Lantern Media is accepting applications for the following job vacancies for the 2020-2021 Lantern editing staff. Carefully read the job descriptions on this web page and then fill out the attached application. You can apply for more than editing position. Please email the application, along with your resume, appropriate work samples and two references, to jobs@thelantern.com by Wednesday, March 4. 

Managing Editor-Design: This editor reports to the editor-in-chief and will supervise the design and photo editors. This editor will oversee the design of the Lantern. The editor will help the arts, sports and campus editors with the design of their pages. This editor will also oversee elements of online design for the website, and for the mobile app. The ME-D will design the front page and coordinate with the ME on the play of other stories. This editor prepares front- page teasers, indexes and other art. This editor attends all budget meetings.

Managing Editor-Digital Content: This editor, reporting to the ME-Content, has principal responsibility for the online version of the Lantern, and the production of content that will make the site compelling. The ME-M will answer to the Managing Editor-Content and help coordinate the efforts of the Lantern TV video producers to help produce compelling video for the website and to help coordinate news gathering activities of video and print reporters. This editor also will help coordinate the production of podcasts, and help produce the emails sent to Lantern subscribers and must attend all budget meetings.

Assistant Editor-Design (2): These editors, (two positions) report to the ME-design and help with page design and layout and with the preparation and design of printed and online graphics including maps, charts and lists.

Arts and Life Editor: This editor reports to the ME-content, supervising Lantern coverage of the arts. The arts editor will oversee the work of the Lantern TV Arts and Life Producer and help coordinate the daily and weekly production of video content, help select visual material and edit all copy with the assistance of the ME-Content and ME-Design. The editor will supervise a staff of arts writers from the Lantern practicum.The editor attends all budget meetings.

Lantern TV Arts and Life Producer: The video producer reports to the arts and life editor to report and produce video packages that complement stories or exist as video stories on their own. The Arts and Life video producer will work with editors, reporters, freelancers and independent studies reporters to help them create video packages featured on Lantern TV’s YouTube channel and on the lantern.com.

Assistant Arts Editor: This editor will assist the arts editor in assigning stories and producing content to fill the section.

Campus Editor: The campus editor reports to the ME-Content and will supervise Lantern practicum reporters, assign stories, monitor the progress of the reporters and enforce deadlines. The campus editor’s primary job will be the day-to-day management of the reporters. However the editor may be involved in long-term series or special projects. The campus editor leads and coordinates the paper’s online and printed coverage of breaking news. The campus editor will oversee the work of the Lantern TV Campus Producer and help coordinate the daily and weekly production of video content. The campus editor will work to get stories online as soon as possible. The campus editor must attend all budget meetings.

Lantern TV Campus Producer: The video producer reports to the campus editor to report and produce video packages that complement stories or exist as video stories on their own. This video producer will work with editors, reporters, freelancers and independent studies reporters to help them create video packages featured on Lantern TV’s YouTube channel and on the lantern.com.

Assistant Campus Editor: This editor will assist the campus editor in assigning stories and producing content to fill the section.

Copy Chief: This editor reports to the ME-Content and will review stories before assigning them to the copy desk. After copy editing, the chief copy editor should read every word of local copy and serve as the penultimate stop in the editing process before the Editor-in-Chief. This editor will supervise the Lantern practicum copy editors, working with the course instructor to ensure that the practicum students receive a high-quality experience. The copy chief must know Associated Press and Lantern style. This editor will attend all budget meetings.

Social Media Editor:  This editor’s primary responsibility is to create engaging content on Lantern social media channels to help encourage and draw visitors to the website and to the mobile app. This editor has experience working with social media channels, and will monitor mentions and news consumer feedback. This editor will work with editors and Lantern TV producers to help coordinate social media coverage of breaking news, events and sporting events.

Photo Editor: The photo editor reports to the ME-Design and manages the photo staff. This editor must train the photo staff, the editing staff, the independent study students and the Lantern practicum students in the electronic photo assignment process. This editor must make sure that photographers are available to shoot worthwhile assignments. This editor works with other editors to select images. The photo editor is responsible for the quality control of color, must consider ethical issues regarding editing or enhancing photos, must consider ethical and legal issues of photojournalism more generally and should maintain an archive of photos of people who may be newsworthy. The photo editor will attend all budget meetings.

Assistant Photo Editor: This editor will assist the photo editor and shoot assignments.

Sports Editor: The sports editor reports to the ME-Content and is responsible for covering the major and minor sports in a way that reflects the variety of varsity and club athletics on campus. This editor also will decide if and how sports in Columbus and other Ohio cities will be covered. During away games, the sports editor has primary responsibility for live updates to social media. This editor supervises the Lantern practicum students who are sports writers. The sports editor will oversee the work of the Lantern TV sports producers and help coordinate the daily and weekly production of video content. The sports editor attends all budget meetings.

Lantern TV Sports Producer: The video producer reports to the sports editor to report and produce video packages that complement stories or exist as video stories on their own. The sports video producer will work with editors, reporters, freelancers and independent studies reporters to help them create video packages featured on Lantern TV’s YouTube channel and on the lantern.com.

Assistant Sports Editor: This editor will assist the sports editor with assignments, laying out pages and writing content for the sports section.

Assistant Lantern TV Sports Producer: The video producer reports to the sports editor and LTV Sports Producer to report and produce video packages that complement stories or exist as video stories on their own.

John R. Oller Special Reporter: This reporter works on long investigative or interpretive projects and assists, when needed, in the coverage of breaking news. This reporter answers to the ME-Content and will spend roughly 5 hours in the newsroom each week to work and coordinate efforts with editors.

Patricia Miller Special Reporter: This reporter works on long investigative or interpretive projects and assists, when needed, in the coverage of breaking news. This reporter answers to the ME-Content and will spend roughly five hours in the newsroom each week to work and coordinate efforts with editors.

Lantern TV Special Reporter: This reporter works on long investigative or interpretive documentary style video projects and assists, when needed, in the coverage of breaking news. This reporter answers to the ME-Multimedia and will spend roughly 5 hours in the newsroom each week to work and coordinate efforts with editors.