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Policy Perspectives, the Trachtenberg School’s student-run journal, is now accepting applications for leadership positions for the 2018-19 academic year! All master’s students graduating no earlier than May 2019 are welcome to apply. We are hiring for the following positions, each of which offers a unique way for you to be involved with Policy Perspectives:

Executive Board positions: Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor of the journal, and Executive Editor of the blog.

  • Executive Board positions are compensated with a $5,000 tuition award and an hourly salary up to $8,500.

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The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 13th. To apply, please complete the Volume 26 Leadership Application, where you will indicate the position(s) for which you wish to be considered. If your application is selected for consideration, we will invite you to interview in late April. We will announce the Volume 26 leadership team at the Volume 25 launch event on Friday, May 4.

Questions? Email us at polpersp@gwu.edu or stop by during our office hours on Monday, March 26th from or Tuesday April 3rd 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. in MPA 602A.

Full job descriptions can be found below:

Editor-in-Chief

(Paid Position)

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for overseeing all operations of both the Policy Perspectives print journal and Brief Policy Perspectives blog. The Editor-in-Chief will be a member of the Executive Board, along with the Managing Editor and Executive Editor, which will ultimately share responsibility for managing the journal, blog, and podcast. The Editor-in-Chief will coordinate tasks and responsibilities among the Executive Board, Events Coordinator, and Social Media Manager. It is expected that the Editor-in-Chief will dedicate a significant portion of his or her time to working on the print journal with the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities

Organizational management

  • Take the lead in representing the journal to outside organizations.
  • Manage circulation and journal finances.
  • Maintain a “big picture” view of the organization and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Supervise the Event Coordinator and ensure events are executed successfully.

Journal Production

  • Create a production schedule and support editorial process for journal articles, book reviews, and interviews.
  • Develop journal layout.
  • Coordinate with printer, TSO, and TSPPPA faculty and staff as needed.

Staff Management

  • Advertise staff positions and solicit submissions to the journal, including giving presentations at orientation and classes, producing and distributing advertisements, and appealing directly to faculty and students.
  • Select journal staff.
  • Communicate consistently with authors, editors, and faculty reviewers to keep production on schedule.
  • Provide support at editing workshops.

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Edit and proof all journal content.
  • Become an expert in the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Develop programming for journal launch party.

To apply, please complete the Volume 26 Leadership Application, where you will indicate the position(s) for which you wish to be considered and upload your cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

Managing Editor

Policy Perspectives print journal

(Paid Position)

The Managing Editor is responsible for producing Volume 26 of the Policy Perspectives journal. The Managing Editor will be a member of the Executive Board, along with the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor, which will ultimately share responsibility for managing the journal, blog, and podcast.

Responsibilities

Journal Production

  • Create a production schedule and manage editorial process for journal articles, book reviews, and interviews.
  • Develop journal layout.

Staff Management

  • Advertise staff positions and solicit submission to the journal, including giving presentations at orientation and classes, producing and distributing advertisements, and appealing directly to faculty and students.
  • Select journal staff.
  • Communicate consistently with authors, editors, and faculty reviewers to keep production on schedule.
  • Teach editing workshops, develop/revise instructional materials.

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Edit and proof all journal content.
  • Become an expert in the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Support programming for journal launch party.

To apply, please complete the Volume 26 Leadership Application, where you will indicate the position(s) for which you wish to be considered and upload your cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

Executive Editor

Brief Policy Perspectives blog

(Paid Position)

The Executive Editor is responsible for managing the Brief Policy Perspectives blog and the GW WonkCast. The Executive Editor will be a member of the Executive Board, along with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, which will ultimately share responsibility for managing the journal, blog, and podcast.

Responsibilities

Blog Production & Website Management

  • Manage the policy-perspectives.org website.
  • Manage the Policy Perspectives social media accounts. Post for each blog and podcast episode.
  • Format and publish all blog content and post all episodes of the GW WonkCast on the blog.
  • Create and manage the production schedule and editorial process to publish blog throughout the year.
  • Edit and proof all blog content.
  • Maintain editorial discretion over all blog content.
  • Ensure high quality of blog pieces (students should be able to use them as writing samples).
  • Listen to each GW WonkCast episode to ensure fitness to represent the Trachtenberg school. Provide edits to GW WonkCast team on any unsupported or incorrect information or FCC guidelines violated.
  • Provide support to the GW WonkCast team for any events.
  • Coordinate with Trachtenberg staff to acquire any blog or podcast-related purchases.
  • Coordinate with Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor as needed. Support Policy Perspectives events.

Staff Management

  • Select deputy editors and staff writers to produce and edit blog content.
  • Select GW WonkCast staff with the help of former GW WonkCast leadership through interview and application process.
  • Communicate with staff and faculty advisor on deadlines and priorities.
  • Develop “best practices” to help blog improve and grow.
  • Train staff on writing and editing techniques (AP style, grammar/mechanics, thesis statements, hyperlink citations).
  • Advertise staff positions and solicit submission to the blog, including giving presentations at orientation and classes, producing and distributing advertisements, and appealing directly to faculty and students.

 

To apply, please complete the Volume 26 Leadership Application, where you will indicate the position(s) for which you wish to be considered and upload your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and complete a brief editing exercise.

 

Eligibility & Compensation

All Trachtenberg School master’s students graduating no earlier than May 2019 are welcome to  apply. However, we will give preference to applicants with prior Policy Perspectives experience, including Associate Editors, Deputy Editors, Staff Writers, and authors.

Paid positions–Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and Executive Editor–will receive the following compensation:

  • Tuition award: $5,000
  • Hourly salary: up to $8,500 for the 2018-2019 academic year

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 13th.  If your application is selected for consideration, we will invite you to interview in mid- to late-April. We will announce the Volume 26 leadership team at the Volume 25 launch event on Friday, May 4th.

Please email us at polpersp@gwu.edu with any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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