California Aggie: Volunteer Copy Reader

Contact Information

Name: Anne Thiselton-Dyer and Sabine Lloyd

Email: copy@theaggie.org

You can visit the California Aggie website to learn more about them.

Description

Payrate: Volunteer

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A

Term

Hours per Week: Varies approx. 4-8 hours/week. Hours may vary per week depending on individual circumstances. Hours beyond specified commitment are considered additional volunteer experience.

Start Date: Dec. 7, 2021

End Date: June 3, 2022

Logistics

Job Number: 0001-4580-2021

Last Date to Apply: Dec. 6, 2021

Purpose

Copy editors are responsible for editing articles for style, grammar and bias. Knowledge of AP Style and attention to detail are a must. Copy readers will report to the copy chiefs and attend a weekly desk meeting. 

Duties

As a part of ASUCD, you agree to subscribe to the ASUCD Newsletter.

 -Read through and edit between 20 and 30 short articles each week for Associated Press Style, grammar and bias.

-Attend a weekly desk meeting with a team of other copy readers.

-Stay up-to-date on UC Davis-related news to ensure accuracy of news articles.

-May be expected to edit breaking news on campus or in the Davis community at a moment’s notice.

-Attend quarterly Aggie all staff meetings.

-To avoid bias and maintain standards of journalistic objectivity, copy editors should disclose all real or perceived conflicts of interest during their interview. 

-Must complete UC Managing Implicit Bias Series from University of California Learning Center within two weeks of being hired or have completed the series in the past two years. 

-Completion of UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Non-Supervisors and the Clery Act Training for Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) within two weeks of being hired or have completed these courses in the past two years.

Skills

 -Journalistic background.

-Strong knowledge of conventions of standard American English and news writing style. Native fluency or equivalent required.

-Strong knowledge of AP News Values and Principles and AP Standards and Practices.

-Constructive and quick communication skills.

-Organizational and time management skills.

-Ability to work well under deadline pressure and deal with adversity and stress.

 

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

All student assistant positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedures for Staff Member (PPSM). See PPSM Policy & Procedures 3, Exhibit A and Exhibit B. Volunteer positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedure Manual 380 – Section 08, Volunteer Services. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.