The Student Hourly Assistant | Managing Editor, under general supervision, will be second-in-command, working under the editor. He/she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the paper and must manage the staff accordingly. The Managing Editor reports to the Editor-in-Chief.
Organize daily editorial board meetings and keep them on schedule.
Present next issue?s layout at daily editorial board meetings.
Coordinate with section editors.
Plan develop and coordinate daily online coverage.
Ensure assignments made for online editions meet expectations for the audience.
Develop stories during weekly planning meeting.
Focus on editing the details of the page, including photos, graphics, articles and columns.
Evaluate staff progress on goals and deadlines set by Editor-in-Chief.
Observe constantly and strengthens the staff?s morale.
Frequently review website throughout the day for quality of all content.
Work with writers and editors to make sure stories are covered with accuracy, fairness and clarity.
Assist with additional story ideas and follow ups.
Assist staff in writing and editing stories, headlines, and other content needed.
Manage section editors.
Verify staff time sheets are completed and paycheck disputes are resolved.
Meet weekly with adviser and the editor for critiques, training and problem solving.
Aid in the training of new reporters, designers and photographers.
Assist editor and take over in his/her absence.
Build and adhere to a strong sense of ethics in writing and reporting.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Presently enrolled for at least nine (9) graduate or six (6) undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done.
Must be in academic good standing (SAP) as demonstrated through your college; minimum 2.0 GPA
No prior experience necessary
For work eligibility during a summer term, a student must be enrolled for at least six (6) graduate or undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done or preregistered at least six (6) undergraduate semester hours or nine (9) graduate semester hours for the upcoming fall term.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience as section editor of The Panther for at least one semester.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellence in editing through knowledge of AP style and understands different styles of newspaper writing.
Understand political forces within and outside the University.
Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products.
Abilities in leadership, organization and management.
Candidates are required to submit three writing examples: (1) One sample is a graded paper from a class. (2) One sample is a statement describing his/her vision for the student newspaper. (3) One sample is up to the candidate.
Job Posting Close Date:
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Detailed Class Schedule
Application Submission Guidelines:
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1793 or
Internal Number: R-024569
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.