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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.


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 latest 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 [email protected], along with a short 150-word personal statement.


Department Editors

Department editors are the writers responsible for the columns in each issue of XRDS. The position requires you to work closely with ACM staff. You will be expected to maintain regular communication with the Departments Chief and the Managing Editor. The role requires creativity and editorial research skills. Candidates should possess the ability to write well.

Job Description - MILESTONES

Milestones is a column that highlights important events in the history of computer science. The editor is responsible for compiling a timeline of events related to the issue theme.

Job Description - BACK

Back is a short column that addresses how a specific technology has changed from when it was first introduced until now. The editor is responsbile for writing a succint and accurate summary that will enlighten readers.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants can write fluently in English. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment, with the opportunity for promotion. You must be a full-time student.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected], along with a short 150-word personal statement and include the subject line "XRDS Volunteer."

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!