News

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News

Our News section, which started with 15 students, has today a staff of 40 students from different nationalities and degrees. We publish every week day during the Academic Year news related to the University of Amsterdam, the city of Amsterdam, as well as columns about sports and politics.

The Amsterdammer is an independent student-run media outlet founded in March 2018 by UvA communication science student Isabel Bonnet. In April 2019, Lucia Masip creates the Magazine.

Sections

University

Coverage of stories involving the University of Amsterdam, they can vary from the student life to events organized in CREA.

Positions: University Editor, University Reporter

Metro

Coverage of stories from the city of Amsterdam.

Positions: Metro Editor, Metro Reporter

Opinions

It includes columns, letters to the editor or editorials written by the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor Online or Opinion Editor.

Positions: Sports Editor, Opinions Editor, Sports Columnist, Columnist, Illustrator

Editorial Process

 

At The Amsterdammer, we follow an editing line before publishing our articles. This said, it is clear that every position is necessary for the well-functioning of the paper and that everyone’s active contribution is essential.

We follow an editorial line before publication which forms the following editorial board:

Editor in Chief

The editor in chief is the leading figure at The Amsterdammer. This editor secures the overall functioning of the media outlet, managing the editors, the copy desk and all content published in The Amsterdammer News.

Editors

Editors are the leading figure of their section. Together, the Metro Editor, University Editor, Opinions Editor, Sports Editor and Audiovisual Editor secure and edit the content for their respective section.

Copy Desk

The Copy Desk Chief manages a group of Copy Editors, who edit the articles and columns after they have been edited by the section Editors.

Work with us

We are currently accepting submissions for the Semester 2 of the 2019-2020 Academic Year. For any question or enquiries please email max@theamsterdammer.org

Deadline to apply: January 21st, 2020

Metro

Editor: Henrike

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Attend the bi-monthly Editorial Meeting

● Secures that the Metro Reporter has a story assigned, provides the content on time and edits the content

● Responsible for assigning stories to the Metro Reporter

● Delivers the article to the copy editor after first edition

● Assures the articles are written according to the Associated Press stylebook

Spots left: 2

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Expected to write at least one story every 10 days

● Expected to write 1 investigative article per month

● These reporters will work with the Metro Editor to produce stories.

● Investigates issues relevant to the students related to the city of Amsterdam, preferably news they would otherwise not have access to in English

● Responsible for covering breaking news and writing about crime

● Write articles according to the Associated Press stylebook

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Positions Available

University

Editor: Josephine Sylvestre

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Attend the bi-monthly Editorial Meeting

● Secures that the Campus Reporter has a story assigned, provides the content on time and edits the content

● Responsible for assigning stories to the Campus Reporter

● Delivers the article to the copy editor after first edition

● Assures the articles are written according to the Associated Press stylebook

Spots left: 2

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Expected to write at least one story every 10 days

● Expected to write 1 investigative article per month

● Responsible for producing weekly features about student association at UvA. They can vary from ISN to sports.

● Responsible for the coverage of the Student Council elections on a weekly basis

● Investigates issues relevant to the students related to the student parties goals

● These reporters will work with the Campus Editor to produce stories that can vary from breaking news to enterprise stories

● Communicates constantly with student associations at UvA

● Write articles according to the Associated Press stylebook

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Positions Available

Opinions

Editor: Zoya Abu Zhamra

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Attend the bi-monthly Editorial Meeting

● Secures that the Columnist and the Cartoonist provide the content on time

● Leads the Columnist and the Cartoonist by giving them a feedback

● Delivers the article to the copy editor after first edition

● Assures the articles are written according to the Associated Press stylebook

Current Editor: Emilio Gutierrez

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Attend the bi-monthly Editorial Meeting

● Secures that the Sports Reporter has a story assigned, provides the content on time and edits the content

● Responsible for assigning stories to the Sports Reporter

● Leads the Sports Columnist and the Sports Reporter

● Delivers the article to the copy editor after first edition

● Assures the articles are written according to the Associated Press stylebook

Spots left: 1

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Provide at least 1 column every 10 days

● Maintain a constant communication with the Opinion Editor

● Preferably, cover a specialized area of interest (e.g. politics, sports, religion, fashion, personal advice, etc.)

● Communicates with illustrator about pieces in progress

Spots left: 2

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Delivers the article to the Sports Editor

● Assures the articles are written according to the Associated Press stylebook

● Leads the Sports Columnist and the Sports Reporter by giving them a feedback

Spots left: 2

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Provide at least 1 cartoon per week

● Maintain a constant communication with the Opinion Editor

● Preferably, cover a specialized area of interest (e.g. politics, sports, religion, fashion, personal advice, etc.)

● Preferably has experienced in drawing or graphic design

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Positions Available

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief: Max Kikken

● Leads the weekly General Staff Meeting and provides an overall feedback of the publications

● Oversees staff and editorial workflow

● Edits all written submissions in preparation for publication

● Offers guidance to contributing writers and staff

● Contributes content in the form of columns, editorials, or news articles as necessary

● Monitors WordPress and Google Docs to make sure all drafts are posted on the day they are due

● Serves as a member and leader of the editorial board

● Monitors the website and its layout alongside the website coordinator

● Monitors Slack and the good communication among the staff

The EIC trainee is a new position at the Amsterdammer that will train a staff member to become the Editor in Chief in September 2020. They assist the editor-in-chief when necessary and works as a freelance reporter or copy editor.

Spots left: 1

● Assists the editor-in-chief with the preparation for the weekly General Staff Meeting.

● Assists writers and section editors with writing and leading

● Prepares for editorial board meetings by briefing editor and bringing any necessary materials

● Oversees all content, writers and issues

● Maintains constant communication and support to the Editor-in-Chief

● Checks that all stories are assigned and deadlines are established

● Enforces deadlines for stories and production

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Positions Available

Copy Desk

News Copy Desk Chief: Aakash Nair

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Attend the bi-monthly Editorial Meeting

● Lead the Copy Desk

● Communicates with editors and copy editors

● Assigns stories to edit to the copy editors

● Edits the articles after the copy editors

● Sends the articles to the Editor-in-Chief before publication

Spots left: 3

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Communicates with the News Copy Desk Chief

● Edits stories after the section Editor

● Sends the articles to the News Copy Desk Chief on a deadline

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Positions Available
Audiovisual Team

Magazine Audiovisual Team

Spots left: 1

● Attends the bi-monthly Magazine Meeting

● Leads the Audiovisual team and works hand to hand with the other editor

● Uploads the pictures in the website and chooses the feature photos

● Works alongside the Social Media Manager for the visual needed in the accounts

Spots Available: 2

● Attend the bi-monthly Magazine Meeting

● Photographers are expected to take feature photos and photos that accompany stories throughout the week.

● Expected to provide at least one photo story a month and multiple features and story photos throughout the week.

● Maintain a constant communication with the Audiovisual Editor

● Available for last-minute calls to cover breaking news

● Write captions according to the Associated Press stylebook

Spots Available: 1

● Attend the bi-monthly Magazine Meeting

● Photographers are expected to take feature photos and photos that accompany stories throughout the week.

● Expected to provide at least one photo story a month and multiple features and story photos throughout the week.

● Maintain a constant communication with the Audiovisual Editor

● Available for last-minute calls to cover breaking news

● Write captions according to the Associated Press stylebook

News Audiovisual Team

Editor: Kira

● 1 Editor attends the weekly News Meeting & 1 Editor the bi-monthly Magazine Meeting

● Leads the Audiovisual team and works hand to hand with the other editor

● Uploads the pictures in the website and chooses the feature photos

● Works alongside the Social Media Manager for the visual needed in the accounts

Spots Available: 1

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Photographers are expected to take feature photos and photos that accompany stories throughout the week.

● Expected to provide at least one photo story a month and multiple features and story photos throughout the week.

● Maintain a constant communication with the Audiovisual Editor

● Available for last-minute calls to cover breaking news

● Write captions according to the Associated Press stylebook

Spots Available: 1

● Attend the weekly News Meeting

● Photographers are expected to take feature photos and photos that accompany stories throughout the week.

● Expected to provide at least one photo story a month and multiple features and story photos throughout the week.

● Maintain a constant communication with the Audiovisual Editor

● Available for last-minute calls to cover breaking news

● Write captions according to the Associated Press stylebook

Join our Business Team

Social Media Manager

Spots Available: 2

 Attend the bi-monthly Business Meeting

 Attend the News Meeting if needed

 Organizes Instagram takeovers

 Responsible for managing breaking news coverage with reporters

 Manages all social media accounts for the News

Spots Available: 0

 Attend the bi-monthly Business Meeting

 Attend the Magazine Meeting if needed

 Organizes Instagram takeovers

 Responsible for managing breaking news coverage with reporters

 Manages all social media accounts for the Magazine

Website

Spots Available: 0

 Attend the bi-monthly Business Meeting

 Communicates constantly with the News and Magazine Editor in Chief to check weekly publications

 Attend the News or Magazine Meetings if needed

 Manages the Week Publisher and the Weekend Publisher

 Manages Trello and other platforms such as Slack

 Previous experience in WordPress required

Spots Available: 1

 Attend the bi-monthly Business Meeting

 Communicates constantly with the Website Coordinator

 Responsible for publishing all News articles

 Previous experience in WordPress required

Spots Available: 1

 Attend the bi-monthly Business Meeting

 Communicates constantly with the Website Coordinator

 Responsible for publishing all Magazine articles

 Previous experience in WordPress required

Business Manager

● Attend the bi-monthly Business Meeting

● Attend News or Magazine Meeting if needed

● Develops a business plan

●Find interesting collaborations with other organizations

External Relations

● Attend the bi-monthly Business Meeting

● Attend News or Magazine Meeting if needed

● Develops a business plan

●Find interesting collaborations with other organizations