Apr 30, 2013

OTR Senior Staff Opportunities

The semester is nearly over, all the submissions are in, and while the editors read and meet and comment on all the work received, we need to start thinking about the next semester. Elections for Senior Staff positions on the OTR will be held in the next few weeks, so if you're interested in holding office with the magazine, please contact olivetreereview@gmail.com now.

Senior Staff positions can be hard work, but it's very rewarding and looks quite good on a resume. Students only need to be matriculated at Hunter college to hold office. Experience is not necessary, but passion is.

There are ten main positions at the OTR. Please indicate which office you'd like to run for in your email. Say a little about why you would like to work with us, and what you would bring to the table as an OTR staffer. We will get in touch with you soon to schedule an interview.

In addition to the main positions, there are always other things you can do with the magazine. If you are passionate and have ideas, we can use you! Just email us.

Please email olivetreereview@gmail.com by the end of next week to be considered. You may run for any of the ten staff positions. An asterisk by the title means that the current staffer is graduating, changing positions, or otherwise leaving. As you can see, a lot of positions are wide open right now. 

Read more for the ten positions. Good luck!



Editor-in-Chief / President *
• decide overall direction and goals of magazine
• ensure that a quality magazine is published on time and in budget
• lead staff towards fulfillment of goals
• make decisions and assign duties
• ensure organization fulfills all its duties to the College Association, the Media Board, and the Hunter community
• make sure all aspects of production are completed on time and efficiently
• attend mandatory College Association, Media Board, and/or USG meetings

Managing Editor / Treasurer *
• be responsible for the organization’s budget
• assist the E-i-C in drafting the budget and finalizing budget figures
• prepare and sign off on vouchers (requisition of disbursement forms) and other paperwork for items and events in the budget
• keep organization on-budget
• attend mandatory College Association, Media Board, and/or USG meetings

Admin. Editor / Secretary
• be responsible for keeping staff informed, organized and on-task
• schedule staff meetings, record assigned tasks and decisions made at meetings, record minutes
• communicate with staff on assigned duties to ensure completion
• organize paper and electronic records
• assist with logging of submissions and contest entries

Editorial Assistant / Vice President *
• assist E-i-C, ME and AE in their duties
• complete inter-office communication such as event forms and vouchers
• work with ME on fulfilling paperwork and submitting/following-up on vouchers
• work with Publicity Manager and Creative Director on promotions, flyering, tabling and events.
• assist in whatever help is needed for other staff members

Creative Director
• design, layout and publish magazine on time and on budget
• work with E-i-C on design goals
• be responsible for overall look and feel of all communications
• work with Publicity Manager on designing flyers and promotional materials
• maintain/design website
• organize and recruit other associate graphic designers and production assistants for design

Publicity Manager
• be responsible for increasing visibility of club and circulation of magazine
• work with Creative Director and staff to design flyers and other promotional materials
• organize staff to make sure flyers and promotional materials are regularly visible all over campus
• organize regular tabling promotions
• make sure issues are available in all media display bins
• liaise with other clubs and organizations
• work with Senior Editors to reach out to teachers and students, and to encourage submissions through class visits and direct promotion

Drama Editor *
• be responsible for Drama content of the magazine
• hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
• work to increase Drama submissions over the course of the semester
• work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Drama classes and the like
• make sure prose section is copy edited and proofread

Poetry Editor *
• be responsible for Poetry content of the magazine
• hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
• work to increase poetry submissions over the course of the semester
• work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Poetry classes and the like
• make sure Poetry section is copy edited and proofread

Prose Editor *
• be responsible for Prose content of the magazine
• hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
• work to increase Prose submissions over the course of the semester
• work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Fiction/Non-Fiction classes and the like
• make sure prose section is copy edited and proofread

Art Editor *
• responsible for Art content of the magazine
• hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
• work to increase Art submissions over the course of the semester
• work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Art classes and the like
• make sure section is copy edited and proofread