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The Basics

 
Welcome! Are you applying for a general member or leadership position? *


 
What’s your first and last name? *

 
What’s your email? *

 
What’s your phone number? *

 
What year are you? *


 
What is your major? *

 
Sweet! Go to this link to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/FgFpSL9BjC6EP5Z42

 
Essentials

 
Describe yourself as a person and a team member in 5-10 sentences max. *

 
Provide a short list of your personal strengths. They do not have to be job-related. *

 
Provide a short list of your personal weaknesses. They do not have to be job-related. *

 
How much time can you dedicate to Spoon this year? What are your other obligations? *

 
What’s your Instagram and/or Twitter handle?

 
Have you ever been in a leadership position before? *

     
 
That’s chill. We all have to start somewhere. We’re curious though, why not and why do you think you’re fit to lead now?

 
Awesome, tell us about it. Answer 1 of these 4 questions.

 
Provide a detailed example of a time you demonstrated leadership in the face of an unexpected challenge.

 
What was a mistake you made or struggle you had as a leader? What’d you learn from it?

 
Describe a time you gave constructive feedback to a colleague. How did you handle it?

 
Describe a time your team didn’t agree with your direction. How did you handle it?

 
Which leadership position are you applying for? *

Check out our member descriptions here: https://secretsauce.spoonuniversity.com/roles

 
Why Editorial?

 
What kind of Writing and/or Editing experience do you have? Everything counts. *

 
Why are you interested in becoming a Spoon Editorial Director? *

 
If you could only give feedback for one thing in an article you’re editing, what would it be? (aka what is the most important part of a good story?) *

 
What is one thing you would change or improve about Spoon from an editorial point of view? *

 
Why Marketing?

 
What kind of Marketing experience do you have? Everything counts. *

 
Why are you interested in becoming a Spoon Marketing Director? *

 
Do you have experience in planning events? It’s ok, if not. If yes, tell us about your favorite event you helped plan in 100 words max. *

 
What do you think are the 5 most significant things that make an event successful? What do you think are the 5 most significant things that make an event unsuccessful? *

 
Tell us about one event you think your chapter should host. Explain why you think this event would be valuable and what your game-plan is for planning the event. Imagine you have a team of 5 people to work with. *

 
Lay out the goals for one social media platform you will utilize this school year and tell us how you determined those goals in 200 words max. Include your target number of followers. *

 
Tell us 1-2 ideas of how the marketing team would help the editorial team market their articles to get more eyeballs on each post (and ultimately more page views). How you would execute these ideas? *

 
Why Photo?

 
What kind of Photography experience do you have (shooting and editing)? Include tech details (camera, editing programs). Everything counts. *

 
Why are you interested in becoming a Spoon Photo Director? *

 
If you started with a team of 1-2 photographers, what would be your strategy for for recruiting and vetting great new photographers? *

 
What would you do if a few members of your team consistently submitted subpar quality photos? *

 
Imagine the editorial team has a Spoon Campus Eats Guide coming out on your chapter’s website in three months. How would you and your team work with the editorial team to launch it? *

 
What are three Spoon articles with great photos and why do you think the photos are great? Please include the story links. *

 
Why Video?

 
What kind of video filming and editing experience do you have? *

 
How would you describe your video style? What inspires you to make amazing videos? *

 
Why are you interested in becoming a Spoon Video Director? *

 
If you started with a team of 1-2 videographers, how would you grow your video team? What do you think is the most important when recruiting and vetting new videographers? *

 
What do you think a meeting for the video team should look like if it should meet at all? *

 
What would you do if a few members of your team consistently submitted subpar quality videos? *

 
What kind of process would you create to ensure that your videographers are coming up with unique, original ideas? Tell us how it will work and why. *

 
Let's put your editing skills to the test.

 
Come up with 3 new story ideas that belong on Spoon and explain what kind of contributor should write each article and what the best format/execution is. *

 
Find and list 3 articles on the site that could use better headlines (include the story links). Write 2-3 improved headlines for each article. Give a brief explanation for why your headlines are better. *

 
Copy this edit test into a new Google Document.
http://bit.ly/2bwTZ7M

Show us your direct edits to the article through tracked revisions and comments, however you would go about editing and providing feedback in real life. Then put yourself into an editor's mindset and write a mock email to the writer of the attached article. Share the new Google Doc link with us. Make sure the share settings are "anyone with the  link can EDIT" so we can see your track changes. *

 
Let’s put your marketing skills to the test.

 
Check out the marketing director test (link below). Copy and paste the test into a new Google Document and provide the link to the new Doc. *

 
Let's put your video skills to the test.

 
Come up with 3 new video story ideas that belong on Spoon and explain what the best formats/execution for those videos are. *

 
Choose 1-2 Spoon videos and imagine they were shot by members on your video team. How would you give feedback to the videographers on how to approach the video differently? Please include the video link. *

Spoon National Youtube: http://bit.ly/1MLimvj
Spoon Local Videos: http://spoonuniversity.com/
 
Please submit a link to a Google Drive folder with one or more of your best videos. If you don’t have one — make one! Check out the examples below to see what level of video we're looking for (even if they're not food-related). *

 
Let's put your photography skills to the test.

 
Find 1 article on the site that needs better photos. Imagine one of your photographers submitted those photos for review. How would you respond so they either re-shoot or edit their work? Write a mock email to the photographer with your feedback. *

 
Please submit a link to a Google Drive folder with your best 10-15 photos. You must include but not limited to food photography. Photos must be taken with a DSLR camera (unless our eyes can't tell that you took it with a smart phone). *

 
Have you requested to join Spoon on our website? If not, please sign up now through the link below. (Hint: this is a necessary step) *

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The Spoon University Team
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