The Daily Texan is Hiring!

Phoebe Hayes, Managing Editor

Spring 2022 staff applications are open until Jan. 28 at midnight. If you have any questions regarding the spring semester, please email the spring managing editor Phoebe Hayes at [email protected] or editor-in-chief Sanika Nayak at [email protected].

There will be a virtual info session Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. If you are interested in attending and learning more about the inner workings and various things The Daily Texan does, fill out this link.

If you are interested in joining the team, fill out our interest form and a department head will get back to you about the next steps.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

 

NEWS

All roads lead to us. The news department covers student issues on campus, University policy and administration, city policies affecting students, the pandemic and so much more. Come help us break news ranging from UT requiring all students to take COVID-19 tests before returning to campus last fall to the Longhorn Band’s response to the ongoing “The Eyes of Texas” controversy. No experience required.

Position: General reporter

 

SPORTS

Whether you play sports or just like sports, join us if you want to report about all things athletics and the people who participate in them. Have a chance to cover some of the new approaches in Texas basketball, cover amazing comeback games and tell the stories of Texas athletes.  Help us top this headline — yes, we printed that. Do we regret it? Nope. No experience required.

Position: Sports reporter

 

LIFE&ARTS

Come here to write about the finer things in life and express your thoughts on the arts — as well as explore the human aspect behind the news. We’ve delved into inclusivity and beauty standards on campus, how the coronavirus affects students’ mental health, the best and greasiest of campus pizza, and everything in between. Did a new movie move you? Write about it in a review! Better yet, conduct a Q&A with your favorite actors, producers and/or directors behind the art. No experience required.

Position: L&A reporter

 

OPINION

Make yourself heard at the opinion department! This includes columnists, cartoonists and editors who work to contribute and solicit columns from the community. The department’s work serves a dual purpose: to reflect and further inform the opinions of the University community. We want you to tell things how they are and represent UT and its community as the semester progresses. No experience required.

Positions: Opinion columnist, opinion illustrator

 

PHOTO

Photographers capture visual content to supplement News, Sports and Life&Arts stories on a daily basis. They also have the opportunity to work on long-term multimedia projects independent from other departments and produce photo spreads, slideshows and work on special projects. No experience required, though familiarity with camera settings is a plus. Tryouts will be required to have access to their own equipment for the tryout period.

Position: Staff photographer

 

VIDEO

The video department produces videos that go alongside reports from other departments while also tackling separate, standalone projects. Apply to the video department to create interesting content that bolster the Texan’s online presence — like this video where we explore how quarantined students found community during Ramadan. Tryouts will be required to independently film and edit a video. No experience is required, and students outside of journalism and radio-television-film programs are encouraged to apply.

Position: Staff videographer

 

DIVERSITY + INCLUSION BOARD

Interested in making the Texan a more diverse and inclusive space? The D+I board members are the ones tackling that from the ground up. This semester, we will be continuing our initiatives, such as coverage tracking, a D+I newsletter and newsroom workshops, in addition to pursuing new, additional goals. Be a part of our mission to broaden our coverage and make the newsroom a place where everyone is truly welcomed.

Positions: Diversity & Inclusion contributor

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Print journalism? In this pandemic? We coordinate The Daily Texan’s social media accounts to maximize our outreach. Social media staffers write daily posts for our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — which boasts the largest following among all college media. If you think you have a good online voice and a good handle on what our audience wants to know, this is the perfect department for you. No experience required.

Position: Social media staffer

 

NEWSLETTERS

The newsletter team keeps an engaged audience up to date through regular releases of its three newsletters: The Daily Digest, The Weekly Rewind and Tailgating with Texas. Ideal candidates will be able to write quickly and keep their words sharp and catchy. Newsletter writers typically work once a week writing for one of our three newsletters. No experience required.

Position: Newsletters writer

 

DESIGN

Is graphic design actually your passion? Do you hate Comics Sans and Papyrus irrationally? Is Adobe CC all you need in life? Join your like-minded brethren here. Issue designers work one night a week designing satisfying, cohesive pages in the paper. Come make show-stopping spreads and creative infographics with us! No experience required, though familiarity with InDesign is a plus.

Position: Issue designer

 

COPY

If rules and structure define your life, you belong at the backbone of the paper. Release your inner urge to constantly correct people! Staff copy editors are responsible for fact-checking stories and reading for AP style, grammar and spelling. Copy staffers work to strengthen content across all departments and gain skills in writing headlines and editing. No experience required, but familiarity with AP style and being a Virgo are pluses.

Position: Copy editor

 

PODCAST

Got a voice for radio? Narrate the news at the audio department! We provide clips and embeds that supplement storytelling for other departments, work on special projects and produce podcasts with weekly content and analysis. Find us on SoundCloud and Spotify. No experience required, but knowledge of audio editing software and/or broadcast journalism is a plus.

Position: Audio producer

 

COMICS

The comics department focuses primarily on filling the section with new, original content produced by comics artists. Artists’ work may include comics for the printed page or for the website. Illustrators provide other departments, such as News, Opinion and Life&Arts, with illustrations that accompany their stories. All artists, animators and illustrators are welcome. No experience required.

Position: Comics artist

 

LONGFORM REPORTING

If you love diving into your stories and being a nerd about public information/data sets, this department is your perfect fit. We will spend the semester tackling 3-4 longform pieces that uncover information the UT student body should know. There is plenty of room for a variety of skill sets and reporting mediums (we might produce in podcast, video or print). All levels of experience are welcome to apply. 

Position: longform/investigative reporter