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Editorial Positions

Below is a list of the editorial board positions. Applications for the 2015-2016 Honors Journal Editorial Board will be accepted beginning March 1, 2015, on a rolling basis until positions are filled.  If you have questions about the application process, contact the faculty advisor for the journal Dr. Abby Hickcox at hickcox@colorado.edu.  

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Editor-in-Chief
Managing Editor
Publicity Director
Graphic Designer
Finance Manager
Fiction Editor
Poetry Editor
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Social Science Editor
Natural Science Editor
Gender and Ethnic Studies Editor
Humanities Editor
Engineering Editor
Business Editor
Environmental Design Editor
Art Editor
Open Media Editor
Associate Editors

The editor-in-chief administers all aspects of the Honors Journal’s production. S/he monitors and facilitates solicitations of submissions, selection of work, formatting, production, distribution, and financing. The editor-in-chief organizes and runs the journal editorial board meetings and oversees the activities of all other editors. It is the job of the editor-in-chief to set the goals for the Honors Journal for the year and create a time line within which those goals can be accomplished. The editor in chief informs and works with the faculty advisor for the Honors Journal in consultation with the Honors Program Director. The editor-in-chief is usually serving a second (or third) year on the editorial board, so is selected from the previous year's journal board. Leadership ability, great people skills, positive attitude, initiative and self motivation a must.

The managing editor is the right hand wo/man of the editor-in-chief. The managing editor is in charge helping to organize people and information and assist the editor in chief with secondary leadership in the oversight of journal activities.The managing editor is in charge of organizing and managing all submissions recived by the journal. S/he is also in charge of overseeing copy-editing before the printjournal comes out and website is updated each year. The managing editor has responsibility for the Honors Journal email account and will read incoming emails and respond or forward them to the appropriate person. Reliability and organizational skills are a must.

The publicity director organizes and designs campaigns to solicit submissions, manages publicity for the Honors Journal and works with other members of the board to distribute the Honors Journal. S/he is in charge of organizing the yearly release event in the spring. The publicity director will continue our relationship with the university and will work with our partners in University Communications to create and enact plans that will increase awareness of the Honors Journal on campus. An understanding of publicity and branding are a plus, an ethusiasm to speak to people about the journal is a must. The publicity director position on the board is sometimes combined with the graphic designer position.

The graphic designer is in charge of all graphic work related to the journal. This includes designing flyers/posters, laying out the print version of the journal once a year, and maintaining the Honors Journal online with monthy feature stories and updates. The graphic designer will work with the editor in chief, publicity manager, and board of editors to translate the desired tone and messages of the journal into visual communication that is consistent with past journals and the branding of the Honors Journal. This is a very creative position. Some knowledge of Adobe Creative suite is a must, and willingness to learn new skills within these applications. 2-3 examples of your own creative work are required for this position and should be included with your application. The graphic designer position on the board is sometimes combined with the publicity director.

 The finance manager will work with the editor-in-chief to create a budget for the Honors Journal for and track spending for the year, track spending, apply for funding, and brainstorm and pursue new sources of funding for the journal. This includes reapplying to funding sources already giving the money to the journal and finding new sources/ relationships where we can procure funding. The finance manager will also work with the publicity manager to encourage private donations.

The fiction editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate fiction, selects fiction for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with other members of the Honors Journal board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The poetry editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate poetry, selects poetry for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with other members of the Honors Journal board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The creative nonfiction editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate creative non-fiction, selects creative non-fiction for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor in chief where necessary, and works with other members of the Honors Journal board to design and distribute the Honors Journal. The creative non-ficiton editor is encouraged to solicit works both from the arts and sciences, and from the journalism school.

The social sciences editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate essays in the social sciences (including Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Sociology, and others), selects social science essays for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with the other members of the Honors Journal editorial board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The natural sciences editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate essays in the natural sciences (including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, and others), selects natural science essays for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with the other members of the Honors Journal editorial board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The gender and ethnic studies editors help solicit outstanding undergraduate essays in women and gender studies and ethnic studies, select gender studies and ethnic studies essays for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assist the editor-in-chief where necessary, and work with the other members of the Honors Journal editorial board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The humanities editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate essays in the humanities (including English, History, Languages, Philosophy, Religion and others), selects humanities essays for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with the other members of the Honors Journal editorial board to design and to distribute the Honors Journal.

The engineering editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate engineering work, selects engineering work for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with other members of the Honors Journal board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The environmental design editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate environmental design work, selects environmental design work for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with other members of the Honors Journal board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The business editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate work produced through the Leeds School of Business, selects business work for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with other members of the Honors Journal board to design and distribute the Honors Journal.

The art editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate art work for inclusion in the Honors Journal, selects art for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief with layout and design and other duties where needed, works with other members of the Honors Journal Board to distribute the Honors Journal. Please attach 1-2 pieces of your original art to your application with a statement about each piece.

The open media editor helps to solicit outstanding undergraduate digital media work, selects media work for inclusion in the Honors Journal, assists the editor-in-chief where necessary, and works with other members of the Honors Journal board to design and distribute the Honors Journal. The digital media category includes all work that is not in the traditional studio arts. This includes music, dance, film, digital art, set design, advertising, as well as art produced through other digital means.

The associate editors assist the members of the board as necessary with all tasks related to the journal. This position is similar to an internship and provides an opportunity for those who would like to be editors but may not have as much experience to learn about the operations of the Honors Journal and get involved so they can move on to positions with more responsibility in the future. Most associate editors go on to become board members for several years.  An Associate Managing Editor is particularly important to retain institutional knowledge about journal organizational systems on the board from year to year.

APPLY to join the Honors Journal Editorial Board