We want you to join the DAThe Daily Athenaeum, WVU's independent student newspaper, is always hiring for reporters, editors, managers, advertising, PR, videography, podcasting, and more.
We have begun hiring for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you are applying for Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor or Digital Managing Editor, use the Leadership Application.
All other positions, including section editors (News, Sports, Culture, Opinon, etc.), managers, reporters, and other staff should use the general application. Don't forget to include what position you are applying for.
All applications for 2021-2022 editors and managers MUST be sent by Monday, April 5.
Here's why you should join the DA
You will gain some great skills
You don't have to be a journalism student to work here. We'll teach you. And the skills you hone here will help you in any career you decide to pursue. We have outside professionals who lead training and provide valuable critiques.
You will be part of a dynamic team
The DA is the voice of the WVU community. We cover the University, its campus, its sports teams and Morgantown. We interview everyone: students, athletes, professors and President Gee. We write, edit, design, photograph, film and sell advertising for 2,500 papers on campus every Monday and Thursday. On Mondays, we also insert 15,000 copies into the Dominion Post to all Monongalia County subscribers. During the school year, we publish every day online. The DA is a student-led, student-driven organization where everyone is welcome and appreciated.
You will have some great opportunities
DA staff travel for WVU games, journalism conferences and national events. This year's staff went to conferences in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and Charleston, WV In addition, three staffers were awarded summer internships at WV media outlets open only to DA staffers. This summer DA staff worked at WV MetroNews, The Exponent Telegram in Clarksburg, and WAJR. In addition, other DA staffers interned at the Charleston Gazette-Mail and KRIV-TV, the Fox affiliate in Houston.
We are serious about creating quality journalism but we know how to have fun as well. This is a community, not a job. By joining us, you’ll be part of something that years later you will describe as “the best thing I did at WVU.”
We need people who are curious, clever and like to take chances. No experience is required, nor do you have to be a journalism student. You just have to be able to embrace change and want to be part of a proud organization that has been serving WVU since 1887.
ALL STUDENTS APPLYING FOR PAID POSITIONS MUST HAVE AND MAINTAIN THROUGHOUT THEIR TENURE A 2.5 GPA.
You can also send your resume or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our building at 284 Prospect Street to meet the professional staff.
- Summer Editor (Summer 2021)
- Summer Reporters (Summer 2021)
- Digital Managing Editor
- News Editor
- Assistant News Editor
- Culture Editor
- Assistant Culture Editor
- Sports Editor
- Assistant Sports Editor
- Opinion Editor
- Engagement (Social Media) Manager
- Layout Designer
- Photography Manager
- Podcast Manager
- Advertising Designer