The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


Looking to get involved?

The best way to get started with The News is with one of our entry-level positions. We are always recruiting, so don’t hesitate to reach out! No experience is necessary, and you do not have to be a journalism major. Incoming Northeastern freshmen are welcome to get involved as well.

Scroll down to see specific department descriptions and feel free to reach out to a department that interests you. If you’re not sure yet what you’d like to get involved in, please get in touch with our managing editor at [email protected]

The News meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in Holmes Hall.

News Correspondent:

If you’re interested in writing for The News, this is the position for you. You can pick up a story at our weekly general meetings or work with an editor to find a story to cover. We have campus, city, sports and lifestyle sections to choose from, and an editor will offer you guidance and work with you throughout the week to get the story done by your assigned deadline. News correspondents may pick up stories as frequently as they like.

Once you have written at least three stories for The News, you may apply to be a staff writer. Staff writers are responsible for covering at least one story every two weeks. If you qualify for this position, email [email protected] to request an application.


If you’re passionate about current events, food, movies, politics, music or something else entirely, you’ll want to apply to be a columnist, for either the opinion or lifestyle sections. Our movie reviewers, theatre critics and political columnists dive deep into their respective issues and publish recurring content on topics they love talking about. Get started by emailing [email protected].

Outreach Coordinator:

The Huntington News is looking for an Outreach and Development Coordinator for the Fall 2024 semester! The Outreach and Development Coordinator is responsible for external communications on behalf of the Huntington News. The Outreach Coordinator is heavily involved with recruitment of news staff and editors for The News. They work with senior staff to plan organization-wide events, manage communications with The News’ board of directors and work to build community within the staff and editorial board.They must be highly skilled in communication and should bring passion to the role in order to help The News grow as an organization.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary for this position. Additionally, the next outreach coordinator will be involved with the creation of The News’ first DEI board; experience in this area would be helpful for this position, but is not required. Overall, this position requires someone who is willing to take initiative and has enthusiasm for The News’ mission. If you are interested, please apply here.

Copy Editor:

You’re a stickler for details, and so are we. Copy editors read articles before we publish to check for grammar, journalism style and factual errors. A knowledge of the Associated Press Style is helpful, but not necessary. We hold regular training sessions for those who may want to get involved but aren’t sure if they’re ready. Email [email protected] to get involved.


Do you like photography and photo editing? Want to learn more about photojournalism and telling stories through photos? Become a photojournalist for The News. A camera is helpful, but not required. Photo editors provide mentorship for any students who are interested but inexperienced in photography. Email [email protected] to get involved.

Multimedia and Design Team:

If you like graphic design or illustration, this position is for you. You’ll help the design editor lay out our pages every other week and assist section editors with graphics to better illustrate data and complicated topics both for print and on our website. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Excel and/or online graphic design programs is helpful, but not required. Email [email protected] or [email protected] to get involved.

Social Media Team:

Are you a master at editing Instagram stories or writing the perfect caption? Put those skills to good use and join our social media team to help grow our engaged follower base on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, while gaining appealing social media skills for your resume. Email [email protected] to get involved.

Business Team:

Are you interested in the behind-the-scenes of how a non-profit runs? Do you know a lot about business, fundraising or money management? This is the position for you. There are many ways to get involved in the business team, such as sales, advertising, fundraising, finance and budgeting. Email [email protected] to learn more and get involved. 

Website Team:

Do you get angry when you see a mediocre website? Did you spot ways to improve this site? We’d love your input! The web team is looking for people with experience in coding and those with a passion for design. If you’re interested in web design or want to get some hands-on experience managing a website, contact [email protected] for more information.