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 applications for the spring 2015 semester. All applications are due on Friday, January 16th at 5:00 p.m. No late applications can be accepted. We recommend that you plan on submitting your application in advance of this deadline so that you have time to remedy any technical problems that you may encounter.
You may apply to two sections/departments, though do not have to. Please ONLY apply to sections that you are genuinely interested in. Your chances of being interviewed/hired in no way diminish if you apply to only one section. If applying to multiple sections/departments, please feel free to reuse your responses to the “Standard Questions” portion of this application.
All sections are now accepting applications. Please click the “Apply now!” button at the end of a section’s description below to apply.
Sarah Hannigan, Organizational Development Manager — Development AT thehoya.com
Mallika Sen, Editor-in-Chief — Editor AT thehoya.com
Brian Carden, General Manager — GM AT thehoya.com
Sheena Karkal, Chair of the Board of Directors — Chair AT thehoya.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!