The Pitt News

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Interested in becoming part of one of the largest student-run newsrooms in the country? The Pitt News is always looking for its next team of editors, reporters, photographers, videographers and copy editors to work at the award-winning newspaper.

Students who join TPN are paid for their contributions and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where they can learn the skills of professional journalists. They communicate well and bring their own ideas to the table, while also agreeing to pick up necessary assignments.

Our staff has gone on to work at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, South China Morning Post, CNN, Vanity Fair, CNBC, CBS Sports, Time Magazine, National Geographic, Bloomberg News, Hearst Magazines, Men’s Health, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Business-Times, Tribune-Review, PublicSource and numerous other outlets.

Applications are currently closed for all positions. The Pitt News anticipates opening applications for several desks at the beginning of the summer semester.

  • News Writer (No open positions): As a news writer, you will report on the latest events on campus and in Pittsburgh. The desk covers current events, student organizations, student government, campus police and University announcements, as well as holding the administration accountable. You will have the opportunity to interview Pitt students and staff, and attend events and write about them.
  • Culture Writer (No open positions): Culture writers focus on everything culture, such as music, art, film, poetry, food/drink and more. You’ll cover these areas in Oakland and around greater Pittsburgh, as well as some current events from the entertainment world.
  • Sports Writer (No open positions): Sports writers work to cover the current events happening in Pitt Athletics. They write game coverage, feature stories on varsity and club athletes and teams, as well as columns on anything sports-related.
  • Opinions Columnist (No open positions): Columnists are responsible for The Pitt News’ hot takes! Columnists are not limited to any one area of writing and write about everything from local politics to pop culture. About once a week, we also feature satire and/or poetry — a fun outlet for our more creative writers.
  • Photographer (No open positions): Your job is to photograph events, people and places that are featured in The Pitt News. Everything from sports events to portraits to concerts on campus are fair game. Sometimes more creative photography is required for columns and covers!
  • Videographer (No open positions): Videographers help to create videos for The Pitt News’ website and YouTube channel. Everything from interviews with students to sports games to events on campus can be captured!
  • Illustrator (No open positions): If you’re artistically minded, this is the job for you! Illustrators are tasked with drawing illustrations for columns and news stories. You may even get the chance to design covers of our print newspaper special editions.
  • Digital Writer (No open positions): Digital writers write blogs that offer a deeper look at the student experience and dive into writers specific interests and personal experiences in college.
  • Staff Graphic Artist (No open positions): Staff graphic artists help to create data visualizations like charts and graphs to help readers understand the numbers side of stories. They use coding skills to spice up online layout for more in-depth stories.
  • Copy Editor (No open positions): If you’re a grammar perfectionist, copy editor may be the role for you. Copy editors read through articles and columns before they are published to check for any grammar or factual errors, spelling mistakes and AP style issues.

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