The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is accepting applications for the 2018 CRIT Editorial Team.

We are looking to fill the following positions:


The Editor-in-Chief will direct and coordinate the editorial aspects of the product of CRIT, including establishing the editorial and production deadlines in conjunction with the AIAS National Managing Editor. The Editor-in-Chief oversees all editorial responsibilities, determines the theme of each issue, reads and evaluates all submissions, and selects entries for publications. The Editor-in-Chief is also responsible for editing all text and artwork to be included in each issue. The Editor-in-Chief reports directly to the Managing Editor at the AIAS National Office. We are looking for one Editor-in-Chief, and a small stipend is available as compensation. Ideal candidates are in their last year of school or are a recent graduate and have excellent time management skills.

Design Editor

The Design Editor is a new position in 2018. This role was created to take the journal to new heights in the design of each issue. The Design Editor will create a proposed new mockup (or two) of the journal for the review by the Editorial Team and the National Office, and then implement proposed changes, including a plan for continuing the look of the publication after their term is up. The Design Editor reports directly to the Editor-in-Chief, while consulting with the Managing Editor at the AIAS National Office. We are looking for one Design Editor, and a small stipend may be available pending Board approval in March 2018.

Associate Editor

The Associate Editor combines the innovativeness of a writer with the practical focus and eye on the deadline. You should be able to suggest ideas for stories and see them through to publication. We expect excellent organizational and leadership skills as well as a unique problem-solving ability. As an Associate Editor, you would be responsible for two to three writers who would help develop, write, and publish several articles within each publication. You would report to the Editor-in-Chief on the progress of each article and collaborate on the final articles appearing in the publication. We are looking for one Associate Editor.


The role of the writer is to research, write and edit stories, features, and articles for use within the upcoming issues of CRIT. The writer reports to their assigned Associate Editor to suggest and research stories that relate to the theme of the issue. Typical responsibilities of a writer include:

  • Generating ideas for future stories and features that would interest AIAS members
  • Reading and researching features and articles
  • Verifying information and interviewing sources
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading text

We are looking for a handful of writers.

Term Length

The positions above are for the 2018 calendar year, which would include CRIT Issue 83 | Summer 2018 (digital) and CRIT Issue 84 | Winter 2018 (printed and distributed at AIAS FORUM).

Application Process

Interested candidates should fill out the form below and submit the following documents (in .zip format):

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Two to three writing samples
  • Design samples (for Design Editor position) – these can be your portfolio, project layouts, etc. Show us your creative side.
  • For the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor Positions, please also include:
    • List of three references with emails and phone numbers. Please let your references know that we will be following up in mid-February.

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.

You must have a current/active AIAS membership to apply. Active Alumni applications are also welcomed and encouraged.

We will announce the new team in mid-February. For additional questions, please email

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