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Position Title
Copy Editor

Student Status
Work Study Optional -You are not required to be a Federal Work Study Recipient to hold this position.

Work Location
Springfield Campus

Honors College

Hiring Range

Department/Employer Operating Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

How many hours per week are required?

Description of Primary Duties

LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research is accepting applications for a Copy Editor. The Copy Editor is expected to work 20 hours per week during the summer and fall (August to November) or until the work is complete. It is a compensated internship with an hourly wage of $15.00. This position may be used to satisfy internship requirements in applicable majors and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

❖ Edits and proofreads all accepted submissions for grammar, phrasing, noticeable content issues, clarity, consistency, punctuation, documentation, and up-to-date sourcing format.
❖ Works with the Managing Editor to lay out content and pages for LOGOS and design the front and back covers.
❖ Build the journal in InDesign based on the provided layout.
❖ Assists with promotional events and campus advertising.

Required Qualifications

Necessary Skills
❖ Basic Adobe InDesign knowledge and competency in design.
❖ Effective oral and written communication skills.
❖ Strong knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and language mechanics.
❖ Knowledge of documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).
❖ Responsiveness to feedback and willingness to revise appropriately.
❖ Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment.
❖ Teamwork and collaborative learning and participation.
❖ Experience with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is a plus, but not required.

❖ Be a junior, senior, or graduate student. Note: Graduate students may not hold this position simultaneously with a graduate assistantship.
❖ Be in Springfield during August-November of 2024.
❖ Note that Professional Writing, English, Communication, Journalism, or Mass Media majors with previous editorial experience and current or former members of the Honors College may be preferred.

Required Certifications

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a portfolio of design, publication, editing, and writing samples to the Honors College by July 12, 2024. Interviews with the Managing Editor and the Honors College staff will be scheduled as applications are received.

Contact Information




University Hall Room 212

Website Address



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Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

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Springfield MO USA


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