APPLY TO BE AN EDITOR OF THE QUARRY!
We are searching for talented new editors for the 2018-2019 school year in the following positions: Literary Editor, Layout Editor, and Art Editor. Being an Editor is a wonderful experience to enter into the world of publication and editing. It develops leadership skills, increases your interactions with all kinds of literature and art, and gives you versatility for future careers that cannot be found elsewhere. As an editor of The Quarry, you are part of a strong and unique tradition that has supported and grown the artistic community at St. Olaf for almost a century. This is an exciting time to be a part of The Quarry! With our new online publication and presence, we have a broader reach than ever before.
If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out the application below and send to the firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7th.
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS 2018-2019
In addition to general editor duties of selecting art and literary submissions, the layout editor is responsible for creating the physical design of the magazine. The layout editor maintains a clear and cohesive style throughout the cover and interior page spreads, makes edits requested by the rest of the team, and prepares the final version of The Quarry for the printer. Experience with Adobe InDesign is highly desired.
The art editor is responsible for overseeing the review and selection of the visual and other non-literary art submission to The Quarry. While a jury containing all the editors completes selection, the art editor has the final say regarding the selection of art submissions. They are also responsible for holding a documentation session for physical art during the submission period and are the primary contact between artists and the editorial team. Experience with visual art is required and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and studio documentation is desired, but not necessary.
The primary role of the literary editor is to review and oversee the selection of peer's literary submissions (poems, prose, non-fiction, etc.) for publication in the magazine. Though the process as a whole is a team effort, the literary editor has final say in regards to the ultimate selection of such pieces. Furthermore, the literary editor is responsible for communicating with the writers selected for publication on matters such as cutting down pieces or obtaining copyright information. Finally, the position entails copy-editing the pieces and the magazine as a whole.