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Paid Staff Job Descriptions, tandcmedia.org

T&C Media is hiring for spring semester 2020. There are three positions available: Editor-in-Chief, Copyeditor and Sports Editor. 

The role of paid student staff is to provide final publishing authority and support the production, publication and promotion of student content. 

Links to job descriptions are here

TandCMedia.org Editor-in-Chief

Summary: Provides editorial direction in cooperation with students enrolled in JAMC 1404. Manages workflow of editorial product from story idea through editing to proofing, printing and distribution. Writes one news story per week and three editorials during the term.

Supervision: Makes final decision about story line up and publication approval of all editorial. May seek guidance from the adviser at any time. Manages copy flow from concept to deadline, checking in during reporting, approving story changes, etc. Consults with other staff and provides editorial guidance. Facilitates communication between all units of the web staff and participates in coordination with magazine, radio and sports staff.

Responsibilities: Leads weekly staff meetings during JAMC 1404’s class time. Approves final copy and assists in copyediting to ensure daily editing coverage. Participates in additional training and educational opportunities to benefit website. Class meets MWF, 12:40-1:35. Engages in daily social media promotion of website. Adheres to a regular schedule of 10 office hours per week, which may include class time and reporting time.

Skills and Qualifications: Curious, well-organized, creative and dedicated to high quality journalism. Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently. Proficient in AP style, grammar, punctuation, spelling and reporting. Demonstrates strong understanding of news values, legal principles and ethical issues. Works well with others.

To apply: Applicants will take a copy-editing test at time of interview and must have earned a B or better in JAMC 1600 or equivalent. Applicants should send a letter explaining fit for the position, a statement about availability to meet at the class time and maintain regular hours and a resume to hwarren@otterbein.edu. The email must have the subject line “WEB job application” and the letter and resume must be in a single file with the file name “lastnameWEB.”

TandCMedia.org Copyeditor

Summary: Assists in managing workflow of editorial product from story idea through editing and fact-checking to proofing and web production. Writes display copy in accordance to good SEO practice. Supports social media promotion through timely posting and communication and cooperation with Promotion Manager.

Supervision: May seek guidance from the adviser at any time. Tracks copy flow from concept to deadline, provides editing and fact-checking guidance in a timely manner. Consults with other staff and provides editorial guidance. Facilitates communication between all units of the web staff and participates in coordination with magazine, radio and sports staff.

Responsibilities: Attends one weekly staff meeting during JAMC 1404’s class time. Class meets MWF, 12:40-1:35. Leads copyediting class MWF, 11:30-12:25 pm. Assumes responsibility for fact-checking and adherence to quality writing standards. Participates in additional training and educational opportunities to benefit website. Engages in daily social media promotion of website. Adheres to a regular schedule of five office hours per week, which may include class time.

Skills and Qualifications: Detail-oriented, meets deadlines, well-organized and proficient in AP style, grammar, punctuation, spelling and news writing. Demonstrates strong understanding of news values, legal principles and ethical issues. Willing to learn web-specific editing skills. Works well with others.

To apply: Applicants will take a copy-editing test at time of interview and must have earned a B or better in JAMC 1600 or equivalent. Applicants should send a letter explaining fit for the position, a statement about availability to meet at the class time and maintain regular hours and a resume to hwarren@otterbein.edu. The email must have the subject line “WEB job application” and the letter and resume must be in a single file with the file name “lastnameWEB.”

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T&CMedia.org provides instant information to students, faculty, parents, alumni and staff at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Follow us on Instagram @tandcmedia and on Twitter @TandC_Media.

T&CMedia is a student-run media organization that primarily covers campus news and events, while also reporting on areas of interest to the Otterbein and Westerville communities.

We'd love to hear from you! If you have a story idea or suggestion feel free to contact us at tandcmedia.org@gmail.com.

Letters To The Editor

We welcome letters to the editor regarding all inquiries and concerns from the Otterbein community. Please limit letters to 500 words. All submissions are subject to editing and may be published in print or online. Please submit letters to tandcmedia.org@gmail.com.

Website Staff

Editor in Chief: Katie Frame

Managing Editor: Emma Wardell

Photographers: Julia Kelley, Lance Kriesch, Britney Le

Sports Editor: Jacob Russell, Adam Sauter

T&C Magazine Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Aselya Sposato

Assistant Editor: Brynna Guthrie

Art Director: Danielle DiMarzo

Assistant Art Director: Megan Miller

WOBN

WOBN 97.5/wobn.net student radio station of Otterbein University consisting of alternative music, student radio shows, and Cardinal athletics

Adviser: Eric Jones

General Manager: Hannah Brown

Music Director: Megan Miller

Traffic & Continuity Director: NaTaysia Edmonds

Station Administrator: Kate Timmers


Live Sports Video Team

Sports Director: Jorge Giraldo

Sports Performance Coordinator: Jacob Russell

Announcers: Zach Byrd, Sammer Hamed, Derek Krieger and Kyle Zies 

Live Sports Assistants: Jorge Giraldo, Sen Li and Katie Frame


Mission Statement

T&CMedia is a student-run news organization serving the Otterbein University community. T&CMedia is not only an extra-curricular activity, but also a service to the college community in general and the student body in particular. All students are eligible to be involved in all aspects of production.

T&CMedia seeks to:

• provide accurate and reliable coverage of events and issues affecting the campus community

• educate the community about the role of a free press in providing information crucial for informed decision-making

• entertain and provide information about cultural events in the campus area

• represent and write for a vast cross-section of students, with a commitment to balanced coverage

• provide a training ground for students.

T&CMedia recognizes that it will not please everybody, but that it will attempt to be fair in its coverage. It will also seek to uphold legal and ethical standards, avoiding libel, personal attacks and actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

T&CMedia will strive to adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics


T&CMedia Editorial Policy

The views expressed by the student staff do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty and administration of Otterbein University. Positions in unsigned editorials represent a consensus of the editorial staff. T&CMedia encourages readers to write letters to the editor. Letters will be checked for accuracy, and may be edited for libel, clarity, spelling and grammar. Letters should be limited to 500 words. Letters attacking an individual will not be accepted. Letters should include the author’s name, signature and phone number. 


Address questions to: 

Hillary Warren, adviser

T&CMedia

Department of Communication

Otterbein University 

One South Grove St. 

Westerville, OH 43081

tandcmedia.org@gmail.com