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									                      Editor in chief application
Thank you for your interest in running for editor in chief of The Nevada Sagebrush. Your application must
be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Please include a letter of intent and any other materials (i.e.
résumé, letters of reference, work samples) you think will help the selection committee (defined on page
two) come to a decision. Serious candidates will be expected to give a 10 to 15 minute presentation to the
selection committee between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9 (time to be set the week of the
meeting) in WRB 2008.

The editor in chief is responsible for all aspects of the newspaper, including its staff and budget. The
Nevada Sagebrush had about 25 staff members and a self-supporting $135,000 budget for the 2010-2011
school year. Every editor in chief is expected to improve the newspaper in some way – serious candidates
should be able to show the committee how they will accomplish that. If there are no applications by 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6, the window to apply will be left open for one additional week.
    - Please submit your application to Amy Koeckes, adviser of The Nevada Sagebrush by 5 p.m.
        Wednesday, April 6. Please no electronic submissions.
    - Her mailbox is located on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union in the ASUN offices.
    - To mail, send your application, unstapled and in a manila envelope, to:
            o Amy Koeckes Mail Stop 058 Reno, NV 89557

Full Name: ______________________________________

Major/Minor:_________________________________ R-number:__________________

Cumulative GPA: ________ The editor in chief must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and 6 credits

E-mail:____________________________________ Phone number:_________________


I,__________________________________________, certify that the information contained in this
application is true and complete. I understand that false information may be grounds for not hiring
me or for immediate termination of employment at any point in the future if I am hired. I authorize
the verification of any or all information listed above. I also understand all information, including
the editor selection process, presented in this document.


__________________________________________
Signature

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Date
If you have any questions please contact Amy Koeckes at 775-784-6589 or send an e-mail to amyk@unr.edu.
You can also contact The Nevada Sagebrush at 775-784-4033.
Please briefly answer (200-300 words) two of the following questions on separate sheets of
paper. Include them with your application:

1) How do student newspapers serve their communities?
2) What does the First Amendment mean to you? How does it apply to some of the challenges
college newspapers are facing today?
3) What are some ways newspapers can innovate the way they give readers information? How
does the Web play into this?






The
Nevada
Sagebrush

             The
 Sagebrush
 shall
 be
 the
 official
 student
 newspaper
 of
 the
 University
 of
 Nevada,

             Reno.
Its
primary
purpose
shall
be
to
cover
news
and
events
of
students’
activities
and

             interests
in
the
community.
It
shall
also
include
news
of
students’
interest
in
the
local,

             state,
 national,
 and
 international
 communities.
 It
 shall
 inform,
 interpret
 and
 provide

             comment
on
the
news.

      

      Duties
of
the
Sagebrush
Editor

             • Shall
uphold
the
Society
of
Professional
Journalists’
Code
of
Ethics

             • Shall
be
knowledgeable
of
annual
operating
budget
for
the
publication
and
adhere

                 to
projected
budget.

             • Shall
personally
and
directly
assume
all
responsibility
and
have
complete
editorial

                 authority
for
the
acts
and
omissions
of
the
entire
staff
in
the
execution
of
their

                 duties.

             • Shall
have
the
sole
right
to
appoint,
dismiss
and
set
salaries
for
staff
members,
and

                 take
sole
responsibility
for
the
acts
and
omissions
of
those
staff
members.

             • The
editor
shall
be
solely
responsible
for
the
content
of
the
Sagebrush
and
shall

                 insure
that
no
material
violates
the
laws
of
libel,
copyright
or
postal
regulations.


             • Shall
have
the
right
to
determine
what
news
and
editorial
material
shall
be

                 printed,
and
to
determine
what
prominence
shall
be
given.

             • Shall
see
that
all
errors
in
fact
are
corrected
in
the
issue
following
the
discovery
of

                 such
errors.

             • Shall
write
editorials
for
the
editorial
section
or
assign
the
editorial
writing,
and

                 shall
have
review
of
all
columns
and
letters
to
the
editor
for
the
editorial
section.

             • Public
Service
Announcements
from
recognized
charitable
nonprofit

                 organizations
shall
be
placed
in
the
Sagebrush
at
the
full
discretion
of
the
editor

                 on
a
space‐available
basis.

             • Shall
produce
a
comprehensive
manual
of
standard
operations.

             • Shall
act
as
the
liaison
to
the
advertising
department.



Editor in chief selection process
A
selection
committee
will
meet
between
April
1‐30
of
each
year
to
select
the
editors
and
manager
for

The
Nevada
Sagebrush.
The
dates
for
application
acceptance
and
selection
committee
meeting
must

be
set
by
March
15
each
year
by
the
Media
Board.
The
application
deadline
will
be
the
Wednesday

before
the
selection
committee
meeting
date
and
in
the
event
there
are
no
applicants
for
the

publication
the
deadline
will
be
extended
for
one
week.




Candidates
must
be
present
to
be
considered
for
the
job.
To
start
the
meeting,
the
advisor
will
give
a

presentation
to
the
committee
about
the
various
demands
of
the
job
including
the
duties
outlined
in

the
Media
Board.
The
student
publications
adviser,
as
a
non‐voting
member,
will
preside
over
the

meeting
to
maintain
order
under
Roberts
Rules
of
Order.



The
candidates,
in
alphabetical
order
by
last
name,
will
give
their
presentations
to
the
committee
and

will
be
given
10
minutes
for
a
presentation
followed
by
questions
from
the
committee.

Candidates

not
giving
a
presentation
at
the
time
must
leave
the
room.
The
committee
will
ask
the
candidates

questions
about
their
potential
editorship
after
their
presentation
is
finished.
Once
the
all
candidate

presentations
have
concluded
and
candidates
have
left
the
room,
there
will
be
time
for
public

comment.
The
committee
will
then
begin
its
deliberation.
The
candidate
receiving
the
majority
of

votes
will
officially
take
on
the
responsibilities
as
editor
in
chief
after
the
last
issue
of
the
spring

semester
is
published.
If
there
is
a
tie,
the
sitting
editor
in
chief
will
cast
the
tie‐breaking
vote.
The

vote
will
be
made
public
and
the
outgoing
editor
or
senior
staff
member
will
read
a
statement
as
to

why
the
editor
was
selected.





The
Selection
Committee*:



    • Six
representatives
from
the
editorial
staff
of
The
Nevada
Sagebrush.
The
delegation
must

        include
one
representative
from
upper
management.
Upper
management
constitutes
as

        someone
who
oversees
more
than
one
editorial
department.
To
choose
the
other
five

        representatives,
all
editorial
staff
members
will
secretly
nominate
five
people
at
a
staff

        meeting
(including
themselves
if
they
see
fit)
to
sit
on
the
selection
committee.
The
editor
in

        chief
or
adviser
will
collect
the
ballots.
The
five
people
with
the
most
votes
will
sit
on
the

        committee.
If
there
are
any
ties,
the
staff
will
vote
again
to
break
the
ties
until
there
are
no

        more.
If
there
are
no
representatives
from
upper
management,
the
staff
will
nominate
six

        representatives.


    • ASUN
Advertising
Coordinator,
or
a
student
representative
from
the
advertising
staff

    • Two
Student
Media
Publication
Board
editors/manger,
to
be
decided
among
the

        editors/manger.

If
one
of
the
two
cannot
make
it,
the
third
editor/manger
will
be
contacted.


        If
none
of
these
three
can
make
it
the
Student
Media
Publication
Board
editor/manager
will

        send
someone
from
their
current
paid
staff.



    • Two
students‐at‐large
who
have
not
held
or
run
for
an
ASUN
position
or
worked
or
written

        for
The
Nevada
Sagebrush.
The
student
publication
adviser
determines
which
students
to

        include
on
the
committee.
The
adviser
will
solicit
for
volunteers
and,
through
one‐on‐one

        interviews,
will
choose
the
students‐at‐large
based
on
their
familiarity
with
the
Sagebrush

        and
desire
to
see
it
have
a
successful
future.

All
names
and
resumes
must
be
presented
to
the

        selection
committee
and
a
written
justification
presented
to
the
board,
by
the
adviser,
as
to

        why
these
two
students
where
selected.





*Besides
the
ASUN
Advertising
Member,
all
voting
members
must
be
half‐time
students
at
the
University

of
Nevada,
Reno
who
are
not
running
for
editor
in
chief.




Auxiliary
members

    • Current
editor
in
chief:
Non‐voting,
advisory
member.
Will
cast
tie‐breaking
vote
if
needed.


    • ASUN/Student
Activities
Publications
adviser:
Non‐voting,
advisory
member.
Maintains
order.


    • Students,
faculty
and
members
of
the
community
are
invited
to
come
to
the
meeting
to
voice

        any
opinions
or
concerns
during
the
public
comment
portion
of
the
selection
meeting.



								
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