Applications for vacant positions on the 2021-2022 Editorial Board are now open. We seek capable candidates to fill positions as Assistant Editors, Line Editors, Blog Editors, Layout Editors, and a Social Media Manager.
Qualified applicants have strong writing, analytical, and editing skills. While it is helpful to have some familiarity with Bluebook citation format, it is not necessary. Avid readers of law review articles are highly encouraged to apply. Positions are only open to currently enrolled undergraduates at Georgetown University.
To apply, please fill out our application here. A complete application will consist of the following:
- Five-page, double-spaced writing sample. Quality of the writing in your sample is most important, although it is ideal if the content is legal in nature.
- Personal Information:
- Full Name
- Class Year, School, Majors, and Minors
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- The positions to which you are applying. Please provide a short paragraph detailing your interest in each. Position descriptions can be found below.
The application will be due October 1, 2021 at midnight. Applicants will receive decisions within a few weeks of the deadline. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
As you consider applying to The Editorial Board, if you have a piece or a thought that you think is a good match for the GUULR Blog, we urge you to consider submitting a blog post. Find blog submission requirements here.
The Editorial Board
In charge of the editorial process for their article, including corresponding/meeting with the author. Assistant Editors will be paired with a Line Editor. Together Assistant and Line Editors go through several rounds of edits, while the Assistant Editor updates Management on the progress. Assistant Editors focus on content-editing, syntax, and Bluebook citations.
Work closely and report to the Assistant Editor with whom they are paired. Line Editors edit for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical/stylistic rules in general. They are also responsible for changing all citations to Bluebook format.
Given finalized articles to put into the publication-ready layout using InDesign. Create flyers and social media graphics for advertising and solicitation of GUULR Volume VIII. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign or Canva is preferred, but not necessary. If no experience, they must attend InDesign workshops held by the Library.
Responsible for the routine maintenance of the GUULR blog. They will work with authors to edit and revise blog posts and will post submissions to the website. Blog Editors may also be asked to help Management with sustaining GUULR’s social media and online presence.
Social Media Manager
Responsible for managing social media accounts of GUULR (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram). Soliciting articles from relevant clubs and departments at Georgetown and universities across the nation for articles using our email account.