Job Description: Web Editor
Description: We’re looking for someone to take charge of designing, maintaining, and uploading content onto Cipher’s website, ciphermagazine.com. You’ll work with other editors, our publicist, and art editors to plan a vision for the website that may include changing our online platform. You may also be asked to upload or help create article-specific content, including audio, video, specific art, etc. You should be excited about the prospect of creating and maintaining a professional, beautiful, and error-free website that fits the mission and character of Cipher’s print publication.
Time Commitment: The bulk of your regular work will occur during second week of each block, which is after we finish production for the print issue. You’ll be in charge of putting that content on the website. You can do most of this work on your own schedule, but you may have to do it in the publication house. You will also be expected to attend weekly meetings every Monday, at a time that will be determined each semester by the current staff. You may be asked to attend additional meetings as the need arises. We also expect you to be consistently available by phone/email/Slack (this doesn’t mean you have to be on your phone all the time, but that you generally respond to messages within a few hours).
If we do decide to transition to a different platform (we currently use Squarespace), this would be an extra time commitment for a few months while you work on this.
Why Apply: You think Cipher is cool, or you want to help make it cool, and you have a vision for how we could better leverage our online platform.
Compensation: You will receive a stipend that does not reflect the hours you will put into the job. (It may change with the budget for the year, but expect around $80/ block.) We also get free lunch every pub weekend Saturday, along with some other free meals throughout the year.
Basic Qualifications to Apply:
- Knowledge of/experience with Squarespace or ability to learn applications quickly
- Web design or configuration experience
- Good eye for design, including an eye for detail to catch errors or inconsistencies
- Demonstrated familiarity with or interest in Cipher
- Ability to communicate clearly and consistently with other staff members
- Knowledge of coding or computer language helpful, but not necessary
- Be down to attend some legendary classy and not-so-classy release parties