THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

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The Seminole is accepting staff applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a passion for storytelling, leadership, and community-building are encouraged to apply.

Newspaper is a great way to see SHS in a whole new way, meet important people, express and publish your creativity, and even spice up your college applications, but you must be willing to work for it! Newspaper is more of a job than a class. You will receive on-the-job training to generate a product. Producing the newspaper requires a number of jobs to be done; most importantly, it requires a desire to work hard to produce material that the staff and school can be proud of.

 

Applications are due Friday, April 16th at 5pm. If your qualifications meet our needs, you will be contacted for an interview.

Requirements for applications:

  •  3.0 or higher GPA
  • Reliable after-school transportation

How to apply:

  • Download and print the application below
  • Submit the necessary supplementary material for your desired position attached to the application (see below).
  • Email your completed application with supplemental material to seminolenewsies@gmail.com

Download Application Here

Available positions:

Reporter.

Job Description: You will write 4 articles every month for our print and online publications. You will be responsible for completing all the necessary research and interviews.

Supplementary Material: To the back of your application, attach a typed news story about a club you are in, a sporting event you attended, or an event that has taken place at Seminole High School this year. This article must be written in the third person and past tense. Apply all basic rules of grammar and make sure your article is 600-800 words. Use vivid but concise descriptive language and sensory details. Hint: model a story from a newspaper or magazine feature article, with special attention to structure and form. Write about something you are passionate about and let your voice shine!

Photographer

Job Description: You will take 4-5 article photos each month, in addition to informal student portraits (#HumanOfSeminole series) and several monthly galleries of school events, including football games, performances, etc.

Supplementary Material: Create a photo collage composed of your favorite images you have taken. Be creative and use a professional camera if possible. Photos that are blurry will not be accepted. Use unique angles and edit if necessary, but avoid filters.

Graphic Designer

Job Description: You will be responsible for designing and creating layouts for our print publications. Strong visual and design skills required. InDesign and Adobe Photoshop certifications preferred.

Supplementary Material:  Create a one-page, vertical spread on two out of the three topics. Here are the topics: football season recap on a full page (include items like sports, player highlights, etc), a map of where students want to go to college, and a ‘back-to-school’ themed-illustration. Feel free to utilize a lorem ipsum generator as a text filler for your article. Print in color and send as a PDF along with your application.

Helpful hints: A spread is a visual display of information, often using creative charts or illustrations, or graphics. Magazines are a great place to look for inspiration!

If you have any questions email: seminolenewsies@gmail.com, and we look forward to receiving your application!