Editorial Board Application

2019-2020 Academic Year | Editorial Board Application


Thank you for your interest in applying to The Public Health Advocate’s editorial board for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Please look through the following information before proceeding to the application portion. To ensure we receive your application, prepare the requested documents ahead of time.

Our Editorial Board

The Public Health Advocate is an undergraduate public health publication located at the University of California, Berkeley. We are dedicated to educating the public about current public health topics, and we provide students an opportunity to publish their work in our print issue or our online platform.

The Public Health Advocate’s editorial board is composed of the editors-in-chief, online managing editor, print managing editor, external relations manager, and DeCal managers. The editorial board meets every week, usually the hour after our Tuesday DeCal classes, to address issues and provide updates.

Available Editorial Board Positions

Open editorial board positions for the 2019-2020 academic year include the following:

  • Online Managing Editor
  • Print Managing Editor
  • (2) DeCal Managers

Online and Print Managing Editors

The managing editors are responsible for maintaining two distinct, yet vital, parts of our organization. The online managing editor is primarily responsible for regularly updating our website at https://pha.berkeley.edu/ while the print managing editor is responsible for organizing publication logistics for our two semesterly print issues. Both work closely with students, providing input during the writing and editing process as needed, and final drafts submitted by contributing writers are edited by the managing editors one last time before print or online publication.

At least one managing editor must be present for DeCal and extracurricular meetings.

DeCal Managers

The DeCal managers are responsible for keeping track of DeCal attendance, activities, and assignments. As such, some of the DeCal managers’ responsibilities include being the editorial board’s liaison with our DeCal faculty advisor, keeping track of student attendance, and supervising assignment submissions.

The DeCal managers are expected to attend all DeCal meetings.

External Relations Manager

The external relations manager is responsible for maintaining PHA’s relationships with outside organizations and supporting our outreach efforts. Continuing a professional relationship with UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health is a priority, as is increasing our visibility within the ASUC and the campus communities. The external relations manager would be expected to supervise projects like organizing fundraising events, researching publicity opportunities, and applying for additional revenue streams.

The external relations manager is expected to attend all DeCal meetings.

Application Materials

  • An updated résumé

Applications are due by Sunday, May 5, at 11:59 p.m. After submitting your application, you should receive an email confirming your response that details next steps. Should you have any questions about the application, please feel free to contact us here.



Applications for our editorial board are now closed. To learn more about joining our DeCal or extracurricular programs, please visit https://pha.berkeley.edu/join/.