My name is Mazie Bryant, and I have recently been selected to succeed Will Tucker as the Editor-in-Chief of The Crimson White. I have worked with the CW for two years now, having served as a contributing news reporter, a design volunteer, a staff news reporter, summer News Editor and Assistant News Editor. As you can see, I have worked my way up the CW, and I know how important getting started is. My suggestion? Don’t be intimidated. The CW is composed of a diverse and talented team of individuals from every corner of campus, and we are exactly that — a team. We all add various aspects to this organization, but we all have one goal: providing accurate and timely information to our readers.
Additionally, we all had to start somewhere too, and we are invested in bringing in and teaching others how to contribute to our team. If you think the CW might be the place for you, I encourage you to take a look at the various roles within our organization and decide which position could highlight and expand your skills. You can apply now here.
I am incredibly excited to kick start this new year. The CW has reached great heights over the past two years, and I am focused on propelling our organization even further, emphasizing our strengths and improving our weaknesses. These next steps will determine the true depth of our success. To learn more about my plans for the CW over the next year, you can read my proposal here.
Regardless of your skills, your major or your interests, here are some reasons you should join our team:
You can create conversation in your community
Not only is the CW a news sharing organization, but it is also an information gathering organization. After the events of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes and the Coppertop shooting last summer, our roles became more defined. We realized that we had a responsibility to gather accurate and timely information and distribute it within our community in the most accessible manner.
Now that we have begun to understand our position as the record keepers of our community, we must become watchdogs of it as well. It is time to find information that is not given to us and present it in a way that matters to our readers. We need to find the truth and create an atmosphere of change on our campus.
You can showcase your talent
Whether you plan to use your existing skills or cultivate new ones, the CW is the place to exhibit your talents. We are constantly learning and practicing, and you can too. Each position offers the opportunity to create or perfect skills that will carry on into the work force and will make you more marketable to employers.
You can get paid
As college students, we all know how important making money is. At the CW, not only will you work in a fun environment improving and practicing skills, but you will also get paid for your time and hard work. Most of our positions are paid, but you may have to work your way up to those positions if you are new. Check the description of each position for more information on payment.
Applications for Managing Editor are due Saturday, March 30. Applications for Production Editor, Visuals Editor and Online Editor are due Saturday, April 13. The deadline to apply for desk editor positions is Wednesday, April 17, and all other paid staff position applications are due Saturday, April 20. Details about interviews, which will take place via Skype, will be communicated over email after the deadline. If you have any questions before then, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com.