TALISMAN OFFICIAL YEARBOOK OF WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY Applicant’s name: ____________________________________________ “From moving in, to moving on and everything in between — we have it covered” Each semester the Talisman accepts applications from students who want professional experience. Please fill out the application and return it to the Student Publications Center. If you have any questions about the application process, contact Charlotte Turtle, Talisman Adviser, at 270.745.3055 or [email protected] What is the Talisman? Founded in 1924, the Talisman is the official yearbook of WKU. The award-winning publication is revered as one of the most professional and solid annual publications in the country. The 352-page publication captures the unique essence of life on the Hill in a chronological format. The Talisman breaks through the mold of traditional yearbooks with award-winning photography combined with equally impressive feature writing and innovative design. Why Work for the Talisman? Students who produce the Talisman are developing skills that give them a competitive edge when entering the workplace. The Talisman offers positions in photography, writing, web design, marketing and layout and design. It is more than a yearbook; the Talisman is an expression of the experiences and lives of the students, faculty and WKU community. The Basics Name: Major: Minor: Expected graduation date: Hours completed: GPA: GPA in major: Do you have a car on campus? Y N School address Home address Cell Phone Preferred e-mail address Please answer the following questions. Attach another sheet of paper if neccessary. Areas of Interest •Please mark the area(s) you would be interested in working in. Writing Graphic Design Photography Copy Editing PR/Marketing Multimedia Other • What level of involvement would you be interested in? Do you desire a greater or lesser role on staff and influence on the book? Please explain your choice. What We Offer • What position would you specifically like to do? Number your top three choices just in case you don’t get your first choice. (italics denotes editorial board member) Print Team: Photo Ed. Asst. Photo Ed. Asst. Writing Ed. Writer Design Ed. Asst. Design Ed. Copy Ed. Designer Writing Ed. Photographer Web Team: Web Developer/Portrait Manager Web Designer Web Multimedia Producer Web Writing Producer Marketing Team: Marketing Manager Social Media Coordinator In addition to what is listed above, what else would you like to contribute?: Commitments • The Talisman depends on the dedication of all its members. Staffers are required to attend weekly meetings and personal appointments with assigning editors and put in as much time as needed to complete assignments during each deadline. In what ways are you willing to dedicate the time needed to help the team make this quality publication? • What extra-curricular activities are you involved in or plan to join? How many hours a week are required from these activities? • Will you have a part-time job? If so, where and how many hours do you plan to work? • Please attach your upcoming semester’s class schedule. • Please attach your resume along with 3-5 examples of your work. Experience • List any experience including high school, college and professional that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Have you attended any workshops - high school or college? If so, list them. • Do you have any experience with any of the following? Adobe InDesign WordPress Adobe Photoshop HTML/Web Design Adobe Illustrator AP Style Final Cut Pro / Premiere List any additional skills:__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Assessing Yourself 1. Why would you like to be a part of the Talisman staff ? 2. What are your strengths and weaknesses? 3. How do you hope to grow from a position at the Talisman? References • Please list three references, at least one being a WKU professor we can contact as a personal reference. Include phone and e-mail address. If you do not have one, please list a reference from high school or professional experience whom we can contact. Thanks for your interest. Applications are reviewed in a timely manner. If selected, you will be contacted upon review for an interview. Staff positions are highly sought after and competitive, if you are not hired at first, don’t fret. The Talisman hires for positions throughout the semester if they become available. Stop by the office periodically to see if a position is open. Persistence pays off.