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What is Nu View? Nu View is an online, student-run fashion magazine under UNT’s branch of Merchandising Incorporated and The Fashion Society. The magazine was founded by Maia Wilson in 2013 and it is now under the direction of three-time Editor in Chief Don Davis and Editor at Large Katie Biggar. What sets Nu View apart from every other fashion magazine/blog is its exclusively-fashion content and its unique perspective. Popular fashion magazines today are saturated with topics that do not completely pertain to fashion. People don’t want to read a lifestyle magazine with a large fashion section, they want to read a FASHION magazine! That’s why Nu View’s content is 100% strictly fashion and written from the perspective of people who not only love fashion, but who are studying it at the university level, so they know what they’re talking about. Nu View also has an amazing photography department with the most cutting-edge and original concepts, check out the LookBook on our website! In addition to our fantastic writers and innovative photographers, we also have a great PR team that runs all our social media from Facebook and Instagram to Twitter and Pinterest. Our Instagram is the ultimate fashion blog! A new trend is posted daily on our Instagram story in a segment called “Trend of the Day.” Other segments include “StreetStyleSaturday,” which features street wear from fashion week, “MondayMustHave,” which features designer items that we simply must-have, “SundayRunway,” which features some of the best runway looks and videos from couture shows, and that’s only half of our segments! Our Instagram feed is also very diverse, we feature editorial fashion photography, images of the perfect cities to live for people who love fashion and want to work in the industry, quotes by famous people from the fashion industry like the Coco Chanel, mood boards, collages, fashion illustrations, and clothing items from jackets and jewelry to shoes and handbags. We also feature some of UNT’s most stylish students on our Instagram. Are you on there? Last year Nu View launched a Podcast and a YouTube channel and this year our Nu View Influencers will be launching a TikTok. Most importantly, in 2021 Nu View launched a digital-print magazine on ISSUU and a physical magazine available for purchase, that’s a UNT first! For more information about joining the staff and the positions we offer keep reading...
Writers/bloggers are expected to pitch, research, and deliver new and unique fashion content for the magazine’s website 1-2 times per month. Articles can include, but are not limited to: interviews, blog posts, trend reports, career articles, product reviews, and feature pieces on internships. In addition to blog posts, Nu View’s writing team will also be expected to submit at least five articles for the digital-print version of the magazine. Articles written for the blog are expected to be a minimum of 200+ words, articles written for the print magazine are expected to be at least 300+ words. This year Nu View is all about collaboration and working together. As writers for the magazine you will be working in tangent with the PR team to make sure your article is all over our social media platforms and get as many views as possible. You will also be working closely with our photography team and the content creators for original images within your articles if you so desire. Some qualities we look for in a Nu View writer include being creative, being a quick thinker, having a unique perspective, strong literacy skills, and a great voice. We really want to see your personality in your articles. Some requirements of a Nu View writer include strong written skills and good grammar. You need to be proficient in Microsoft Word, familiar with WIX, and you also need to have knowledge of the fashion industry. Why should you join Nu View's writing team? You will gain real-world experience, and have published work on a website. Your work will also be published in a real magazine. Working for Nu View is also a resume booster, your future employer is going to want to know that you've worked for a real magazine before and that you're a published writer. Moreover, working with us, you’ll gain knowledge of how magazine production works at every stage. By the end of your first year you’ll have one impressive portfolio.
Nu View’s design department is a group of multiple different kinds of artistic individuals and designers from Web (designers) to Graphic (designers). Their job is to execute the vision of the editor-in-chief and editor-at-large in implementing the Nu View website. They will also create additional visuals needed on the site. For example, Fashion Sketch Artists will draw, scan, and upload their work on Nu View’s website under the Sketchbook tab. They will also provide illustrations for other various Nu View projects, whether it be a cover for the magazine or a cover-photo for an article. Moreover, the design department will be in charge of making sure the website looks up to par and will be constantly looking for ways to increase the website’s overall design and features. They will also be working closely with the social media team (PR) and help to create original visual content (graphic designs) for our social media platforms. Lastly, they will work as UX Designers/web designers, in which they will research and give input for the best platform, layout, and design for the magazine as well as the print version of the magazine on ISSUU.com. Nu View’s designers are the most creative people of the bunch and have a more flexible schedule than members of other teams, there is also a lot of space for them to assign themselves personal projects for Nu View, if they are so incline. Some qualities of a Nu View Designer include being creative, detail-oriented, flexible, open to new ideas, innovative, and being "type-A." Designers are required to be proficient in Photoshop and/or Lightroom, they need knowledge of Illustrator and InDesign, and they need to have experience with different website platforms such as WordPress or WIX. They also need to be very familiar with various social media platform marketing techniques. Also, if you are not already, familiarize yourself with Issuu.com Why should you become a Nu View Designer? To improve your craft and be around people that share your interests. You'll also learn new skills and know what it's like to work for a fashion magazine and what all goes into it. Not to mention you will be producing things that can go in your portfolio, and Nu View is a great resume booster.
Photographers and Videographers will be working very closely with the Creative Director and the Content Creators to come up with concepts for all of Nu View’s big photoshoots and video shoots. Big photoshoots will consist of an elaborate theme and the entire photography team working together to ensure that the creative director’s vision comes to fruition. The smaller editorial photoshoots are more individually based, the concepts and vision are up to you, and your work will be published on the website under the LookBook tab. As a member of the photography team you will also be working with PR to upload your pictures to all our social media platforms. In addition to working with the PR team, you will be collaborating with the writing team, some of the photos you took for your individual projects will be featured throughout their articles, which means even more exposure for you. Lastly, our Videographers big projects involve shooting promo videos for our more bigger events, such as, the magazine’s launch party and fashion shows. Like the photography team, smaller projects for the videographers are individually based and the concept is completely up to you, once the final product is finished, it will go up on the website and all over our social media. Qualities of a Nu View Photographer and Videographer include being creative, working well under deadline, being reliable, innovative, detail-oriented, visionaries, problem solvers, good at giving direction, a leader, and being very meticulous. Requirements of this position include having your own camera or at least access to one and extensive knowledge of Lightroom and/or Photoshop. All of our photoshoots are editorial based so you must be comfortable working with models and giving them direction. You also need to have some experience with lighting equipment. What’s in it for you? You will get a lot of experience, you will get to work with all kinds of different equipment such as AlienBees, speed lights, and green screens. You’ll learn tips-and-tricks from other members on your team and you’ll have access to models. You'll also be published on our website, throughout our social media, and in a physical magazine. The photos you take for us can be used in your portfolio and could be used to expand your client base. Not to mention this is a resume booster that offers real-world experience and the opportunity to hone and perfect your craft.
We are looking for a diverse group of people to feature in our magazine. This means any size, any gender, and any race or ethnicity. Models for Nu View will work with the photographers and videographers to put together content for the digital and print version of our magazine, as well as our social media. Big projects will likely consist of larger groups of models (safely) working together in one photoshoot and will happen approximately once a month. Smaller photoshoots will feature a handful of models or just one model. Everything will be arranged by the photographer. Models will also participate in shooting all of our promo videos and walking in Merchandise Inc.’s annual fashion show. Some of Nu View’s other teams may also need models for their projects. For instance, Nu View’s Influencers may require models for their YouTube channel or TikTok videos. Qualities of a Nu View model include being outgoing, personable, the ability to think quickly on your feet, being creative, good at taking direction, responsible, respectful, punctual, professional, and always over-prepared. What’s in it for you? Photos for your portfolio, name and face recognition, modeling experience, and professional headshots. Being a Nu View model helps further increase your chances of being signed by an agency.
Last year, Nu View's "Stylist Team" was renamed the Merchandising Department because they are responsible for more than just styling the looks for all of Nu View’s photoshoots and video shoots. The Merchandising Department works very closely with the Design Department, the Creative Director, and the Editor-in-chief on the magazine since the content is exclusively fashion. Themes, ideas, and concepts will need to be discussed in excruciating detail, and the Merchandising Team will help with all the fashion aspects. The Merchandising Team will also work alongside the PR team, helping out with social media content, specifically the “Trend of the Day” segment. Other responsibilities include designing Nu View staff merchandise (Be creative! We want people to actually want to wear these items.) and styling for Merchandising Inc.’s annual fashion show. Qualities of a Nu View stylist include being up-to-date on the latest trends, being creative, detail-oriented, innovative, personable, being problem solvers, and very knowledgeable of all things fashion. Nu View Stylists are required to be proficient in shoplook.io or any virtual styling program. They have to be knowledgeable of current fashion trends and be proficient in t-shirt designing platforms such as South by Sea or any other equivalent. What’s in it for you? Being a Nu View Stylist is a resume booster. You will receive styling credit, gain social media exposure, have published work, and gain real-world experience.
Public Relations Department
Nu View’s Public Relations team is responsible for a lot more than just social media, although that is a big part of it. The PR team will play a very large role in planning all of Nu View’s events from the launch parties for the digital-print magazine, to whatever event that you as a team decide to create. The primary objective is to get Nu View’s name out there, advertising, creating flyers, speaking to classes, and social media is all a part of that. Social media is a large and time-consuming part of the PR team’s responsibilities. Nu View already has an established Instagram and Twitter presence, the PR team will be responsible for creating a Pinterest, Facebook, and any other social media platform you deem necessary. Some qualities a Nu View PR person possesses is being creative, innovative, and organized. The PR also has to go out and get in contact with local businesses in the Denton/DFW area so they need to have excellent people-
skills. Nu View's Public Relations team is required to have a flexible schedule and be on top of things. Social media is a big-time commitment, especially the Instagram, at least one post on the story and feed every day. What’s in it for you? You’ll learn all parts of PR not just social media and you’ll gain real-world experience. Also, working on the PR team, there will be a lot of networking opportunities for you. You will be in contact not only with UNT professors that could open doors for you, but business owners and social media influencers.
Content Creators (YouTube & TikTok Personalities)
It's no secret that YouTube personalities get paid a lot of money for their content whether it’s in the form of sponsored videos or companies sending influencers items for review. The money aspect of it makes it a little hard to trust that they are giving an honest review, because when someone’s paying you for a review, they're going to want their money’s worth, which means a good review. Youtubers also have a lot more disposable income, so they are able to buy a lot of more lavish designer items. There also isn't a lot of diversity in their video. Occasionally, Youtubers bring one or two friends on with them and more often than not those friends look exactly like them in terms of race and clothing size. What if there was a YouTube channel where none of that was the case. Nu View is starting its very own YouTube channel the content will be primarily fashion based just like the magazine and it will involve a group of DIVERSE people: any race, any size, and gender. All videos will be filmed in small groups.
This is a brand-new project. YouTube Personalities will be responsible for posting a few times a month in the beginning and once all the kinks are worked out the goal will be to post once a week. Ideally, the YouTube Personality team will consist of 9 to 12 people from there they will be divided up into groups of 3 and each group will post one video a month. Each month the groups will switch so everyone will get the opportunity to work with everyone and it will keep things interesting for the viewers. This year, in addition to a YouTube channel, Nu View will also be making Tik Tok videos! It will essentially run the same way the YouTube runs, 9 to 12 people divided into groups of 3 and the groups will be switched out every month. Each group will be responsible for producing one video a month. The qualities of a Nu View Influencer include being creative, quick thinkers, innovative, smart, strong, and very outgoing. Your personality needs to be relatable, personable, and entertaining. You also need to be extremely organized and have flexible schedule. Nu View Influencers must have some knowledge of editing photos and especially videos. A more disposable income would not hurt either in case your group wants to do a thrift trip or a clothing haul. What’s in it for you? Possible sponsorships, name and face recognition, networking and job opportunities.
Thank you for your interest in Nu View Magazine. Upon submitting your application, please make sure the apps "Groupme" and "PhotoCircle" are downloaded on your phone. You should hear back from us within 1-2 business days.