In order to ensure the continued forward movement and success of Poor Yorick, we are working on filling the staffing roles for the future.
Editor. I will be editor through May 2015, and we would like to have someone take on the role for Fall 2015- Spring 2016 (Summer 2015 will be a transition period). Essentially, the person taking over as Editor would become Managing Editor in January so they could start experiencing all of the pieces. Please let me know if you have questions about what this position entails. Please note it is a 20-hour paid GA position. If you are interested in interviewing for the role, please email both Brian Clements and me.
Web Editor. Cara will be the Web Editor through May 2015. We would like someone to come on as a “trainee” in January. This person will take over for Cara when she graduates in the spring and would ideally stay in the position through May 2016 (1 year). The Web Editor manages content that goes online for the publications and the blog. They need to be trained in WordPress and must know some basic image editing techniques in Photoshop or the equivalent in photo editing software, and should have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, but can be trained in those things. Works with the webmaster on structural changes, and assists with proofreading and implementing changes to the design of the website in collaboration with the Editor. There is the possibility for the Web Editor to simultaneously serve as GA in the MFA Office, which is a 10-hour paid position. Please contact both Brian Clements and me if you are interested in this position.
Social Media Editor. Brian Lance will be in this position through May 2015. We would like someone to come on as a “trainee” in January. This person will take over for Brian at the end of the spring semester and would ideally stay in the position through May 2016 (1 year). The Social Media Editor oversees Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Google+. They assist in marketing of the journal (i.e. creating materials for conferences, managing emails lists). The Social Media Editor also assists in managing the blog content. Please contact both Brian Clements and me if you are interested in this role.
Of course, any questions about any of these roles or time frames, just shoot me an email, and feel free to talk to any of the staff about task specifics as well.
Thanks all! Melissa 🙂