Spring 2021 SMU Look Staff Application

Join the SMU Look team! Applications are due Wednesday, December 16th at 11:59pm.

Available Positions for Spring 2021:

Assistant Editor

You must be a journalism or fashion media major to fill this position. As Assistant Editor, your primary job is to work closely with the Editor-in-Chief on the print magazine. Tasks include choosing magazine content with the editorial team, editing stories and helping with general assignments such as photo shoots. This job requires communication and organization skills. Please attach two to three samples of your writing to your application.

Style Editor

As Style Editor, you will work with the creative team to help brainstorm, style, and plan photo shoots for the magazine. You will create mood boards, reach out to stores and inquire about borrowing clothes for photoshoots and pulling clothes. You will also look for and reach out to models. Your main focus is creating ideas for the photo shoots and bringing them to life.

Art Team

As a member of the art team, you will assist the Art Director in creating the layout and design of the magazine using Adobe Creative Suite. Other duties include designing graphics, editing photos and re-designing advertisements. As the magazine deadline approaches, the workload is heavy. Must work well in fast-pace, high-pressure environment. Please attach examples of your design work to your application.

Digital Writer

As a writer for SMULook.com, you will pitch stories each week and post them to the website. This position is open to all majors! Must be good with deadlines and updated on fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends. We are also looking for writers to cover culture and lifestyle topics within the fashion industry. Please attach two to three writing samples to your application.

Sales Assistant

As a Sales Assistant, you are responsible for selling ads to fund the magazine. You will reach out to stores, local businesses and restaurants to offer them rates and explain the benefits of advertising in the magazine or online. Additionally, you are a member of the marketing team and will help promote the magazine, articles and events.

PR (Social Media) Director

As the PR Director, you will direct the social media team and create an effective marketing strategy for Look. For this position, you must have strong leadership skills, be creative and detail-oriented and be updated on social media trends. You also must be proficient in photo editing software.

Social Media Assistant

On the social media team, you will help brainstorm and generate content for our Instagram. You must be creative, detail-oriented and updated on social media trends. You also must be familiar with photo editing software.

Video Director and Team

As part of the video team, you will help create short YouTube videos and Instagram TV videos. You much be familiar or proficient in video editing software. Additionally, you must be creative and updated on YouTube and video trends.

    SMU Look Staff Application

    If you are applying for an editorial position (assistant editor, managing editor, or senior editor), attach 2-3 writing samples and a list of the SMU journalism and fashion media courses you will have completed after this semester.

    Writing Samples:

    If you are applying for SMULook.com writer, attach an idea you have for a weekly column and a sample blog post (200-300 words) that could go on the website.

    If you are applying for the art team, send 2-3 examples of your work.

    Art Samples:


    Mary-Wesley Maddox

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