CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Join the Summer 2021 IPilogue Team

We are pleased to announce the call for our Summer 2021 IPilogue Team. This summer, we are modifying our structure to increase student opportunities and increase content on our website. If you are passionate about writing or editing, or you are interested in building your presence or being published in IP law, this is a great opportunity for you.

We are looking to hire Senior IPilogue Editors, IPilogue Writers, and a Content Manager.

Senior IPilogue Editors (2 positions available)

Senior IPilogue Editors review contributors’ content before it is approved by the Managing Editor and posted by the Content Manager on the website.

Term: May – August 2021

Benefits:

  • Profile on our website
  • Byline with photo on the articles that you contribute
  • Access to forum where you can share ideas with IPilogue Contributors
  • Name included on the website’s main menu with a page dedicated to your contributions

Responsibilities:

  • Revise, edit, and proofread content from IPilogue Writers and Guest Writers to ensure both a neutral perspective and high-quality writing
  • Content will be divided between both Senior Editors
  • Contribute a minimum of 1 article per month
  • Keep track of content reviewed and update Managing Editor and Content Manager about progress
  • Liaise with Writers about clarifications and corrections needed for articles

Qualifications:

  • Exemplary revising, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Strong writing, research, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills, including providing regular updates
  • Ability to meet deadlines and turnaround work quickly
  • Interest in learning about IP law and Technology issues
  • Respect/openness for differing opinions and evidence-based issue analysis
  • Preference will be given to:
    • Osgoode JD or LL.M students
    • Writers who have actively contributed to the IPilogue in the past

 

IPilogue Writers (up to 15 positions available)

IPilogue Writers will be in charge of contributing timely articles related to IP law, technology, and related legal issues to the blog.

Term: May 2021 – August 2021

Benefits:

  • Profile on our website
  • Byline with photo on the articles that you contribute
  • Access to forum where you can share ideas with other Contributors
  • Name included on the website’s main menu with a link to your articles

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute at least 1 article every 2 weeks (for a minimum of 8 articles over the summer); Writers may contribute more articles earlier in the summer to be spaced out over the term
  • Keep track of articles written

Qualifications:

  • Exemplary writing, research, and analysis skills
  • Interest in learning about IP law and technology issues
  • Respect/openness for differing opinions and evidence-based issue analysis
  • Preference will be given to:
    • Osgoode JD or LL.M students
    • Writers who have actively contributed to the IPilogue in the past

 

Content Manager (1 position available)

The Content Manager is responsible for preparing all content to post on the website and making sure that we have enough content each week.

Term: May 2021 – August 2021

Benefits:

  • Profile on our website
  • Byline with photo on the articles that you contribute
  • Access to forum where you can share ideas with other IPilogue Writers and Guest Writers

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing articles for publication on the IP Osgoode website (including tags and categories)
  • Finding or preparing images to accompany articles
  • Co-ordinating between Senior IPilogue Editors, Managing Editor, and IPilogue Writers or Guest Writers as necessary

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to changes
  • Interest in learning about IP law and technology issues
  • Respect/openness for differing opinions and evidence-based issue analysis
  • Preference will be given to:
    • Osgoode JD or LL.M students
    • Writers who have actively contributed to the IPilogue in the past

 

Application Details

The deadline to apply for all positions is Friday, March 26, 2021. To submit your application, please send the following documents to iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca:

  • Cover letter (outline your interest in IP law, as well as your relevant writing/editing experience)
  • Résumé
  • Updated Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Writing Sample: a 750 word (max) blog article about an IP issue

Please note that all positions are part-time and voluntary. Please include in the subject line which position you are applying for. If you are interested in more than one position, you may tailor your application to the position that you are most interested in, but please indicate in your email all positions to which you are interested in applying.

If you are applying for a Senior IPilogue Editor position, please address whether you would be interested in an IPilogue Writer position should you not be hired as a Senior IPilogue Editor. If your application is chosen for further consideration, you will also be required to complete a short editing exercise after you apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only

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