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 resume.

If you fit that description, we want to hear more. Right now, we’re focusing on hiring for Fall 2015 and beyond.

Will you be in Eugene this summer? We’ll need some help then, too.

Are you an incoming freshman who wants to be considered for a reporter position? Some of our most successful current staffers and alumni started that way.

Check out the list of open positions below, then send us a 300-word cover letter, a resume and up to four work samples. Make sure that your cover letter indicates which position you’re applying for. Not sure where you fit in? Take the survey at the bottom of the page.

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Here’s what’s available:


From print to online, hiring to art, we’ll need help making sure day-to-day operations are taken care of. These are all paid positions.

Here’s who we’ll need:

• Digital managing editors
• Print managing editor
• Hiring and training director
• Design director

Check out this PDF for more information. If you are not currently a part of Emerald staff and you’d like to be on management, the deadline for submitting your application has been extended to May 8, 2015. 

Send applications for management directly to the 2015-2016 Editor in Chief, Dahlia Bazzaz:


We’re hiring a team of developers and digital buffs. We’ll also need somebody to lead them. Click here to view the application for IT director and web developers. These positions are also paid. Send applications directly to the the 2015-2016 Editor in Chief, Dahlia Bazzaz:

Desk editors

These are the folks who assign and line edit stories. You’ll be in charge of organizing desk meetings and making sure content creators meet deadline. These positions are paid. Here are the desks we have at The Emerald:

• News
• Wknd (Our arts and culture section)
• GameDay (Sports)
• Opinion
• Photo
• Video
• Podcast
• Copy
• Design

Content creators

These are the folks who produce the words, images and sounds that appear online at and in Emerald Monday and Emerald Wknd, our twice-weekly newsmagazines. Paid content creator positions are usually reserved for staffers who have worked for The Emerald for at least one termHere’s who we’re looking for:

• Reporters
• Photographers
• Videographers
• Podcast hosts
• Designers and illustrators
• Copy editors
• Columnists


Behind every great media company, there’s a great events team. Emerald Extras, our campus visibility and outreach team, is looking for passionate students who want to help us grow our audience, from incoming freshmen to outgoing seniors. If you’re interested, email Kiley Myatt:

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. Otherwise, fill out the form below and we’ll help set you up with the right people.


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 2013-14 college newspaper of the year.


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