Leadership Applications

Please carefully review the job descriptions and requirements for all positions you are interested in, and email the relevant materials to thalamus@uw.edu. If you are applying for multiple positions, please only send one email.

Applications are due February 9th.

Editing Coordinator: 

  • The editing coordinator reviews all editor applications and creates the production groups for each quarter. They edit and proofread articles, and assist with the development and presentation of workshops.

Required:

    • – Extensive editing experience
  • – Ability to work with a wide variety of topics and authors
  • – Familiarity with both technical and non-technical writing
  • – Good communication, especially for coordination and communicating edits
  • – Excellent management and organizational skills
  • – Able to distinguish between strong and weak articles
  • – Proactive

Preferred:

  • – Experience reading and understanding primary literature
  • – Past experience with Grey Matters

Materials:

  • If you are interested in the position of editing coordinator, please send the following materials: cover letter, resume, editing sample, and both a technical and non-technical writing sample.

 

Production Manager: 

  • The production manager edits and proofreads articles, writes article ‘blurbs’ for the journal’s table of contents, and completes other tasks as needed.

Required:

  • – Strong editing and writing skills
  • – Ability to work with a wide variety of topics and authors
  • – Familiarity with both technical and non-technical writing
  • – Excellent management and organizational skills
  • – Able to distinguish between strong and weak articles
  • – Proactive

Preferred:

  • – Experience reading and understanding primary literature
  • – Familiarly with scientific or technical writing
  • – Experience communicating complex topics to general audiences

Materials:

  • If you are interested in the position of production manager, please send the following materials: cover letter, resume, editing sample, and both a technical and non-technical writing sample.

 

Digital Media Manager: 

  • The digital media manager is responsible for social media, managing the website, and growing our online presence.

Required:

  • – Experience with multiple platforms of social media
  • – Have professionalism when sharing ideas and advertisements
  • – Willing to experiment with social media
  • – Ideas about how to expand Grey Matters’ digital presence and impact
  • – Interested in making neuroscience accessible to a broader audience

Preferred:

  • – Has a strong personal social media presence
  • – Able to analyze neuroscience articles at a basic level
  • – Experience with WordPress

Materials:

  • If you are interested in the position of digital media manager, please send the following materials: cover letter and resume.

 

Fundraising Coordinator: 

  • The fundraising coordinator oversees the Grey Matters store, sets up systems such as journal subscriptions, manages the Grey Matters budgeting, and pursues funding opportunities and fundraisers in line with the Grey Matters mission.

Required:

  • – Excitement about Grey Matters
  • – Strong work ethic
  • – Ideas about how to improve and grow both Grey Matters funding and the Grey Matters store

Preferred:

  • – Past experience with fundraisers and/or managing orders
  • – Past budget or financial experience

Materials:

  • If you are interested in the position of funding coordinator, please send the following materials: cover letter and resume.

 

Design Director: 

  • The design director is responsible for recruiting designers and overseeing their work laying out articles, including providing feedback and putting together the final journal layout. They are the point of contact between the leadership team and the design team.  They work with the rest of the leadership team to design various materials, such as event posters or flyers for potential members. They also coordinate staff portraits for each change of leadership. The design director is expected to pick up extra work as needed to keep the journal’s layout on schedule.

Required:

– Serious experience with Adobe InDesign

– Knowledge and curiosity about best practices for typesetting and layout design

– Good communication skills

– Flexibility

Preferred:

– Skill in other Adobe programs

– Pursuing a future career in the design industry

– Past experience with Grey Matters

Materials:

  • If you are interested in the position of design director, please send the following materials: cover letter, resume, and a portfolio (either online or pdf).

 

Art Director: 

  • The art director recruits artists, manages illustrations, provides clear and constructive critiques on drafts, and digitally edits artwork so it is ready for print. They also create artwork for the journal and marketing purposes and collaborate with other members of leadership on various projects.

Required:

– At least a baseline knowledge of Photoshop

– Able to make simple edits to ready artwork for print

– Good communication skills

– Experience and skill in multiple mediums

– Flexibility

Preferred:

– Skill in other Adobe programs

– Experience with Grey Matters

Materials:

  • If you are interested in the position of art director, please send the following materials: cover letter, resume, and a portfolio (either online or pdf).