Faculty News & More Job Openings

REMINDER: TOMORROW, June 1st, is the English Department’s End-of-the-Year celebration! All are invited to join the English Department from 3-5pm at the DePaul Art Museum, to recognize the achievements of DePaul’s English students and of course, to enjoy some refreshments.

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In Faculty News, congratulations to Kathleen Rooney, who has been awarded a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for promotion of her forthcoming novel in poems, Robinson Alone.  Best wishes to Prof. Rooney on the launch of her new novel!

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Western Illinois University Department of English and Journalism has multiple composition instructor positions available at the associate faculty level. This is a full-time, nine-month position beginning August 16, 2012, and renewable annually. At minimum, M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or equivalent, and experience teaching composition required. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please see the application and position details at http://www.wiu.edu/employment/faculty-admin.php?id=1108.

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Two weeks ago, Ex Libris posted a contract job opening for a temporary editor/project manager at the American Bar Association. This week we are happy to announce that the position has been changed to a full-time position with benefits. The updated details are as follows:

The ABA Section of Litigation is seeking an editor/project manager for a full-time position. Work consists of editing and posting the content of 12 Section of Litigation committees and preparing and sending committee e-newsletters. Additional responsibilities include choosing articles for social media release and writing blurbs to suit, copyediting and proofreading materials prepared by other Section departments, tracking and reporting data, and other tasks for the Section and ABA Publishing as needed.

Required:

  • Solid copyediting/proofreading skills as demonstrated by performance on a test
  • Ability to handle numerous simultaneous projects and overlapping deadlines with equanimity
  • Highly developed project management/time management skills
  • Sophisticated communication skills for daily interaction with lawyer volunteers and cooperative engagement with staff of numerous departments

Experience that is a plus:

  • Web content production/rewriting for web
  • Working with volunteer contributors/editors
  • Working with freelancers
  • Writing/rewriting headlines and decks
  • Editing legal materials
  • Curating editorial for social media distribution

If you are interested in applying, please contact Anna Sachevda, a DePaul MAW alum, at anna.sachdeva@americanbar.org.

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And finally, another freelance job tip from Prof. Miles Harvey:

Time Out Chicago is looking for someone to assist with a fact-checking project. It’s a 3,000-word story and we need someone experienced with checking court documents. Email mconrad@timeoutchicago.com if you’re interested to discuss details and fees.

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DePaul SWS Looking for New Hosts!

Don’t forget– TOMORROW May 25th, is the Threshold  Release Party from 3:00-6:00PM at DePaul Art Museum on the 2nd Floor. Pick up a free issue of the magazine and grab some refreshments as you listen to Threshold’s exceptional authors read from their work.

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Among those who will be graduating from the DePaul English Graduate Programs in a few short weeks are DePaul Student Writers Series’s two talented co-hosts, Marcy Farrey and Colin Harris. Fortunately, the folks at Radio DePaul would like to keep the DePaul Student Writers Series going next year, and they would like to fill the positions now.

DePaul Radio is looking for two students to co-host the DePaul Student Writers Series, an hour-long show featuring original creative writing by DePaul students that airs every other Friday on the award winning college radio station, Radio DePaul.  The new positions will start in the Fall Quarter.   Apply to Professor Dan Stolar with an application letter less than a page stating your qualifications and any ideas for the show by Wednesday, June 6th.  Put the letter in Prof. Stolar’s mailbox on the 3rd Floor of Arts and Letters Hall or e-mail him at dstolar@depaul.edu.  To find out more you can visit the show’s blog at depaulsws.wordpress.com.

End-of-the-Year Recognitions, Interdisciplinary Student Conference, & More

Each year at our End-of-Year celebration the English Department takes time to recognize the achievements of our students. On June 1st, 3-5pm, at the DePaul Art Museum, we will be honoring graduate students who earned distinction on their Comprehensive exams and/or are receiving their master’s degree “with distinction.”

We also want to recognize graduating students who have presented scholarly papers or given public readings of their creative work as well as those who have published their work, completed a thesis, or been accepted to a doctoral or M.F.A. program.

If you have accomplishments you want to have recognized at the English department celebration, please send them to the graduate office care of Jan Hickey at jhicke11@depaul.edu.

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All are invited to attend DePaul’s First Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference: MOVEMENTS, MIGRATIONS, CROSSING BORDERS on Wednesday, May 30th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the SAC, Room 154. Student presentation topics will include:

  • Race, Rhetoric and Nationalism
  • Transnational Migrations
  • Contending Conversations in Ethnic Studies
  • Border Crossers
  • Latin American and Latino Students

The Keynote Lecture will be presented by Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Wilkerson’s presentation will take place from 6:30—8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Room 314A. Food will be provided.

Click to enlarge the flyer for more information.

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Chicago Magazine has a job opening for a Social Media Manager. They are seeking someone who has a hunger for emerging technologies and a passion for news. You must enjoy connecting with people, have a deep understanding of journalism ethics, and proven experience growing online communities.

Chicago Magazine is attached to the biggest monthly city magazine in the country. In the Chicago area, they out-circulate national publications like People, Newsweek, and InStyle. Much like the magazine, their digital products offer a high-quality, local, authentic lifestyle guide for an affluent, intelligent, and active audience. The digital products are Web-focused, not magazine-focused. Everything from site design to stories to integrated social media properties reflect this view.

Skills needed:

  • Two years experience managing social media channels on behalf of a brand or organization
  • Degree in journalism, English, or communications preferred
  • Solid understanding of SEO, both generally and how it relates and applies to specific social media platforms
  • Excellent self-management, organization, and project management skills
  • Strong understanding of the social media industry
  • Strong research and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to extract relevant information
  • Strong editorial writing skills
  • Ability to quickly master new processes, technologies, and tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiation and executive interaction, and the ability to coach and mentor others
  • Strong public speaking skills

Please visit  http://chi.mg/MDSw0m for position and application details.

Career Panel and Job Postings from Chicago Artists’ Resource & More

This Thursday, May 24th, Chicago Artists Resource invites you to a panel entitled “Market Your Art Experience for Your Day Job” at 6 pm on the 5th Floor of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Details are as follows:

Can directing plays get you a job leading a creative team? Does curating art exhibits constitute “event planning” on your resume? Surveys indicate that artists are more highly educated than the general population, and yet many earn their livings in low-skill, low-wage jobs—waiting tables, temping, and walking dogs. What other kinds of jobs are available to people who want to schedule their lives around their art, not around their day job? Join this panel discussion on how arts workers can reposition their skills to get better paying employment. Admission free.

Panelists:

Christie Andersen is the Career Development Specialist at Columbia College Chicago. She helps students prepare for careers after graduation. This often involves helping them translate creative skills into job options, juggle job versus passion, and understand what companies look for when hiring. Eventually, this also involves weaving skills and strengths into resume and cover letters that get results.

Keith Griffith is Editorial Project Manager for Groupon Getaways. At Groupon, he oversaw the interviewing, hiring, and tonsuring of more than 100 writers. A writer and editor, Griffith is also a theater critic for the Chicago Reader.

Nick Keenan is Chief Technology Officer at Marshall Creative, an interactive agency founded by directors, designers, and producers from the Chicago theatre and comedy community. Nick worked for eight years as a sound engineer at the Goodman Theatre, while designing sound as a freelancer throughout Chicagoland. He began his life in web programming by automating the popular theatre jobs site BackstageJobs.com, and has since developed web sites and web applications for corporate brands and individuals in the real estate, financial, health care and cultural sectors.

Rose Walker is a recruiter with the Chicago office of Creative Circle, a national creative staffing business offering both freelance and full-time opportunities to candidates in design, creative technology, marketing and advertising functions.

Produced and moderated by John Carnwath, CAR Theater Researcher.

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The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has posted 3 full-time positions and 10 paid student internships. All have application deadlines of May 31, 2012. Follow the links for details on each.

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The Printers Row Lit Fest is on Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, 2012, and they are looking for volunteers! Volunteers that sign up are asked to work 6-8 hours shifts, can sign up for one or both days, and can choose up to three volunteer roles that you think you’d enjoy best. Volunteers get a free Printers Row Lit Fest T-shirt, free lunch, and behind-the-scenes access to the biggest literary event in the Midwest.

To volunteer for the Printers Row Lit Fest, please read the full instructions and register online. For more information about the Fest in general, visit  chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/printersrowlitfest.

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Reminder: Are you graduating/have you graduated from the DePaul MAE or MAWP during the 2011-2012 academic year? Would you like to see your profile on the Alumni section of Ex Libris? Email Maria at mhlohows@depaul.edu with your info by Tuesday, May 28th!

New Job & Internship Info

All are encouraged to attend a RESUME AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP FOR ENGLISH STUDENTS on Wednesday, May 30th from 5:00-6:00p.m. in Arts & Letters Hall Room 308. The workshop will by run by Ed Childs of the DePaul Career Center.

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Current MAE and MAWP students looking for a summer internship should check their email for six summer internship opportunities available exclusively to DePaul students at this time.

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In These Times has a job opening for a Web Editor. In These Times, a not-for-profit national monthly magazine based in Chicago, seeks an editor to manage inthesetimes.com and guide the magazine’s continued expansion into the digital frontier. Who are we looking for? A journalist and digital strategist who:

  • loves to think big about how serious journalism can survive on the Internet.
  • has experience managing a journalistic website, and knows what CMS and SEO stand for
  • has edited everything from blog posts to 3,000-word feature stories—quickly.
  • wants to play a multifaceted role in a mission-driven progressive organization.
  • is comfortable managing writers and interns.

The person hired will also help edit the print edition of the magazine. A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to In These Times’ mission is required. The successful applicant is expected to be fully involved in working with the staff in planning the magazine’s expansion and growth. HTML/CSS and photo editing skills strongly preferred.

Salary based on experience. Four-weeks paid vacation. Employer matched 401(k). Employer-paid medical and dental benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples and two editing samples to webeditor@inthesetimes.com. No phone calls. This Chicago-based position will remain open until filled. In These Times is an equal opportunity employer. People of all ethnicities and genders are encouraged to apply.

End-of-the-Year Celebration, and a Job Posting

All DePaul English graduate students, undergrads, and faculty are invited to the English Department’s End-of-the-Year Party on Friday, June 1st. Stop by the DePaul Art Museum from 3:00-5:00pm for refreshments, awards, and fun to celebrate the end of a successful year.

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The American Bar Association Section of Litigation is seeking an editor/project manager who can work on a contract basis for two months, with renewal or permanent position possible. Work consists of editing and posting content of 12 Section of Litigation committee e-newsletters. Additional responsibilities include choosing articles for social media release and writing blurbs to suit, copyediting and proofreading materials prepared by other Section departments, tracking and reporting data, and other tasks for the Section and ABA Publishing as needed.

Requirements:

  • Solid copyediting/proofreading skills as demonstrated by performance on a test
  • Ability to handle numerous simultaneous projects and overlapping deadlines with equanimity
  • Highly developed project management/time management skills
  • Sophisticated communication skills for daily interaction with lawyer volunteers and cooperative engagement with staff of numerous departments

Experience that is a plus:

  • Web content production/rewriting for web
  • Working with volunteer contributers/editors
  • Working with freelancers
  • Writing/rewriting headlines and decks
  • Editing legal materials
  • Curating editorial for social media distribution

Minimum of three years publishing experience required.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Anna Sachevda, a DePaul MAW alum, at anna.sachdeva@americanbar.org.

You’re Invited: Threshold 2012 Launch Party!

Threshold, DePaul’s literary and arts journal, invites the DePaul community to the Threshold 2012 Launch Party, May 25th, 3-6pm to join in supporting the work of exceptional student writers and artists featured in this year’s edition.

There will be complimentary refreshments, mingling, and readings from outstanding authors and award-winners. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a copy of the issue, FREE!

To RSVP and invite your friends, check out the official Threshold 2012 Launch Party Facebook Event! (RSVP is not required to attend.)