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The Caravel is the only on-campus publication that focuses on reporting and analyzing international news, providing a unique platform for students who are interested in international affairs to be published regularly. The Caravel offers a distinct experience to students who want to learn more about journalism. A publication established in 2014, The Caravel’s staff is still growing, and there are many opportunities for you to make an impact.
Working for The Caravel promises a demanding but rewarding experience, as it provides both an education in international affairs as well as hands-on experience in contributing to the publication. The applications for Fall 2017 are now live! Check below for the application and read more about our positions and different branches to determine where you would best fit.
Fall 2017 General Staff Applications
Click here for the Fall 2017 General Staff Applications to the Editorial branch of The Caravel. All applications will be due on Friday, September 15 at 11:59 PM. Decisions will be released by Saturday, September 16 at 11:59 PM.
Click here for the Fall 2017 General Staff Applications to the Executive branch of The Caravel. All applications will be due on Friday, September 15 at 11:59 PM. Decisions will be released by Saturday, September 16 at 11:59 PM.
Click here for the Fall 2017 General Staff Applications to the The Caravel Compass. All applications will be due on Friday, September 15 at 11:59 PM. Decisions will be released by Saturday, September 16 at 11:59 PM.
The Editorial Department consists of 6 regional sections, the Anchor, and the copy team.
There are 7 regional sections in The Caravel: Eastern Europe and Russia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and Central Asia, Indo-Asia-Pacific, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe and Canada. Through a combination of news reporting and analysis, regional sections of The Caravel seek to make the news accessible and understandable to the average reader.
The Anchor grounds the entire paper, covering DC events ranging from policy debates on Capitol Hill to Georgetown affairs. This section puts writers in touch with the prestigious speakers who come to campus, gives them an opportunity to interact with distinguished faculty, and provides them with a platform to expand their professional network. Through interviews with university professors, writers for the Anchor can introduce the student body to cutting edge academic work. Experienced writers can transition into one of two columnist positions, providing an editorial perspective.
The copy section will review articles to maintain grammatical, stylistic and factual correctness. The copy section is crucial in safeguarding The Caravel’s reputation for quality writing.
The Caravel Executive Team is responsible for handling the day-to-day business operations of The Caravel, as well as developing our long term business strategy. The Executive Team consists of five teams: Marketing, Research & Analytics, Finance, Business Development, and IT & Design. Teams are comprised of Team Leaders and Team Associates. More information about the different teams can be found within the application.
The Caravel Compass
The Caravel Compass is intended to convey a holistic report of the week’s most important news topics. It will provide the reader with trends and events to follow as well as give them some familiarity with each event. The Newsletter is designed to bridge the gap between politics, news reporting, and the media. Our goal is to facilitate engagement with underreported, international news while presenting it in a manner conducive to an active lifestyle.
In its first semester, The Caravel Compass tripled subscriptions to The Caravel, garnered readers across the world including in Colombia, China, Egypt, England, France, India, Spain, and more, and expanded to dive deeper into issues of broader regional and interregional consequence such as political elections. In this process, we have amassed hundreds of readers and been shared by other news-related organizations via social media.
Regional Specialists within these sections will produce succinct reports (50-75 words) that describe breaking news events in their respective regions as they occur. The time commitment will vary depending on the levels of breaking news. However, the formal Newsletter will be published weekly, and brief reports will be published on The Caravel’s social media pages as information becomes available. In the context of The Newsletter, they are intended to be comprehensive but condensed, answering key questions: Who? What? When? Where?
Contributors will not focus specifically on any given region, but they will focus on editorial pieces for The Caravel Compass. These data-driven and media-integrated pieces serve as the core content TCC produces outside of the newsletter. This role would be flexible based on your individual interests, and they can include topical issues such as International Election Coverage, Human Rights Issues, etc. Flexibility and creativity encouraged; you can be both a Regional Specialist and a Contributor.
IT & Design
The IT & Design team is responsible for the creative content and web management of The Caravel. The IT & Design team consists of Layout Designers, Graphic Designers, and Web Designers. This team produces cartoons, infographics, creates layouts for the print newspaper, and is responsible for the design and management of The Caravel Website. For more information, contact email@example.com with a brief statement of interest.
If you have any questions regarding the application process or have issues with your submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Executive Director, or Director of The Caravel Compass.
– Nivu Jejurikar, Publisher, email@example.com
– Tamara Evdokimova, Editor-in-Chief, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Robert Danco, Executive Director, email@example.com
– Bryce Couch, Director of The Caravel Compass, firstname.lastname@example.org