The Bluestocking

The BlueStocking Job Opportunities

Do you have a knack for writing, editing, design— or the desire to learn? Are you looking for an opportunity to maximize your leadership experience and build an impressive resume? Do you like getting paid and having the opportunity for your content to get recognized? Then you might be a perfect candidate for a position at The BlueStocking, Presbyterian College’s award-winning student newspaper. Previous experience is not required, though we love to grow leadership from our current stable of writers and photographers. Read on to learn more about the various positions we have available!

The BlueStocking Leadership Positions

Editor-in-Chief

NOTE: This position has been filled for the 2022-2023 school year.

The editor-in-chief promotes the BlueStocking’s presence on campus as a reliable student-led source of news on campus. The editor-in-chief’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the operations of the organization
  • Conducting weekly leadership and staff meetings to create the editorial schedule
  • Working with staff to ensure timely production of newspaper content, both online and in print
  • Maintaining records of leadership meetings and agendas for staff meetings
  • Reviewing all edited articles before publication
  • Overseeing the organization’s budget for monthly pay periods, events, etc.
  • Ensuring that BlueStocking staffers are properly accounted for in PC’s financial system
  • Ensuring timely payment of staff members each month according to their effort

The editor-in-chief will receive a stipend of $375 per month.

Business Manager

NOTE: This position has been filled for the 2022-2023 school year.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Obtaining advertising to support operations by creating relationships with local businesses
  • Creating advertisements for the print-run and for the online product
  • Preparing and presenting a bimonthly financial report
  • Maintaining familiarity with the BlueStocking’s financial condition and strategizing with the editor-in-chief on ways to enhance it
  • Planning and executing the fall and spring semester recruiting events
  • Participating in weekly editorial work flow as needed
  • Attending weekly leadership and staff meetings

The business manager will receive a stipend of $60 per month.

Editor(s)

This is a supervisory editorial position whose responsibilities include:

  • Working with the editor-in-chief to develop story ideas and ensure coverage of important college events
  • Working with writers on story pitches and assigning articles to them
  • Providing developmental editing and fact-checking of stories
  • Ensuring a proper work flow for articles, from submissions through editing/design and publication
  • Attending weekly leadership and staff meetings

The number of editors varies in accordance with the number of staff writers each year. Editors will receive a stipend of $60 per month.

Multimedia & Design Editor

NOTE: This position has been filled for the 2022-2023 school year.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Gaining mastery of WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop and all other necessary platforms/software needed to produce the website, mail chimp, and print products
  • Editing and producing multimedia content (e.g., photographs, videos, comics/cartoons, puzzles), as needed
  • Working closely with the editor-in-chief and editor(s) to assure timely work flow of submissions through the editorial process
  • Working closely with the editor-in-chief and faculty adviser on the redesign and production of the quadrennial print-run editions
  • Attending weekly leadership and staff meetings

The multimedia and design editor will receive a stipend of $60 per month.

Social Media Manager

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all of the BlueStocking’s social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Responsible for posting news about recent BlueStocking articles and events happening within the organization, including retweeting
  • Strong knowledge of the social media landscape
  • Communicate with the editor-in-chief on when to post appropriate content and information
  • Dependable experience with design websites such as Canva
  • Come up with ideas and strategies to increase social media interaction
  • Attending weekly leadership and staff meetings

The social media manager will receive a stipend of $60 per month.

Sports Editor

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Working with the editor-in-chief to develop story ideas and ensure coverage of Presbyterian College’s athletic events and teams
  • Working with writers on sports story pitches and assigning articles to them
  • Providing developmental editing and fact-checking of sports stories
  • Ensuring a proper work flow for articles, from submissions through editing/design and publication
  • Strong knowledge of various PC sports, teams, players, and coaches
  • Attending weekly leadership and staff meetings

The sports editor will receive a stipend of $60 per month.

The BlueStocking Staff Positions

Staff Writers

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Producing short pieces (500-800 words) or longer feature/analysis pieces (>800 words)
  • Provide various “beat” stories on campus life, sports, features, opinion-editorial, etc.
  • Serve in a “general assignment” capacity
  • Assigned by editors to cover newsworthy events
  • Experience strong growth in writing and competence
  • Encouraged to develop specialty areas aligned with their interests and to produce more complex pieces
  • Articles submitted must include an art/design element (or an idea for one to be designed) as well as a social media teaser

All are welcome to write for The BlueStocking, whether as a regular contributor or as a guest.

Staff writers will receive a stipend of $15 per article published through online or print format.

Copyeditors

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for editing articles for grammar, accuracy, and compliance
  • Strong knowledge with the Associated Press StyleBook
  • In charge of the final stage in the editorial work flow

Contact the editor-in-chief about deadlines and rates of pay.

Photographers

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide several photos/photo essays on on campus life, sports, features, opinion-editorial, etc.
  • Strong experience with cameras (Nikon, Cannon, etc.), shooting, and taking pictures
  • Send all photo-related media to The BlueStocking folder

Photographers will receive a stipend of $15 per photos/photo essays.

Videographers

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide several videos/vlogs on on campus life, sports, features, opinion-editorial, etc.
  • Strong experience with cameras (Nikon, Cannon, etc.), editing footage, and appropriate software (iMovie)
  • Send all video-related media to The BlueStocking folder

Videographers will receive a stipend of $15 per videos/vlogs.

Graphic Artists/Multimedia Designers

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Creating original art/tables for story packages
  • Work with the editor-in-chief to come up with visualizations ideas
  • Produce strong art in an effective approach

Contact the editor-in-chief about deadlines and rates of pay.

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