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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.

There are a couple ways to get involved. If you already have a job in mind, scroll down to see which teams are recruiting. But if you’re not sure yet, please come by one of our weekly general meetings which take place every Monday at 8 p.m. in 157 Holmes Hall or get in touch with our managing editor at [email protected].

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. 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.

Columnist:

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].

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 Associated Press Style is helpful, but not necessary. We hold regular trainings for those who may want to get involved but aren’t sure if they’re ready. Email [email protected] to get involved.

Photographer:

Do you like photography and photo editing? Want to learn more about photojournalism and telling stories through photo? 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] to get involved.

Social Media Team:

Do you love posting selfies on Instagram or tweeting hashtags? Put those skills to good use and join our social media team to help grow our engaged follower base on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, while gaining appealing social media skills for your resume. Email [email protected] to get involved.

Business Team:

Has anyone ever told you that you have the charisma of a salesperson? 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. If you’re interested in web design or want to get some hands-on experience managing a website, contact [email protected] for more information.

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