At College Magazine, our vision is to be the #1 trusted guide to college. How do we do it? By providing readers with genuine articles created by students themselves. We’re seeking talented, undergraduate editors, writers, photographers, videographers and bloggers to join our team to give our readers insider advice on college life from their peers who understand it best. For our contributors, it’s an opportunity to gain experience in the magazine industry and build their portfolio. If you love writing and reading about sex, success and entertainment, you’ve come to the right place.
Staff writers are the heart of College Magazine—providing weekly creative, well-researched and well-written articles for our readers. Candidates must currently be pursuing a degree in English, Journalism or Communication and have previous experience writing for a college-level publication. Writers must also be self-motivated, creative, excellent at meeting deadlines and passionate about researching, interviewing and writing about college life. Staff writers choose the section that interests them most from our five editorial teams:
1. Success: Academic and career advice
2. Social Life: Travel, Greek life, fashion and student philanthropy
3. Sex & Dating: Relationships and sex advice
4. College Sports: Sports coverage and athlete interviews
5. Entertainment: Music, arts and young celebrities
How to Apply: Send resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis. Please include your top two section preferences in your email. Then, while you’re waiting to hear back from our team, browse through our website and read our content. This is the best way to learn about some of the characteristics we look for in our staff writer’s articles. Consider them Spark Notes.
Staff photographers are the eyes of the campus—providing readers an inside glimpse to student life. Staff photographers determine the creative direction for their photo assignments and submit photos for each article in his/her editorial section (social life, success, entertainment, sex and dating or sports). Their photos are published daily on Collegemagazine.com. Candidates must currently be pursuing a degree in Photography, Art or Journalism or have previous experience taking photos for a college-level publication. Applicants should be creative, open to new ideas and enthusiastic about working with subjects covered in the magazine.
How to Apply: Send in your resume and photo sample to email@example.com.
College Magazine’s student editors are the visionaries of our content and the leaders of our team. Each editor oversees a team of staff writers, bloggers and a photographer. Editors determine their section’s monthly theme, article concepts, tone and multi-media involved. After articles are assigned, the editor works with his/her staff writers to discuss the angle of the story, make edits/comments for improvement and publish a final well-researched, creative and purposeful article. In addition to editing the staff writers’ articles, editors take on their own monthly feature as well as release college-related breaking news within their section. The position is ten hours per week and editors may receive course credit. Candidates must currently be pursuing a degree in English, Journalism or Communication and have previous experience editing for a college-level publication. The editorial intern should possess leadership qualities and is expected to bring fresh ideas to the table for creating quality content. We accept resumes for this position three times a year on the first of April, August and December.
How to Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line: Editorial Intern
Summer Internship: Applications Due on May 16
Fall Internship: Applications Due on August 10
Spring Internship: Applications Due on December 10