Caravan Vacancies for Fall 2012

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The Caravan, AUC's student-produced newspaper since 1921, is pleased to announce vacancies for editorial staff positions beginning Fall 2012.

Please email applications and letters of interest to: caravan@aucegypt.edu.


We are looking for motivated, talented and dedicated individuals to fill the following positions:

Arabic Managing Editor

The Arabic Editor must have his/her thumb on the pulse of what matters to the Arabic-reading audience, with issues that are important both on and off campus. Strong Arabic language and grammar skills are a must.

The Arabic Managing Editor will be responsible for:

· Managing a dedicated Arabic staff

· Working in conjunction with The Caravan's assignment editor to assign stories to reporting staff

· Editing Arabic stories for factual, grammatical and linguistic errors

· Surveying Arabic-language media

· Determining the look and tone of the Arabic section every week

· Working closely with reporters throughout the week

· Attending planning meetings at The Caravan as well as organizing sessions with Arabic staff


Arabic Proofreader

The Arabic Proofreader will be responsible for:

· Reading through copies of The Caravan to ensure there are no grammatical or linguistic errors

Strong spoken and written Arabic is required for this position.


Arabic Production Editor

The Arabic Production Editor will be responsible for:

· Laying out the Arabic section of The Caravan on a weekly basis, including articles, photos and teasers

· Developing the design and appearance of the paper in coordination with the Arabic Managing Editor

· Attending weekly planning meetings

· Training other staff and volunteers in InDesign as part of The Caravan's Expertise Transfer Program

Working knowledge of Adobe Indesign is required for this position.


Managing Editor (Online)

The Online English Managing Editor will be responsible for managing a team of dedicated web journalists and web editors. News stories will be uploaded to the website several times throughout the week. The Managing Editor Online must be a good organizer, efficient time distributor and have strong inter-personal skills.

The Managing Editor Online's responsibilities also include:

· Determining and organizing the flow of online content

· Working with web editors in uploading stories and multimedia on a weekly basis

· Developing the website, updating its content and ensuring its general maintenance

· Attending planning meetings and coordinating with other managing editors

Candidate must know way around upload/download, Twitter, Facebook and be Internet-savvy; knowledge of HTML and/or web design are assets.


English Production Editor

The English Production Editor will be responsible for:

· Laying out the English section of The Caravan on a weekly basis, including articles, photos and teasers

· Developing the design and appearance of the paper

· Attending planning meetings and coordinating with other managing editors

· Training other staff and volunteers in InDesign as part of The Caravan's Expertise Transfer Program

Working knowledge of Adobe Indesign is required for this position.


English Proofreader

The English Proofreader will be responsible for:

· Reading through copies of The Caravan to ensure there are no grammatical or linguistic errors

Candidates must have impeccable knowledge of the English language; prior journalism experience or a major in English literature are assets.


English Copy Editor

Copy editing is perhaps one of the most important functions in a news organization. Copy editors are usually versatile and full of knowledge about a great many issues.

The English Copyeditor will be responsible for:

· Editing stories, articles, features, and text using journalistic and ethical guidelines

· Editing for both structure and content

Candidates must have strong reading, writing and editing skills; strong command of the English language is required for this position; prior journalism experience is an asset.

 

Assignments Editor

The position of Assignments Editor carries with it core responsibilities. The successful candidate has an edgy approach to what is important to the AUC community, balancing between news coverage off and on campus.

The Assignments Editor will be responsible for:

· Meeting with representatives of different departments and AUC student organizations, as well as representative bodies to establish a working relationship with the newspaper.

· Having a good sense of AUC's variety schedules, upcoming events, etc.

· Regularly meeting with JRMC 312 students, freelancers, photographers, and other editors

 

Freelance Writers and commentators

For several decades, The Caravan has welcomed freelance submissions - from the textual to the pictorial. In the past few years, we have had the privilege of hosting columns, commentary and submissions from our professors, students and alumni. We hope to not only continue but to strengthen community interaction and feedback.

The Caravan is always looking for food and restaurant reviews, film reviews, community writing, etc.

 

Freelance Photographers

Photographers will be responsible for:

· Taking appropriate photos to accompany Caravan articles and news coverage

Prior experience in photography is an asset.


Graphic Artist (Cartoonist)

The Graphic Artist will be responsible for:

· Producing a cartoon, caricature, or comic strip on a weekly basis on an issue deemed important by Caravan staff

· Consistency in illustration style is expected

Candidates must exhibit a high level of creativity, work well under pressure, and have the ability to find the comical in pretty much everything.

 

Newsroom manager

Every news organization is usually lost without a point person bringing everything together.

The Newsroom manager will be responsible for:

· Maintaining schedules, ensuring the newsroom is clean and tidy

· Weekly distribution

· Archiving


If you are interested in one (or several) of these positions, email us at caravan@aucegypt.edu. Applicants should be driven and motivated individuals with an interest in journalism and modern storytelling.

Some applicants may be required to take a brief test.

A journalism major is not a requirement, but strong language and writing skills will give candidates an advantage.

The Caravan has been AUC's weekly produced newspaper since 1921, and its student staff have gone on to realize high profile journalism careers worldwide in such places as Ahram, Dream TV, AlMasry AlYoum, Reuters, AP, CNN, Al Jazeera, DPA and CNBC, to name a few.

Working at The Caravan, while challenging, will teach participants essential skills in writing, communication, teamwork and leadership. Its creative environment provides hands-on practice in journalism, photography and graphic design. Also, we have been told, it is sometimes fun.

The Caravan newsroom can be found at P028, ground floor, BEC building. For further questions and inquiries, feel free to contact our senior staff.