Join the Hoya

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.

General Application

Applications for staff positions for the Fall 2014 recruitment cycle will be available mid-August. At that point, you may apply to a section by using the link at the end of each job description. Join our listserv and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information and updates about the Fall 2014 application.

Contact Information

Addie Fleron, Director of Personnel, for questions about recruitment or the application —
Emma Hinchliffe, Editor-in-Chief, for Editorial Division questions —
Michal Grabias, General Manager, for Publishing Division questions —
Sheena Karkal, Chair of the Board of Directors, for general questions —

Have any questions? Check out our FAQ section below before you apply!


Fall Contributor Applications

All applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on August 15th, 2014 to the editor of the section to which you are applying. Please note that columnists are not considered staff members of The Hoya; applications for those positions will open in mid-August. Please read all instructions carefully before applying and email the section editor or Director of Personnel with any questions.

Positions are open for both columnists and community members of the editorial board. Columnists contribute signed columns once every two weeks, and their commentary plays an important role in campus dialogue. Editorial Board members contribute to the unsigned editorials published in each issue of The Hoya.
The Business page is seeking columnists who will contribute a signed column on either a monthly or one-time basis. Columnists write on a business-related theme, and should seek to address business issues on international, national and local levels.
the guide
Columnists for the guide contribute a signed column once every two weeks, and offer a unique perspective on Lifestyle, Arts & Entertainment or Food & Drink.
Sports columnists are responsible for contributing a signed column every week. Columnists write on their own sports-related theme, and are not restricted to discussing Georgetown athletics or collegiate athletics.


Entry-Level Editorial Division Positions

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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply
the 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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply
The online staffers work with the Online Editor to manage our website and our blogs. They are responsible for managing and uploading content and must work closely with all sections of the paper.Apply
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.Apply


Entry-Level Publishing Division Positions

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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply
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.Apply

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 (above)  beginning in August 2014.

How can I learn more about getting involved?

We will be hosting an information session and an open house in early September with presentations from senior staff members. Check back here for the date and location!

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 blogs — 4E. Publishing departments offer entry-level positions in sales, accounting, corporate development, personnel, technology and marketing. Click here for more details on each section and department.

What is the difference between columnist applications and regular applications? If I’ve missed the columnist application deadline, can I still join The Hoya?

Columnists contribute to The Hoya on a periodic basis by submitting pieces that follow a predetermined theme, but are not considered staff members of The Hoya. Each semester, The Hoya also opens applications for entry-level staff positions in each of its sections and departments. Entry-level staffers contribute to The Hoya on a regular basis by completing assignments from their editors/directors. As full staffers, they are also eligible for promotions, provided training, given the opportunity to attend professional development workshops and participate in The Hoya’s social activities. Columnist applications and regular staff applications have different due dates, so please read applications closely.

Do I need to send in a resume with my application?

Nope! Resumes are not required or considered at the application stage. If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide a resume at that time. Attend our resume workshop in September (time, date and location TBD) if you want help before your interview!

Can I apply to multiple sections or departments? Will doing so increase my chances of being hired?

While you can apply to two sections or departments if you so choose, this will not increase your chances of being hired. We strongly encourage all applicants to apply only to sections or departments that they are genuinely interested in.

I don’t want to miss the deadline! Can I be notified before the application closes?

Sure! You can check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to receive updates or add your name to our interested applicants listserv here.

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!