Volunteer Position Descriptions

Positions Available:

Webmaster
Staff Editor
Editorial Board Member
Social Media Coordinator
Blog Editor

Application Information

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: Webmaster (1)  

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 (1)  

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 (1)  

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

  

Position Title: Blog 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: Identifying and reaching out to guest writers for the blog 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

  

Application Form

Deadline: 20th September, 2018
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.