2013-14 Marketing ManagerThe marketing manager is responsible for marketing and promotion of the Bugle as guided by the business manager; supervising a marketing staff; coordinating all publicity, advertising and marketing functions in cooperation of the office manager; and coordinating any speakers, theme meetings, showcases, info booths, etc. This is a paid position and eligible for work study.
2013-14 Photo EditorResponsibilities of the photo editor include overseeing the photography for the Bugle; assigning Bugle photo assignments to photo staff; ensuring all Bugle photo deadlines are met; assisting in staff development and training; striving to improve the quality and efficiency of the staff; meeting with editors on as needed basis; keeping a minimum of three set office hours a week; coordinating group photography with the Bugle (times, room scheduling, information to editors, calling organizations); meeting any other requirements as per the SPPS/Bugle arrangement.
Staff WriterThe role of staff writer is to assist in the copy writing and production of the book in the form of written stories and captions. Creative insight and input into how to best capture the year in written form is necessary as well as the ability to verbally communicate in a group setting Necessary skills: ability to work as an integrated part of a team; writing experience; ability to write copy at a level of quality able to be run in a legitimate publication; ability to discern details; initiative and drive; a brief portfolio of writings that characterize your talent and potential. This is a volunteer position.
Yearbook PhotographerThe Virginia Tech yearbook is all about capturing moments in Hokie history. Our photographers write memories in light; memories that will be preserved forever. Share your creative vision with the Hokie community in a special way.
Digital Creative Teamo College Media Solutions is looking for 2 members to create social media, websites and mobile applications that will maximize awareness and visibility for business and organizations.o Responsibilities will include creating and maintaining EMCVT social media, websites and mobile applications; working with the Strategic Marketing Team to ensure a consistent message and finding unique content for digital services to increase brand awareness.o Candidates should be comfortable with HTML, social media and website and mobile app design. Some familiarity with Dreamweaver and/or other Adobe Creative Suite software is required.o This is an hourly paid position that requires 5-10 hours per week. Eligible for work study.
Strategic Marketing Teamo College Media Solutions is looking for outgoing, organized and creative members who know how to get attention and get a message out for the Strategic Marketing Team for the ‘13-’14 year.o Strategic Marketing Team members will create and maintain marketing campaigns for all EMCVT divisions including: Collegiate Times, VTTV, WUVT, Bugle and Silhouette! Marketing Team will create all advertising material associated with campaigns and coordinate with EMCVT division heads to ensure integrated marketing.o Responsibilities include: Attending weekly creative brainstorm sessions. Creating and maintaining marketing campaigns. Integrating EMCVT divisions to maximize profit and brand awareness. Create awareness through social media, events, advertisements and other ideas of your own.o Candidates should have the ability think outside the box and be available to work 5-10 hours per week, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites is a plus but not required.o This is an internship position with the possibility of promotions.
Web DesignerWorks closely with the design and production adviser and student programmers to design and implement revenue generating websites and/or new database-driven sites. Photoshop and either HTML or a client-side web editor like Dreamweaver required. Knowledge of Flash beneficial. This is a paid position and eligible for work study.
Web DeveloperWorks closely with the design and production adviser and student designers to implement necessary modifications and improvements to the College Media's revenue generating websites and/or new database-driven sites. Proficiency in PHP, SQL, and XHTML programming required. Unix, Access, or FileMaker a plus. This is a paid position and eligible for work study.
Distribution AssistantDistribution assistants will choose to specialize in one of a few types of positions, which include 1. Micro-distribution positions - have short routes for small amounts of newspaper delivery, which could be at your apartment complex, in your residence hall or around Blacksburg business locations. Each route takes only about 1-2 hours either 2 or 4 days per week. You can sign up for as few or as many routes as fits your schedule, earning needs and location! These distribution assistants also make sure an assigned list of newspaper stands in and near their routes maintain an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Must be responsible, efficient and able to lift and carry newspaper bundles. A few routes require reliable transportation but most can be done without a car. Supplies and gas reimbursement are provided. 2. Campus street team positions - distribute issues of the Collegiate Times to students at special events or between classes; spend a couple hours before football games greeting alumni, students and guests with the Extra Point, the CT's special gameday publication; post flyers around campus; and contribute to fun, special events such as student food tastings, sample giveaways, etc. This is a great experience in on-the-ground and guerrilla marketing. If you would like to get paid to get around campus, meet people, brighten their day with a smile, and be a friendly ambassador for the student newspaper, this is for you! Must be able to lift and carry around newspaper bundles of about 10-15 lbs. These distribution assistants also make sure an assigned list of newspaper stands maintain an aesthetically pleasing appearance.3. Assistant Circulation Manager - assist the Circulation Manager as needed, supervise certain events and the student employees for those events, process weekly newspaper subscriptions, post advertising at Collegiate Times news stand locations, maintain assigned news stands with an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The schedule is flexible and set to suit your class schedule. This is a great opportunity for students to gain real-world management, analysis and logistical experience and differentiate themselves from their peers. These are paid positions and eligible for work study.
Opinion ColumnistColumnists are responsible for submitting accurate, complete and insightful articles for the Collegiate Times. This is a volunteer position.
Reporter / Staff WriterThe Collegiate Times' reporters handles reporting assignments in the following manner. Each section - features, news, and sports - has a set number of reporter positions. These paid positions are eligible for work study and require reporters to follow a "beat," a certain topical area of investigation such as Blacksburg and local politics, music, or Virginia Tech football, and produce at least one story per week from this beat. They are required to write an additional story per week, which may or may not be from their beat assignment.
Staff writers have similar responsibilities to reporters. Staff writers cover beats and are required to produce at least one story per week on the topic of their beat. They are free to take additional assignments beyond that point, however. Staff writers are unpaid positions. Work done as a staff writer is a significant factor in hiring decisions for reporting positions.
Web DeveloperWorks closely with the online director in order to implement necessary modifications and improvements to the collegiatetimes.com content management system and.or separate site features. Proficiency in PHP, SQL, XHTML programming and Unix required. This is a paid position and eligible for work study.
Distribution ManagerDistribution Manager is: responsible for the distribution of the magazine to all designated distribution locations, on and off campus; responsible for the maintenance of Silhouette computers and related equipment; responsible for making and distributing signs on racks around campus; responsible for distributing racks around campus; responsible for notifying the editor-in-chief and business manager if new racks need to be ordered; is required to hold office hours for at least two hours a week. This is a volunteer position.
General StaffThe general staff: aides magazine production by helping design layouts, critiquing magazine submissions, editing selected submissions for print, promoting the magazine via class visits and posting flyers, and assisting the editors with magazine-related tasks. This is a volunteer position.
Promotions DirectorThe promotions director: promotes Silhouette events and submissions deadlines; reserves and designs display cases in Squires for upcoming Silhouette events; designs flyers/posters for the Silhouette A-frame to be displayed outside Squires or McBryde for upcoming Silhouette events; organizes the ordering and distribution of any Silhouette promotional items; promotes Silhouette’s image around campus in new and creative ways. This is a volunteer position.
Public Relations DirectorThe public relations director: maintains the organization’s visibility on the campus and in the local community; is responsible for all advertisements; works closely with the special events coordinator to ensure that all events are adequately advertised; is responsible for entering the magazine for all competitions approved by both the editor-in-chief and the business manager; may create a team of staff members to concentrate on local publicity, campus publicity, and national publicity; is responsible for working with the public relations staff from all entities of EMCVT in order to create a strong visibility for the company as a whole. This is a volunteer position.
Special Event CoordinatorThe special events coordinator: coordinates all Silhouette related benefits and events, and works closely with the public relations director to ensure a desired level of advertisement for all special events. This is a volunteer position.
WebmasterThe webmaster is a volunteer position completely responsible for maintaining Silhouette’s web page on a weekly basis, which includes updating an events page, updating the online magazine semesterly, and maintaining an online list of staff heads and contact information. This is a volunteer position.
PhotographerResponsibilities include but are not limited to: providing quality visual images for Collegiate Times and Bugle publication; attending twice-weekly photo meetings as determined by the director of photography; shoot features, events or portraits as assigned by photo editors; shoot feature photos on independent assignments; provide captions for photo assignments. This is a volunteer position.
Entertainment StaffEntertainment staff members will assist with the entertainment productions. They will work with the VTTV music producers and the VTTV movie producers on completing assignments and production. Specific duties will be determined by the entertainment director and producers. This is a volunteer position.
News StaffNews staff members assist with all news productions. They will work on news production assignments as determined by the news director and news producers. This is a volunteer position.
Promotions StaffThe promotions assistant: promotes VTTV events; reserves and designs display cases in Squires for upcoming VTTV shows; designs flyers/posters for the Collegiate Times for upcoming shows and events sponsored by VTTV; organizes the ordering and distribution of any VTTV promotional items; works closely with the promotions director to create a general awareness and positive public attitude toward VTTV on campus and in the surrounding area.
Sports StaffSports staff members will assist with sports productions, assignments, and events as determined by the sports director and assistant sports director. This is a volunteer position.
General StaffWUVT is always looking for dedicated individuals to pitch in with station operations. Disc jockey positions begin training early in the fall semester and are open to anyone interested.