The Brown Political Review is currently accepting applications for Fall 2021 general staff positions. BPR’s written application consists of required questions for all applicants, as well as supplemental questions from each board to which you’re applying. Below is a list of open positions in BPR. You can find an overview of each board here.
Applications are due Tuesday, September 14th at 11:59 PM EST.
If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Magazine Editors
Associate Magazine Editors are part of BPR’s Editorial Board and responsible for shaping the editorial direction of BPR’s magazine through the selection and editing of articles. AEs work closely with authors, Managing Editors, and other members of BPR to take two to four articles from pitch to print per semester.
Staff Writers write three to four online articles per semester for Content Board and contribute to one of three sections: US, World, and Econ/Finance.
Copy Editors copy edit and fact check all the content produced for the website and the magazine. They are responsible for one day a week of copy editing, one to two articles per week to fact check, and have a larger copy editing commitment during the production cycle.
Creative Associates conceive and direct the magazine’s layout, aesthetic, and design. As members of the Layout Board, they create original infographic and graphic design content for the magazine and website.
Art Directors: Art Directors work closely with the Creative Directors to guide illustrators to make the best work possible for BPR’s magazine and website. They meet with Creative Directors often to review/critique illustrator concepts and progress. They also communicate regularly with illustrators to provide feedback and guide them throughout the illustration process. For this position, we are only looking for JUNIORS OR BELOW. (sorry no seniors!)
Illustrators: Illustrators create the illustrations that appear in the print publication and website. Each semester, illustrators sign up for one article each based on pitches submitted by the writers. After signing up for an article, illustrators have approximately one week to create three or more thumbnail sketches for each of their illustration(s), which the Art Directors will look over and provide feedback on. After receiving feedback, illustrators have approximately one more week to complete and submit their illustrations. The web-production cycle is much the same, though it happens more frequently in the semester.
Design Directors: Design Directors manage the design of the magazine and oversee the rest of the design team. They collaborate with the larger creative team (Creative Directors, Art Directors), direct the visual language of the magazine (select typefaces, design spreads), and delegate tasks to Designers. For this position, we are only looking for JUNIORS OR BELOW. (sorry no seniors!)
Designers: Designers work with Design Directors to execute the layout of the magazine. Designers design certain spreads (interview spread, table of contents, ads, etc.) as well as help form the general appearance (typography, composition) of the magazine. They also work on data visualization, such as creating infographics for articles, and communicate with BPR’s data board to find data relevant to articles.
Media Associates conceptualize, draft, and produce visual and audiovisual media content.
Interviews Associates schedule and conduct interviews with political leaders and public intellectuals.
Business Associates manage BPR’s operations, finances, and advertising. They also design and execute marketing and social media campaigns for issue releases, calls for submissions, and staff recruitment. Finally, members manage alumni relations and magazine distribution.
Data Associates produce infographics, write data-driven articles, and create interactives and news apps.
Podcast Associates curate content for, produce, and edit BPR’s podcast.
The Brown Political Review Web Team is tasked with the design and maintenance of the BPR website.