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The role of Managing Editor involves overseeing all members of the editorial team, keeping track of and enforcing deadlines, collaborating with individual team members to generate or workshop ideas, and working alongside the rest of the E-board to keep Off The Cuff running smoothly. It also involves working closely with the Web Editor and Online Content Managers to maintain a consistent flow of editorial content for the Off The Cuff website.
The Managing Editor must have a firm grasp of the English language, both grammatically and stylistically; they must be able to adequately assess the quality of creative and journalistic pieces of writing, and be able to suggest concrete and helpful ways in which writers may improve their pieces. This year in particular, all members of the Executive Board will be working together as a leadership team to make sure that our staff is safe, healthy, and creatively stimulated; to that end, the Managing Editor will need to be committed, organized, responsible, and communicative with both the Eboard and their editorial team.

To be considered for this position, please answer the following questions in an email to
BU Email Address:
  1. Why are you applying to be Managing Editor?
  2. What experience do you have leading a team?
  3. What does your schedule look like for the next several semesters?
  4. Are you involved in other extracurriculars?
  5. What experience do you have with writing and copy editing (please make sure to list any relevant courses you’ve taken)?
  6. What do you think makes for a good piece of writing? A bad one?
  7. How would you characterize your own writing? What are you proud of and what do you think could be improved in your writing? 
  8. Given remote learning and the potential for abrupt and drastic change at BU and beyond this semester, how do you imagine the editorial process might change? 
  9. What has been your experience with the editorial team and with OTC at large? What have you liked or disliked, enjoyed or been frustrated by?
  10. Following up on the previous question, how do you think the editorial team and OTC at large could improve?
*Please format the subject line of your email as Managing Editor - Last Name, First Name
(It is very important that you enter this exact subject line or your application may not be received correctly).
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