The Eckleburg Project

A TAMU Literary Journal

The Eckleburg Project is the official undergraduate literary magazine of Texas A&M University. We are a student run magazine featuring student poetry, prose, and art. Just over two years old, with now five issues under our belt, we started with the idea in mind that art should be free to the community and easily accessible.

Without community, art would not exist, and artwork is a direct reflection of that community. Thus, became our name, inspired by Doctor T.J. Eckleburg from The Great Gatsby. Dr. Eckleburg acts as a symbol of the all seeing eye over the city, not missing a single event or happening. To truly be a great artist, one must act as an acute observer to the environment.  In order to grow in your art, you must surround yourself with art. Herein, The Eckleburg Project was born.

 

We are not currently accepting applications for Fall 2017.

Thanks for your interest in joining The Eckleburg Project as a staff member. Below are links to our applications & current open positions. If you have any questions, feel free to email us or send a message on the Contact Us page!

The staff of The Eckleburg Project is required to attend a monthly all-staff meeting, bi-weekly team meeting, and various events held by the organization. Additionally, staff members are expected to commit to table hours throughout the semester. 

The Eckleburg Project uses Slack, an online communication app and tool, so it's a plus if you know how to use that. 

Screening Team

The screening team is responsible for sorting through and selecting poetry and prose submissions to the journal. Members will read student poetry and prose and work together to make their selections for publication. The screening team is lead by the Prose and Poetry Editors, who delegate tasks between them. The screening team may also be responsible for hosting events to aid the general public in improving as writers. The screening team is best suited for those who love to critique writing and may hope to work in publishing one day.

Seem like something you want to do? Click here to apply!

Design Team

The Design Team will be responsible for the the layout and design of the journal. They will also be charged with the design of frequent web advertisements for social media. The designers’ duties also include filtering through art submissions to help determine the final selections for the journal, with the final decision falling on the Head Designer, as well as designing collateral that embodies The Eckleburg Project’s brand. They will be working closely with the Head Designer to ensure that designs for Eckleburg remain consistent across all mediums. 

Preference will be given to designers with graphic design experience, a working knowledge and access to the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop), and an online portfolio with an emphasis in design. Being a designer for The Eckleburg Project above all means that you are a team player. Much of the design process will take place at weekly meetings, where we deliberate how to define ourselves as a journal. If you are willing to voice your opinion and work well with creative criticism, you will do well in this position. The Design Team is perfect for those who want to expand and further develop their graphic design skills.

Seem like something you want to do? Click here to apply!

 

Finance Team

The finance team is tasked with managing the fundraising goals for the organization. Members will research and apply for grants, organize profit shares, and pursue sponsors for the journal. The finance team is lead by the Treasurer, who delegates tasks between them. The finance team is also responsible for discussion, potentially voting, and approving/rejecting budgetary expenditures. At the beginning of each semester the finance team should set a goal for how much they intend to raise, as well as budget out current funds between the different teams. The finance team is perfect for individuals who want experience balancing budgets as well as networking and recruiting funding.

Seem like something you want to do? Click here to apply!

 

Blog Team

The blog team is tasked with submitting articles and pieces to our blog. Members will integrate themselves into the Bryan/College Station art community and write about upcoming events or recently released movies/books/music etc. The blog team has a lot of flexibility to write about whatever interests them, and is focused on informing others about the art community and expanding The Eckleburg Project's footprint within our community. This team is perfect for those who are always seeking the next big thing, and love telling others about it.

Seem like something you want to do? Click here to apply!

© Texas A&M The Eckleburg Project, 2017