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Applications for the 2020 - 2021 executive board are currently closed. Please check back for open positions throughout the year.

 

While we will accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year for staff positions, applications submitted on or before the deadline will be given priority. 

Feel free to apply to as many roles as you like, but be aware that we will only accept you for one position. Applications that do not follow instructions will not be considered, so be sure to read everything thoroughly

 

Charcoal magazine is a student-run publication. These are not paid positions.

Questions? Contact us: hello@charcoalmag.co

 

Models

Responsibilities: No experience required! Models must be willing to be photographed and subsequently featured in print and on our website + social media.

Commitment: Around 5 hours on the day of the shoot, plus 2–3 hours the day before for fitting.

To apply, email apply@charcoalmag.co with the following information: first and last name, graduation year, major, availability and time commitments on weekends (Friday–Sunday), and portfolio of 3–5 appropriate images of yourself (instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.). The images may include candids.

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Staff Writers

Responsibilities: Pitching and writing content that goes online and in print for Charcoal. You will be expected to generate 3–5 stories for online editorial. Top stories will be selected and published in the print edition. Stories range from interviews to community events, profiles, personal narratives, etc.

Commitment: Bi-weekly meetings for the entire semester to plan articles and edit. Our goal is for you to post every other week for online editorial with the possibility of contributing to the print magazine as well.

Applicants must fill out the application here and email the writing supplement to apply@charcoalmag.co. The writing supplement consists of your resume and a writing sample (500–1,000 words).

Models

Responsibilities: Models will be Charcoal's go-to for a variety of photo and video shoots. No experience is necessary!

Commitment: Bi-weekly creative team meetings; photo and video shoots

To apply, email apply@charcoalmag.co with the following information:

  • Photo of yourself (this can be professional or a selfie)

  • Availability for weekly meetings 

Designer

Responsibilities: Creating promotional materials for social media and print, and working with the Creative Director to layout the print magazine. You will be expected to meet production deadlines and be present at creative meetings to plan and design the magazine.

Commitment: Occasional meetings with the Creative Directors and Editors.

Applicants must fill out the application here and email a design portfolio to apply@charcoalmag.co. The design portfolio consists of your resume and previous design work.

Web Manager

Responsibilities: Updating and maintaining our website. Charcoal Magazine uses Wix and 1and1 to host our website. Familiarity with these applications is preferred but not required. This position does not require much coding, but allows the opportunity to pitch ideas for microsites that you may code and develop.

Commitment: Occasional meetings with Executive and Creative Directors. Most work will be done remotely.

Applicants must fill out the application here and email a web development portfolio to apply@charcoalmag.co. The portfolio consists of your resume and previous web development work if applicable.

Videographer 

Responsibilities: Creating all video content from start to finish. You will be expected to create 2–3, short 3–5 minute videos throughout the semester, the content of which will be determined beforehand. You will work with the Creative Director to ensure all content aligns with Charcoal's aesthetic and pitch new ideas.

Commitment: Occasional meeting with Creative Editors and Executive Editor. 

Applicants must fill out the application here and email their videography portfolio to apply@charcoalmag.co. The videography portfolio consists of your resume and previous video work.

Production Assistants 

Responsibilities: Working alongside the Managing Editor to plan and execute photoshoots and will remain on-hand on shoot days to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Commitment: Attending all photoshoots assigned to you by the Managing Editor.

Applicants must fill out the application here and email their resume to apply@charcoalmag.co

Photographers

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to documenting behind-the-scenes content, photographing creative shoots, generating online content to accompany written articles, pitch your own ideas, and more. You will be expected to meet production deadlines and be present at creative meetings.

Commitment: Occasional meetings with the creative team. You must be present at all shoots assigned by the Managing Editor.

Applicants must fill out the application here and email the photography portfolio to apply@charcoalmag.co. The portfolio consists of your resume and previous work.

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