If you’re looking at this page, then you’re probably interested in joining The News’ team. The News staff is made up of undergraduate students from a variety of majors, so if you’re not a journalism major, don’t worry. There’s no experience necessary – all we require is a positive attitude.
The best way to get started is with one of our entry-level positions. Here they are:
If you’re interested in writing for The News, this is the position for you. You will be required to write one story a month for any section you choose. For your first couple of stories, we’ll pair you up with a mentor to get you going in the right direction. And to get a handle on how to write a story for us, download our Style Guide and Correspondent Manual below.
You’re a stickler for details, and so are we. Copy editors scour every article to make sure it’s factually and grammatically correct. A knowledge of Associated Press Style is helpful, but not necessary. Also, you’ll want to download our Style Guide above.
Like taking pictures? Become a photographer for The News. Email our photo editor at email@example.com.
Photos aren’t the only visuals in the paper. Designers make interesting, informative graphics and illustrations to accompany articles. And once the graphic is published, you’ll have something to put in your personal design portfolio.
Has anyone ever told you that you have the charisma of a salesperson? Then you should be working for us. Ad reps visit local businesses and talk to student groups to interest them in buying ad space in our paper and on our website.
So how do you actually get to be one of these fabulous things? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and then come to one of our meetings. We meet Mondays at 8 p.m.