PATHOS LITERARY MAGAZINE is currently seeking dedicated students to help with
publication for the 2015-2016 school year. The available positions and responsibilities of each
position are as follows:
1. Graphic Designer. This is a paid position with an expected stipend of $300 per term. Responsibilities
include designing the print edition of Pathos (three issues per year: Fall, Winter, and Spring), assisting
with the design and production of promotional materials (event flyers, calls for submissions, etc.),
evaluating submissions, and distributing issues. The strongest candidate for this position demonstrates
a developed understanding of interior layouts, experience working with Adobe Creative Suite,
including InDesign and Photoshop; and is comfortable formatting a variety of styles (e.g., poetry,
photography, footnotes, visual art scans). Without a capable graphic designer, there is no hard copy of
the magazine. Ability to work under a deadline and with a team is essential.
2. Copyeditor. This is a paid position with an expected stipend of $300 per term. Responsibilities
include copyediting manuscripts, proofreading designed documents and online materials, evaluating
submissions, and distributing issues. The strongest candidate for this position demonstrates a grasp of
editing at the line level and has a strong eye for detail. Ability to work under a deadline is essential.
3. Social Media Manager. This is a paid position with an expected stipend of $300 per term. The
primary responsibility for this position is building an online presence for Pathos: this includes
managing and posting relevant content to our Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, as
well as keeping information on the organization's website accurate and up to date. Candidate will also
aid in evaluating submissions and distributing issues. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of how
marketing and social media intersect, experience with WordPress, and is able to create an engaging
online presence for Pathos and its contributors.
4. Volunteer Readers. These are unpaid, student volunteer positions. Pathos aims to represent the
diverse creative endeavors of PSU students and faculty: in order to better represent PSU’s artists, we
are looking for 3-5 volunteer readers to help out in our submission evaluation process. Volunteer
positions are the most flexible: candidates can either commit to the entire academic year OR
participate on a term-by-term basis. However, readers who sign up will be expected to be reliable, and
to evaluate submissions in a timely manner.
We are also interested in hearing from those who might like to volunteer in other ways (e.g., setting up
events, distributing issues, postering). Let us know! Contact us at the email address listed below with the
subject line "Volunteer Information" and your name.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, expected fall term availability, and relevant examples
of your work to [email protected] As a subject line, please list your prospective position
followed by your name. Applicants seeking the position of copyeditor will be given a sample text to edit,
and graphic designers will need a strong portfolio that demonstrates a practical understanding of interior
layout design as well as cover design. All applicants must be committed to their responsibilities.
Publishing is about deadlines, and submitters are often anxious to hear our decisions, despite their
gracious patience. We want to maintain a positive image of punctuality, dedication to our community, and
dedication to representation of undiscovered, diverse talents.
For more information, please visit pathoslitmag.com and/or facebook.com/pathoslitmag, or email us with
the subject line "More information."