Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with The Emory Wheel, whether you’re looking to write, edit, take photos, design layout, illustrate or even help manage the business side of the newspaper. For more information about the Business Department see the bottom of this page.

Editorial Side

All Wheel contributors are asked to attend monthly General Body Meetings. These meetings are mandatory for staff and highly recommended for contributors.

WRITERS

There are many levels of involvement for Emory Wheel writers.

Contributors

If you are interested in occasionally contributing to the Wheel, you can write as often or as infrequently as fits with your schedule. If you know what section of the paper you would like to write for, please email the editor of that section. You can find all sections and section editors on our Editorial Board page. Contributing writers are not required to attend monthly General Body Meetings, though it is highly encouraged.

 

Staff Writers

After writing five articles for the Wheel, you will be considered a staff writer. To maintain your staff writer status, you will be required to write a minimum of five articles a semester and attend monthly General Body Meetings.

 

Beat Writers

The next level of involvement for writers is as a Beat Writer. Beat Writers are assigned to specific beats and are required to stay up to date on the happenings in that area of campus. Beat writers will be assigned a specific point person to meet with weekly or bimonthly. The beat system offers a way for our best writers to get the stories that are not available to other writers. This system will also increase transparency and communication between the Wheel and the administration. All Beat Writers are also required to attend the monthly General Body Meetings

If you would like to be considered for a Beat Writer position, please fill out the application for the position you are interested in. Each application will delineate the specific responsibilities for that beat. There is no limit to the number of positions you can apply for. Please email your completed application to emorywheel@emory.edu

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Health Sciences (application/details)

Campus Life/ Sustainability (application/details)

Crime (application/details)

Greek Life (application/details)

Emory Arts (application/details)

Athletics (application/details)

Applications will be reviewed when positions open up 

 

Editors

After you have become a Staff Writer or Beat Writer, you are eligible to be considered for the position of Assistant Editor of the section you write for most frequently. Assistants are chosen based on interviews and your performance as a staff writer. As an Assistant Editor you will be required to attend biweekly meetings with The Emory Wheel Editorial Board and participate in staff editorials, as well as other Wheel-related events and activities. All editors are also required to attend the monthly General Body Meetings. If you are interested joining the editorial board as an Assistant Editor, please let the current Editor of the section you’re interested in know you would like to be considered.

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Whether you’re an experienced photographer or a beginner, there is a place for you in The Emory Wheel’s photography department. Our photographers will receive press passes to cover all kinds of events from concerts and festivals to rallies and protests. If you are interested in taking photos for the Wheel, please email Thomas Han.

When you start taking photos for the Wheel, you are considered a Contributing Photographer. After you take five photos, you will become a Staff Photographer. In order to maintain your Staff Photographer status, you will need to take five photos every semester, as well as attend our monthly General Body Meetings.

After you become a Staff Photographer, you are eligible to be considered for the position of Assistant Photography Editor. This job requires you to attend biweekly meetings with The Emory Wheel Editorial Board and participate in staff editorials, as well as other Wheel-related events and activities. All Editors are also required to attend the monthly General Body Meetings. If you are interested in this position, please let the current Photography Editor know you would like to be considered.

 

COPY EDITORS

Do you get frustrated when your friends use improper grammar? Are you always asked to edit people’s papers? Or maybe you’re just interested in learning how to edit articles. No matter your experience level, there’s a place for you in the Wheel’s copy editing department. If you are interested in copy editing for the Wheel, please email Harmeet Kaur or Benazir Wehelie.

As an Emory Wheel copy editor, you will be required to come in for a minimum of one hour a week on production nights to help our Copy Chief read, edit and fact-check articles. The Wheel’s production nights are Monday and Thursday and offer a very fast-paced, fun environment. Our copy editors are the backbone of this organization, so we are looking for reliable contributors.

After you have worked as a copy editor for a minimum of five editions of the Wheel you will become eligible to be considered for the position of Assistant Copy Chief. This job requires you to attend biweekly meetings with The Emory Wheel Editorial Board and participate in staff editorials, as well as other Wheel-related events and activities. You will also be required to attend our monthly General Body Meetings. If you are interested in this position, please let the current Copy Chief know you would like to be considered.

 

ILLUSTRATORS/CARTOONISTS

Twice a week the Wheel runs one editorial cartoon, as well as numerous illustrations in our Editorials section. We are looking for talented and dedicated artists looking to produce reliable cartoons or illustrations for the newspaper. If you are interested in drawing editorial cartoons or illustrations to accompany our editorial pieces, please email Rhett Henry.

 

WEB DESIGN/MAINTENANCE 

We at The Emory Wheel are currently building our web presence. We’re looking for students interested in not just maintaining our website and web presence but also in creating innovative ways to spread our news via the web. If you’re interested in implementing your vision at an organization eager to grow, please email Tarrek Shaban.

In addition to consulting with our Online Editor about new strategies, you will also be required to help upload articles onto our website. This position includes a modest (incredibly modest) salary.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Permanently glued to your phone? Constantly updating Facebook and Twitter statuses? If this sounds like your daily life, you are just the person we’re looking for. If you are interested in working with the Wheel’s multimedia and social media department, please email Jenna Kingsley or Dana Youngentob.

As a member of the multimedia team, you will be required to schedule Twitter updates and post breaking news updates to our Facebook page. You will also be working with our Multimedia Editor on various social media campaigns to increase the Wheel’s online presence.

After you have worked as a multimedia member for a minimum of five editions of the Wheel, you will become eligible to be considered for the position of Assistant Multimedia Editor. This job requires you to attend biweekly meetings with The Emory Wheel Editorial Board and participate in staff editorials, as well as other Wheel-related events and activities. All editors are also required to attend the monthly General Body Meetings. If you are interested in this position, please let the current Multimedia Editor know you would like to be considered.

Please send all further inquires to emorywheel@emory.edu

 

Business Department 

The Emory Wheel’s Business Department is responsible for connecting the Emory Community with the Atlanta retail market through advertisement sales.  With 5,000 newspapers distributed to over 60 on and off campus locations, advertising in the Wheel is a great way for local business to increase their presence. This is also the sole way in which the Wheel generates revenue, making our Business Department an invaluable asset. Additionally, those who work for the Business Department are gaining real world sales experience.

Employees of the Wheel’s Business Department are either paid by the hour, on commission or through Emory’s work-study program. The department has weekly meetings, but otherwise hours are flexible.

 

BUSINESS MANAGER

This is a part-time ($20/hr) job opportunity for an Emory MBA student – or someone otherwise qualified – interested in working approximately 10 hours a week on Emory’s campus. The Business Manager is in change of all the business/finance aspects of the newspaper.

The Emory Wheel Business Manager typically holds the position for one year. So applications for this position are posted here during the spring of each academic year.

Some of the duties of the position include: Check Deposits with SGA, Credit Card Payment Processing, Vendor Payment through Emory Express, Editorial and Sales Staff Payroll Processing, Accounting of all Business Transactions, Invoicing of Ad Contracts Sold and Misc. Problem Solving.

For more information please email Akeel Williams.

 

SALES

The sales subdivision of the Wheel’s Business Department is comprised of a Sales Manager and Sales Associates. The Sales team regularly sells $100K + annually in ad space.

The Sales Associate position is a part time job with flexible hours, excellent commission-based pay and a great opportunity to gain sales and marketing experience. If you are a conscientious, go-getter student interested in selling advertisements for a newspaper, then this may be the job for you.

Some of the duties for a Sales Associate include: sourcing clients (and accepting leads as they come in), completing contracts, maintaining client relationships and communicating with the Editorial staff to ensure ad placements for specific issues.

If you are interested in becoming a Sales Associate or for more information please email Blaire Chennault.

 

DESIGN

The Design subdivision of the Wheel’s Business Department is comprised of a Design Manager and Design Associates.

Have an eye for design? Put your creativity to use and showcase your advertising talent in the Wheel. Becoming a part of the Wheel’s ad design team requires proficiency with both Photoshop and InDesign. Additionally, this position requires good organization and communication skills in order to work side by side with the Wheel’s Sales team.

Responsibilities include not only assisting the Design Manager in matters of creativity, but also helping our Sales team successfully run ads.

If you are interested in becoming a Design Associate or for more information please email Maggie Daorai.

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