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The North Texas Review is currently accepting staff applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Joining NTR is a great way to add relevant experience to your resume, gain knowledge and skill in publishing, and be a part of team.

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North Texas Review Staff Positions for 2020-2021

Managing Editor
Editorial Assistant
Design Director
Assistant Designer
Copy Chief
Online Editor
Publicity Director

Arts Editor
Poetry Editor
Prose Editor
Assistant Arts Editor
Assistant Poetry Editor
Assistant Prose Editor (Fiction)
Assistant Prose Editor (Non-Fiction)
Staff Writer (5-10)
Staff Reader (10)

Role Details


Editor-in-Chief – The Editor-in-Chief will have final approval of all print and online acceptances and all published content. Tasks include overseeing the production of NTR’s annual print publication, working with the Online Editor to develop NTR Online, preparing and maintaining the production schedule, and coordinating with all staff and the faculty advisor. The Editor-in-Chief selects the remainder of NTR staff, holds monthly staff meetings, and attends a meeting of the student-led committee that determines how student fees are distributed. Applicants should be energetic, self-directed people with excellent communication skills, the ability to manage people, and a strong commitment to meeting deadlines.


Copy Chief – The Copy Chief will oversee, proofread and approve all NTR content, including submitted student work and original work for NTR Online. Tasks include hosting reader meetings, proofreading selected pieces, working with authors, and copyediting the final proofs of the journal. Applicants should be detail-oriented, familiar with grammar and style rules, and have an affinity for copyediting.


Managing Editor – The Managing Editor will work with the senior editors to manage production of the journal and website. The managing editor works with every member of the staff and in every department of the organization. Tasks include:
 planning production deadlines
 overseeing section editors
 working with the faculty advisor and various UNT departments
 copyediting the final proofs of the journal
 planning the end-of-year release event
Applicants should be detail-oriented, good multi-taskers, organized, familiar with team management, and dedicated to NTR’s goals.


Online Editor – The Online Editor will manage NTR Online, which will include scheduling posts, maintaining the website, hosting pitch meetings for NTR Online content, and overseeing new original content and submitted work. Applicants should have some experience with web development or maintenance– ideally WordPress– as well as the initiative to work with others and communicate effectively.

Assistant Online Editor – The Assistant Online Editor will assist the Online Editor in managing NTR Online. They will report directly to the Online Editor; possible tasks include creating new webpages, editing online content, formatting online content, providing technical support, scheduling and posting online content, and coordinating with other branches of NTR. Applicants should have some experience with web development or maintenance, as well as good communication skills


Editorial Assistant– The Editorial Assistant will work with the senior editors to manage production of the journal and website. Tasks include managing submission routing and tracking, working with staff readers, managing staff communication, and coordinating staff meetings. Applicants should be organized, detail-oriented and have an interest or background in publishing processes/publications.


Arts Editor – The Arts Editor will manage the selection of artwork for both NTR’s print and online outlets. The Arts Editor will review art submissions, maintain the section email and send acceptance/rejection emails, work with student artists, and organize the art gallery for the end-of-year reception. Applicants should have interest in art or art history, a clear aesthetic and a commitment to meeting deadlines.

Assistant Arts Editor – The Assistant Arts Editor will help manage the selection of artwork for both NTR’s print and online outlets. The Asst. Arts Editor reports directly to the Arts Editor; possible tasks include reviewing art submissions, working with artists, and helping to organize the art gallery for the end-of-year reception. Applicants should have interest in art or art history, great organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure.


Poetry Editor – The Poetry Editor will manage the selection of poetry for both NTR’s print and online outlets. The Poetry Editor will delegate initial readings to staff readers and provide clear instructions and timeframes for assessing submissions. Tasks include maintaining the section email account and sending acceptance/rejection emails, editing student poetry, and working with submitting poets to make edits. Applicants should have a nuanced understanding of poetry, copyediting skills, and a commitment to meeting deadlines.


Assistant Poetry Editor – The Assistant Poetry Editor will help manage the selection of poetry for both NTR’s print and online avenues. The Asst. Poetry Editor reports directly to the Poetry Editor; possible tasks include reviewing reader selections, working with student authors, and hosting reader meetings. Applicants should be detail- oriented, have some experience with poetry, and have an interest in editing.

Prose Editor – The Prose Editor will manage the selection of prose (fiction and non-fiction) for both NTR’s print and online avenues. The Prose Editor will delegate initial readings to staff readers and provide clear instructions and timeframes for assessing submissions. Tasks include maintaining the section email account and sending acceptance/rejection emails, editing student prose, and working with student authors. Applicants should have a nuanced understanding of both fiction and non-fiction, copyediting skills and a commitment to meeting deadlines.


Assistant Fiction Editor – The Assistant Fiction Editor will help manage the selection of fiction for both NTR’s print and online avenues. The Asst. Fiction Editor reports directly to the Prose Editor; possible tasks include reviewing reader selections, working with student authors, and hosting reader meetings. Applicants should be detail-
oriented, have some experience with fiction, and have an interest in editing.

Assistant Non-Fiction Editor – The Assistant Non-Fiction Editor will help manage the selection of non-fiction for both NTR’s print and online avenues. The Asst. Non-Fiction Editor reports directly to the Prose Editor; possible tasks include reviewing reader selections, working with student authors, and hosting reader meetings. Applicants should be detail-oriented, have some experience with non fiction, and have an interest in editing.


Design Director – The Design Director is charged with creating NTR’s visual identity. Working with the senior staff, the Design Director crafts and refines the layout for the print publication and coordinates NTR’s branding both digitally and in print. The Design Director also works with a local printer and the senior staff to oversee NTR’s printing process. Applicants should be familiar with using Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator, have a strong design portfolio, and be able to work well under the pressure of deadlines.

Assistant Designer – The Assistant Designer will help manage the design of NTR branding materials and print and digital products. The Asst. Designer reports directly to the Design Director; possible tasks include making design edits and designing graphics for digital media. Applicants should be familiar with using Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator, have some design experience, and work well under the pressure of deadlines.


Publicity Director – The Publicity Director acts as the public voice of NTR. Duties include coordinating NTR promotion efforts like flyer and poster drives, interviewing staff or submitters for social media blurbs, scheduling social media posts, and representing NTR at various campus events. Applicants should enjoy working with social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, feel comfortable interacting with strangers, and have some experience with marketing or media strategies.


Staff Writers (5-10) – Staff Writers are hired to generate original NTR Online content like reviews, essays, interviews and more. Writers are hired based on the merit of their writing sample. Applicants should be opinionated, confident writers with a strong understanding of grammar and style.


Staff Readers (10) – Staff Readers are hired to review original work submitted by students, which can include poetry and prose in all forms. Readers are hired based on their critical reading skills and academic history. Applicants should be well-read, confident in their decision-making skills, and feel comfortable analyzing all forms of
literature.

Questions?
ntreditor@gmail.com

Fish and Lilies by Meah Lin, 2020