Mace & Crown

Providing Student News to Old Dominion University Since 1930

Mace & Crown

Mace & Crown

Hiring

The Mace and Crown hires in the middle of Spring and Fall semesters, for the sequential semester. Positions are paid by stipend and require minimum of 10 hours of work per week. All positions require availability during 12:30-1:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 


Hiring for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Academic Year

 

URGENTLY HIRING – Managing Editor

 

Responsible for editing all copy and ensuring content adheres to Associated Press (AP) style. Responsible for conversing with and assisting editors, as well as working with the Editor in Chief and Copy Editor. 

 

Specific Duties:

  1. Works with editors to assign digital and magazine deadlines, in order to best optimize headline news.
  2. Responsible for revising and proofreading all digital articles after the Copy Editor
  3. Required to look over, revise and proofread closely of magazine proofs.
  4. Work with the Social Media Editor to best optimize social media publication and website content.
  5. Communicates with outside contributors and contacts (freelancers, alumni) to determine which pitches get written. 
  6. Required to be present at all meetings (on Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30)
  7. Must be available to answer questions or messages from section editors within a reasonable time frame that does not impede on the production schedule. 
  8. Secures press passes for events.
  9. Responsible for keeping four (4) weekly office hours.

 


URGENTLY HIRING – Copy Editor 

 

Responsible for editing all copy and ensuring content adheres to Associated Press (AP) style. The Copy Editor is to make edits, trim, and write headlines and cutlines (when needed) for stories. 

 

Specific Duties:

  1. Copy edit, proofread and revise section editors’ and writers’ work prior to the production night/digital deadline. 
  2. Required to look over, revise and proofread closely the magazine proof 
  3. Responsible for revising and proofreading all digital articles at least once before they are published.
  4. Required to be present at all meetings (on Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30)
  5. Must be available to answer questions or messages from section editors within a reasonable time frame that does not impede on the production schedule. 
  6. Responsible for keeping four (4) weekly office hours.

 


URGENTLY HIRING – Graphic Designer

 

 The Graphic Designer is responsible for the overall layout of the magazine once copy and photographs have been submitted. 

 

Specific Duties:

  1. May be asked to create ads for customers, but will receive design fees for ad creation.
  2. Will be proficient with the Adobe Creative Software Suite and/or associated computer systems necessary to present a clean, professional looking magazine. 
  3. Will adhere to layouts and styles set forth, but can be changed with approval of the EiC. The EiC will oversee all graphics and section editors for proper presentation of the stories.
  4. May produce and/or alter graphics on the digital website, following the layouts and style guidelines already set.
  5. Must be available to answer questions or messages from other editors and contributing and Staff Writers/Photographers within a reasonable time frame that does not impede on the production schedule. 
  6. Must manage and set deadlines for their assistant and any staff or contributing graphic designers under their supervision, as well as communicate regularly with them.
  7. Required to be present at all meetings (on Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30)
  8. Responsible for keeping four (4) weekly office hours.

 


URGENTLY HIRING – Social Media Editor 

 

The Social Media Editor is responsible for overseeing all digital operations of the news organization. Any candidate for this position must possess in-depth knowledge of digital journalism and understanding of social media platforms including (but not limited to): Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. 

 

Specific Duties: 

  1. Curating relative content to reach the news organization’s readers on current social media platforms.
  2. Developing and expanding outreach efforts.
  3. Overseeing design (i.e. Facebook timeline cover, profile picture, thumbnails, Twitter profiles, etc.)
  4. Must be available to answer questions or messages from other editors and contributing and Staff Writers/Photographers within a reasonable time frame that does not impede on the production schedule.
  5. Must manage and set deadlines for their assistant editor and any staff or contributors under their supervision, as well as communicate regularly with them.
  6. Required to be present at all meetings (on Tuesday/Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30)
  7. Responsible for keeping four (4) weekly office hours.

 

We are also accepting applications for News Editor, Technology Editor, A&E Editor, Photography Editor, and Sports Editor. 

 

Specific Duties:

  1. Responsible for the recruitment and development of new writers, and following up with writers’ progress throughout the week. Ensure beneficial leads each week.
  2. Responsible for uploading stories of their section to the website
  3. Responsible for making sure at least one story under their section is published per week while classes are in session
  4. Must be available to answer questions or messages from other editors, interviewees, and contributing and Staff Writers/Photographers within a reasonable time frame that does not impede on the production schedule 
  5. Must manage and set deadlines for their assistant editor and any staff or contributing writers under their supervision, as well as communicate regularly with them
  6. Before each article/magazine is sent to the printers or published 
  7. Responsible for keeping four (4) weekly office hours in addition to being present at all meetings

 

Please apply by emailing your work portfolio and resume to [email protected]

 

Application Deadline is May 30.