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XRDS: Volunteer

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.

 

FEATURE EDITOR

Job Description

Feature Editors have a significant influence on the content published in XRDS, its quality, and timeliness, as well as on the magazine’s continuing growth. Together with the Editor-in-Chief,  Feature Editors compose the steering group that makes many of the decisions that shape the character of the XRDS magazine. A big part of the job is brainstorming. We’re constantly looking for your ideas and feedback: themes for upcoming issues, suggestions for potential authors to reach out to, student candidates for blogging, ways to improve the magazine and so on. You will be required to attend scheduled editorial board meetings.

Feature Editors mainly have three primary responsibilities: edit submitted articles, lead issues with guest editors, and lead a longer-term project.

 

Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for an organized graduate student in computer science or a related field who demonstrates a professional attitude. Eligible applicants must communicate fluently in English. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment.

To apply, please send your CV to xrdsmagazineATgmailDOTcom, along with a short 150-word personal statement.

PROFILE; Department 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, with the opportunity for promotion. You must be a full-time student.

To apply, please send your CV to xrdsmagazineATgmailDOTcom, 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 outgoing and talented student with strong written communication skills to take over our "CAREERS" department. With CAREERS we seek to present readers with varied career perspectives that exist in computing. You will be required to contact and communicate with professionals in various stages in their careers in computing and work alongside 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 opportunity  for promotion. You must be a full-time student.

To apply, please send your CV to xrdsmagazineATgmailDOTcom, along with a short 150-word personal statement.

PROFILE; Department 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? 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 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 opportunity  for promotion. You must be a full-time student.

To apply, please send your CV to xrdsmagazineATgmailDOTcom, along with a short 150-word personal statement.

 

 

 

Social Media Editor

Job Description

Are you a responsive, enthusiastic, and creative user of social media? Come join our team at XRDS Digital, the online home of ACM’s quarterly student magazine. As Social Media Editor, you will be responsible for maintaining and, ideally, increasing the presence of XRDS on Twitter and Facebook. You will help to promote each quarterly issue and individual articles that are posted at the XRDS website and at its online blog. You will monitor the XRDS accounts and the conversations around posts and bring any issues or questions to the attention of the editors. You occasionally will be asked to help with our marketing efforts such as for our essay contest. You will be working closely with other digital editors and participate in periodic editorial conference calls and discussions via email and Slack.

Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for an organized student in computer science or a related field, who has an interest in social networks and digital communication strategy and is eager to help us shape the way XRDS connects to thousands of like-minded students all around the globe. Eligible applicants must communicate fluently in English and have a sense of how to create social media posts for a brand vs. for their personal accounts. Prior experience with social media tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, TweetDeck is a plus, as is a working understanding of analytics and SEO. This volunteer editor position is a two-year commitment. You must be a full-time student.

To apply, please send your CV to xrdsmagazineATgmailDOTcom, along with a short 150-word personal statement.

 

Online News Editor

Job Description 

The online news editor is responsible for submitting weekly news items, which are published on the XRDS website. Our readers look to us for exciting/controversial/novel tech pieces as well as interesting academic opportunities for students.

You will be expected to maintain regular communication with the Managing Editor and the Digital Content Editor, who oversees the XRDS bloggers, web editor, and your fellow news editor.

Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for applicants from around the world. You must be a student currently enrolled in computer science program, who is able to make at least a 12-month commitment. Applicants must have the ability to identify interesting tech stories, write exciting, yet short, news pieces, and maintain an active posting schedule.

To apply, please send your CV to xrdsmagazineATgmailDOTcom, 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!