It definitely helps if you've already spent at least a couple of months writing for Odyssey, before applying to be Editor in chief. This way you are familiar with the weekly schedule and the array of topics that get the most amount of page views. If you have never written for Odyssey, however, prior writing and editing experience is crucial. In an interview for Editor in Chief, be sure to discuss relevant courses you have taken that involved writing, editing, and social media skills (EIC is responsible for recruiting new writers). It is also extremely beneficial to bring up any leadership experience, since on top of writing and editing, the position entails communicating with a whole team of writers through weekly emails, a group chat, and checking in with individuals whenever necessary. The communication factor is huge here since one of the biggest responsibilities is communicating information from the managing editor to your team of writers, and any issues regarding a team member back to the managing editor.