Work for the DA

We want you to join the DA

The 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

All those who are interested should use the application below.

We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the school year.


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.

It's fun

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.



You can also send your resume or questions to or stop by our building at 284 Prospect Street to meet the professional staff.


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