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!"#$%&'()*0,... • Is responsible for all content and reporter assignments for the News section of The Beacon, including online breaking news. Contributes articles as needed. • Is available to reporters and photojournalists seven days a week via cell phone to give direction, if necessary. • Mentors reporters and may refer them to adviser for further training. Edits first drafts by 8 p.m. Mondays. • Edits, writes headlines for and designs the News section. Available on or before Wednesday nights. • Monitors campus events and edits a weekly “On Campus” calendar and Public Safety report. • Writes corrections and clarifications from items in the previous issue.

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!"#$%&'()*1,2-. • Is responsible for all content and reporter assignments for the Living Section as well as the Faith & Fellowship page. Edits first drafts by 8 p.m. Mondays. • Solicits guest writers from the University community for the Faith & Fellowship page. • Is available to reporters and photojournalists via cell phone seven days a week for direction. • Mentors reporters and may refer them to adviser for training. • Writes headlines and contributes articles. • Edits and designs the Living Section and Faith & Fellowship on or before Wednesday nights.

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Maintains weekly office hours. sections. • Provides Student Media Adviser and Controller’s office with monthly statements on circulation and ad revenue. • Manages digital photo files and designs graphics, charts, • Is responsible for soliciting, selling and managing all on-campus and off-campus advertising in The Beacon, timelines, photo illustrations and other visual elements. including correspondence (phone and e-mail), billing, receipts and record-keeping in Microsoft Access. • Designs graphics for section editors as assigned. Also suggests • Sends invoices, copies of newspaper and “tearsheets” of ads to advertisers, issuing a receipt upon payment. the use of graphic elements. Contributes articles as needed. • Promptly deposits payments from ads and subscribers to the UP cashier’s office. • Each semester, visits all campus departments and distributes an ad-rate sheet and deadline information to each department. Checks in at least once each semester with each client department, as well as off-campus advertisers. !"#$%&'()*/,-.. • In mid-summer, sends a letter and ad rate brochure and publication schedule to both former Beacon • Must have experience with InDesign and Photoshop. advertisers and potential new advertisers, inviting them to advertise in the coming school year. • Designs pages and graphics for section editors as assigned. • Employs a plan to solicit advertising from local businesses and from national advertisers. Contributes articles as needed. • Regularly checks e-mail and phone messages and responds to clients promptly. • Must meet with business and advertising manager once a • Oversees director of circulation and communicates regularly with design assistant regarding ad week to discuss design needs. design orders, and acts as liaison between client and ad designer. • On direction from the business and advertising manager, designs advertisements at client’s request, meeting all deadlines and ad specifications. !"#$%&'()*/,1.. • Assists business and advertising manager with ad design and • Proficient with of Excel and Microsoft Access. layout. May also assist editors with design and layout of the • Responsible for processing all subscription orders, providing updated circulation lists to UP print newspaper as needed. shop regularly and working with mailroom to ensure delivery. • Attends all meetings. Available Wednesday nights. • Starting in November, must solicit advertising from local businesses (in conjunction with the business and advertising manager) to three new businesses every month. • In charge of table to solicit parent subscribers during freshman orientation in late August. • Handles all correspondence with subscribers, troubleshooting any problems with UP print shop !"#$%&'()*/,... and mailroom. • Must have experience with InDesign and Photoshop. • May be assigned advertising-related tasks by business and advertising manager. • Designs pages and graphics for section editors as assigned. • Delivers stacks of Beacons to distribution racks around campus every Thursday before noon. • Contributes articles as needed. • Offers assistance to editors on design and technical matters. • Initiates discussions with section editors and reporters each !"#$%&'()*1,... week about graphics and other visuals. • Posts The Beacon online every Wednesday night or Thursday morning, including slideshows, • Attends all Tuesday editorial meetings and Thursday critique photos, polls and other visual and interactive elements. meetings. Must be available Wednesday nights. • Under direction of editor, promptly posts breaking news, photos, video, scores and other updates. • Monitors readers’ online comments and discussions. • Manages Beacon Facebook page, working with the editor in chief to increase interactivity between The Beacon and its readers, as well as increase traffic to the Beacon’s website. !"#$%&'(*2.. • Attends Tuesday planning meetings and Thursday critique meetings, providing ideas for improving • Produces illustrations/cartoons to accompany news, feature, the Beacon’s website. sports and opinion articles after consulting with editors. • Meets with editor in chief and adviser as needed. Makes all corrections online at editor’s request. • Helps design editor plan visual elements for special sections. • Has web skills sufficient to navigate College Publisher, The Beacon’s content management system. • Must be able to work on tight deadlines. • Ideally is proficient with HTML, Java, Flash and other web technology. • Attends Tuesday planning meetings and Thursday critique meetings. Must be available Wednesday nights.

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