The GC Advocate,, immediately seeks a new Layout Editor to join the Editorial Committee. The Layout Editor works with the rest of the Editorial Committee in preparing the content of each issue of the Advocate, and is responsible for the look and feel of the publication.



  1. Lay out the articles and other copy as provided by the other editors, applying the Advocate in-house styles.
  2. Find and lay out appropriate, print-quality photography, and graphics to illustrate articles as necessary, in consultation with the other editors.
  3. Determine whether the copy and art as planned is over or under the necessary page count, and resolve the discrepancy in consultation with the other editors.
  4. Prepare cover art using straight or composite photo artwork.
  5. Assist the other editors in proofing the initial draft and providing callouts, captions, and missing headlines.
  6. Finalize the Advocate and certify it ready for press.
  7. Coordinate publication with the printer.
  8. Distribute the printed issue to the Graduate Center community.
  9. Upload the printed issue to the website
  10. Manage the website and other social media accounts.
  11. Prepare the content in the issue for reuse on the website.
  12. Discuss and develop revisions to the layout concepts and style sheets in coordination with the other editors.
  13. Bring and maintain a passion and energy that synchronize well in a team-centered work environment.



The Layout Editor must be a matriculated student at the Graduate Center. Previous experience in graphic design and website (or blog) management is a plus. Previous experience in journalism or print media is not required, though it is helpful.


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Labor:

Applicants for this position should be familiar with and have practical experience applying basic principles of graphic design, and be conversant with InDesign and Photoshop. Total hours vary from issue to issue, with the bulk of the work done on two production nights, the latter being press night. On average the Layout Editor can expect to work 15-20 hours per issue.



The Layout Editor is paid per issue at the rate of a Graduate Assistant B (GAB).



This position is available immediately.



To apply, please send a C.V. or Resume, along with a letter of interest, and samples of past work to gcadvocate(at)gc(dot)cuny(dot)edu. Also, please “cc” Dadland Maye at dmaye(at)gradcenter(dot)cuny(dot)edu.