Olathe West Newspaper Application
Thank you for your interest in newspaper! Next year we will have a chance to build upon the online news site we have built over the past two years and make it even better. It will require many responsibilities, but will also be a lot of fun! Please answer the questions below honestly, and Mrs. Walker will contact you with any further questions and/or her decision this April.
Basic Information
First Name *
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Last Name *
Your answer
Email Address (I will contact you in April at this address to let you know if you made it on staff) *
Your answer
2019-2020 Grade (next year's grade) *
Current School *
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What is your current grade in English class? *
What is your current GPA? *
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Tell me more about yourself...
1. What newspaper positions would you be interested in fulfilling? *Note: You may mark more than one that you think would be a good fit. *
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2. Of the above positions, which one do you think would be the best fit and why? *
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3. Do you have any prior experience in journalism/writing, design software (InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator), page/graphic design, photography, or leadership? If so, please explain, especially as it relates to the position you are applying for. *
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PARAGRAPH RESPONSES
Please take your time with the following questions. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you type your answers ahead of time in a Word document so you can proofread your responses. Make sure to use complete sentences and be thorough--this is your chance to show off your writing skills and attention to detail!
1. I am looking for people with all different skills and traits to make up our team. You don't need to be the best at everything, but hopefully you can bring something valuable to the table. Of the traits and skills listed below, pick 3-5 as your biggest strengths and explain why. *
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2. Newspaper requires you to meet deadlines and have excellent time management. Please provide an example of when you managed your time well or met a deadline. Be specific: *
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3. What ideas and goals do you have for the Owl Post website? You may include ideas that you liked about other websites and news sites you've seen, but original ideas are a plus! *
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4. Why do you want to join the newspaper staff? *
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COMMITTMENTS AND AVAILABILITY
1. List all commitments you plan on having next year (sports, work, clubs, school, etc.). Involvement in other activities will not count against you, as long as you can commit to making newspaper a top priority. *
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2. Are you willing to work after school and occasionally on weekends to meet newspaper deadlines? *
3. Do you/will you have a car? If not, will you be able to secure a ride to and from occasional after-school events? *
4. Do you have Internet at your house? *
5. If you make it on staff, are you and a parent available to attend an informational meeting on April 18th?
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