Our Staff

Spring 2017 Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Lindsey Paradis

Managing Editor: Antonia DePace

Marketing

Marketing Director: Swetha Amaresan

Marketing Team: Rebecca Bass, Jen Litchfield, Maria Elisa Rodriguez

Fashion

Directors: Emma Cox, Kristen Bruck

Design

Creative Director: Samanta Harton

Photo

Photo Editor: Nora Wilby

Photo Team: Olivia Gerasole, Hannah Choi, Jacob Cutler, Meagan Leotta, Monika Davis, Andri Andri

Copy Editors

Head Copy Editor: Katrina Taylor

Copy Editors: Elle McNamara, Tara McDonough, Kira Venturini, Mia Ek

Writers

Globe Section

Editor: Jackie DeFusco

Writers: Shafaq Patel, Kristi Szczesny, Harmony Taggart  

City Section

Editor: Jess Filippone

Writers: Giuliana Bruno, Brooke Johnson, Carissa Dunlap  

Style Section

Editor: Melinda Fakaude

Writers: Lily Bump, Hannah Brem, Melanie Barreiro

Health Section

Editor: Alysen Smith

Assistant Editor: Olivia Woollett

Writers: Margo Rometo, Elizabeth Hartel

Campus Section:

Editor: Caitlin Smith

Writers: Lilly Milman, Sarah Molloy

Online Issue:

Writers: Fiona Luddy

Blog:

Editor: Lauren Lopez

Writers: Jennifer Wood, Jessica Morris, Mia Ek

Photographers: Haley Broderick, Amelia Wright

 

Atlas Magazine Position Descriptions

Last updated: 02/20/15

Note 1: In addition to the requirements listed below, ALL staff members are required to attend two full-staff meetings and at least one Atlas-related event throughout the semester.

Note 2: All positions are completely open as Atlas always chooses the best candidate for the position based on previous experience, skill, passion for Atlas’ mission and eagerness to learn about the magazine industry.

Note 3: All section editors are also required to write one contributing article for the magazine each semester.

Note 4: All section editors may have assistants. If you would like to apply to be a section editor’s assistant, just review their workload and state so in your application. 

E-Board Positions

Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief oversees all aspects of the magazine, including editorial, design, photography, and marketing events and photo-shoots to ensure that everything is running smoothly. He/she leads the weekly E-board meetings and full staff meetings that occur twice over a semester. He or she also edits all of the first, second, and final drafts of every article and organizes all of the final articles to be sent to design. The Editor-in-Chief works with Emerson’s Student Government Association and Atlas Magazine’s advisor to manage Atlas Magazine as an SGA-recognized student organization. The Editor-in-Chief is also in charge of choosing the printer and maintaining all contact with the printer.

Creative Director

The Creative Director is responsible for overseeing the visual cohesiveness of the magazine, especially concerning design, but also including photography and advertising. The Creative Director leads a team of designers to organize images and text in a consistent, professional way. He or she is required to provide guidance and workshops as needed, as well as finalize the magazine for print. Experience with InDesign is imperative, as are strong leadership skills, attention to detail, and an understanding of Atlas Magazine’s vision. The Creative Director attends all E-Board meetings and oversees Atlas Magazine Model Casting.

Managing Editor

The managing editor acts as a liason between the section editors and the editor-in-chief. The ME is responsible for thoroughly editing the content of all articles in a timely fashion before passing them off to the editor in chief. He or she will also address any concerns presented by any section editors. Finally, the Managing Editor is responsible for creating the semester-long editorial calendar, which all editors and designers will adhere to. The ME also ensures that all articles are received on time and adhere to Atlas’ standards, composes the monthly newsletters and acts as a secretary at E-board meetings.

Photo Editor

The Photo Editor works with the Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief to plan all photo-shoots, make all photo assignments, and work with the photographers to plan which photos are needed for each article. They also must ensure that the photographers are fulfilling their duties and that all photos are accounted for and ensure that all photos are 300dpi, CMYK and edited based on Atlas’ standards. He or she should be be able to commit to weekly E-board meetings, weekly or bi-weekly photography meetings, and must attend all major photo-shoots which often take place on weekends. Needs to be able to rent lighting kits  from the EDC and must have their own camera and experience with lighting kits and backdrops. Preferably VMA major or photography minor.

Marketing Director

The Marketing Director oversees event planning, fundraising, and marketing of the magazine. He/She is also an active member of the executive board and assists in the planning and brainstorming of events and ideas. Applicants must attend all events, all E-board meetings, and lead weekly marketing meetings. He or she will work with the rest of the marketing team to develop a strong brand image for Atlas and ensure that it is maintained across all dimensions of the publication. Marketing major or minor preferred but not required.

Treasurer

The treasurer accounts for all of Atlas’ funds raised from fundraisers, subscription sales, and ad sales and applying for funds from SGA. He or she also works very closely with the marketing director and event planner to help come up with creative ideas for Atlas to make the money it needs to print. May hold an additional position on staff.

Blog Editor

The blog editor is responsible for digital end of the magazine, and edits the blog at atlasmag.wordpress.com. The blog editor is also responsible for posts written by bloggers, guiding the blog writers through the pitching, writing, and editing process, and helping them with any questions/concerns they have. The blog editor is also responsible for organizing a schedule for the blog writers, and managing this schedule throughout the semester. This includes writing topics, draft deadlines, final deadlines, and ensuring that blog writers pitch posts on a regular basis. The blog editor also has the opportunity to organize workshops with the blogging staff. The blog editor is also able to work with the Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief to make changes to the magazine’s website if needed. Although not required, the blog editor is encouraged to be familiar with WordPress, HTML, and Adobe Photoshop.

Campus Editor

The Campus Editor edits the Campus section articles, conducts workshops for all section writers and their articles, and provides positive and constructive feedback for all writers in the section. This is beneficial not only for the betterment of the magazine, but for the overall growth of each writer’s skills. As a section editor, the Campus Editor is an active member of E-Board, where he/she will help in all stages of the magazine process including planning, fundraising, and any other steps of production that require assistance. The Campus Editor is also responsible for promoting and editing Campus section freelance submissions from the Emerson community. The Campus Editor will meet with the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief to make decisions regarding freelance submissions.

City Editor

The City Editor edits the City section articles, conducts workshops for all section writers and their articles, and provides positive and constructive feedback for all writers in the section. This is beneficial not only for the betterment of the magazine, but for the overall growth of each writer’s skills. As a section editor, the City Editor is an active member of E-Board, where he/she will help in all stages of the magazine process including planning, fundraising, and any other steps of production that require assistance. The City Editor will remain up-to-date with Boston’s ever-changing arts and culture. This section allows the readers, as well as the writers, a chance to learn more about the city they live in. It is your responsibility to make sure your readers are gaining important information about city life that both informs and entertains them.

Globe Editor

The Globe Editor edits the Globe section articles, conducts workshops for all section writers and their articles, and provides positive and constructive feedback for all writers in the section. This is beneficial not only for the betterment of the magazine, but for the overall growth of each writer’s skills. He or she should be up-to-date with major global issues and passionate about bridging the gap between the Emerson community and the rest of the world. As a section editor, the City Editor is an active member of E-Board, where he/she will help in all stages of the magazine process including planning, fundraising, and any other steps of production that require assistance.

Head Copyeditor

The Head Copyeditor is responsible for communicating with the editorial and copyediting staff, editing a section of articles, and looking over all other copyedited sections. He/She must keep track of all articles and staff members to make sure everything is completed and turned in on time. He/She must have familiarity with the AP Style Guide as well as editing and changing the Atlas style guide when necessary. He/She meets with the copyediting staff to ensure work is being understood and completed. The Head Copyeditor is an active member of E-Board, where he/she will also help in all stages of the magazine process including planning, fundraising, and any other steps of production that require assistance.The Head Copyeditor also attends all staff meetings and executive board meetings. The Head Copyeditor is also an active member of the executive board and assists in the planning and brainstorming of events and ideas. The Head Copyeditor is also encouraged to organize one copyediting workshop each semester.

Health Editor

The health editor edits the Health section articles, conducts workshops for all section writers and their articles, and provides positive and constructive feedback for all writers in the section. This is beneficial not only for the betterment of the magazine, but for the overall growth of each writer’s skills. He/She is also an active member of the executive board and assists in the planning and brainstorming of events and ideas. He/She should have an interest in food, fitness and generally healthy living, and should remain up-to-date on health-related news and trends.

Style Editor

The Style Editor edits the Style section articles, conducts workshops for all section writers and their articles, and provides positive and constructive feedback for all writers in the section. This is beneficial not only for the betterment of the magazine, but for the overall growth of each writer’s skills. He/She is also an active member of the executive board and assists in the planning and brainstorming of events and ideas. He/She should have an interest in how personal style and fashion plays a role in everyday life.

Staff Positions

Print Writers

Writers are responsible for writing at least one article by conducting interviews, gathering research, and workshopping other writers’ articles within their specified section. Writers report to their section editor and attend weekly brainstorm and workshop meetings with their section. It is also strongly suggested that they write at least one article for the blog. At the end of the semester, our writers have a published professional quality clip.

Bloggers

Bloggers write articles and blog posts at least once every two weeks for Atlas Online. Bloggers attend weekly in-person meetings or remote online meetings with the Blog Editor and Blog Team to brainstorm post ideas and help other writers develop their story to its fullest potential.

Designers

Designers are responsible for organizing text and images on the page according to Atlas Magazine’s stylesheet and their own creative visions. Some understanding of InDesign is necessary, although the Artistic Director holds informational sessions as needed. A professional attitude and attention to detail are a must.

Photographers

Photographers are responsible for taking, editing, and preparing for print the photos that they are assigned based on their schedule and interests. Photographers report to the Photo Editor. They are given the opportunity to work on in-studio shoots as well as given individual assignments to accompany specific print articles. Photographers communicate with individual writers in order to accompany a writer to events and interviews that are important to the content of the article. Photographers must be willing to travel to T-accessible areas, and meet strict deadlines.

Marketing Team Members

Marketing team members are responsible for attending weekly marketing meetings to brainstorm creative ways to market upcoming Atlas events and news and help create a brand for the magazine. They will also manage Atlas’ social media accounts.

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