Volunteer

To volunteer as a writer, illustrator, or photographer for The Wake, please attend a meeting! Everyone is welcome from any background or writing level; we love new contributors!

Jobs

We are hiring for the Fall! If you are interested in applying for one of the following positions, fill out the application form and follow the instructions for additional materials. Any questions can be directed to jobs@wakemag.org.

All applications are due on Friday, April 27th.

Cities Editor – This section editor position oversees the content and development of writers for the Cities section of The Wake. The Cities section covers all things arts and entertainment, on campus and in the Twin Cities. The editor is responsible for attending Monday night meetings, pitching article ideas for the Cities section to our freelance writer base, editing 3-6 articles per cycle, meeting with writers one-on-one to develop their stories, and mentoring an editorial intern.

 

Voices Editor – This section editor position oversees the content and development of writers for the Voices section of The Wake. The Voices section contains op-eds and cultural commentary with an emphasis on content relating to the entertainment world. The editor is responsible for attending Monday night meetings, pitching article ideas for the Voices section to our freelance writer base, editing 3-6 articles per cycle, meeting with writers one-on-one to develop their stories, and mentoring an editorial intern.

 

Online Editor – This section editor position oversees the content and development of writers for the online exclusive content of The Wake. The Online section covers local and national news response and longer form investigative articles. The editor is responsible for attending Monday night meetings, pitching article ideas for the Online section to our freelance writer base, editing 3-6 articles per cycle, meeting with writers one-on-one to develop their stories, and mentoring an editorial intern.

 

Copy Editor – This editor position supports content development alongside the section editors. Copy editors are in charge of fact-checking, following up with article sources, and grammatical editing following The Wake’s modified AP Style guide. Copy editors are responsible for attending staff meetings, editing article drafts and finals for two sections of the magazine, and communicating source needs to writers and section editors.

 

Distribution Assistant – The distribution assistant helps with delivery, pick-up, and tracking of our print issue distribution on East Bank, West Bank, St. Paul Campus, and surrounding businesses. The assistant will be responsible for delivering The Wake to the majority of issue stands, and will work with the Distribution Manager to keep track of pick-up rates. This position will likely require access to a car.

 

DesignerThis position is responsible for contributing to each bi-weekly issue by designing at least 1 section of the magazine and creating any promotional assets necessary, all while collaborating with editors and artists.

 

Creative DirectorThis position oversees all design duties and is responsible for collaborating with the Art Director for each issue. In addition to putting together at least 1 section of each issue, the Creative Director is responsible for allocating each designer’s duties, compiling all issue sections, editing final designs, sending each issue to print, and managing any design interns.

 

Finance Manager – The finance manager is responsible for keeping track of budget and expenses for The Wake magazine. The finance manager will track all spending to ensure that the magazine stays within budget, and will help to prepare and present The Wake’s SSF financial request in the Spring. The finance manager will work closely with the Executive Director to consult on financial aspects of event planning and fundraising.

 

Art Director – This position oversees all art generated for the articles in the issue, and collaborates with the Creative Director to assemble the magazine design. In addition to creating art for each issue, the Art Director is responsible for managing art interns, assembling art budget, editing art contributions, and communicating with artists and editorial about art needs.