Featured image above: Flip the Media co-editor Fritz Kessler (center), at South by Southwest Interactive 2015 (Photo: Fritz Kessler)
Flip the Media is seeking two student editors for 2015-16, starting in mid-June. Applicants should be enrolled or incoming students in the Communication Leadership (Comm Lead) graduate program at the University of Washington, with skills in writing, editing, digital journalism and WordPress. Preference will be given to applicants who have prior experience contributing to Flip the Media.
Editors act as Content Strategists, managing the flow of content, editing posts and curating the site. They are also Community Engagement Specialists who recruit contributors, manage social media properties, organize community events and evangelize the Flip the Media brand. Serving as an editor is also a fantastic way to make connections across the communication industry in the northwest, as well as within the Comm Lead program.
“Being a Flip the Media editor has been the high point of my time in the Comm Lead program,” says graduating co-editor Connie Rock. “Because of Flip, I’ve received press passes to cover South by Southwest Interactive and Seattle Interactive, I’ve met and interviewed industry leaders, contributed stories on subjects I’m passionate about and worked with great student and alumni contributors and faculty members.”
Editors will be supported by independent study students, volunteers and the faculty adviser. But you’ll hold ultimate responsibility for everything that is published on Flip the Media, so this is a sizable time commitment (count on 10 to 15 hours per week). Editors qualify for a $600 tuition credit for each quarter of service.
Apply by April 28th. Send a resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and vision for Flip the Media, to Alex Stonehill, faculty adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Past applicants are encouraged to re-apply.