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XRDS: Volunteer

We’re 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.

 

ADVICE; Department Editor

Job Description

XRDS is searching for a student interested in overseeing the advice column, which is included in the quarterly print issues. The Advice Editor is responsible for writing the article themselves, or finding a guest columnist to produce the column. Once the column is written, the Editor is responsible for working with the Departments Chief on finalizing the submission. The  Editor should regularly consult with the Departments Chief to plan topics in advance. You will be required to attend scheduled editorial board meetings. Past columns have discussed team work, time management, how to be a better blogger, applying for post grad programs, etc.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must write fluently in English and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment, with the opprotunity for promotion. 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.

CAREERS; Department Editor

Job Description

Do you like going to resume building workshops, employability study seminars, and club meetings where you can meet guest speakers from the local tech community? Probably not. But do you like hearing talks from "real world" people, learning "what it's like" after graduation, the fun and exciting allure of the real Industry? Do you want to capture the stories of successful computer science professionals and share them with your peers? Then ACM XRDS is for you! We are looking for an out-going and talented student with strong written communication skills to take over our "CAREERS" department. You will be required to reach out regularly to professionals in the Industry, working along side them to craft amazing "I wish I had known" articles to share with current computer science students all around the world. We publish four career articles in a calendar year.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must 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, with the opprotunity for promotion. 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.

LABZ; Department Editor

Job Description

Are you interested in researching, connecting with, and writing about the most interesting and dynamic labs around the world conducting research on problems relevant to the themes presented in the magazine issues? ACM XRDS is looking for an energetic and talented student writer to take over our “LABZ" column, and publish short descriptions of academic and industrial research labs in the quarterly print magazine. The column will cover student life, major projects, culture, etc. We want our readers to get the full experience of what it is like to work/study within a research lab.

Eligibility Requirements

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

 

XRDS Social Media Editor

Job Description

Are you interested in engaging with the XRDS community? Then you should a member of the XRDS digital team. We are seeking a student editor to transorm the magazine's presence on social media. As the Social Media Editor you will be responsible for managing content and strategy across all social media platforms. You will work with the editorial staff to create and optimize content for all social platforms, and package content for distribution on XRDS social accounts. We're looking for a strong headline writer with an eye for great visuals and the ability to gauge social audiences while identifying, analyzing, and communicating audience trends with the XRDS team.You will report to the Digital Content Editor and be expected to liase with ACM staff on a regular basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicant must communicate fluently in English, be organized and responsible in completing work, and adhere diligently to specified deadlines. Responsiveness will be sought among candidates, as well as strong editorial judgment. The applicant must be versed in social media publishing and analytic tools, and proficient in using Adobe Photoshop. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment. You must be a student.


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

XRDS Web Editor

Job Description

Are you interested in the upkeep of the official ACM XRDS website? Then you should a member of the XRDS digital team. As the Web Editor, you will be in charge of ensuring the website is regularly maintained. In your own unique way, you’ll be complimenting the hard work of all the student volunteers—writers, editors, and bloggers. You will be responsible for making sure the website looks visually appleaing, updating the site with latest XRDS content, and troubleshooting technical issues. You will report to the Digital Content Editor and be expected to liase with ACM staff on a regular basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicant must communicate fluently in English, be organized and responsible in completing the work, and adhere diligently to specified deadlines. Responsiveness will be sought among  candidates. The applicant must be versed with handling HTML constructs and  proficient in using Adobe Photoshop. You should also be familiar with Content Management Systems. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment, with the opprotunity for promotion.You must be a student


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!