Staff Openings

JOIN THE INKWELL STAFF

We are not currently seeking new staff members. Please check again in Spring 2019.

Any student may submit work for publication in the print issue or online. Students may also coordinate with Inkwell staff to set up a “series” in order to write or produce work consistently for the website.

Official staff members (those who register for a credit) are primarily gatekeepers: editors, designers, publishers. They exist to feature and encourage the production of creative work on campus. They may occasionally produce content for the website, though this is not their primary function.

1 credit is available to staff members who commit to a full semester.

All students who wish to officially join Inkwell’s staff for credit should apply. Editors are free to continue in their role from year to year with adviser consent. Students serving as editors are typically expected to fill that role for a full academic year. General Staff positions can be limited to a semester.

When a role is vacated, the role is listed as “Open” and other students may apply for that role.

Application for an editor position typically happens the semester prior to the student taking on that role (typically, spring semester in April or May). Decisions are made shortly after the posted deadline, at which point selected students will be given permission to register for the credit.

To apply for an editorial position, please send us:

  • a cover letter indicating (1) your background in writing and/or publishing, (2) why you’re interested in working with Inkwell, and (3) which position(s) you’d be interested in filling, and (4) any classes you’ve taken relevant to the position you’d like to fill
  • a short sample of your work. This can be writing or design work, depending on the position(s) you’re applying for.

Preference for editor roles is given to those who have previously been part of Inkwell’s general staff.

All applications can be sent to inkwell@blc.edu with the subject “Staff Application.”

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

Managing Editor (open)

The managing editor oversees the design editor, the programs editor, the web editor, and the general staff. He/She is on hand to answer questions and to assist the staff in their duties. The managing editor keeps the faculty adviser informed and up to date on the staff’s work, maintains the budget, and he/she is responsible for addressing any problems or unexpected questions that come up, whether by addressing them personally or designating them to the appropriate staff member. In the selection process, preference is given to students who have previously been part of Inkwell’s staff.

DESIGN EDITOR (CLOSED)

The design editor is responsible for overseeing the layout and publication of the issue itself. He/She also designs promotional material and may assist with website maintenance. Familiarity with desktop design and InDesign is a must. Some interest in and familiarity with WordPress is preferable.

PROGRAMS EDITOR (CLOSED)

Staff members support the daily operations of Inkwell. This may include but is not limited to: maintaining records and materials, attending and helping organize events, maintaining Inkwell’s social media, reading/editing submissions, and contributing to The Well.

web editor (closed)

The Web Editor is primarily responsible for maintaining Inkwell’s website. This typically includes editing, formatting, and posting submissions to The Well as well as updating content on other site pages as needed. He/She should be familiar with WordPress and be able to work in tandem with the Design Editor to achieve a unified aesthetic and brand. He/She may also be involved in maintaining Inkwell’s social media accounts.

general staff (open)

Staff members support the daily operations of Inkwell. This may include but is not limited to: maintaining records and materials, attending and helping organize events, maintaining Inkwell’s social media, reading/editing submissions, and contributing to The Well. Staff members submit any individual project proposals at the beginning of the semester.