2017- 2018 Trail Application
Thank you deciding to apply for The Trail. We're glad that you're interested in working for us! We are excited to review your application. We will contact you with further information once we've reviewed your application materials. We look forward to meeting with you!

- The Puget Sound Trail Executive Staff

P.S.: Unfortunately, you are unable to save your progress and revisit this form. We reccomend answering the questions on a separate sheet, then copy-pasting them over.

Personal Information
Name:
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Preferred name:
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Preferred e-mail
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Preferred phone number
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Best way to reach you
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UPS ID number
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Campus Mailbox Number
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Major(s) and minor(s)
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Preferred pronoun (she/he/they/etc.)
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Positions
Indicate any positions you're interested in applying for
Indicate which section(s) you're interested in working for (please only answer if applying for writer or section editor)
Short Answer Questions
Aim for around 100-250 words per question
What experience do you have working for a newspaper or magazine? What experience do you have working with AP style?
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Describe a time where you had to balance multiple responsibilities at once. How did you manage your time so that you remained committed?
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What is the role of The Trail at Puget Sound? Why do we do what we do? Why is student media important?
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What groups or organizations have you been a part of at the University of Puget Sound? How connected do you feel to the Puget Sound Community?
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Writing Sample
Please copy and paste a writing sample that you feel best represents your skills as a journalist. If you do not have a journalistic sample, please include an academic piece that illustrates your ability to do research or tell a story. (If you are interested in applying for the position of art director, layout manager, marketing and outreach manager, business manager, or copy editor please skip this section)
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Copy Editing
If you are applying to be a copy editor, please email trail@pugetsound.edu for a sample paragraph to copy edit before your interview.
Design
If you are applying to be the art director or layout manager, please email samples of past work to trail@pugetsound.edu. If you are applying to be a section editor, feel free to supplement your application with samples of graphic design you've done in the past (optional).
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