This is the application for Spring 2020 Copy Desk at The Alligator. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability.
In addition to the online application, applicants must come into the Alligator office (at 2700 SW 13th St.) on Jan. 5, 7, 9 or 12 between 6 and 7 p.m. to take a copy editing and fact-checking test. (This excludes returning Alligator copy editors.)
Applicants must be a current UF or Santa Fe College student.
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JAN. 10 at 11:59 p.m.
Please apply here.
Mandatory attendance at a staff meeting every Sunday at 4 p.m.
One night of work (from around 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.) on either Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday
Willingness to pick up remote work during the week
Preferred qualifications include:
Familiarity with AP style and fact checking
Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline
Good attitude and team player
Willingness to learn from criticism and grow as a writer and editor