The application for next year’s editor-in-chief is now open. It is a year long position chosen by a panel from the department of faculty and students. Everyone is invited to apply. Please talk with me and/or Liz about the job and any questions you have. Applications are due the Wednesday after Spring Break.
We want to reach as many people as possible, so if you know someone who has worked at the Sundial in the past but isn’t on staff now please pass this notification along. Here is the summary of the position from The Sundial Handbook and below that is a document that serves as a template for the application.
Duties of the Editor-in-Chief
A. It is implied in the following that there should be free and open exchanges of opinion between publisher and editor(s) about the content of the Sundial (See B.3), and that their respective journalistic backgrounds will determine the amount and type of interaction in the following areas.
B. The duties of the editor-in-chief shall be as follows:
1. The editor shall appoint the assistant editors with the advice and consent of the publisher, and supervise and define their functions, also with the advice and consent of the publisher.
2. The editor shall set standards and direct the selection, emphasis and treatment of news, and be involved with policy relative to editorials and also with decisions about design and typography, working in cooperation with the publisher.
3. The editor-in-chief and other editors shall keep the newspaper free of editorial material that violates criminal statutes such as obscenity or torts such as libel or invasion of privacy. If an editor or staff member believes that editorial material is likely to violate such criminal or tort laws, he or she shall consult with the editor-in-chief who shall consult with the publisher.
If the editor-in-chief and the publisher disagree, the dispute shall go to the Editor Selection Committee, which shall have the final decision. In the event a dispute goes to the Editor Selection Committee for the final decision, procedures similar to those regarding the removal of the editor-in-chief, as described in section VII.B. 2. and 3. of this statement, shall govern the decision-making process.
In all other matters, including those that might involve violations of established newspaper standards of good taste and ethics, the editor-in-chief and other editors are urged to consult with the publisher, but the final decision shall rest with the editor-in-chief.
4. The editor shall adhere to the code of ethics of the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the canons of journalism of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and to the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. (Code and canons attached.)
How to apply
Download this document and fill it out: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cTEt6EYfz8l2vEqUUgmDX527SiYBznMSPF39NLI3S0o/edit?usp=sharing
Return it to by March 29 via email or print out. Interviews will be held the first week in April. The applications for fall staff positions will open that same week and the new EIC will begin interviews around April 19. All hiring for the fall should be done around May 1 and hand off with the current editors will be then.
Thank you to everyone who helps make the Sundial an important part of the CSUN community!
Publisher, The Sundial
California State University, Northridge