HCC Times Now Hiring


The HCC Times is looking for eager candidates to help lead the student paper of Howard Community College into the future. With a new website, faster pace, and and a growing group of writers, we need students who are willing to lead the charge to step up! If you enjoy writing, design, photography, and being a leader, check out our available roles below. There is no deadline for applications, but please follow the instructions on how to apply. All applications may be sent to [email protected]

• Head of Editorial

The Head of Editorial will be the last stop for all copy-editing. You’ll receive articles as they come in, edit them accordingly, and directly publish them to the site.

Requirements:

Ability to use WordPress*
Excellent copy-editing skills – proof of editing required, test will be given
Exceptional communication
Passion for what you do and helping others create the best possible work they can
Availability to work in an office (15 hours per week minimum)

• Content Strategist

The Content Strategist will be the person behind-the-scenes making sure everyone is situated. Getting people things to write about, communicating with writers and letting them know who to contact, speaking to faculty if need be. You will also be the main point-of-contact if anyone needs to contact the HCC Times for something direct.

Requirements:

Ability to use WordPress*
Your communication skills must include understanding the weight your words carry, being able to quickly and calmly deal with situations and navigate wisely under stress.
A team leader mindset
Passion for what you do and helping others create the best possible work they can
Availability to work in an office (15 hours per week minimum)

• Design Coordinator

With the site, there are very few instances wherein design is needed outside what we currently have. What we would need is someone to create images for articles or take photos that would accompany those same articles. You do not need to work in the office for this role, but your pay is determined by your contributions.

Requirements:

Ability to use WordPress*
Ability to use Photoshop and/or Illustrator
Eye for “what looks good”
Able to work without much direct guidance
Passion for what you do and helping others create the best possible work they can

• Writers:

We are always looking for writers. Always. Writers can range from someone who has contributed to multiple school newspapers in the past to someone who wants to break the mold and start writing for the first time. If you are passionate and eager about the subject, write about it and contact us. All writers were be paired with a limited WordPress account so that you may preview how your posts will look. From there, you can submit articles for review before publishing.

Requirements:

Ability to use WordPress*
Undying passion for whatever it is you’re writing about
Ability to cohesively talk about one central topic
Decent ability to write and have it read well
Work well under-pressure and work extremely well with others



How to Apply:

For all the positions, the subject line needs to start with the role you are applying for. For example, if you are interested in the Head of Editorial job, the subject line of your email can be “Head of Editorial: John Doe Application”. Please be sure to do this as your email can otherwise quickly be lost. Please be sure to also attach a resume and the necessary files mentioned below.

For the Head of Editorial, please submit an article that either you have edited or one that you will edit (alongside the edited version as well). You will be given a editing test after we receive your application as well.

For the Content Strategist, your resume should be able to speak for itself, but if not, tell us why you think you’d be a good fit for the job. What have you done in the past that made you feel as if you’d be someone who can easily handle the job? Let us know.

For Design Coordinator/Photographer, let us know what your skills are in various programs and submit your portfolio or give us a few reasons why you think you’d be a great fit for the team and put it all in the email you send as an application.

ALL writers MUST submit some form of a writing sample. It cannot be something that has been submitted for a class. If you have a built portfolio, you may submit that as well. If you have no written in past, please write something on any topic you choose and submit that. You haven’t written in a long time, we strongly suggest you take the same route as your “writing voice” may have changed.

In short, all jobs need to have the proper subject in the email, a resume attached, hit all the requirements, and then also supply us with the needed documents directly above.

If you need more information, you may call the HCC Times at (443) 518.4280 or by stopping by the Office of Student Life currently located at CL 250, inside the library. You may also email [email protected] if you have any questions.

*All positions will come with WordPress training. It’s not hard to use and is very intuitive, but if training is necessary, it will be given to those that need it. It is not a prerequisite of the job, but knowing how to use it will be integral to the work you do.

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