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Join the Huntingtonian Staff

Consider Becoming a Photographer, Reporter, Columnist, or Illustrator
HU students don’t need to join the newspaper staff to write or take photographs for the Huntingtonian. The newspaper depends on student reporters, columnists, photographers, illustrators and cartoonists like you. Contact the current editor or faculty advisor if interested.

Reporters (pays $15 per published article or podcast)
You can submit an article or podcast you have written or produced for publication consideration, or you can attend one of the story planning meetings to be assigned a story to cover. They are held three times a semester on Tuesday evenings at 9:15 pm in the lower level of Livingston Hall. The Huntingtonian runs three types of articles: hard news, which are shorter factual articles in which all quotes are attributed to a speaker’s name and which begins with a who-what-when-where lead sentence; feature stories that emphasize human interest topics and which begins often with a story followed by a theme paragraph that develops the point of the article; and investigative stories that expose issues or problems. All stories should relate to the campus community in one way or another. Becoming a reporter is a great way to set yourself up to join the newspaper staff the next year.

Columnists ($15 per column)
To become one of two student columnist for the upcoming school year, submit what would be your first column in April and May (or over the summer) to the newly selected editor for the next year. (E-mail the current editor or advisor to find out who that is.) The columnist will be selected by September 3 of the new school year, and all students who have submitted columns for consideration will be informed who the new columnists will be. We look for columnists who can connect to the lives of the student readers. Successful columnists in the past have addressed issues on campus or off campus that students can relate to at a felt level of emotion, or have used humor to expose our foibles and tendencies. Submit your first sample column with (a) the title of the column that would run all year with your photo, and (b) the headline for your first entry that succinctly names the topic you are addressing in a way that piques the reader’s curiosity. The word length should be between 300 and 400 words.

Photographers ($5 per published photo)
If you enjoy capturing the moment through your digital lens, consider helping the Huntingtonian staff by taking photos–either on assignment from the editors or just by capturing a moment on campus that might stand alone as a human interest photo composition. Contact the editors if you would like an assignment or two. All photos must be sent to huntingtoniandesign@gmail.com with captions that give the full names and a description of the setting of the photo.

Illustrators/cartoonists ($10 per published graph/illustration/cartoon)
The Huntingtonian needs three types of illustration. One is informational illustrations, such as graphs that depict statistics or maps. The second is story illustrations, which serve the same function as photos but add an interpretive element to them. These should not be political cartoons. Both of these types accompany stories and draw the reader’s attention to the story and some angle of the story. The third type is the stand-alone cartoon that makes a point related to campus through humor.

Consider joining the Newspaper Staff
Each spring semester students interested in serving on the editorial/design staff of the Huntingtonian newspaper the following academic year are encouraged to apply before the March 15 deadline for the following positions:

Editor-in-Chief: $1,500 for the year
The chief editor is responsible for running the editorial staff to produce a high-quality campus news Web site and paper publication. Specific responsibilities include
• Holding regular staff meetings each semester
• Receiving all submitted stories and visual elements and assigning them to the appropriate section editors
• Approving edited articles for the Huntingtonian.com and the newspaper and returning them to section editors to publish
• Holding section editors responsible to their job descriptions
• Daily skimming the Huntingtonian.com to find and order corrections
• Maintaining and refreshing the headline page of the Huntingtonian.com
• Designing the front page of Huntingtonian paper editions
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Reporting regularly to the faculty advisor, especially about sensitive columns, stories, or visual elements

Arts & Entertainment Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Arts & Entertainment section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Arts & Entertainment section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Arts & Entertainment section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Features Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Features section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Features section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Features section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

News Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the News section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the News section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the News section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

On-Campus Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the On-Campus section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the On-Campus section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the On-Campus section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Opinion Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Opinion section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Opinion section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions
• Editing all columns as assigned by the editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Opinion section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Sports Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Sports section of Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Sports section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Sports section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Multimedia Editor $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the video and audio stories on Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating multimedia stories on a regular basis
• Needs to proficient in Adobe Audition, Audacity, and FinalCut Pro or equivalent editing software
• Be willing to work on print paper as needed and help with copy editing
• General understanding of news writing and AP Style, especially broadcast writing
• Submitting edited audio and video stories to the chief editor for final approval
• Updating and maintaining the Huntingtonian website
• Participating in design weekend to assist with uploading stories to the website and the print issue
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Staff Photographer $500 (if first year) or $700 (subsequent years)
• Creating and maintaining photo slideshows on Huntingtonian.com
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Needs to be proficient in Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign or equivalent editing software
• Be willing to participate in design weekends as requested by the chief editor to assist in uploading and editing photos for the website and print issue
• General understanding of news writing and AP Style, especially in regards to photo captions
• Submitting edited photographs to the chief editor for final approval
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven photograph loads as assigned by the chief editor

Staff Writer: $700 (if first year) or $900 (subsequent years)
• Writing hard news or feature articles that consistently follow Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian for the print edition and Huntingtonian.com
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Editing any articles assigned by the editor to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Submitting edited stories to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor online
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Advertising Manager: $300 (if first year) or $500 (subsequent years)
• Acquiring advertisements from local businesses or previous advertisers for the print issue
• Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Handling payroll each month, which includes working with time cards
• Reaching out to previous advertising establishments
• Discussing advertising with local businesses, schools or previous advertisers for the print issue
• Potentially posting advertisements online for the website

Have a knack for one of these positions? Send an email with your resume and a writing sample (or something you’ve designed) by March 15. Writing samples should be no less than 300 words.
Interviews will be held March 18-20 in which you will be asked to describe yourself, your relevant interests and any experiences you’ve had that would allow you to better the newspaper. You will be asked to sign a paper with the full job description and a handwritten statement saying you would (a) be willing to fulfill all the assigned responsibilities in the description if chosen for the position, and (b) help with the last issue of the current year as orientation to the new position if chosen.
Current staff members interested in a position for next year must also apply. Include any evidence of accomplishment in these areas (such as copies of writing you’ve done or something you’ve designed). Also include a resume. The deadline is March 15 for the next academic year.

Send to:
Jared Huhta, Editor-in-Chief (2014-2015)
huhtaj@huntington.edu
and
Ashley Smith, adviser
asmith@huntington.edu

The Huntingtonian Editorial Board
2303 College Ave.
Huntington, IN 46750.