Euphony 2017-2018 Editorial Staff Application
NOTE: You do NOT have to be a current Euphony staff member to apply for these positions. Please fill out all the relevant portions for each position you are interested in. Contact euphonyjournal@gmail.com with any questions.
Name:
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Year:
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When do you plan to graduate?
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Study abroad plans?
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What positions are you applying for?
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If you are applying for multiple positions, please rank them in the grid below:
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Managing Editor
Poetry Editor
Prose Editor
Why do you want to be an editor for Euphony?
(If applying for multiple positions, elaborate for each position.)
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Prose Editor Position
1. The prose editor is responsible for assembling weekly prose packets and sending out these packets each week, usually at least a few days in advance so that staff has adequate time to read through the material.

2. The prose editor is also for communicating relatively promptly with authors regarding the status of their submissions. This is done over email, in which authors will be notified of whether or not their piece or pieces are being considered for publication online or in print.

3. The prose editor manages submissions via a spreadsheet, keeping note of which pieces are going to final considerations at the end of the quarter and which will be rejected.

4. The prose editor is responsible for copyedits of prose pieces prior to publication.

5. The prose editor assembles all prose in InDesign for publication. This is usually accomplished working together with the Managing Editor.

6. Occasionally, the prose editor will consider pieces that do not strictly fall under what is considered prose, such as plays, nonfiction pieces, autobiographies, etc. We do not receive too many of these kinds of submissions, but they do exist.

An ideal prose editor will have great communication skills, a keen eye for prose submissions, and the patience to sort through large quantities of emails. Experience with spreadsheets/Google Docs is great, and experience with InDesign is a big plus.

Describe your taste in fiction/prose. What do you like? What don't you like? How would you balance your own personal tastes with the aesthetics of the magazine/staff as a whole?
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Pick a piece of literature and briefly explain why this particular work has become personally significant. What are its strong points? Its weak ones?
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What relevant experience do you have that makes you a good candidate for this position?
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Poetry Editor Position
1. The poetry editor is responsible for assembling weekly poetry packets and sending out these packets each week, usually at least a few days in advance so that the staff has adequate time to read through the material.

2. The poetry editor is also for communicating relatively promptly with authors regarding the status of their submissions. This is done over email, in which authors will be notified of whether or not their poem or poems are being considered for publication online or in print.

3. The poetry editor manages submissions via a spreadsheet, keeping note of which pieces are going to final considerations at the end of the quarter and which will be rejected.

4. The poetry editor is responsible for copyedits of poems prior to publication.

5. The poetry editor assembles all poetry in InDesign for publication. This is usually accomplished working together with the Managing Editor.

An ideal poetry editor will have great communication skills, a keen eye for poetry submissions, and the patience to sort through large quantities of emails. Experience with spreadsheets/Google Docs is great, and experience with InDesign is a big plus.

Describe your taste in poetry. What do you like? What don't you like? How would you balance your own personal tastes with the aesthetics of the magazine/staff as a whole?
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Pick a poem and briefly explain why this particular work has become personally significant. What are its strong points? Its weak ones?
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What relevant experience do you have that makes you a good candidate for this position?
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Managing Editor Position
Two managing editors will work to maintain the RSO as a whole. The managing editor positions comprise several roles, including administrative, social media, web, layout, and marketing functions. It is because of the multifaceted nature of the position that we believe in having two managing editors.

Managing editors are responsible for:
(1) booking space for weekly meetings along with any events
(2) reapplying for RSO status at the end of each year
(3) applying for annual allocations each year to fund printing issues and other Euphony costs
(4) checking incoming mail for questions and comments about Euphony
(5) spreading the word about the cover contest for each issue and organizing voting for final cover
(6) assembling each issue in InDesign
(7) copyediting each issue from cover to cover
(8) communicating with contributors and printers
(9) sending out print issues to contributors
(10) marketing and promotion of Euphony (i.e., attendance at RSO fair in October)
(11) distributing issues across campus
(12) updating Euphony WordPress with online pieces
(13) maintaining Euphony's social media presence (Twitter and Facebook)

Good communication skills are key and any additional managing experience is a plus. Skills in layout design/InDesign and social media are huge pluses.

What relevant experience do you have that makes you a good candidate for this position?
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Euphony is always looking for ways to improve our review process and to increase our distribution. Are there any changes you would like to see in Euphony? If so, how would you go about accomplishing them?
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