Staff Roles

Editor-In-Chief (Could be either Lit Staff or Design Staff)
  • Oversees all production, and drives the conceptual direction of the theme for each semester.
  • Works very closely with the Design and Lit Editors to plan the content / articles / staff submissions / and overall layout of each issue.
  • Helps inspire and fuel the staff, answers their questions, motivates them to get their assignments done and meet deadlines.
  • Plans the Editorial Calendar.
  • Envisions the flow of the entire issue and how each element and article relates, suggests content that supports this flow, and plan page numbers and table of contents / sections.
  • In charge of making sure deadlines are met, and final magazine is uploaded to printer
  • Verifies issuu

 

Design Editor
  • Takes a leading role in the design and production of each issue.
  • In charge of contacting printers, getting samples and quotes, comparing quotes and environmental ethics, deciding on paper, budgeting to see how the issues will fit in costs, and assembling and managing design teams to execute the final production of the entire issue – both lit and design sections.
  • Meets with the Lit Editor once a week so everybody is on the same page and communication is open.
  • Should provide design inspiration and work with lead designers to set typographic direction, visual layout, pages and spreads, and binding styles.
  • Works as an Art Director, and can decide to delegate the actual design to the design staff or work on some as well.
  • Looks at the content for the art section and the design for the Lit section.
  • Makes mood boards and curates design submissions with the rest of design staff.
  • In the end this editor will combine the mag staff files into one completed piece, deciding on final layout/color scheme/cover/title/subtitle/headers.

 

Senior Design Staff
  • Works to carry through the design direction established by the Editors.
  • Works on an individual staff piece, and is responsible to lay-out and design all the design and lit submissions.
  • Proofreads design submissions and contacts designers for any changes.
  • Works with editors to plan the front and back cover files.
  • Oversees that all design layouts are to print specs and all links CMYK, 300 dpi, and sized to USE size not SCALED IN INDESIGN.
  • Works to apply the type direction to the complete issue.

 

Junior Design Staff
  • Works to carry through the design direction established by the Editors.
  • Works on an individual staff piece, and is responsible to lay-out and design all the art and lit submissions.
  • Works to produce design layouts to print specs and all links CMYK, 300 dpi, and sized to USE size not SCALED IN INDESIGN.
  • Works to apply the type direction to the complete issue.
  • Designs the table of contents and Editor’s note.

 

Literary Editor
  • Takes a leading role in the literary content of each issue.
  • Directs the Call for Submissions, plans and creates editorial content, assigns staff to interview subjects, suggests copy for pull-quotes, selects feature topics, and crafts editor’s note.
  • Contacts submitters for revisions and works to carry these out, oversees proofreading of submissions, and is responsible for uploading final submissions to dataclasses.
  • Oversees proofreading the printed layout pages before magazine goes to the printer, and gives design team feedback regarding how the literary pieces fit in with the overall design.
  • Creates the issue specs statement, keeps track of issue and volume number, decides content order for impact, creates staff page content, and issuu’s description.
  • Meets with the Design Editor once a week so everybody is on the same page and communication is open.
  • Should provide literary inspiration and can decide to delegate the actual writing to the lit staff or work on some as well.

 

Literary Staff
  • Works to carry through the literary direction established by the Editors.
  • Works on drafting individual submission, and conducts interviews, solicits individual pieces, selects submissions, and determines necessary revisions on submissions.
  • Writes headlines, writes the Social Media and Web Content, writes the Call for Submission statements and all poster / forms copy, and manages the overall written tone of the issue.
  • Proofreads and takes accountability for each proofread pass/ sign-off before submissions go into dataclasses and after they are placed in the design layout.

 

Website Admin / Social Media / Public Relations
  • Works with both Literary and Design editors to verify  and update information
  • Keeps forms up to date (submission form can be standard for each semester: name of student, student e-mail/ID, title of piece, description of piece, form of piece)
  • Updates website and other forms of social media (including but not limited to Facebook, Moodle, White Pine Press)- update Moodle each week and social media every other week
  • Updates our ISSUU website with back issues and current issues
  • Contacts submitters to get statement of direction and spelling of names verified
  • Works with Editors and Advisors to coordinate distribution of magazine

 

ALL staff will help distribute posters that announce the issue theme as well as distribute the printed magazines at the end of each semester.

Contact us if you are interested in joining the NMC Magazine staff!