Job Announcement

The Advocate Editor-in-Chief

DSC Student Newspaper

Applications due: November 21, 2013

The Doctoral Students’ Council seeks candidates for the open position of editor-in-chief of The Advocate student newspaper. The editor-in-chief shall determine editorial policies while respecting the following priority: The Advocate shall primarily serve CUNY graduate students as their general forum and as a source of news and information pertaining to their rights and educational, cultural, and professional interests. The editor-in-chief independently determines editorial policy.

The new editor-in-chief will serve from December 9, 2013 to June 30, 2014, with the possibility of reappointment, and will be paid upon the publication of each issue of the paper. The rate of pay is equal to one-twelfth of the minimum salary for the title of Graduate Assistant B per issue (approximately $900/issue for 3 issues left in the academic year). In addition, the new Editor-in-Chief will be provided with office space and a budget to pay consultants and buy supplies. Applicants must be matriculated Graduate Center students.

The successful applicant must be highly capable of independent work. In addition to other duties related to running a successful newspaper, the editor-in-chief shall be responsible for:

• hiring the associate editors, other staff, and freelance writers, photographers, and consultants;

• ensuring the general content, production schedule, and fiscal well-being of the newspaper;

• producing a minimum number of issues in accordance with the operating budget; and

• ensuring meetings of the Advocate Advisory Board.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to the DSC Co-Chair for Student Affairs, Amy Martin (, by November 21, 2013.