Open Field Editorial Board
Each year, Cornell’s literary and art magazine is produced by a team of student editors, advised by the faculty director of the Center for the Literary Arts and the R.P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow. The editors are eligible to receive .5 course credit for their work throughout the year. Students may apply for the following positions:
Managing Editor. Serves as the point person between the editorial board and the advisors; helps with convening meetings; ensures that layout and editing proceeds according to schedule; handles communications between the editorial board and the authors and artists.
Literature Editor. Takes the lead on running the literature selection committee and on layout for the literature pieces; may hold a workshop, write-in, or other event to encourage submissions; takes the lead on copyediting the submissions.
Art & Design Editor. Takes the lead on running the art selection committee and on layout for the artwork; may help artists arrange photography of their work to encourage submissions.
Publicist. Takes the lead on advertising for submissions and for the selection committee; assists in distributing copies around campus.
- You may apply for a specific position or you may apply openly, and we can discuss which position(s) might be a good fit during the interview process.
- Each of these positions is flexible; tasks may vary depending on the team’s preferences and how the editing process develops along the way.
- The editors work as a team; none of these positions will be “in charge.”
- Previous experience with InDesign layout software is preferred, but applicants without experience may apply and training will be provided.
To Apply: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org a message containing the following:
(a) an application statement of 1-2 paragraphs including any relevant experience and reasons for your interest as well as the position you would prefer;
(b) the name of one faculty member who has agreed to serve as a reference for you;
(c) times you are available for a 20-minute interview on October 11, October 12, and October 13 after 3:30 p.m.
Interviews will be conducted at the Van Etten Lacey House.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow LaTanya McQueen at email@example.com.