NEW WAVE IS HIRING!
Okay, okay. We know classes have just begun and a busy semester is looming. But we're putting this out there anyways!
The fall 2023 semester has begun, and the 2023-2024 New Wave team is looking to secure all masthead positions by early October.
If you're a writer, editor, organizer-extraordinaire (or maybe just a teeny weeny bit bossy), we would love your help in creating one of the best years for New Wave yet!
Below are descriptions of the masthead positions currently available for hire. The applications for masthead positions will be open until October 3rd, and we ask that you complete the google form we've included at the bottom of this post.
We look forward to working with you!
- Logan Donoghue and Natalie Raffa , New Wave Editors-In-Chief '23-'24
NEW WAVE MASTHEAD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS, '23-'24
Managing Editor - Features
Works closely with the EIC. Oversees a team of section editors, assigns stories to section editors, edits stories, comes up with pitches for writers/helps writers develop pitches. Features refers to personal essays, features, and op-eds.
Edits stories assigned by the managing editor. Sets deadlines for writers, guides the writer through the writing process, and helps with developing story ideas. Will work closely with the Managing Editor of Features.
Edits stories assigned by the creatives managing editor. Sets deadlines for writers, guides the writer through the writing/creation process, and helps with developing story ideas. Will work closely with the Managing Editor of Creatives.
Works with the EIC(s) and Managing Editors to oversee submissions to ensure pieces are inclusive, diverse, and appropriate for our audience.
Works with EIC(s) and social media to develop and promote the New Wave brand. Work on new ways to bring in engagement and head up merch development.
Head(s) of Layout/Design
Oversees a team of illustrators and layout artists to develop art and layout for print and online. In charge of developing Issue 8 of New Wave Magazine.
Layout artists will be responsible for helping the heads of layout and design with their responsibilities. They will primarily be involved with layout production, art and photography production. They should have a strong background in Adobe creative suite including InDesign, Photoshop and other computer design/layout programs.
Illustrators and artists will practice their art under the direction of the art director. They may be required to creatively develop a visual concept based on a written story, and must execute their works in accordance with the magazine’s needs. Ideally, they should be diverse in their styles, able to do one or more of the following: portraits, conceptual, still life. Digital proficiency is not required, but digital skills in Adobe illustrator and photoshop are highly recommended.
*Heads of Copy Editing and Fact-Checking:
The heads of copy and fact-checking will report directly to the EIC’s and are responsible for the copy editors and fact-checkers. Heads will make sure that copy is consistent with New Wave’s Style Guide and CP style, as well as ensuring that all stories are factual, accurate and free of libellous error. They will make sure that there are no copy errors in the magazine. Heads will assign story drafts to Copy Editors and Fact-Checkers for editing, ensuring strict deadlines are met.
Copy edits stories, looking for grammar and CP (if applicable) errors. Works with the heads of copy editing and fact-checking.
Fact-checkers will review stories for accuracy. They will work closely with the heads of copy editing and fact-checking. They are expected to call sources and do research to verify facts and quotes, corroborate statistics, and substantiate all other claims made in an article.
Writers develop story ideas, conduct interviews, and write articles, book reviews, etc. They enter into a creative, collaborative process with their handling editors who will edit their work for overall quality, content, structure and creativity, among many other things.
*Head of Photography:
The head of photography will report directly to the EIC’s. They will be responsible for ensuring New Wave’s photography needs are met— whether that be for print, socials, features or creative pieces, etc. The head of photography will assign pieces to their photography team. Ideally, they should be diverse in their shooting styles, able to shoot one or more of the following: portraits, still life, landscape, studio, photojournalistic or documentary photos. Digital equipment is not required, but digital photographing abilities and digital editing are a must.
Photographers will practice their art under the erection of the photo director and art director. They may be required to go with the writers on assignments and must take pictures in accordance with the magazine’s needs.
Social Media Reps:
Will work alongside our Head of Social Media to create content for our Instagram and Twitter platforms. Will create posts, copy, manage DMs and generally work with the Head of Socials to oversee all social media platforms.
*Marketing Director/ Head of Website:
Works with EICs and social media to develop and promote the New Wave brand. Work on new ways to bring in engagement and head up merch development. Will also research companies to purchase ad space, build a brand toolkit, etc.
The New Wave newsletter organizer is responsible for putting together a monthly newsletter highlighting published pieces, social media posts, announcements, and anything else that would interest New Wave readers. They will work closely with the EIC’s as well as the marketing/branding team to ensure the newsletter aligns with the New Wave brand, and follows through on any contractual obligations New Wave makes to its advertisers. Ideally, the newsletter organizer is comfortable with Mailchimp, although it is not a requirement. (this is a new role if anyone is interested)
Do any of these look interesting? Please apply by filling out the google form here: https://forms.gle/DU23Vr9eLmreeqwx6
If a masthead position isn't for you, but you'd still like to be a part of the New Wave team, please consider contributing! We are always looking for writers, copy editors, fact-checkers, and photographers. If this interests you, please send pitches and/or previous work samples to email@example.com.