Lantern Media is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year for the following positions at The Lantern student newspaper and at Lantern TV. Please download and complete the job application, and send it and all appropriate attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Feb. 27.
Managing Editor-Content: This editor reports to the editor-in-chief and is responsible for ensuring that printed and online content meets professional standards. The ME-C will supervise the independent study reporters. The campus, arts, sports, design and multimedia editors will report to the ME-C. The ME-C will assist those editors in determining which stories the Lantern will cover and in the editing and packaging of stories. The editor will also monitor online traffic and readership on the Lantern website to help guide future story selection and online success. This editor will attend all budget meetings and run them in the EIC’s absence.
Managing Editor-Design: This editor reports to the editor-in-chief and will supervise the design and photo editors. This editor will oversee the design of the Lantern. The editor will help the arts, sports and campus editors with the design of their pages. This editor will also overseen elements of online design for the website, and for the mobile app. The ME-D will design the front page and coordinate with the ME on the play of other stories. This editor prepares front- page teasers, indexes and other art. This editor attends all budget meetings.
Assistant Editor-Design (2): These editors, (two positions) report to the ME-design and help with page design and layout and with the preparation and design of printed and online graphics including maps, charts and lists.
Arts and Life Editor: This editor reports to the ME-content, supervising Lantern coverage of the arts. The arts editor will lay out pages, help select visual material and edit all copy with the assistance of the ME-Content and ME-Design. The editor will supervise a staff of arts writers from the Lantern practicum.The editor attends all budget meetings.
Assistant Arts Editor: This editor will assist the arts editor in assigning stories, laying out pages and producing content to fill the section.
Campus Editor: The campus editor reports to the ME-Content and will supervise Lantern practicum reporters, assign stories, monitor the progress of the reporters and enforce deadlines. The campus editor’s primary job will be the day-to-day management of the reporters. However the editor may be involved in long-term series or special projects. The campus editor leads and coordinates the paper’s online and printed coverage of breaking news. The campus editor will work with the multimedia editors to get stories online as soon as possible. The campus editor must attend all budget meetings.
Copy Chief: This editor reports to the ME-Content and will review stories before assigning them to the copy desk. After copy editing, the chief copy editor should read every word of local copy and serve as the penultimate stop in the editing process before the Editor-in-Chief. This editor will supervise the Lantern practicum copy editors, working with the course instructor to ensure that the practicum students receive a high-quality experience. The copy chief must know Associated Press and Lantern style. This editor will attend all budget meetings.
Multimedia Editor: This editor, reporting to the ME-Content, has principal responsibility for the online version of the Lantern, and the production of content that will make the site compelling. The Mulitmedia Editor will work with Lantern TV station managers and its director to help produce compelling video for the website and to help coordinate newsgathering activities of video and print reporters. Along with the social media/ multimedia editor, this editor must update the site for breaking news.This editor must make sure that the content gets posted on the site as quickly and efficiently as possible. This editor produces the emails sent to Lantern subscribers and must attend all budget meetings.
Social Media/Multimedia Editor: This editor’s primary responsibility is to create engaging content on Lantern social media channels to help encourage and draw visitors to the website and to the mobile app. This editor has experience working with social media channels, and will monitor mentions and news consumer feedback. This editor will work with editors and station managers to help coordinate social media coverage of breaking news, events and sporting events. This editor will assist the multimedia editor in all aspects of the position, from providing content to keeping the Web site updated and professional.
Photo Editor: The photo editor reports to the ME-Design and manages the photo staff. This editor must train the photo staff, the editing staff, the independent study students and the Lantern practicum students in the electronic photo assignment process. This editor must make sure that photographers are available to shoot worthwhile assignments. This editor works with other editors to select images. The photo editor is responsible for the quality control of color, must consider ethical issues regarding editing or enhancing photos, must consider ethical and legal issues of photojournalism more generally and should maintain an archive of photos of people who may be newsworthy. The photo editor will attend all budget meetings.
Assistant Photo Editor: This editor will assist the photo editor and shoot assignments.
Sports Editor: The sports editor reports to the ME-Content and is responsible for covering the major and minor sports in a way that reflects the variety of varsity and club athletics on campus. This editor also will decide if and how sports in Columbus and other Ohio cities will be covered. During away games, the sports editor has primary responsibility for live updates to social media. This editor supervises the Lantern practicum students who are sports writers.The sports editor attends all budget meetings.
Assistant Sports Editor: This editor will assist the sports editor with assignments, laying out pages and writing content for the sports section.
John R. Oller Special Reporter: This reporter works on long investigative or interpretive projects and assists, when needed, in the coverage of breaking news. This reporter answers to the ME-Content and will spend roughly 5 hours in the newsroom each week to work and coordinate efforts with editors.
Patricia Miller Special Reporter: This reporter works on long investigative or interpretive projects and assists, when needed, in the coverage of breaking news. This reporter answers to the ME-Content and will spend roughly five hours in the newsroom each week to work and coordinate efforts with editors.
Sports Director: The Sports Director will provide quality sports content for Lantern TV. The Sports Director will answer to the Station Manager and work with students, as well as independent study students, to produce quality content for the viewing audience. The Sports Director will work with and coordinate event coverage with Lantern Sports editors, including travel, social media and online content published during and after games.
News Director: The News Director will provide quality news content for Lantern TV. The News Director will answer to the Station Manager and work with students as well as independent study students, to produce quality content for the viewing audience. The News Director will coordinate activities with the Lantern Campus and Arts and Life editors to help improve efficiency and avoide duplication of work.
Assistant News Director: The Assistant News Director will work with the News Director and other Lantern TV staff and students to provide quality news content on a daily and weekly basis. The Assistant News Director will answer to the Station Manager and work with students, as well as independent study students, to produce quality content for the viewing audience.
Assistant Sports Director: The Assistant Sports Director will work with the Sports Director and other Lantern TV staff and students to provide quality sports content on a daily and weekly basis. The Assistant Sports Director will answer to the Station Manager and work with students enrolled in the Lantern TV classes, as well as independent study students, to produce quality content for the viewing audience.