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We are glad you're interested in being an editor for our "Alumni Spotlight" interview series. We want diverse perspectives, a chorus of voices, and interesting people to shine - like you!
I've been doing a few of the Alumni Spotlights and I'd like to share my process with you to give you an idea of what the "editor" volunteering looks like:
Outreach! As you can see from the main Alumni Spotlight page, we do ask anyone to suggest someone to be spotlighted, but sometimes the editor has to do a little bit of legwork and personally reach out to a fellow alum.
When a fellow Alum agrees to be interviewed, I give them a set of basic questions in a Google Doc that I author and share with them. (You'll notice my regular questions in every interview I've edited) .
After the Alum sends me their responses through the Google Doc, we then "go back and forth" where I ask them to expand on an idea, give some other details, or ask for specific photos I think would help illustrate their interview.
Then, I gather it all together and proof it, and send the Alum a final preview so they can approve - after all, it's about what they want to share with the world.
Then, their Alumni Spotlight gets published on AANYAA.org!
So, are you up for this?
If you are, send one email to two people: Charis Carmichael Braun (cjcarmichaelbraun at gmail.com) and Carlos Bautista (vicepresident at student.nyaa.edu) to let us (both) know!
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