Do you have a passion for writing, a flare for graphics design, or an eye for photography? You’re in luck! The Pioneer is looking for staff members starting this semester. If you have any questions or want to talk with a current staff member feel free to e-mail thepioneer
- Submit your online application (below) by 5PM Friday, August 30.
- If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by 5PM Saturday, Saturday, August 31st. In order to be considered for an interview, you must fill out the WhenIsGood that you will receive upon applying.
- Interviews will occur the afternoon/evening from Tuesday and Wednesday (September 3rd and September 4th).
- Final decisions will be released by 5PM Saturday, September 7th.
- If selected as a staff member, you will be required to attend bi-weekly general meetings at 6PM every Monday.
Staff Position Descriptions
For all positions below, we are ultimately looking for extremely motivated and proactive students. The positions are described below as they would probably attribute to an applicant’s motivations (e.g. extremely fond of writing or photographs as a hobby). Willingness to continue/begin skill building under these specific areas is a must.
I. Staff Writer: A staff writer will receive an assignment with a deadline. A writer is responsible for making contact with the subject or subjects so that he/she can collect the necessary information required to complete the assignment in a timely manner. To remain as an active staff writer, the student must produce at least two articles per semester. A writer takes full responsibility for the accuracy of the factual content of the article. A writer should also strive to communicate his/her articles with a journalistic style that is concise, correct, and clear. To capture visuals for the article, the writer will cooperate with a staff photographer.
II. Photographer: A photographer will cooperate with the writer to capture visuals for an article. Photographers must strive to capture photos that accurately represent the subject, including, but not limited to, taking photographs, editing photographs, and searching through available media for relevant images. Photographers new to the publication world will be provided editing training. The student must contribute to every issue to remain as an active photographer.
III. Webmaster: A webmaster will be responsible for the content appearance and organization located at www.thepioneer.gatech.edu. Not only must the webmaster keep the website updated with the latest news and updates, but he/she is also responsible for the robustness of the website and its functions. The webmaster will actively work with the Editors-in-Chief and other staff members of The Pioneer to optimize the website for readers. Students interested in this position will be provided training and support even if they are unfamiliar with our website platform.
IV. Copy Editor: A copy editor will be responsible for reviewing the work of the writers and maintaining the quality of the articles and materials that make the final layout. Copy editors will work with the writers to maximize the quality of writing.
V. Layout Editor: A layout editor is responsible for the visual quality of the newsletter and the quality of content. Layout editors help design the layout for each issue as well as work with the Editing Committee to maximize publication quality, and will also participate in ideation of Pioneer organizational marketing from a design standpoint.
VI. Sponsorship Recruiter: Sponsorship recruiters are responsible for recruiting sponsors for the Pioneer and collecting funding for the organization. This will require communication skills and fund-raising knowledge.