Join Us

Currently, the Minerva Quest is looking for a social media manager, short article reporters, editors, and illustrators. Please view details below. If you want to apply to any of these positions or feel you have something to contribute to Quest, or you have a specific article or project idea, reach out to the specific point of contact for your class:
2022 – Aspen Pflughoeft; 2021 – Emma Stiefel; 
2020 – Amelia Kroner or Eric Lin
Any questions otherwise, please direct towards kroner.mquest@gmail.com

Social Media Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Uploading articles and updates onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Creating Instagram Stories for the Quest, post at least 3-4 times a week – create campaign ideas, ideas for outreach
  • Tracking social media reach and understanding what posts do well and why
  • In contact with the finance manager in terms of promoting posts using Quest funds (current finance manager, Eric Lin)
  • Responding to any social media engagement with the Quest

Skills:

  • Parsimonious writer (able to summarise articles into engaging posts)
  • Experience with how to use trends on social media (or willingness to learn)
  • Organised and available to post online whenever new content is created
  • Creative with the ability to repost old content or Quest updates in an innovative way

WordPress Design/Backend Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Fixing bugs and issues that come up on the website
  • Keeping the website up-to-date
  • Designing and creating a more functional platform as we grow and evolve
  • Low involvement

Skills:

  • Basic WordPress experience
  • Basic understanding of SEO (you can read one article about it, and should be fine)
  • Able to respond to needs when they arise

Staff Writer

Responsibilities:

  • Writing consistent articles for the Minerva Quest

Skills:

  • Good writing abilities (currently we only have English content, but are looking to expand and offer the same articles in different languages, feel free to apply specifically for another language if English is not your preference)
  • Organised and able to produce content on demand
  • Able to take critical feedback and work with editors
  • Creative and able to come up with story ideas

Staff Editor

Responsibilities:

  • Mentoring writers through story ideation and structuring
  • Editing articles written by student writers

Skills:

  • Good editing ability (content and grammar)
  • Consistent follow-up with assigned writers and articles

Illustrator

Responsibilities:

  • Illustrate for feature images
  • Illustrate for some articles

Skills:

  • Artistic skills (we are open to any artists whose work can be transformed into a digital medium)