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Employment Opportunities

Interviews

Interviews for acceptance into the Art of Publishing course are held biannually for the upcoming semesters; students entering the program understand the privilege and level of commitment that is expected of them. Faculty advisors and/or senior student staff members conduct interviews with prospective Bronze Man Books staff.

With more and more students from all different majors contributing to our Editorial, Production, Marketing, and Sales staffs, the press Books draws from several varying areas of study in order to bring to life the chapbooks, children’s books, poetry collections, photo histories, and all the quality products of Bronze Man Books.

Art of Publishing Course

Art of Publishing provides an active learning experience based on active participation as an editor, designer or manager for the Bronze Man Books student publishing company at Millikin. This course focuses on strategies and issues of running a small publishing company, with a practical production experience of developing and publishing books. This course will be co-taught in the Media Arts Center by professors Randy Brooks and Ed Walker. All students are interviewed for Bronze Man Books staff position by the current Bronze Man Book Board.

Job Descriptions

Students may apply for the following positions, but they understand that they may be asked to take up a certain role or area of responsibility as a learning opportunity. All staff in Bronze Man Books pitch in and help with whatever task needs done—design, editorial review, marketing, event planning, sales, etc. So job descriptions describe work responsibilities, but all staff members participate in all aspects of running the publishing company.

Art DirectorDesignerSenior Editor EditorCopy EditorLegalProduction Manager

Art Director/Lead Designer

Bronze Man Books of Decatur, Illinois is looking for a Millikin student with knowledge in publishing and artistic design to fill the position of Art Director/Lead Designer. This individual will lead the design department and be instrumental in the design of products.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS - highly creative
- able to work under pressure and deadlines
- able to understand people
- communication skills
- knowledge of adobe programs and other standard design programs

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES - manages day to day tasks of design team
- defines project parameters
- liaison between production manager and design team
- chooses design team based on project

Graphic Designer

Bronze Man Books of Decatur, Illinois is looking for a Millikin student to fill the position of designer. This individual will work closely with other designers in the layout and design of Bronze Man Books products.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS - highly creative
- able to work in a team
- work in a tight and immoveable schedule
- attention to detail in a tight schedule
- experience with Adobe programs and other standard design and layout programs

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES - layout and design of projects

Senior Editor

Bronze Man Books of Decatur, Illinois is looking for a Millikin student with knowledge in publishing and editing to fill the position of Editor. This individual will oversee the entire Editorial and Legal department insuring open communication and teamwork.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS -Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Strong organizational and numerical skills
-Ability to work with and/or lead a team
-Ability to delegate tasks
-Ability to work to deadlines
-Thorough knowledge of research practices and methodology
-Previous editorial experience a must
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to analyze data
-Must enjoy reading
-Self-confidence when selling ideas
-Familiarity with any of the Adobe design programs, Quark, and/or Microsoft Office
-Creativity, energy, and enthusiasm

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES -Assigning and editing new material
-Evaluating material for style, tone, content, and accuracy
-Supervising a team of fact-checkers
-Representing the Editorial Department in board meetings
-Delegating duties as necessary
-Showing diplomacy in decision making and treatment of others
-Working with other departments for utmost efficiency
-Taking responsibility for edited projects
-Conferring with Legal Research to determine legality
-Continuing growth of staff development

Editor

Bronze Man Books of Decatur, Illinois is looking for a Millikin student with knowledge in publishing and editing to fill the position of Assistant Editor. This individual will work in conjunction with the editorial and legal department and implement open communication and teamwork.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS -Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Strong organizational and numerical skills
-Ability to work with and/or lead a team
-Ability to work to deadlines
-Thorough knowledge of research practices and methodology
-Previous editorial experience
-Excellent spelling and grammar
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to analyze data
-Must enjoy reading
-Familiarity with any of the Adobe design programs, Quark, and/or Microsoft Office
-Creativity, energy, and enthusiasm

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES -Editing new material
-Evaluating material for style, tone, content, and accuracy
-Fact-checking
-Making independent decisions regarding submitted material
-Assisting BMB’s Editor as requested
-Laying out work for publication
-Communicating with other departments concerning current projects

Copy Editor

Bronze Man Books of Decatur, Illinois is looking for a Millikin student with knowledge in publishing and editing to fill the position of Copy Editor. This individual will work in conjunction with the editorial and legal department and implement open communication and teamwork.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS -Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Strong organizational and numerical skills
-Ability to work with and/or lead a team
-Ability to work to deadlines
-Previous editorial experience
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to analyze data
-Must enjoy reading
-Self-confidence when selling ideas
-Must have superb networking and people skills
-Must be willing to make cold calls
-Desire for a position that may involve travel
-Creativity, energy, and enthusiasm

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES -Finding exciting new publishable material
-Evaluating material for overall quality
-Making executive decisions regarding submissions
-Working first-hand with authors
-Selling new ideas to the publishing house
-Working with the Marketing Department to assess BMB’s readership

Legal Research

Bronze Man Books of Decatur, Illinois is looking for a Millikin student with knowledge in publishing, editing, and legalities to fill a position in Legal Research. This individual will work in conjunction with all other departments and implement open communication and teamwork.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS -Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Strong organizational and numerical skills
-Ability to work with and/or lead a team
-Ability to work to deadlines
-Thorough knowledge of research practices and methodology
-Previous editorial experience preferred, but training is possible
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to analyze data
-Must enjoy reading
-Must have some pertinent background in law
-Must have willingness to learn legal standards for the publishing industry
-Ability to read and interpret legal documents
-Creativity, energy, and enthusiasm

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES -Enforcing ethical decisions
-Evaluating material for legality
-Fact-checking
-Enforcing production and managerial rights
-Research and implementation of copyrights
-Gaining all necessary permissions
-Drafting legal documents for Bronze Man Books

Production Manager

Bronze Man Books of Decatur, Illinois is looking for a Millikin student with knowledge in publishing and understands the production process to fill the position of production manager. This individual will oversee the entire production department ensuring production timeliness and product integrity.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS - ability to communicate effectively
- highly creative
- ability to create and keep others on deadlines
- organizational skills

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES - allocation of labor resources
- tracks production and scheduling costs
- create and maintain production schedule
- work with printers

 


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