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Editor-in-Chief | George Mason Review

About 15 hours per week, with hours varying close to submission deadline and publication finalization time periods

Board Management

  • Set goals and vision for the year
  • Assign and approve clear, individual projects for each director
  • Work closely with each director on individual projects
  • Be present and actively involved in all team aspects
  • Recruit and interview new board members

Board Meetings

  • Schedule board meetings routinely (weekly or bi-weekly)
  • Create agendas for meetings
  • Keep meetings focused, on time, and productive

Submissions and Peer-Review Process

  • Attend peer-review meetings
  • Recruit and interview new peer-reviewers
  • Make final decisions on content and design for current issue
  • Work with Assistant Editor and peer-reviewers to proofread submissions that will be published

Account Management

  • Act as one of the administrators for the GMR website, PBworks wiki, and Submittable
  • Manage and maintain annual budget, and work with each director on maintaining his/her budget
  • Maintain the GMR email account, responding and forwarding as necessary

Public Relations

  • Network with key faculty and administrators in the Mason community
  • Maintain relationships with OSCAR, the WAC committee, and other scholarship-related organizations
  • Maintain contact list of key organizations with whom we have built or want to build relationships

Promotions

  • Oversee social media content/presence
  • Evaluate and amend promotional efforts as they see fit

End-of-the-year Event

  • Speak as part of the panel discussion
  • Greet and network with guests (students and faculty)

Personal Duties/ Administrative Duties

  • Set goals and delegate tasks to entire team on bi-weekly/weekly basis (setting the agenda for meetings)
  • Attend student leader meetings conducted by Student Media
  • Making sure student involvement and interest forms are completed by staff
  • Work with Marketing Director and Jason Hartsel on budget
  • Supervise social media content
  • Coordinate with Graphic Designer to ensure consistencies in the format of the publication (especially in relation to previous year’s)
  • Manage, review and track submissions
  • Correspond with submitters
  • Help create a professional development plan for PR’s
  • Represent GMR in a professional manner at all times both within the office, the larger University campus and throughout daily interactions

Assistant Editor | George Mason Review

About 10-12 hours/week. Hours vary throughout the year with most hours worked close to submission deadline

Board Management

  • Set goals and vision for the year
  • Assign and approve clear, individual projects for each director
  • Work closely with each director on individual projects
  • Be present and actively involved in all team aspects
  • Recruit and interview new board members

Board Meetings

  • Read, know, and advise the board on matters conflicting with or relating to the GMR Constitution
  • Act as a recorder at board meetings

Submissions and Peer-Review Process

  • Recruit and interview new peer-reviewers
  • Facilitate training of peer reviews on content criteria, re-visioning scholarship, and writing comments
  • Screen each submission on Submittable for contact information and supplementary statement
  • Create peer-review teams and maintain a submission log from which you assign submissions to teams
  • Attend peer-review meetings
  • Review peer-reviewers’ comments on submissions
  • Work with editor-in-chief and peer-reviewers to proofread submissions that will be published

Account Management

  • Act as one of the administrators for the GMR website, PBworks wiki, and Submittable
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in maintaining the GMR email account

Document Management

  • Review, refine, and edit internal policies and procedures for consistency and style
  • Continually update the end-of-the-year report and other documents for the Office of Student Media
  • Work with Design/Web Director to scan, catalogue, and upload past/current issues of GMR

End-of-the-year Event

  • Work with Marketing Director to choose and invite authors to speak
  • Greet and network with guests (students and faculty)
  • Update student contact list in coordination with Marketing Director

Personal/Administrative Duties

  • Assign submissions to Peer Reviewers
  • Help compile list to email professors
  • Meet with and help guide Peer Reviewers (help set-up schedule for Office Hour meetings if necessary)
  • Attend one office hour a week and contribute to weekly meetings through attendance and valuable input
  • Show new hires and Peer Reviewers how to use PBworks and Wikilinks
  • Write Peer Reviewer guide
  • Help train incoming staff for next academic year
  • Manage, review and track submissions
  • Correspond with submitters
  • Help create a professional development plan for PR’s
  • Represent GMR in a professional manner at all times

 

Managing Editor | George Mason Review

About 8-10 hours/week. Hours vary throughout the year with most hours worked close to submission deadline

Board Management

  • Work closely with each director on individual projects
  • Be present and actively involved in all team aspects
  • Oversee all email exchanges officially from GMR email accounts to ensure minimal editing and grammatical or branding errors

Board Meetings

  • Read, know, and advise the board on matters conflicting with or relating to the GMR Constitution

Submissions and Peer-Review Process

  • Attend peer-review meetings
  • Review peer-reviewers’ comments on submissions
  • Copy edit all final submissions before printing
  • Work with editor-in-chief and peer-reviewers to proofread submissions that will be published

Account Management

  • Act as one of the administrators for the GMR website, PBworks wiki, and Submittable
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in maintaining the GMR email account
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief by managing and overseeing all social media content (Facebook and Twitter)

Document Management

  • Review, refine, and edit internal policies and procedures for consistency and style
  • Continually update the end-of-the-year report and other documents for the Office of Student Media
  • Work with Design/Web Director to scan, catalogue, and upload past/current issues of GMR

End-of-the-year Event

  • Work with Marketing Director to choose and invite authors to speak
  • Greet and network with guests (students and faculty)

Personal/Administrative Duties

  • Review all input on submissions from Peer Reviewers
  • Attend one office hour a week and contribute to weekly meetings through attendance and valuable input
  • Write Peer Reviewer guide and maintain consistent branding on all GMR documents, constitution and manuals
  • Help train incoming staff for next academic year
  • Review, edit and finalize edits on all chosen submissions for publication
  • Represent GMR in aprofessional manner at all times

 

Design and Web Director | George Mason Review

About 5-10 hours/week. Hours vary throughout the year with most hours worked close to publication deadline

Board Management

  • Work closely with each director on individual projects
  • Be present and actively involved in all team aspects
  • Oversee all website updates and graphic design content to be used for promotions/marketing and social media sites

Board Meetings

  • Read, know, and advise the board on matters conflicting with or relating to the GMR Constitution
  • Provide good input and advise on graphic design or web related elements of change throughout the year
  • Keep all websites updated after each meeting, when new content arises, when submission deadlines change or when submissions close

Marketing and Design

  • Ensure that all marketing materials, issue covers, and website pages, align with logo and color scheme
  • Design or choose artwork for the issue cover and/or inside pages
  • Create permanent GMR marketing materials (posters, promotion packets, banners, etc.)
  • Revisit previous marketing materials and revamp/redesign as necessary

Website Maintenance

  • Keep the website up to date and in line with the GMR brand
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief to integrate websites of related organizations on GMR site
  • Work with the Marketing Director to facilitate online marketing
  • Work with Assistant Editor to scan, catalogue, and upload past/current issues of GMR

End-of-the-year Event

  • Design print and e-vite invitations to faculty, administrators, and students
  • Design programs, name tags, and certificates of appreciation

Personal/Administrative Duties

  • Compile journal in its entirety and making sure all pages and content are consistent
  • Submissions flyers to be designed by them
  • Marketing material is to be designed by them
  • Communicate with all staff members while creating materials for GMR
  • Attend one office hour a week and contribute to weekly meetings through attendance and valuable input (may skip the meetings and office hours when not creating material, but must email updates to replace meeting attendance).
  • Represent GMR in a professional manner at all times

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