bird graphicDo you have an interest in design? Are you curious about science journalism?

The Berkeley Science Review magazine is looking for graduate students to join the design team for the Spring 2018 issue as illustrators, designers, or photographers. The BSR is a UC Berkeley graduate student-run magazine that introduces cutting-edge research on the Berkeley campus to a general audience through our biannual magazine and blog.

As a design editor, you will work closely with an interdisciplinary group of graduate student authors and text editors to create the look of the print, web, and tablet versions of the magazine. The BSR visual design aims to enhance readers’ engagement and understanding through beautiful science photos, clever print, interactive data visualizations, and intuitive illustrations of scientific concepts. We also have a budding multimedia team for our online publication.

As a member of the BSR design team, you will develop and hone your skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. You will also provide and receive feedback from other designers and learn to coordinate with authors and editors to create a polished final product. Though some previous knowledge of the software is helpful, it’s not necessary to start.

The time commitment is a weekly one and a half-hour team meeting from mid-August to mid-November plus additional design hours at home during this period.

As a staff photographer, you will help provide the designers with professional quality photographs of interview subjects, research specimens, and laboratory spaces. Creative photography for title images may also be requested. Photographers will work closely with the design team, with a basic time commitment of three to five hours for the issue.

Please contact Art Director Nicole Repina with questions or to discuss joining the team.