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 Fall 2015 semester for its opinion, sports and business sections, and The Guide, The Hoya’s arts and lifestyle section. Applications are due August 26, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. See applications for more information about each position.
The opinion section is looking for both columnists and editorial board community members.
Columnists are among the most recognizable contributors at The Hoya, and their commentary plays an important role in campus dialogue. A successful column approaches a broad topic through the columnist’s unique angle. Past columns have commonly focused on religion, politics or student life, but applicants should not limit themselves to those areas. Columnists are responsible for writing one column every two weeks.
The editorial board is collectively responsible for writing the unsigned editorials that appear in each issue of The Hoya. The board is composed of three members of the newspaper’s staff and two non-staff community members from the Georgetown undergraduate community. The editorial board is an integral part of the paper, and meets twice per week to discuss editorial topics as a group. Each editorial is composed by one member but represents the opinions of the whole board. Individual members will be responsible for writing an unsigned editorial approximately once per week.
Sports columnists play an integral role in The Hoya’s sports section, with columns running once a week on Tuesdays or Fridays. The Hoya’s sports section is looking for sports columnists for the fall semester who write on their own sports-related theme. The columns are not restricted to discussing Georgetown athletics or collegiate athletics. Columns can range in style and in topic, but a columnist should be able to both entertain and enlighten readers while sharing his or her own original opinion.
The Guide is looking for columnists to appear every other Friday in the following areas: Lifestyle, Arts & Entertainment and Food & Drink. Columnists should offer a unique or different perspective, so please pick an area of interest in which you feel you can make a distinctive contribution. Columns can range in style and in topic, but a columnist should be able to both entertain and enlighten readers while sharing his or her own original opinion.
The Hoya’s business section is looking for columnists to write on a business-related theme. The columns are not restricted to discussing the MSB but should rather seek to address business issues on international, national and local levels. Columns can range in style and in topic, but a columnist should be able to both entertain and enlighten readers while sharing his or her own original opinion. The Business section is looking for both rotating columnists who will write monthly, and contributing columnists who will write one column.
The application period for the spring 2015 semester has closed.
Our next hiring phase, for fall 2015, will commence in mid-August.
The Hoya is an equal opportunity employer. For any questions about this policy please contact the Personnel Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about our application cycle, please contact the Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.
Jinwoo Chong, Director of Human Resources — firstname.lastname@example.org
Mallika Sen, Editor-in-Chief — email@example.com
Brian Carden, General Manager — firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Wing, Chair of the Board of Directors — email@example.com
Have any questions? Check out our FAQ Section before you apply.
Entry-Level Editorial Division Positions
Entry-Level Publishing Division Positions
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply for a position at The Hoya?
Applications for each section or department will be available in January 2015 at the end of each section’s description (above).
How can I learn more about getting involved?
We will be hosting an information session with presentations from senior staff members as well as an open house in January 2015. Make sure to like our Facebook and Twitter pages to receive updates. You can also reach out to the editor or director of the section or division you are interested in.
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 producing 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 blog — 4E. Publishing departments offer entry-level positions in Sales, Accounting, Corporate Development, Human Resources, Technology and Marketing.
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 invited to 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?
No. 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 (time and location to be announced) if you want help with your resume 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 Leavey 421 — stop by for a visit!