The Wagner Planner is seeking Assistant Editors

Dear planners,

The Wagner Planner, the independent student journal of the Urban Planning Student Association, is seeking TWO Assistant Editors to begin work on the forthcoming Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 issues.  You can see the latest Spring 2013 issue – The New Normal – here.

Assistant Editor – Content

The Assistant Editor for Content is responsible for creating and managing original content for The Wagner Planner. This means recruiting new writers and photographers for each issue, pitching story ideas to prospective contributors, and assisting the Chief Editors in designing the overall flow and theme of the publication. The Assistant Editor for Content must be able to pay close attention to details and work well under time pressure. Chief responsibilities of the Assistant Editor for Content include:

  • Recruiting new writers and photographers for each bi-annual issue;
  • Recruiting Wagner alumni and faculty members to contribute stories;
  • Assisting the Chief Editor in editing and reformatting articles;
  • Checking in with contributors to ensure timely submission of content;
  • Working with prospective contributors to develop story ideas;
  • Assisting the Chief Editors in planning and hosting two Issue Launch Parties;
  • Assisting the Chief Editors in publicizing The Wagner Planner

No prior experience in editing is required. The Assistant Editor for Content is a 2-year commitment and will require 25-40 hours of work per semester.

Assistant Editor – Design

The Assistant Editor for Design is the architect of the publication’s design aesthetic.  This position requires a creative mind and a willingness to “push the envelope” to create an authentic and unique look for The Wagner Planner. Chief responsibilities of the Assistant Editor for Design include:

  • Using Adobe InDesign to create a mock up for the issues;
  • Assisting the Chief Editors in editing and finalizing the publication’s design, including photo placement, page layouts, and creative graphics;
  • Incorporating publication content into the UPSA website
  • Designing a Wagner Planner website
  • Assisting the Chief Editors in planning and hosting a two Issue Launch Parties;
  • Assisting the Chief Editors in publicizing The Wagner Planner;

Experience in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS5 or CS6 is highly recommended.  The Assistant Editor for Design is a 2-year commitment and will require 25-40 hours of work per semester.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter to vmv230@nyu.edu and cmp573@nyu.edu. The application deadline is Friday, September 27th at 5pm!

Please feel free to email Chris and Vrunda if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Chris Penalosa + Vrunda Vaghela
Chief Editors
The Wagner Planner

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