Lizzie and I applied to be the new Editor for Rebel next year.
Wanna hear about our competition?
I’ve already mentioned them all in this post.
Sooooooooo, from what I can assume…one of us is going to be the Editor. And without a doubt, the other is going to be a designer in the Rebel team (along with 2 others of our choice).
It’s pretty exciting, nonetheless, to know that we will be involved with such an important publication at ECU. I have always dreamed of working on a magazine publication–totally spilled those beans to Keon in my first graphic design survey class. When I was little, I even created my own magazine…A, because I wanted to copy Mary-Kate & Ashley’s newest magazine publication and B, because I have always loved designing things…down to my roots. I even begged my brother to teach me HTML at 7 years old so I could practice designing web pages (including, of course, my many dog-themed random geocites and personalized website for my neopet…I know, so so professional). BUT it does kinda show my continued curiosity and drive for design.
Whether I get the position of Editor or not, I am SO SO excited to be a part of it. It will be a great introduction to a process I’ve been DYING to be a part of since I was little.
During the interview, they did ask an interesting question that is worth jotting down.
“What would you change about Rebel?”
Obviously one of those skillfully constructed questions that really digs into your intentions, etc.
What would I change? (Or most importantly…what did I say?)
I would change the fact that it’s “under-popular.”
And I’m not talking about within the art building (almost everyone here has heard of the publication.)
I’m talking about schoolwide. The business majors…the construction, public relations, nutrition, majors…the list includes every ECU student. Rebel is a celebration of the talent that evolves from this university. It DESERVES to be way more well-known than it is. Before my interview, I mentioned to a few friends that I was hoping to become the Editor of Rebel…common response? “What’s Rebel?” As editor, I’d want to COMPLETELY demolish that so-called common question. Social media definitely can be utilized and advertisement needs to go UP a million notches. Posters need to be all over campus…not just in the art building. We can’t hide within Jenkins.
And that links to the promoting topic I had discussed in my previous post about Kony 2012. Popularity for that was spread so quickly and so much support was gained within an hour–why can’t Rebel do the same?
Wish Lizzie and I good luck!
The competition is tough 😉