Is there an interview to be a Reporter for the University of Washington student paper?

Is there an interview to be a Reporter for the University of Washington student paper?
2018-11-28T00:34:49Z 1
2018-11-28T00:34:49Z

Former Reporter at University of Washington

over 1 year ago
The Daily, the University of Washington's student newspaper, doesn't do the standard interview process. To apply, you need to send in clips (samples of your writing). If the editors are interested in hiring you, they will ask you to attend an orientation for new reporters. After that, you will be asked to attend weekly meetings for a whole quarter that are overseen by the paper's development editor. During the quarter, you will be writing for the paper, but you won't get paid. You will, however, get to experience what it's like to be a student journalist, which involves taking pitches, working on assignments, and working with editors, other writers, copy editors, photographers, and designers. Think of it as a trial period where editors can see if you have the skills to stay on as a full-time writer. As the quarter ends, the development editor will arrange a time to meet and discuss whether or not the paper is a good fit for you.
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