Editor Sought for “The Crimson Quill” Showcase of Student Writing

Posted on 10/15/2017 2:46:50 PM

The Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is looking for current juniors or seniors or graduate students to assume the responsibility of editor for The Crimson Quill, a student-run publication that publishes texts written by undergraduate students in their Liberal Studies English classes: English 100 (Basic Writing), English 101 (English Composition I), English 121 (Humanities Literature), and English 202 (English Composition II).

Current English students are highly desired and are encouraged to apply for this position. The position will be on a volunteer basis. The editor will report to the Director of Liberal Studies English (LSE) and to the LSE Committee, all of whom are located within the Department of English.

Duties and responsibilities of the editor of The Crimson Quill will likely include:

  • Writing and issuing a call for LSE student text submissions;
  • Creating deadlines for LSE student submissions and for the publication of all submissions;
  • Contacting authors of the submissions to notify them of the receipt of their work;
  • Contacting The Crimson Quill Editorial Team and meeting with the team monthly;
  • Forwarding submissions to the Editorial Team;
  • Logging what submissions have been forwarded to specific members on the Editorial Team; 
  • Assembling, organizing, and formatting submissions in preparation for press release; and
  • Upholding the Mission of The Crimson Quill, as determined by the LSE Committee.

Department of English

We anticipate that the editor will need to devote 3-5 hours a week, with more time right before and after an issue is published.

Applications for this position should include:

  • A 1-2 page statement that summarizes your interest in the position and explains how you are a responsible individual;
  • A Work Reference form, signed by a boss or instructor, who can attest to your reliability and work ethic; and
  • A Curriculum Vitae or Resume.

Send applications for The Crimson Quill editor by Sunday, October 22, 2017 (deadline extended!) to TCQ-Publication@iup.edu.

Initial queries related to this call should be directed to either Marissa McKinley (m.c.mckinley@iup.edu), Assistant Writing Program Administrator, or Professor Bryna Siegel Finer (brynasf@iup.edu), director of Liberal Studies English and Writing Across the Curriculum.