Positive/Negative consists of 38 students, 20 of which are brave students elected to take on the numerous roles involved in publishing this magazine. These students are key in every aspect of making the magazine possible, and ultimately ensuring the high standard of quality demanded by the instructors, school, and history.
These individuals are the executives of the magazine; they run the staff meetings, trouble-shoot, offer suggestions, and keep the project on target and on schedule. If problems arise, the Art Directors are responsible for maintaining a productive environment for everyone. Tact, leadership and people skills required.
These individuals are responsible for the design of the template and style sheets of the magazine and it is their responsibility to be sure that all specifications are met. They must be able to work well together and to work with all staff members and class members. In-depth knowledge of Indesign required. Grace under pressure is their motto.
These individuals are responsible for the quality and content of the photography in the magazine. They will work closely with staff and all class members to ensure that all photos are of the highest quality.
Production editors manage all components of the digital asset management and physical production of the magazine. Their primary focus is working with the Printing Applications Lab to ensure that all digital files are properly prepped before going to press. Additional concerns involve paper acquisition, communication with outside vendors, creation of file requirements and naming conventions, budgeting, scheduling, and overall project management.
These individuals will work with all class members and the Writing Commons Copy Editors to be sure that all articles are original, well written and correctly cited.
These individuals will work with all staff and class members to be sure that there is a good balance of positive and negative articles and keep in touch with the mood / content of the magazine as it is in progress.
promotion and web
These individuals create a substantial and impressive web presence for the magazine through social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), creating videos, digital version of the magazine, and website. They run the Kickstarter page to raise money towards the magazine and arrange rewards for donors. After publication, they will follow-up with submissions to competitions and other promo opportunities.