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XRDS: Volunteer

We’re currently seeking student volunteers for XRDS, ACM’s student publication. XRDS is a quarterly print magazine for students by students that examines cutting edge research in computer science (CS), viewpoints on technology’s impact in the world today, and works to support a strong, positive, and inclusive community of students interested in CS. It is not a peer reviewed scholarly publication. Our goal is to make the magazine accessible to anyone with an interest in computer science and technology. We value well written, timely, and interesting work being conducted at different universities, research centers and labs around the word.

Digital Content Editor

Job Description

Interested in social networks and media of the future? XRDS Digital is the home of the quarterly student magazine, where you can find the lastest science and technology news, upcoming conferences and events, scholarship and fellowship deadlines, exclusive content, as well as a blog covering the most interesting topics in computer science. You will be responsible for the XRDS Digital team of student volunteers—editors and bloggers.
 

Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for a organized and responsive computer science student, who is eager to help us shape the way XRDS connects to thousands of like-minded students all around the glob via our webpage, blog and social networks. Eligible applicants must communicate fluently in English, comfortable managing a team, and have prior experience with social media tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, TweetDeck. A working understanding of analytics and SEO is a plus. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment. You must be a full-time student.

To apply, please send your CV to xrds@hq.acm.org, along with a short 150-word personal statement.

Hello World Editor

Job Description

Do want to gain experience and improve your writing skills as a columnist with an international magazine? Do you like coding up short examples and prototypes using the latest technologies? ACM XRDS might be the place for you! We are looking for an energetic and talented student to take over our “Hello, World!" column, and publish short tutorials in the quarterly print magazine, along with the relevant source code on our public GitHub account.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants can write fluently in English, and have prior experience with publishing code on GitHub. Prior experience as a Teaching Assistant or Tutor is a plus. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment. You must be a full-time student.

To apply, please send your CV to xrds@hq.acm.org, along with a short 150-word personal statement and the link to your GitHub (or BitBucket)
account.

Profile Editor

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to meet and chat with the leading academics and industry professionals specializing in the cutting-edge of computer science? Do you enjoy interviewing people, getting to know their career path, and writing up their stories in ways that motivate students and young people to develop their potential? ACM XRDS is looking for a bold, self-starting and disciplined interviewer and writer to take over our "Profile" column and publish interviews in the quarterly print magazine that align with the magazine's issue themes.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants can write fluently in English, are outgoing and strong networkers, and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment.

To apply, please send your CV to xrds@hq.acm.org, along with a short 150-word personal statement.

As new positions open up, this page will be updated accordingly. If you are interested in writing for XRDS or have a story you would like to share, we encourage you to get involved!