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FS Journalism Staff Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to be on the Journalism staff.

Enroll in “Digital Journalism” by the enrollment deadline. If you aren’t accepted to staff, one of your alternate classes will be substituted. NOTE: If the enrollment deadline has passed, visit your counselor to add “Digital Journalism” to your schedule for next school year.

Make sure to complete the online application by Friday, APRIL 24. Be sure to sign up for an interview (April 13 to 16 or Apr 20 to 23) via the Staff Interview Sign Up Sheet: https://bit.ly/FSJinterview.

Your application will be emailed to you (almost instantly, if you don’t get it contact Mrs Folsom, [email protected]).

Email a photo or scan of the signature page to [email protected] by 10 p.m. Friday, April 20.

EIGHTH GRADERS: Freshman (fall semester) are NOT eligible to apply for a publication staff until they have taken at least ONE of the preparatory courses (21st Century Journalism, Graphic Design, Photo I). Freshmen CAN apply in November to be on a publication staff in their freshman spring semester.

To avoid frustration when filling out this application…

Before you start…
1. YOU CAN COME BACK TO YOUR APPLICATION AND FINISH IT IF YOU USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS.
2. Make sure to ask your teachers’ permission BEFORE submitting their names to recommend you.
3. Photo, Design, Reporting, Illustration, Multimedia applicants: you will be asked to submit 3 examples of your work. Pull these together BEFORE you start this online application.

While filling out your application…
4. Make sure to click on “Submit” when you are finished or your application will NOT be sent.

After you’ve applied…
5. Email a photo or scan of the signature page to [email protected] by 10 p.m. Friday, April 17.
6. Preview some of the questions that could be asked during the interview… http://goo.gl/kcgGJe

WARNING: Anyone who does NOT submit a signed application and appear for an interview will NOT be considered for a publications staff position.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by email. Laurie L. Folsom at [email protected] Final Staff decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 29.

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