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2020 Columbian Yearbook Committee Application

Thank you for your interest in the Columbian Yearbook committee! Find out more about our available positions below. Applications are due by Tuesday, October 29.

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The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the day-to-day programming details of the program. This is a paid position with a stipend of $1000. The duties include but are not limited to:

  • Meet with Advisor on a bi-weekly basis
  • Coordinate with yearbook committee
  • Meet with representatives from Jostens Publishing as needed
  • Meet with representatives from Lifetouch Photography as needed
  • Work with adviser to book space, select the staff and help assign roles best suited to staffers’ skills
  • Manage or delegate all aspects of theme/concept work, including selection, development, design and production of cover, endsheets, title page, opening, dividers, closing and other related details
  • Responsible for the yearbook email account; a timely email response and proper email etiquette is expected
  • Create ladder for committee members to create sections
  • Help organize senior portraits; ensure student group leaders are aware of submission deadlines and promote senior portraits dates and yearbook sales
  • Reach out to campus partners to obtain material to include in yearbook
  • Advertise yearbook to senior classes to increase sales
  • Follow through with the completion of the yearbook in the summer
  • Lead by example as a communicative, prompt, responsible, responsive, effective staffer whose concern is for the staff as a whole
  • Complete the final check of all pages prior to submission and works with the adviser to ensure timely, correct submission of all deadlines to the plant
  • Assist with new content ideas and development and follow-through with the completion of the yearbook in the summer

Design Assistant

  • Attend meetings with yearbook committee as designated by the Editor-in-Chief
  • Work with editor to create layouts and designs for the book
  • Help oversee the production of the pages (i.e. picture placement, text, captions, headings and artistic features)
  • Inputs spreads into computer via Yearbook Avenue
  • Assist with new content ideas and developments

Photographer/Content Gatherer

  • Attend meetings with yearbook committee as designated by the Editor-in-Chief
  • Work with the Editor to ensure every assigned/major event is photographed
  • Responsible for contacting student group leaders for Student Life pictures and member names
  • Gather and select photos, interviews and event descriptions for all campus events (for example: Glass House Rocks, Lunar Gala or Tree Lighting Ceremony)
  • Ensure that everyone has been photographed but no one has been photographed too much
  • Coordinate the image management system so it’s easy to locate the photo files/negatives when needed
  • Assist with new content ideas and development


General Information:
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Short-Answer Questions
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For your application to be considered, you must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science or General Studies and in good University standing. By submitting your application below, you agree that your disciplinary status and academic status may be verified by Student Conduct and Community Standards and the Berick Center for Student Advising.