent
I'm so good I could write the book on it!
Accepting responsibility
Attention to detail
Following through on commitments
Organization
Neatness (in work and in physical space)
Creativity
Design -- overall layout
Design -- graphic elements
Writing -- reporting
Writing -- opinion/persuasion
Proofreading
Collaborating on projects with others
Leading a group or team
Motivating and coaching others
Setting clear goals and deadlines
Meeting outside deadlines
Interpersonal and social skills
Public speaking
Persuasion and salesmanship
Managing stress and anxiety
What ranks as your top choice for position for next year?
What ranks as your second choice for position for next year?
What ranks as your third choice for position for next year?
What ranks as your fourth choice for position for next year?
What ranks as your fifth choice for position for next year?
Which publication editorial board were you referring to in the rankings (above)?
Which section or page were you referring to in the rankings (above)?
Your answer
What do you see as the greatest strength of 2016-2017 student publications?
Your answer
What do you see as the most significant weakness of 2016-2017 student publications?
Your answer
What is your primary reason for wanting to participate in student media next year?
Your answer
What is the most important skill or attribute you bring to the student media team?
Your answer
Editor-in-Chief and editorial board candidates: Why are you the best choice for the editorship?
Your answer
Editor-in-Chief and editorial board candidates: Please outline your goals, mission and ideas for sections, staffing and workflow for next year.
Your answer
Editor-in-Chief and editorial board candidates: What's one new idea you would like to incorporate into your publication if you are named to an editorial position? How will it work and how will it benefit the publication?
Your answer
Interviews for editors-in-chief will be 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 (note change of date). Please bring along a portfolio of three samples of your work that support your application for your top preferences. Samples can include articles, columns, reviews, photographs, page layouts, designed elements, captions/cutlines, or anything you think showcases your talent and leadership skills.
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