STAFF CONTRIBUTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Office of Admissions is seeking highly motivated Gannon students to work for Edge, our online
magazine geared toward current students, prospective students and their families. The purpose of Edge
is to share news, information and insight on the Gannon experience.
Available positions:
Staff Writer: Staff writers, under the guidance of the editorial board, will generate one piece of
original content for every two hours worked per week. This may include written features, blogs,
or photography depending on the contributor’s skill set and the direction of the editorial board.
Contributors will be hired for either 2 or 4 paid office hours per week and are also expected to
attend weekly staff meetings.
Multimedia Contributors: Under the guidance of the editorial board, multimedia contributors
are responsible for the timely production of videos, photos, and/or social media campaigns
through all stages of production including pre-production, shooting and editing. Experience with
Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and social media platforms or comparable software is
necessary. Multimedia contributors must complete 2 - 4 paid hours of work per week, either in
the field or in the office.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates will demonstrate:








Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Effective communications skills
Leadership experience
A background in journalism, writing, editing, photography, video production, public relations
and/or communications
A strong desire to promote Gannon University to prospective students and their families
Completion of at least two semesters at Gannon
Ability to think creatively and propose new ideas
Ability to work interdependently
Must maintain 2.5 GPA

STAFF WRITER APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015
MULTIMEDIA CONTRIBUTOR DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015

STAFF CONTRIBUTOR APPLICATION FORM
NAME:
PHONE:
ADDRESS:
EMAIL:
HOMETOWN:
HIGH SCHOOL:
MAJOR(S):
MINOR(S):
CURRENT CLASS:

[ ] FRESHMAN

[ ] SOPHOMORE

[ ] JUNIOR

[ ] SENIOR

CUMULATIVE GPA:

1. Please check ALL positions for which you wish to be considered:
__ Staff writer (2 hours per week)
__ Staff writer (4 hours per week)
__ Multimedia contributor (2 hours per week)
__ Multimedia contributor (4 hours per week)
2. Please rank the positions you’re applying for:
My first choice position:
My second choice position:
My third choice position:

3. How familiar are you with writing and editing in AP Style?
__ Not familiar
__Somewhat familiar
__ Familiar

__ Very Familiar

STAFF WRITER APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015
MULTIMEDIA CONTRIBUTOR DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015

4. Why are you interested in the position you identified as your first choice?

5. What role, if any, do you think Edge should play in the recruiting of new students to Gannon?

6. What role, if any, should Edge play in the lives of current students?

7. Are you involved in any clubs or organizations on campus? Please include any leadership
positions you hold or have held.

8. Please list any experience you have that qualifies you for Edge staff. This may include
participation in student media organizations, relevant courses, etc.

9. What is one idea you have to help increase the visibility of Edge across campus?

STAFF WRITER APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015
MULTIMEDIA CONTRIBUTOR DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015

10. Please list up to three of your most recent employers.
COMPANY

POSITION

START DATE

END DATE

11. SUPPLIMENTAL MATERIALS:

If applying for a staff writer position, provide a 300-500 word writing sample. Consider
the target audience of prospective students and their families.

If applying for the multimedia contributor position, provide a link to a short video of
your work, examples of photography, or examples of writing for social media
campaigns.

Optional: a resume and/or up to three portfolio pieces. Please send copies as originals
will not be returned.

Signing this application grants the Office of Admissions permission to verify your academic standing. You may
be asked to interview by phone or in person (if possible) with members of the Admissions staff.
Signature:

Date:

Submit all application materials to: Kristen McAuley, Office of Admissions. Applications may be handdelivered to the front desk of the Office of Admissions, located in the Gitnik Manse at the northeast
corner of Sixth and Sassafras Streets or emailed to mcauley001@gannon.edu

STAFF WRITER APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015
MULTIMEDIA CONTRIBUTOR DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015