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Job Descriptions

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Responsibilities

  • Conduct weekly staff meetings.
  • Brainstorm ideas for articles. Assign those ideas to staff writers. Be available for questions or assistance with each article.
  • Make sure contributors are aware of upcoming deadlines.
  • Make phone calls to follow up on unanswered questions about articles. Track down material that is not turned in by the deadline.
  • Edit all articles.
  • Be responsible for gathering and editing articles and designing layout for any section.
  • Stipend/honorarium available.

Time

Approximately 100 hours per semester

SECTION EDITOR

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Assign stories for section and remind writers of deadlines.
  • Be aware of photography assignments needed and give to photographers.
  • Write and edit stories as they are submitted.
  • Design layout for section pages.
  • Format all copy and photographs for the section.
  • Stipend/honorarium available.

Time

Approximately 60 hours of work per semester

ADVERTISING MANAGER

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain files on each individual advertiser, as well as one "no" file.
  • Contact potential advertisers and make sales, as well as related follow-up calls.
  • Maintain financial records.
  • Design advertisements and/or obtain camera-ready copy.
  • Perform public relations-type work.
  • Maintain standards of advertising policy.
  • Stipend/honorarium starts at 15% commission.

Dress

Professional while meeting with advertisers; casual while in lab

Time

Approximately 8.5 hours per week

HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

Responsibilities

  • Take pictures required for each issue of the newspaper.
  • Keep abreast of all events on campus that would require pictures for the newspaper and make sure a photographer is present.
  • Recruit volunteer photographers.
  • Work with volunteer photographers to ensure all pictures are taken.
  • Download pictures promptly in appropriate folders.
  • Produce CDs of digital photographs.
  • Must have own camera.
  • Show initiative.
  • Stipend/honorarium available.

Time

Approximately 6 hours per week

CIRCULATION MANAGER

Responsibilities

  • Prepares The Bethel Beacon with fliers.
  • Recruit volunteers to help insert and separate into distribution piles.
  • Distribute The Bethel Beacon.
  • Keep the circulation file up-to-date.
  • Stipend/honorarium available.

Time

Approximately 12 hours per semester

GENERAL JOB APPLICATION

For more information, contact Assistant Director of Student Publications
Tim Ceravolo
Phone: 574.257.3522
E-mail: ceravot@bethelcollege.edu