Join the 2015-2016 Emerald staff

Come work for America’s best college media company. We’re looking for students with a strong work ethic, a desire to learn and the drive to be the best. If you’re short on experience, don’t worry. We’re looking for students with passion and commitment, not a perfectly polished résumé.

If you fit that description, we want to hear more.

As of Oct. 23, we have openings for:

  •  A web copy editor. This is a paid position. Copy editors need to have a deep knowledge of grammar and AP style. The web copy editor will also:
    • Edit photo captions and video descriptions
    • Contribute to all online content editing.
  • A news copy editor. Copy editors need to have a deep knowledge of grammar and AP style. The news copy editor will also:
    • Edit breaking news stories as available; flexibility is a key consideration in this position
    • Edit all online news content as scheduled
    • Be available as needed for print production news editing
  • Videographers. This can lead to a paid position but starts unpaid. Videographers are responsible for shooting and editing original videos on student life in UO and culture in Eugene. Videos range from interviews, Q&A’s, event/news recaps and investigations. Other requirements are as follows:
    • The quota is 8 to 10 videos per term.
    • Applicants will be asked to present a video portfolio on ether Vimeo or Youtube which shows their familiarity with shooting and editing software like Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro.
    • Videographers are expected to work closely with other Daily Emerald desks, attend weekly Daily Emerald staff meetings and meet the video deadlines.
  • A web development intern. We’re looking for someone to contribute to our interactive multimedia storytelling. This position can lead to a paid staff position, particularly for those who enter with some previous experience. The web development intern needs to:
    • Be familiar with the following programs: HTML, CSS and JavaScript with Bootstrap
    • If unfamiliar with the above programs, be willing to learn and implement through rigorous training.

If you know which of the above positions you’d like to apply for, send us a 300-word cover letter, a resume and up to four work samples at Make sure you include which position you’re applying for in the cover letter.

If you have further questions, contact the Emerald Hiring and Training Director, Kaylee Tornay, at

About the Emerald

The Emerald has served the University of Oregon with news and information since 1900. Our mission is to train students, serve the UO community and run a financially sustainable nonprofit business.

The Emerald produces a news magazine twice a week and online news 24/7. In 2013, the Emerald’s Revolution transitioned the company from a traditional newspaper to a modern college media company. College Media Matters, the leading college newspaper blog, named the Emerald the 2012-13 college newspaper of the year.