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Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression

Staff

Fall ’24 Collage Staff

Spring 2024 Collage staff members
Editor in ChiefLena Eccles
Associate EditorJessica Law
Lead DesignerKaleigh Young
Assistant DesignerBreanna Cornell
PR/Social Media ManagerCallie Welch
Literature EditorKaleia Branch
Assistant Literature Editor
Visual EditorBreanna Cornell
Assistant Visual Editor
Literature Review StaffSidra Atam, Katherine Clemens
Visual Review StaffDelaney Thomas, Ashley Pinkstaff
  
AdvisorRobin E. Lee

Join Collage Staff: Apply Online

Applications for Fall 2024 staff are due August 30, 2024. Applicants do not need to be Honors students, but are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Roles and Responsibilities

Editor-in-Chief

  • Highest-ranking member of staff
  • Manage team, set meetings, provide updates to staff & adviser
  • Final say in design of publication
  • Review and edit ALL submissions
  • Oversee Collage participation in Student Organization Fair
  • Approve Creative Expression winners 
  • Ensure finalized magazine is distributed as widely as possible

Associate Editor

  • Ensure content quality
  • Review and edit ALL submissions
  • Ensure staff attend meetings and meet deadlines
  • Take place of editor-in-chief when absent
  • Provide guidance to editors
  • Approve Creative Expression winners 
  • Ensure finalized magazine is distributed as widely as possible

PR/Social Media Manager

  • Manage social media accounts, draft social media calendar for the semester
  • Design and distribute “Call for Entries” flyers and social media posts
  • Pitch stories to on-campus media—Sidelines, Student Voices, etc.
  • Increase engagement on official MTSU social media accounts 
  • Collaborate with student organizations
  • Maintain Collage website (see adviser for more information on this)
  • Promote Creative Expression winners
  • Ensure finalized magazine is distributed as widely as possible

Lead Designer

  • Conceptualize and produce appealing layout
  • Draft outline to present at first meeting of the semester
  • Select colors, layouts, and typography
  • Provide final draft to the staff at the design editing meeting
  • Embed videos into digital publication instead of QR code

Assistant Designer

  • Support lead designer with concept design
  • Research current trends and training materials
  • Take notes regarding design at first meeting of semester
  • Assist pr/social media manager with graphic design elements as needed
  • Ensure audio and video submissions are uploaded to Collage SoundCloud/YouTube

Literature Editor

  • Lead literature selection and editing meetings; establish deadlines
  • Following editing meeting, make the decided upon edits to all pieces
  • Determine feature story and ensure completion
  • Final say when staff member editing opinions conflict
  • Select Creative Expression winners

Assistant Literature Editor

  • Communicate with submitters regarding any needed edits
  • Ensure deadlines are met
  • Act as literature editor when absent
  • Take notes during selection and editing meetings
  • Collect notes from staff members who might be absent to meetings to share with group during meetings

Visual Editor

  • Lead visual selection/editing meetings; establish deadlines
  • Following editing meeting, make the decided upon edits to all pieces
  • Determine art/photos to include with feature story
  • Final say when staff member editing opinions conflict
  • Select Creative Expression winners

Assistant Visual Editor

  • Communicate with submitters regarding any needed audio/video files
  • Ensure deadlines are met
  • Act as visual editor when absent
  • Take notes during selection and editing meetings
  • Collect notes from staff members who might be absent to meetings to share with group during meetings

Literature Review Staff

  • Read and grade all assigned literature submissions
  • Participate in the selection and editing meetings

Visual Review Staff

  • Read and grade all assigned visual/audio submissions
  • Participate in the selection and editing meetings