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Expectations

Like most organizations on campus, JUST relies on its talented and diverse team to grow and succeed. However, unlike many other student organizations, JUST must adhere to strict editing and publication deadlines in order to publish a journal in under 4 months each semester. Therefore, we expect that all students interested in joining JUST are willing to dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to their position(s).

Meetings Schedule

All JUST members are expected to attend all meetings throughout the semester. There are at least 2 scheduled meetings every month.

  1. Executive Board Meetings

    Only Executive Board members are required to attend the Executive Board Meetings which are held once/twice a month. These meetings serve as important opportunities for the leadership of JUST to gather and discuss key organizational developments.

  2. Committee Meetings

    Committee Meetings are held once or twice a month (depending on which committee and individual responsibilities) and are lead by the respective Executive(s) of the committee. The 4 committees of JUST are: Design, Marketing, Finances and Editing.

  3. JUST General Meetings

    JUST Organizational Meetings are held 3-4 times a semester. These meetings serve to bring together all members of the organization and catalyze interactions among  different committees.

Apply Now

Send applications to contact@justjournal.org

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Position Openings

Updated 05/03/2018

Editing

Updated: 05/03/2018

Responsibilities

  • Attend and assist with Editing Training Program(s).
  • Work with Editor in Chief and Managing Editors to finalize submissions for publication.
  • Apply your background in any scientific discipline to the editing and finalization of research submissions.
  • Assist in developing and sustaining the JUST Faculty Review Board.
  • Perform excellent peer review of student research relevant to your scientific background(s).

Ideal Qualities and Experiences

  • Strong verbal, writing and editing abilities.
  • Excellent teamwork skills. Able to successfully seek out help and resources from Faculty Advisers and Editors.
  • Significant research experience in a STEM discipline such as biology, mathematics, physics, economics, psychology, and/or engineering sciences, to name a few examples.
  • Experience publishing research or writing scientific manuscripts.
  • Knowledge of fundamental grammar techniques and scientific manuscript formatting (e.g. PLoS Guidelines).
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines through effective planning of the Editing Timeline and management of the Editing Team.
  • Able to meet in the evenings twice a month for Editing Committee Meetings.
  • Have an interest to write or edit pop-sci articles on various scientific topics.

Commitment & Expectations

  • Meet all Responsibilities.
  • Attend Editing Meetings once/twice a month.
  • Commitment of at least one semester towards the position. Preference will be given to those applicants who can commit an entire academic year.
  • Ability to meet on campus throughout the semester on a regular basis (i.e. you must have time in the evenings throughout the week to hold meetings).
  • Must be present at UW-Madison (i.e. study-abroad students will not be considered).

Apply now for immediate consideration for this position. Position will begin officially in Fall 2017.

Updated: 05/03/2018

Responsibilities

  • Work with Editor in Chief and Managing Editors to write science articles, op-eds, and/or editorials.
  • Write at least 2 science articles/editorials per semester to be published on our website or in our semi-annual printed publication.
  • Collaborate with Editors and Staff Writers to generate creative and interesting ideas for science topics to write about.

Ideal Qualities and Experiences

  • Strong writing and editing abilities.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Interest in staying up-to-date with any science-related news.
  • Experience publishing science-related articles, op-eds or editorials.
  • Able to meet in the evenings once or twice a month for Staff Writing Meetings.
  • Desire to pursue a science journalism/communications career in the future.

Commitment & Expectations

  • Meet all Responsibilities.
  • Attend Staff Writing Meetings once/twice a month.
  • Commitment of at least one semester towards the position. Preference will be given to those applicants who can commit an entire academic year.
  • Ability to meet on campus throughout the semester on a regular basis (i.e. you must have time in the evenings throughout the week to hold meetings).
  • Must be present at UW-Madison (i.e. study-abroad students will not be considered).

Apply now for immediate consideration for this position. Position will begin officially in Fall 2017.

 

Marketing

Updated: 05/03/2018

Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategic plan for JUST’s social media presence with help from the Director of Design
  • Create and post regular content on JUST’s social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing to strategically advertise events such as tabling or info sessions on campus.
  • Work with other JUST board members to publicize appropriate content on social media like the release of a new issue.

Ideal Qualities and Experiences

  • Strong verbal, writing, and creative skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently on several complex tasks.
  • Experience managing social media for an organization.

Commitment & Expectations

  • Meet all Responsibilities.
  • Attend Executive Meetings as needed.
  • Meet with Director of Marketing regularly.
  • Commitment of at least one semester towards the position. Preference will be given to those applicants who can commit an entire academic year.

Apply now for immediate consideration for this position. Position will begin officially in Fall 2017.

Updated: 05/03/2018

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the entirety of the marketing process each semester to solicit submissions for publication.
  • Assist with implementing marketing strategies to promote the release of JUST’s publication, open positions in JUST, and other important events/opportunities pertaining to JUST.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing to develop marketing events such as tabling or Info sessions on campus.
  • Schedule meetings with relevant personnel on campus for marketing opportunities.

Ideal Qualities and Experiences

  • Strong verbal, writing and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently on several complex tasks.
  • Experience managing or leading projects and/or professional Marketing interests.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines through effective planning of the Marketing/Editing Timeline.
  • Flexible schedule.

Commitment & Expectations

  • Meet all Responsibilities.
  • Attend Executive Meetings as needed.
  • Meet with Director of Marketing regularly.
  • Commitment of at least one semester towards the position. Preference will be given to those applicants who can commit an entire academic year.
  • Must be present at UW-Madison (i.e. study-abroad students will not be considered).

Apply now for immediate consideration for this position. Position will begin officially in Fall 2018.

Design

Updated: 05/03/2018

Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team of layout designers on the format/layout design of the print issue (via Adobe InDesign).
  • Contribute to the planning of the journal
  • Assist on other possible creative projects such as science video mini-series, scientific illustrations or infographics featured in the journal, photography, web development, etc.

Ideal Qualities and Experiences

  • Experience using Adobe InDesign for publication, magazine or journal production.
  • Experience working on creative projects, particularly digital content, with several team members.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines through effective planning and time management with the Director of Design.
  • Open-mindedness and interest towards pursuing scientifically-relevant creative projects which complement the overall mission and content of JUST and UW-Madison.

Commitment & Expectations

  • Meet all Responsibilities.
  • Attend Executive Meetings as needed.
  • Commitment of at least one semester towards the position. Preference will be given to those applicants who are able to commit an entire academic year.
  • Ability to meet on campus throughout the semester on a regular basis with the Director of Design (i.e. you must have time in the evenings throughout the week to hold meetings).
  • Must be present at UW-Madison (i.e. study-abroad students will not be considered).

Apply now for immediate consideration for this position. Position will begin officially in Fall 2018.

Finances