JOINING THE TEAM
Working for The Hoya is one of the most rewarding experiences available to a Georgetown undergraduate. For over 90 years, The Hoya has provided the best journalism education on campus, offering staffers a professional and life-changing experience not found in any classroom.
The Hoya is now accepting columnist applications for the Spring 2014semester for its opinion, sports and business sections and The Guide, The Hoya’s arts and lifestyle section. Applications are due no later than January 8.
The goal of an opinion columnist is to tackle a broad topic — such as politics or religion, though it is not limited to those topics — over the course of the semester through their own unique angle. Columnists in the opinion section have the opportunity to write in the print issue once every two weeks. This fall, we’re also looking for columnists to write solely for our website.Apply Here.
Sports columnists play an integral role in The Hoya’s sports section, with columns running once a week on Tuesdays or Fridays. Apply Here.
Guide columnists can write about a large range of topics within lifestyle, food & drink, and arts & entertainment. Columns are published every other Friday. Apply Here.
Business columnists write with his or her own business related theme. The columns are not restricted to discussing the MSB but rather seeks to address business issues on both international, national, and local levels. Apply Here.
Applications for the Spring 2014 Recruitment cycle will be available on January 2, 2014. Join our group on Hoya Link and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information and updates about the Spring 2014 application.
Ellen Zamsky, Human Resources Manager, for questions about recruitment or the application — firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Hinchliffe, Editor-in-Chief, for Editorial Division questions — email@example.com
Michal Grabias, General Manager, for Publishing Division questions — firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Hollander, Chair of the Board of Directors, for general questions — email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply for a position at The Hoya?
Applications for each section or department will be available at the end of each section's description below beginning in January 2014.
How can I learn more about getting involved?
We will be hosting an information session on January 14, 2014 with presentations from senior staff members. Time and location to be announced.
What positions are available at The Hoya?
The Hoya has two divisions: Editorial and Publishing. The Editorial Division, headed by the Editor-in-Chief, is responsible for the content of the newspaper. The Publishing Division, run by the General Manager, is responsible for the business operations of the newspaper.
Editorial sections offer entry-level positions in news, opinion, sports, The Guide (the arts and lifestyle magazine), copy, photography, layout, multimedia and our two blogs — 4E and Hoya Paranoia.
Publishing departments offer entry-level positions in sales, finance, corporate development, personnel, technology and marketing.
See below for more details on each section and department.
I joined your Hoya Link page. Do I still have to apply online?
I don't want to miss the deadline! Can I be notified before the application closes?
I have no writing, media or business experience. Can I still apply?
Yes! No prior experience is necessary for any entry-level position. However, we encourage you to mention any experience or technical skills that are related to the positions that interest you or that may be valuable to The Hoya.
Where is your office located?
Our home is in Leavey 421. Stop by for a visit!
Entry-Level Editorial Division Positions
News: Campus and city news are the "meat" of the paper. As a writer "Special to The Hoya," you will investigate and write articles on the issues relevant to the Georgetown and greater D.C. communities. Working in news trains you to write critically, concisely and on a deadline.
Opinion: As an opinion assistant, you will typically help find and polish verdicts, "first read" editorials, find web comments, headline articles and pull quotes. Working in opinion provides the opportunity to learn how to edit and present well-crafted opinion pieces.
Sports: Writing for sports helps capture the athletic spirit of Georgetown. A writer "Special to The Hoya" will initially be responsible for small sports pieces. Sports writers also write shorter posts for Hoya Paranoia, The Hoya's sports blog. With time and effort, you will be given larger assignments and can cover a team beat for an entire season.
Guide: Here, you will write for the arts and entertainment section of the paper. You will have opportunities to write reviews about movies, performances and restaurants as well as pen lifestyle features that cover topics important to student life.
Copy: Those in copy are responsible for ensuring the professionalism and accuracy of each story printed. You will go through articles to review grammar, style and factual correctness. Copy helps maintain the newspaper’s reputation for quality writing.
Photo: The photo team adds depth to a block of text. Working in photo, you will cover events both on and near campus relevant to stories covered by The Hoya.
Layout: Working in layout, you will help design and structure the newspaper. You must work creatively with an eye for detail to ensure that the paper’s content, photos and advertisements flow together in a logical and visually appealing way.
Multimedia: The multimedia team is responsible for creating video content. As a multimedia assistant, you will film and edit interviews to be uploaded online. Multimedia gives you experience in the production process of online videos.
Blog: Working on our blog, The Fourth Edition (4E), combines the quirky with the practical. It is a great way to write and present information that is relevant to the Georgetown community in a more informal venue.
Entry-Level Publishing Division Positions
Sales: As a sales assistant for The Hoya, you will sell print and online advertisements to the greater Georgetown community, which in turn provides the funds that allow us to produce the paper. Sales helps you master your elevator pitch, engage with potential customers and bring The Hoya out into the surrounding community.
Accounting: New accounting assistants are responsible for the management of the newspaper’s finances and verification of transactions involving The Hoya. You will gain insight into the daily operations of the business. This critical component of The Hoya requires attention to detail.
Technology: Technology assistants maintain the internal Hoya network with a particular focus on the management of all office computers, the network infrastructure and the local server. You will learn the technical skills that are required to keep a modern office in operation.
Personnel: As a personnel assistant, you will help manage employee relations, social event planning and day-to-day issues in the newspaper’s operations. The personnel team helps keep the paper running smoothly from behind the scenes.
Corporate Development: This department works to maintain our connection with graduates of The Hoya. Corporate development assistants are responsible for working with the alumni network to coordinate alumni relations projects to help bring together the past, present and future of the organization.
Marketing: Here, you help build our image. A marketing assistant is responsible for collaborating in the development and implementation of new marketing campaigns for the newspaper. You will also work individually on projects such as designing ads for The Hoya.
Thank you for your interest in The Hoya!