Positions are open to applications at the beginning of each semester. All UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply, regardless of major or class standing.
Editors review articles submitted for publication in UJPB. They work closely with authors, and as a team with other editors, to help turn selected articles into polished, publishable pieces.
Qualifications: Training sessions are provided to introduce and build upon editors' skills in critically reading, evaluating, and revising research articles. However, editors are initially selected for their excellent writing skills. They are able to work well with authors and other editors and are willing to be active learners and contributors to the entire publication process. Since UJPB only publishes articles relevant to psychology and the related sciences, students with experience and interest in these fields of study are especially encouraged to apply. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs, particularly the commenting and reviewing features, will be extremely helpful.
CTO - Webmaster
The webmaster is responsible for creating the look and feel of the UJPB website. They meet with the Editors-in-Chief to discuss ideas for the layout and organization of the site, the types of colors or media to use (photos, illustrations, videos, etc.), and other matters concerning the overall design and logic -- however, they get reasonable creative control over the look and code. They make sure the site is attractive and intuitively navigable as possible.
After articles have been selected for publication, layout designers assemble the final content, designing all aspects of the print edition of the journal.
Qualifications: Layout designers must be proficient with Adobe InDesign or Scribus, and Microsoft Office or LibreOffice, to perform their tasks. Particularly, they must know how to apply page and paragraph styles, footnotes, embed images, etc. Familiarity with Photoshop or other graphics software is also a plus. Our designers need to have an eye for simple, clear, and elegant page layout and cover designs.
Graphic designers design promotional displays, flyers, brochures, banners, distinctive logos and other graphics, and work with the layout designers on the cover of the journal. They may also work to develop material for multimedia projects and design ads for businesses that purchase advertisements.
Qualifications: Graphic designers must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop or other professional-level graphic design software in order to perform their tasks. Our designers need to have an eye for simple and clear, yet elegant design. Individuals with experience in creating digital illustrations are especially encouraged to apply.