Help us continue publishing our law school newspaper by volunteering for our Jeffersonian positions!
For the first time, and upon approval of the student body vote, the coveted “Editor in Chief” and “Managing Editor” positions will be open to rising 2L and 3L students.
We hope our student body will rally with the new opportunity to seek out these positions. We look forward to seeing the evolution of our school’s paper!
How to be Appointed:
Read descriptions of duties and responsibilities for each position below.
Check your eligibility and send your “Statement of Intent” to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm by April 26th!
The newly elected SBA E-board and acting Editor in Chief will choose from the applicants to appoint positions!
Editor in Chief, The Jeffersonian
Description of Duties and Responsibilities
1. Generally, the Editor in Chief (EIC) of The Jeffersonian is responsible for the final product of The Jeffersonian’s print and website publications. He or she will set the tone, editorial direction, and policies for the publication and ensure every issue is consistent on these measures.
2. The Jeffersonian’s EIC will execute the following duties and responsibilities for the full academic term of their position. Note, this list is not exhaustive or all-inclusive:
a. He or she will manage budgeting, marketing, and event planning for the organization. Insofar, the EIC will coordinate with the acting SBA Vice President to finalize a budget for the organization’s following academic year.
b. The EIC will submit The Jeffersonian’s budget to SBA prior to the start of the following academic year.
c. The EIC will manage all advertising content and submissions that are submitted through the online and or print publications.
d. The EIC will hold monthly staff meetings, to review and set parameters for article submissions, deadlines, and topics for each publication.
i. Article submissions are subject to change as necessary, given the style and oversight of the print edition template. ii. Generally, article submissions should be sent to the EIC and Managing Editor for edits a week prior to printing the publication. iii. To date, articles should be minimum 10pt. font, between 1-2 pages single-spaced typed, and submitted with pictures and
e. The EIC will work with the Managing Editor to ensure the content of each publication reports on topics of interest to its readers. Both EIC and Managing Editor will coordinate on edits and layout concerns for the print and website publications. i. It is not the responsibility of the Managing Editor to change an article’s content, tone, or style.
f. The EIC will coordinate to license the iStudio Publisher program for the monthly print edition template; he or she may have editorial authority to change the layout as necessary to accommodate the publication’s theme, style, and content.
g. The EIC is responsible for acquiring a staff of writers and editors at the outset of the academic year. He or she is to hold an information meeting to acquire such persons. i. Writers may include guest student, faculty, and alumni writers.
h. The EIC will maintain the content of The Jeffersonian’s website publication. After each print edition, articles will be separately uploaded to the website and organized accordingly into their respective columns. i. The EIC will coordinate with TJSL’s Web Developer, Patricia Ramert, for website maintenance, changes, and questions.
i. The EIC will manage and monitor the TJSL Jeffersonian Facebook group page and Gmail account, at TJSLjeffersonian@gmail.com.
Managing Editor, The Jeffersonian Description of Duties and Responsibilities
1. Generally, the Managing Editor of The Jeffersonian is responsible for senior editing operations for The Jeffersonian publications, and reports to the Editor in Chief.
2. The Jeffersonian’s Managing Editor will execute the following duties and responsibilities for the full academic term of their position. Note, this list is not exhaustive or all-inclusive:
a. If necessary, the Managing Editor will seek out staff editors to assist editing content for each print publication and website content.
b. The Managing Editor will determine the importance of the articles and what content should be recommended for front-page publication.
c. If there are no other assisting staff editors, it is the Managing Editor’s duty and responsibility to edit content as it is submitted for publication.
d. The Managing Editor will resubmit final edited articles to the EIC for layout and print publication edits at least a minimum of two days before publication is to print.
e. The Managing Editor will ensure content is fact checked and properly cited in Bluebook style.
i. It is not the responsibility of the Managing Editor to change an article’s content, tone, or style.
ii. Managing Editor may notate changes or recommendations that can be made to the content if there are issues with facts,
citations, or overall fluidity. These suggestions will be made to the EIC before publication is to be printed.
f. The Managing Editor, in reporting to the EIC, will coordinate on final layout and design of the publication.
g. The Managing Editor will attend monthly meetings for The Jeffersonian.
h. It is the responsibility of the Managing Editor, upon request, to send edits to staff writers and review any changes or suggestions made.