Volunteer Position Descriptions

Application Form

Deadline: February 15th, 2020
To apply, simply download and complete the above form being sure to indicate the position for which you are applying. At the bottom of the application form, please indicate your anticipated graduation date. Completed applications should be directed to orms_tomorrow@mail.informs.org.

Positions Available:

Lead Editor
OR/MS Today Student Column Editor
Website Coordinator
Staff Editor
Editorial Board Member
Social Media Coordinator

Either click on of the above listed open positions to read more about that particular position or scroll down the page to view more details.

  
 
Position Title: Lead Editor (2)  

Work Location: Virtual, via email and conference calls; in person at the INFORMS Annual Meeting (free registration and some travel reimbursement provided)

Impact: Lead a team of OR/MS students to enhance the impact created by the publication to the broader OR/MS student community

Responsibilities: Supervise the entire operations the magazine, delegate tasks appropriately, set short-term and long-term agenda, coordinate with multiple teams to ensure smooth communication, run monthly meetings

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated volunteering/leadership experience in the past, having a clear vision for the magazine, bonus: editorial expertise

Time Commitment: Approximately 8 hours a month, for a term of 2 years

Support and Supervision: INFORMS membership department staff

    
 
Position Title: OR/MS Today Student Column Editor (2)  

Work Location: Virtual, via email and conference calls; in person at the INFORMS Annual Meeting (free registration and some travel reimbursement provided)

Impact: Acts as the voice of the OR/MS/Analytics student community

Responsibilities: Collate articles for the regular OR/MS Today student column by identifying and reaching out to guest writers, and editing articles to be publish-ready

Qualifications: Must be proficient in writing and editing articles for the general ORMS audience

Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours a month, for a term of 2 years

Support and Supervision: INFORMS membership department staff

 
 
Position Title: Website Coordinator (2)  

Work Location: Virtual, via email and conference calls; in person at the INFORMS Annual Meeting (free registration and some travel reimbursement provided)

Impact: Keeps the publication up to date online

Responsibilities: Utilize eZ Publish in order to update specific information on the OR/MS Tomorrow website. Additionally, the Webmaster is required to create a PDF version of the previous newsletter issue

Qualifications: Current or recent student; a working knowledge of content management systems and HTML

Time Commitment: Approximately 4 hours a month, for a term of 2 years

Support and Supervision: INFORMS membership department staff

  
 
Position Title: Staff Editor (4)  

Work Location: Virtual, via email and conference calls, in person at the INFORMS Annual Meeting (free registration and some travel reimbursement provided)

Impact: Acts as the voice of the OR/MS/Analytics student community

Responsibilities: Research, develop, and write stories relevant to students in OR/MS/Analytics. May also conduct interviews with INFORMS members and luminaries in the field

Qualifications: Current or recent student, knowledge of topics relevant to students in the field, and excellent writing skills

Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours a month, for a term of 1-2 years

Support and Supervision: INFORMS membership department staff

  
 
Position Title: Editorial Board Member (3)  

Work Location: Virtual, via email and conference calls; in person at the INFORMS Annual Meeting (free registration and some travel reimbursement provided)

Impact: Helps to improve the overall clarity of the publication’s message

Responsibilities: Review and appropriately edit each article for the publication. Additional duties include, properly formatting the articles and communicating with the Staff Editors

Qualifications: Current or recent student, excellent writing and proofreading skills

Time Commitment: Approximately 5 hours a month, for a term of 1 year

Support and Supervision: INFORMS membership department staff

  
  
Position Title: Social Media Coordinator (2)  

Work Location: Virtual, via email and conference calls; in person at the INFORMS Annual Meeting (free registration and some travel reimbursement provided)

Impact: Educate the public in regards to Operations Research

Responsibilities: Update and oversee the various social media accounts associated with the publication (i.e. Facebook and Twitter), post engaging content to the accounts, interact with the public on a regular basis, and stay up-to-date with any social platforms changes

Qualifications: Current or recent student, some knowledge of SEO, keyword research and some familiarity with the most popular social media platforms

Time Commitment: Approximately 5 hours a month, for a term of 1 year

Support and Supervision: INFORMS membership department staff, INFORMS marketing department staff