Staff Positions

Staff Positions

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our Editorial board and award-winning Layout staff. Since the BSR is a graduate student publication, all editors must be current UC Berkeley graduate students. Positions typically open at the beginning of our semi-annual editing cycles in June and December. Announcements for open positions will be made on the BSR email list.


Editors form the core group of the BSR and are responsible for bringing the magazine together, which includes everything from thinking up story ideas and working with writers to distributing the magazine and soliciting funding. Time commitment includes one weekly meeting plus about four hours a week.

Layout Designers

Layout designers work with the BSR Art Director to make sure the publication is visually beautiful and consistent. This work entails page layout, researching photo permissions and credits, and suggesting ways to visually enhance stories. Some layout and design experience is preferred, but not required. Designers meet weekly during the publication cycle.

Time Commitment

We would prefer at least a year commitment to the Berkeley Science Review for these positions. Unfortunately there is no pay involved, but the experience is priceless.


Send all application emails to

Editorial Candidates:

Send us a cover letter, describing your interest in the position, background in writing/editing and science background. Please send 2-3 editing or writing clips (nice, but not necessary).

Layout Editor Candidates:

Send a cover letter, describing your interest in the position and background in layout, design, photography, etc. Send in samples of your work if you have any.

Art Director:

You should have some functional ability with Adobe InDesign, a strong sense of graphic design, and the desire to create the best-looking issue of the BSR yet. You do not have to be a current graduate student. Past Art Directors have included BFAs and science graduate students, both. Send us a cover letter, samples of past work, and a statement of purpose.