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Thank you for your interest in Sparks Magazine!

A magazine cannot exist without great passion and motivation from its staff members, and it’s always the hard work put into the pages that makes the result so worth it in the end. If you are interested in producing a project as meaningful as this, we urge you to apply! Your experience and/or creativity could make a significant impact in the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community.

(If you are unsure of what to apply for but would still like to contribute, feel free to take this quiz and we will match you up with one of our positions based on your interests and personality!)

 

University of Florida: UF Sparks is currently accepting applications for the Fall semester.

University of Central Florida: UCF Sparks is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

University of South Florida: USF Sparks is accepting applications on a rolling basis.












Staff Structure

Please note: Staff structures may vary by chapter.

Available Chapter Positions

Positions are a one-year expected commitment.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
* Direct chapter to produce print issue from conception to execution
* Develop growth and talent of chapter leadership and staff
* Have the final say on all chapter-related activity
* Ensure compliance with the Bylaws and act as liaison to the National Board

MANAGING EDITOR
* Maintain calendar with deadlines, meetings and team events
* Record and distribute meeting minutes
* Act as second-in-command to the Editor-in-Chief

PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR
* Produce engaging and relevant content for social media
* Create opportunities to fundraise, recruit staff and promote the Sparks brand
* Organize and promote chapter events, such as the print issue release party

PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR
* Communicate with staff and third-party vendors to plan the release party
* Brainstorm and act on programming opportunities that align with the organization's mission

FINANCE DIRECTOR
* Solicit local businesses for sponsorships and fundraising solutions
* Coordinate fundraising and promotional efforts with Promotions Director
* Manage chapter funds and receipts

CONTENT EDITOR
* Act as copy editor for chapter content on magazine pages
* Approve chapter content that goes into the magazine
* Oversee the work of chapter writers and act as a mentor if needed

PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
* Approve chapter photography that goes into the magazine
* Oversee the work of chapter photographers and act as a mentor if needed
* Ensure all chapter photo credits are accurate and all chapter model release forms are completed
* Produce the cover shot for the magazine

DESIGN EDITOR
* Approve all chapter spread designs that go into the magazine
* Oversee the work of chapter designers and act as a mentor if needed
* Produce the cover design and inside pages

WRITER
* Interview sources to produce a well-written journalistic story with infographics
* Work with a photographer and designer to develop the vision for a magazine spread

PHOTOGRAPHER
* Organize a photoshoot or cover an event to produce photography for the magazine
* Work with a writer and designer to develop the vision for a magazine spread

DESIGNER
* Use Adobe InDesign to produce creative spreads for the magazine
* Work with a writer and photographer to develop the vision for a magazine spread
Other Available Positions

Time commitment for these positions will vary.

ONLINE CONTRIBUTOR
* Brainstorm content ideas and support other online contributors to produce regular content for the website (includes, but is not limited to, news articles, BuzzFeed-style lists, videos, photo slideshows, etc.)

NATIONAL BOARD POSITIONS
To inquire about available National Board positions, please email Executive Director Kevina Lee at director @ sparks-mag.com.



Which positions are you interested in? (Check all that apply.):
Editor-in-Chief
Managing Editor
Promotions Director
Programming Director
Finance Director
Content Editor
Photography Editor
Design Editor
Writer
Photographer
Designer
Online Contributor