Teens in Print operates on two premises. First, that providing students with opportunities to write about issues that matter to them parallels the writing demands of college and work. Second, that by learning how to write for a newspaper, students will become more savvy, engaged consumers of news media.The primary objectives of the school year Teens in Print program are 1) to INCREASE STUDENTS' NEWS LITERACY and ability to read, understand, and interpret the news; 2) to IMPROVE STUDENT WRITING SKILLS; 3) to INCREASE STUDENTS' SELF-EFFICACY (confidence, motivation, and personal responsibility); and 4) to GROW STUDENTS' POST-SECONDARY READINESS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Teens in Print Student Editors will take a leadership role in the newspaper's production and the Teens in Print program. As youth journalists, they take part in journalism workshops, brainstorm ideas to report on, conduct research and write stories for the fall, winter and spring issues of Teens in Print. They also interview relevant sources to their topic, revise, fact check and edit their stories before deadline.Specific leadership responsibilities include: special assignment writing, which may include covering local events or producing articles about specific youth topics, on-deadline; writing profiles of youth organizations for publication in the Teens in Print newspaper; and serving as a program ambassador at events.Additional responsibilities may include: fact-checking, copy-editing for the newspaper; helping coordinate a professional speaker series or other opportunities for the youth program; supporting recruitment of other teen writers and outreach; and working collaboratively with the program director and other TiP staff to guide Teens in Print as an authentic vehicle for youth voice.
The Ideal Candidate for this Job:
Editors must produce at least two news, service, or opinion articles for Teens in Print's newspaper during the cycle (approximately 2.5 months), along with attending no less than 85% of weekly staff and editor meetingsEditors will contribute to Teens in Print's multimedia endeavors including our podcast and our social media.Editors will conduct themselves professionally, respectfully, and responsibly in all settings and interactions with Teens in Print staff members, other students, school professionals, and intervieweesEditors will serve as ambassadors for Teens in Print and may receive special writing assignments to cover newsworthy events and happenings occuring in the Boston community