Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the Digital Content Editor application is November 25. The deadline for all other positions is December 2.
Staff Writers work closely with senior editors to produce two 5+ page original papers each semester (or 1 original 5+ research paper AND an additional interview/blog article). Each writer is paired with a senior editor, with whom they will collaborate often throughout the writing process, from topic selection to research to final edits. Staff writers’ pieces are given special consideration for publication in CJLPP print editions and will be considered for a $50 cash prize each semester.
Attends all full staff meetings, which are held every other week, and ad-hoc one-on-one meetings with senior editors.
Time commitment: varies by writer, but usually about 3 hours per week.
Required application materials: resume, writing sample at least 5 double-spaced pages in length, and a brief description of what topics you may be interested in writing about.
Digital Content Writer
Digital Content Writers are responsible for producing three 500-800 word pieces per month on any relevant topic of their choice in the realm of law or public policy. They are responsible for submitting their piece to the blog editor at least two days before their final draft deadline and for attending meetings with the blog editor to edit their pieces. Each semester, one Digital Content Writer will be nominated to receive a $50 cash prize for consistent high quality work for the journal.
Attends all full staff meetings, which are held every other week, and blog meetings arranged by blog editors.
Time commitment: 3 hours per week.
Required application materials: resume, writing sample, and a brief description of what topics you are interested in exploring. We will contact some applicants for phone interviews.
The Project Manager is responsible for assisting the business team on an ad-hoc basis, supporting the journal’s growth and presence. The Project Manager will be involved with community and campus outreach projects, communications, recruitment, and website development.
Note: This position is not open to seniors.
Attends all full staff meetings, which are held every other week, and ad-hoc meetings with members of the business team.
Time commitment: 2 hours per week.
Required application materials: Resume and a short description of why you are interested in law or public policy. Feel free to include any intersections with other areas of interest. You may be invited for an interview with current business team members.
Digital Content Editor
Digital Content Editors are responsible for directing and guiding a team of Digital Content Writers (usually 2-4) on a weekly basis. They assist writers in generating topics for articles, and edit the articles for final publication on our website.
Attends weekly executive board meetings.
Time commitment: 6 hours per week.
Required application materials: Resume, writing sample (preferably a short piece, around 500-800 words), statement of interest in the position. You may be invited to an interview with a current Digital Content Editor.
The Layout Editor is responsible for negotiating aesthetic considerations and physical limitations in the placement of content in the publication, adhering to stylistic guidelines and ensuring consistency within and across issues. Applicants should be well versed in Adobe InDesign and comfortable working closely with the Design Editor and Webmaster.
Attends all full staff meetings, which are held every other week, and ad-hoc meetings with the Design Editor.
Time commitment: 5 hours per edition cycle (3 editions per year)
Preferred Qualifications: InDesign experience