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Policy Perspectives, the Trachtenberg School’s student-run journal, is now accepting applications for leadership positions for the 2017-18 academic year! All master’s students graduating no earlier than May 2018 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.

Other roles: Deputy Editors of the blog, Event Coordinator, and Social Media Manager.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 7. To apply, please complete the Volume 25 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 mid- to late-April. We will announce the Volume 25 leadership team at the Volume 24 launch event on Friday, May 5.

Questions? Email us at polpersp@gwu.edu or stop by during our office hours on Monday, March 27th from 6 p.m. to 9 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 and the blog. 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 25 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 25 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 and the blog.

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 25 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. 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 and the blog.

Responsibilities

Blog Production & Website Management

  • Manage the policy-perspectives.org  website
  • Format and publish all blog content
  • Create and manage the production schedule and editorial process to publish blog throughout the year.
  • Coordinate with Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor as needed

Staff Management

  • Select deputy editors and staff writers to produce and edit blog content
  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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)

To apply, please complete the Volume 25 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.

Event Coordinator

(Volunteer Position)

The Events Coordinator reports to the Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for working with both internal and external stakeholders to plan, fund, and manage the execution of events. The Events Coordinator may concurrently hold another Policy Perspectives position, except for a position on the Executive Board.

Responsibilities

  • Plans events from start to finish, including the journal release party, happy hours, conference attendance
  • Manages event execution with a high degree of professionalism
  • Works with TSO, GW Student Association, GW campus offices, and external partners for event planning, including securing funding, reserving space, and developing programming
  • Develops ideas for new events

To apply, please complete the Volume 25 Leadership Application, where you will indicate the position(s) for which you wish to be considered and upload your cover letter and resume.

Social Media Manager

(Volunteer Position)

The Social Media Manager is responsible for all Policy Perspectives social media accounts, coordinating with the leadership to meet the needs of both the blog and print journal. The Events Coordinator may concurrently hold another Policy Perspectives position, except for a position on the Executive Board.

Responsibilities

  • Manage Policy Perspectives, social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • Coordinates with Executive Editor to schedule and promote blog posts
  • Coordinates with all leadership to advertise staff positions and solicit writing submissions
  • Publicizes Policy Perspectives events and staff attendance at external events
  • Identifies new opportunities for social media engagement

To apply, please complete the Volume 25 Leadership Application, where you will indicate the position(s) for which you wish to be considered and upload your cover letter, resume, and any examples of your past social media work.

Deputy Editor

Brief Policy Perspectives blog

(Volunteer Position)

As a Deputy Editor, you will work with a dedicated team of 3-4 staff writers to produce content for the blog. This position reports to the Executive Editor. A Deputy Editor may concurrently hold another Policy Perspectives position, except for a position on the Executive Board. Multiple Deputy Editors will be selected.

Responsibilities

  • Edit and proof blog content, deliver feedback to authors
  • Ensure high quality of final blog pieces
  • Assist Executive Editor with various tasks, as needed.

To apply, please complete the Volume 25 Leadership Application, where you will indicate the position(s) for which you wish to be considered and upload your resume, writing sample, and complete a brief editing exercise.

Eligibility & Compensation

All Trachtenberg School master’s students graduating no earlier than May 2018 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 2017-2018 academic year

 

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 7.  If your application is selected for consideration, we will invite you to interview in mid- to late-April. We will announce the Volume 25 leadership team at the Volume 24 launch event on Friday, May 5.

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

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