Dear Incoming and Returning McCourt School Students,
We are pleased to announce that the application period for the Georgetown Public Policy Review is open.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE HERE and will be available on our website later this evening. They are due Sunday, September 13 at midnight.
All new and returning graduate students – MPP, MPP-EP, MIDP, and MPM – are encouraged to apply.
Below is a short summary of the application requirements. Full details are available on the application.
- Short statement of interest
- Additional requirements based on position (the editing test required for the copy editor positions is attached)
If you are a returning GPPR staff member, you need only submit a statement of interest listing your top three position choices emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the application process or about individual positions, please e-mail Erin Mullally at email@example.com. We hope that you’ll all consider applying!
GPPR Editorial Board
What is GPPR?
Incoming students: GPPR is a nonpartisan, student-run organization that works to produce and promote the Georgetown Public Policy Review. The experience of being a GPPR staff member is challenging, fun, and above all, rewarding. Our staff consists of around 30 McCourt students. Editorial staff members learn the nuts and bolts of the professional publishing process by soliciting and editing research articles, essays, and interviews from policy professionals and their peers. Marketing and Events staff members reach out to local policy thinkers and practitioners to organize policy discussions as well as promote and fundraise for the organization. All GPPR staff members have their name listed on a reputable journal and have the opportunity to publish their work on our website. Returning students: GPPR is planning some changes for the year ahead. Be sure to check out our staff openings to see some of our new positions. We encourage anyone interested in the editorial process, design, blogging, data visualization, marketing, and event planning to bring their talents to GPPR.
SPRING PRODUCTION TEAM
- Past experience with journal or other publication;
- Novice or advanced skills and experience in using design and layout tools and software;
- Creativity, willingness to think outside the box and contribute original ideas to a new GPPR initiative;
- Good organizational skills.
SENIOR PRODUCTION EDITOR (2 openings)
Together with the Executive Spring Editor, Managing Editor, Online Editor, and Editor in Chief, will form the core team to execute the launch of the Spring Publication to a digital multimedia format. The team will meet throughout the fall semester and more frequently during the Spring semester in preparation of the launch.
- Help identify organizations and contacts to send the “Call for Papers” and other solicitation and recruiting efforts;
- Assist in building the design, layout, and functionality of the new Spring Edition digital format in Adobe InDesign or other programs, including formatting tables and images as necessary;
- Help coordinate meetings across teams to plan for the Spring Edition and help draft agendas;
- Identify substantive and linguistic edits and queries to the author to improve the argument, style, and accuracy of the text and making corrections to spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting;
- Keep Executive Spring Editor informed of editing process and projects related to the Spring Edition that are coordinated across teams.
COPY EDITOR (3 openings)
Work with the Senior Production Team to review articles, format and edit along Review style guidelines.
ONLINE EDITORIAL TEAM
The goal of GPPR Online is to make valuable and relevant contributions to the national and international policy discourse by producing and soliciting quality, relevant, and evidence-driven articles in a variety of policy areas, exhibiting the talent and diversity of McCourt’s student body and faculty.
- Strong writing and editorial skills;
- Keen attention to detail;
- Team player attitude;
- Willingness to contribute as needed;
- Experience writing or editing.
SENIOR ONLINE EDITOR (3 openings)
Together with the Executive Online Editor, form the core team of GPPR Online and are responsible for soliciting, editing (content and copy), and publishing content to GPPR Online. Senior Editors will meet regularly with the Executive Online Editor.
- Serve as a major editorial gatekeeper to assist the Executive Online Editor in soliciting, reviewing, and editing articles for the Review;
- Publish at least 3 articles a year on a topic assigned by the Executive Online Editor;
- Ensure a timely editing process such that entries are ready for publication on schedule;
- Assist Executive Spring Editor and Production team in editing and reviewing articles for the digital Spring Publication;
- Manage the workload and delegate editorial tasks and projects to one Associate Online Editor.
- Serve as a conduit between the Online Team and the Media Team to coordinate data visualizations and multimedia content to complement online articles.
ASSOCIATE ONLINE EDITOR (3 openings)
- Contribute at least two blog entries over the year as assigned by Online Editor or Senior Editor;
- Work with Senior and Executive Online Editors to develop article ideas and assisting in the writing process;
- Ensure all deadlines set by Editors are met; and
- Attend Editorial Team meetings.
The goal of the GPPR Interview Team is to enlighten and connect readers with the insight, expertise, and stories of leaders, policymakers, scholars, and politicians through news and profile interviews. All members of the Interview Team will be responsible for soliciting, conducting, and publishing news and profile interviews. No formal interview or journalism experience is needed, but ideal candidates are proactive and intellectually curious, and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. The Interview Team will work very closely with the Media Team this year on a new initiative to post all interviews in podcast format.
SENIOR INTERVIEW EDITOR (2 openings)
Report directly to the Executive Interview Editor and manage Associate Interview Editors, providing editorial feedback and guidance throughout the interview production process.
- Attend interview editorial meetings;
- Develop and review interview pitches;
- Edit and approve interview questions, transcriptions, and interview articles;
- Assist Media team in reviewing final production of podcasts.
ASSOCIATE INTERVIEW EDITOR (2 openings)
Work closely with the Executive Interview Editor and the Senior Interview Editors to develop well researched and thought provoking interview articles.
- Attend interview editorial meetings;
- Develop interview pitches;
- Compose interview research, questions, transcriptions, and interview articles;
- Assist Associate Media Editors with final production and publication tasks.
The Media Team examines current policy or politics-related issues and presents relevant findings as infographics, data visualizations, podcasts, or videos. Media staff will also collaborate with the Online, Print, and Interview teams to generate videos, infographics, and/or data visualizations that would complement those teams’ publications.
- Competency using media and data visualization software;
- Good organizational skills;
- Keen attention to detail;
- Team player attitude;
- Willingness to contribute as needed.
SENIOR MEDIA EDITOR – DATA VISUALIZATION PRODUCTION (1 opening)
Report directly to the Media Editor and generate compelling visual content for the Review. Specifically expected to work on transforming data into readable and aesthetic content that supports the underlying academic research. Familiarity with any of the following products: photoshop/illustrator, mapbox, tableau, etc.
SENIOR MEDIA EDITOR – PODCAST AND MEDIA PRODUCTION (1 opening)
Report directly to the Media Editor and work on producing podcasts for the website. Position will be expected to solicit individuals willing to record and manage recording sessions. Expected also to work with the Interview Team on providing audio/visual support for interviews.
ASSOCIATE MEDIA EDITOR (2 openings)
Associate Media Editor will work with media editor on all media content for the Review.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM
The Business Development Team handles all of the non-content affairs of the Review, including budgeting and accounting, marketing, social media, and event planning. This team works closely with the others to develop connections in the Georgetown and greater Washington DC community as well as to develop cohesive strategies in marketing and social media to grow the footprint of the Review. This team works closely with all of the others to develop and maintain cohesive strategies for growth.
ASSOCIATE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (1 opening)
Report directly to the Business Development officer and work with the budget and accounting as well as coordinating with the other Executive and Review staff on affairs pertaining to the growth of the review, as well as assist with the coordination with other student organizations and within as necessary.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR (1 opening)
Work closely with the Business Development Officer, as well as other Executive staff involved in Social Media and work on the day to day operation and maintenance of the Social Media sites for the Review to include tweets and other content. This will also include tracking metrics and producing periodic reports on social media traffic. Will assist in the development of a Social Media Strategy.
MARKETING STRATEGIST (1 opening)
Work closely with the Business Development Officer and other relevant staff as defined to develop marketing relationships with the Georgetown community, Washington DC community and beyond. Also responsible for publicizing Review events and important news to these communities. Develop and maintain a contact list within these communities. Assist with the creation and implementation of the overall marketing strategy for the Review.
EVENTS DIRECTOR (1 opening)
Work closely with the Business Development Officer and other staff as defined in the planning and execution of Review events. These duties include logistics, working with internal and external vendors, and ensuring compliance with University rules. These events will include legacy events, such as the Hoyaween and Casino Night fundraisers as well as other events such as forums, social gatherings, and meetings with other student organizations from Georgetown or other Universities. Will assist in the creation of an events calendar for the Review and will work to set goals for fundraising and attendance at events.