Fresh Ink for Teens: Editorial Board
Editorial Board Application 2020-2021
Call For Editorial Board Applications
Fresh Ink for Teens (FIT) is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Editorial Board. This select group of creative and responsible high school students will work closely with the editor on developing new content for the website and on recruiting writers. Members of the editorial board will gain professional journalism experience and exposure to an international audience of readers.
The Editorial Board will be tasked with coming up with timely topics for writers to pursue, related to Jewish holidays, high school programming, current events, milestones in teenagers lives, and more. The board and editor will hold monthly virtual meetings and will be in regular contact through GroupMe.
Members of the board will reflect the diversity of the Jewish teen community and should be outside-of-the-box thinkers who feel passionate about their opinions and expressing them through writing.
FIT is a showcase for Jewish teens to publish their original writing, poetry and artwork. FIT covers all topics, such as family, sports, college, and activism, all through a Jewish lens. It’s a project of the Jewish Week Media Group based in New York City and participation is open to all Jewish high school-aged students, no geographic restrictions.
Applications will be accepted until June 26, 2020.
-Identify as Jewish
-Be enrolled in high school or equivalent home-schooling program
-The position is for one year, starting in fall of 2020 and continuing through the 2020-2021 academic year, with the option to work during the summer.
-If you have fulfilled your responsibilities and are still eligible, you can choose to remain on the editorial board.
- Write a minimum of three articles during the 2020-2021 academic year
- Attend all monthly virtual Editorial Board meetings and participate in group discussions
(One Sunday a month at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST)
-Submit two monthly topic suggestions
-Edit and communicate with assigned staff writers, ensuring pieces are edited and submitted in a timely fashion
-Act as a FIT ambassador by promoting the website and recruiting new writers
-Share FIT content on personal social media outlets
-Other tasks and responsibilities as determined by Fresh Ink staff and/or editorial board
-Help shape the future of Fresh Ink for Teens
-Add a respected credential on your high school resume
-Build leadership, decision making and communication skills
-Gain practical journalism and writing experience
- Develop a relationship with FIT affiliates, The Jewish Week and The Times of Israel
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