Work at The Sundial

Work at The Sundial

Applications to work at The Sundial for Fall 2016 are now open. If you wish to contribute to The Sundial in the future, email editor@csun.edu. The application can be filled out at the bottom of this page.

Job descriptions

Business:

Sales Manger

Overselling selling advertising on print and digital platforms, including special projects. The manager will be required to work cooperatively with other sales reps and meet sales goals. Must be highly organized, responsible and have prior sales experience.  An hourly position.

Sales Representative

This position will focus on selling advertising on print and digital platforms, including the web, podcasts and mobile app. Sales experience is preferred. The rep will be required to work cooperatively with other sales reps. An hourly position.

Internal Entrepreneur

Bring your idea and spend the semester getting paid to perfect it. This person will be able to pursue any idea that supports digital media, whether that is a new advertising platform, a mobile app or a major reporting project. Make our pitch!

Marketing

The marketing team manages the Sundial brand through traditional and print avenues. Projects include visibility, readership opportunities, circulation, etc. The team is paid a stipend based on average time commitment.

Editorial

All positions that edit, create or present content are paid a modest stipend based on the general time commitment of the job.

Managing Editor

Managing editor oversees all editors and helps desk editors with content editing. Managing editor works closely with reporters and oversees production of content. This position is someone who will work closely with the Editor in Chief and help communicate any issues or concerns from reporters and editors. Give suggestions for story ideas or assignments.

 

News Editor

This position will publish immediate, thorough coverage of daily news and breaking news. The ideal candidate will possess good news judgement, organized and a strong sense of immediacy, be well-versed in social media and be well prepared.

 

Assistant News Editor

This position will assist the news editor with coverage of news and or breaking news. Assist in developing creative ideas for our multimedia platforms. Work alongside with reporters and assisting them with stories and or story ideas. Assistant News editor will work closely with the News Editor with any content editing.

Sports Editor

This position will handle all sports coverage, including full coverage of CSUN athletic beats, features and news. The ideal candidate will have experience covering sports, be well-versed in social media, and embrace dynamic forms of storytelling.

Assistant Sports Editor

This position will assist the sports editor with sports coverage, CSUN athletic beats, features and sports news. Work alongside with reporters and assisting them with stories and or story ideas. The assistant sports editor needs experience in covering sports and developing creative ideas for our multimedia platforms. Assistant Sports Editor will help with any content editing.

Opinions Editor

This position will manage the opinions section, publish content which features unique perspectives and strong, thought-provoking content from voices in the community. The ideal candidate will write objectively, engage the campus community and have a strong ethical background. Opinion editor will be in charge of looking for guest columnist and contributing opinion writers.

Culture Editor

This position will  help manage the culture section and maintain an extensive web presence covering all aspects of music, arts, food and entertainment and publish captivating features. The ideal candidate will have experience with arts and entertainment writing and feature writing, have strong social media skills and have knowledge of various aspects of entertainment.

Assistant Culture Editor

This position will assist the Culture Editor in covering all aspects of music, arts, food and entertainment. Work alongside with reporters and assisting them with stories and story ideas. Assisting with editing stories and developing creative ideas for multimedia platforms. The assistant Culture Editor should have some experience with arts, entertainment and feature writing.

Visual Editor

This position will oversee help with the style and all visual elements of the website and print product. You need to pay extremely close to detail with the visual elements and develop creative ideas for web design. Visual editor present words and images in a way that makes it easier for the viewers to digest with high visual impact.

Photo Editor

This position will oversee and manage all photography for the publication and website. The ideal candidate will have experience in photojournalism, be a skilled photographer, possess social media savvy, be a strong communicator and be organized. Must have experience with Photoshop and Indesign.

Copy Editor

This position will copy edit all content for publication. The ideal candidate will have experience copy editing for a news publication, previous writing experience, news judgement and be well-versed in AP style. Copy editor will also assist in headline editing and caption editing.

Print managing Editor

Oversees print production team and helps desk editors to pull content for the newspaper. Sketches and helps design layout of the pages. Reads and edits content for print product. Must be familiar with Adobe Indesign and Photoshop. Experience with writing and editing articles.

Engagement Editor

This position will be in charge of recruitment throughout the semester. Work with contributors and keeping all editors up to date with training. Brainstorming ideas of how to get more viewers to our site and or social media. This position will be working along side Social Media Coordinator.

Art Director

Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach, and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics and illustration. As Art Director you will need to create a style guide which will create a guideline for the graphic designers to follow. For this position you must be familiar with Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Graphic Designer

This position will be in charge of laying out stories for print. Must be familiar with Adobe Indesign and Adobe photoshop. Preferred person must have experience with illustrating or design. This position works alongside the Print Managing editor in the design of the paper.

Illustrator

This position will be in charge of all online and web illustrations. Must be familiar with Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Illustrators create drawings that visually represent ideas concepts or stories.

Video Producer

This position will produce 1-3 regular programs from the website.  The ideal candidate will have experience editing video and posting online, and will need strong social media skills. The content in a program is decided by the producer. Please pitch your program ideas in your application.

Audio Producer

This position will produce 1-3 regular audio programs on the Sundial website, including podcasts or audio stories. The ideal candidate will have experience editing audio and posting online, and will need strong social media skills. The content in a program is decided by the producer. Please pitch your program ideas in your application.

Social Media Coordinator

This position will help manage all of the publication’s social media activity, and work with every editor in the newsroom. The ideal candidate will need excellent social media

skills, know how to engage our audience and have strong journalistic integrity. This position will be in charge of making sure every desk has new content posted or shared on some social media outlet.