The Media Planning Board is now accepting applications for Alice and The Crimson White editors-in-chief positions, Marr’s Field journal editor, Southern Historian editor and managing editor positions and WVUA-FM station manager.

The application is now available online.

Deadlines

All pplication materials are due by the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 5 p.m.: Alice, Bama Life, The Crimson White
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5 p.m.: Southern Historian, Marr’s Field Journal, WVUA

Applicants will be contacted at a later date with interview dates and times.

Qualification for Application

According to the Media Planning Board charter, to be eligible, an applicant must be:

  1. a currently enrolled UA student;
  2. currently in satisfactory academic standing; and
  3. not on probation for misconduct, either academic or non-academic. Satisfactory academic standing is defined as: (1) currently meeting the minimum standards for continuance in the major, AND (2) currently not on academic probation, AND (3) in no case having a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 on a 4.0 standard. Your candidacy will be checked to verify that it meets this standard.

Application Tips

  • Make sure your application is complete and accurate. Read through it for typos.
  • All applicants must complete and submit the online form before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
  • You may submit an additional document outlining your experience, your goals, your plans or any other pertinent information in support of your candidacy. This document must not be more than four (4) pages and must be submitted as a .pdf file either attached to your resume at the time of submitting the online form or emailed to jpjones@ua.edu before the application deadline.
  • All applications and accompanying documents are sent electronically to the board members prior to the interviews. No materials will be accepted or handed out to board memebers on the day of the interview.

Interview Tips

  • There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for each interview.
  • You will be given a chance to make a brief opening statement (up to 5 minutes) to the board and then they will ask questions.
  • Please be brief and to the point in your answers. Remember this is your opportunity to tell the board members about yourself and your plan – be very specific.
  • When making your presentation to the board, remember: they can read. Do not read the information on the documents already submitted to them. Provide additional information or details as you wish, but don’t just read to them.