Join the Grad Blog editorial team!

Join the Grad Blog editorial team!

Join the Grad Blog editorial team!

Paid positions available; apply by June 16

May 26, 2023 | Grad Blog Editorial Board

Dear MIT grad students,

We’re excited to announce that the MIT Grad Blog is searching for several new editors! 

As you all know, the Grad Blog serves as an avenue for MIT students to share their experiences with peers and prospective students. As an editor, you would help bloggers like you hone their story into a compelling post.

Interested? You can apply online with this short form.

Responsibilities

The blog is student-run, so we need passionate bloggers to keep it going. Some of your responsibilities as an editor may include:

  • Editing blog posts (most important!)
  • Email communications
  • Recruiting new bloggers
  • Organizing workshops or feedback sessions
  • Promoting the blog via email and the GSC Anno
  • & more, depending on your interests!

Time commitment

Depending on the point in the semester, an editor’s time commitment will vary: 

  • Regular editing: Most often, an editor will spend 1-2 hours per week editing posts
  • Twice-annual workshop planning: The team may spend up to 10 hours over the course of one week in August and January. 
  • Regular meetings: We meet as an editorial board every other week for 30-60 minutes. 

Compensation

The position is compensated at a rate of $24/hour. We are here mostly because we are passionate about highlighting a wide breadth of student voices and experiences — though getting paid certainly doesn’t hurt!

Qualifications

Though you do not need to have prior experience with the MIT Grad Blog in particular, we are looking for strong writers who can also edit others’ work. Here’s what an ideal candidate looks like:

  • Invested in supporting the MIT graduate student community
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Strong writer and communicator
  • Skilled in editing and offering constructive feedback
  • Command of conventional English grammar and mechanics

How to apply

We encourage you to consider this opportunity to contribute and make the blog better. If you’re interested, fill out this form by Friday, June 16, 2023, which will include:

  • Short paragraph about your motivations for joining our team 
  • Any relevant past experience
  • Two informal writing samples that showcase your voice as a writer (not an academic)

We will select a handful of candidates for interviews, which will be held virtually.

Best,
The MIT Grad Blog team​

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