Involvement

Windhover is always looking for involved NCSU student’s to help out with the publication. Below are current positions we are looking to fill:


Designers

Designers work with the editor-in-chief to work on all materials and the publication. These are paid positions.

It is not required but preferred if designers:

  • have a background in publication design
  • have excellent knowledge of modular typography, grids, and graphics
  • are knowledgeable about multi column grids, design trends and points of entry
  • are about to work as a team with designers and all members of Windhover staff
  • are extremely proficent in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • have ability to track simultaneous projects and meet deadlines
  • are flexible and understand how to compromise
  • have demonstrated and promised long-term commitment to Windhover regardless of the hour of night and avoid procrastination

To apply, submit to windhover-editor@ncsu.edu a resume, cover letter and portfolio by October 23 to be considered for the position.


Section Editors

Section editors are each responsible for creating a committee for their section with the help of the editor-in-chief. These committees select which works will be published in the magazine. These are unpaid positions.

Literary Editor

The literary editor is responsible for creating and overseeing a literary committee to review submissions, recruiting for the committee and meeting with the committee on a pre-determined schedule to judge works, including MFA students and undergraduate students. The editor is responsible for working with the editor to create a faculty review committee to assist the literary committees in reviewing, judging works, and will be the main form of communication between the committee and the editor. The editor is responsible for acquiring a leader for prose and poetry committees, and will work with the editor to secure any training that may be necessary.  The editor, with the editor-in-chief, is responsible for visiting classrooms to talk about Windhover and to advertise for submissions. The literary editor is responsible for organizing all submissions in the Google Drive, annotating which submissions are appropriate for posting on social media outlets. The time commitment for this position fluctuates, but the literary editor must have committees formed by November, and all submissions should be reviewed with final selections returned to the editor by early February.

Visual Editor

The visual editor is responsible for ensuring appropriate visual set-up for Windhover events, creating and overseeing a visual committee to review submissions, and working with the editor to secure any training sessions necessary. The editor, with the editor-in-chief, is responsible for visiting classrooms to talk about Windhover and to advertise for submissions. The visual editor will organize submissions in the Google Drive and annotate which submissions are appropriate for posting on social media outlets.

Audio Editor

The audio editor is responsible for running audio at all Windhover events, creating and overseeing an audio committee to review submissions, and working with the editor to make sure the cd/audio product is on time, on budget. The audio editor is also responsible for working with the design team to ensure quality design to accompany the audio compilation. The audio editor is responsible for ensuring all equipment is available and working for all Windhover events. The editor, with the editor-in-chief, is responsible for visiting classrooms to talk about Windhover and to advertise for submissions. The audio editor is responsible for organizing submissions in the Google Drive and annotating which submissions are appropriate for posting on social media outlets.

To apply for one of these positions, email to windhover-editor@ncsu.edu a resumé and position paper. Your position paper should cover the following:

  • why you want to serve as an editor
  • what your plans are for dealing with submissions
  • innovative ways to showcase literary content at Open Mic Nights and the Release Party
  • plans for spreading information about Windhover and how to submit
  • why you’re committed to the success of Windhover
  • would you still be interested in being a part of the committee even if you’re not hired as editor

If you need help with the position paper or need elaboration on a topic, feel free to email windhover-editor@ncsu.edu with any questions.

**note** there will not be a formal application process when we form committees; simply email windhover-editor@ncsu.edu with expressed interest and we will contact you with further steps


Volunteers

Although Windhover does not have many titled positions, we are always looking for volunteers to work with the publication. If you’re interested in helping with promotion, events, and other aspects of the book, email windhover-editor@ncsu.edu with your contact information and a short introduction.


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