The best way to get started with The News is with one of our entry-level positions. We are always recruiting, so do not hesitate to get involved! No experience is necessary, and you do not have to be a journalism major.

To get involved, visit our weekly general meetings which take place every Monday at 8 p.m. in 157 Holmes Hall, or email Hannah Bernstein, the 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. You may also submit an op-ed or letter to the editor for our opinion section. 

Staff Writer:

Once you have written at least three stories for The News, you may apply to be a staff writer. Candidates may apply either as a general staff writer or a staff writer for a specific section (campus, city, sports or lifestyle). Staff writers are responsible for covering at least one story every two weeks.

Applications for staff writers are emailed by the editor-in-chief and reviewed by the editor-in-chief, managing editor and section editor (if applicable). All candidates will also be interviewed by the editors to determine their qualifications and capacities to take on the role. If you qualify for this position, email [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.


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. 

Multimedia 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.

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.

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 coming across 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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