Columbia’s undergraduate monthly (and Bwog’s benevolent guardian and namesake) The Blue and White is currently accepting applications for senior editorships. The application and information about the position are after the jump.
And remember, both the magazine and Bwog are always looking for new writers, graphic designers, artists, editors, those with financial and technological know-how and generous folks with access to free food. Get in touch by sending an email to email@example.com (for the magazine) and firstname.lastname@example.org (for Bwog).
Thank you for your interest in The Blue and White! Although we will also consider your previous writing and our knowledge of your character, this application will weigh heavily in our selection process. If you have questions, please ask.
Responsibilities: Senior editors are crucial to the magazine’s success and health; the style, the ideas, the prose, and the layout all depend on their work. The required time commitment is an editors meeting and a general meeting per week (two hours), plus one weekend a month for layout (Friday night, Saturday during the day, and Sunday morning until we’re done), as well as helping out with monthly (ish) parties and working with writers in between. The term is one year (eight issues). Senior editors are also invited (and expected) to pitch and write pieces on a regular basis.
Qualifications: A good senior editor is creative and curious, able to be flexible and work well with others, take and give edits graciously. Often they have strange obsessions and obscure interests. Always, they are devoted to precise and stylish prose, as well as insightful and conscientious reporting. We will look favorably upon a history of commitment to the magazine, but it’s not required.
Please take roughly five pages, double spaced, to answer the following questions:
What pieces have you written for the magazine to date? Have you written for other on- or off-campus publications?
Evaluate the magazine in a holistic sense. What are its strengths and weaknesses? Feel free to use specific pieces to support your argument.
Include a list of at least five feature pitches, a few campus characters, and some arts ideas.
And any other relevant thoughts you might have.