Join The Huntingtonian

 

Consider Becoming a Photographer, Reporter, Columnist, or Illustrator
HU students don’t need to join the newspaper staff to write or take photographs for the Huntingtonian. The newspaper depends on student reporters, columnists, photographers, illustrators and cartoonists like you. Contact the current editor or faculty advisor if interested.

Reporters (pays $20 per published article or podcast with photo included)
You can submit an article or podcast you have written or produced for publication consideration, or you can attend one of the story planning meetings to be assigned a story to cover. They are held three times a semester on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm in the lower level of Meadows Hall. Becoming a reporter is a great way to set yourself up to join the newspaper staff the next year.

Columnist (pays $20 per published article or podcast with photo included)

Columnists will have a regular article featured in the opinions or lifestyle page of The Huntingtonian. These are 200-400 words in length and highlight a topic that may be of interest to students, faculty, and staff at Huntington University.

Illustrators/cartoonists ($20 per published graph/illustration/cartoon)
The Huntingtonian needs three types of illustration. One is informational illustrations, such as graphs that depict statistics or maps. The second is story illustrations, which serve the same function as photos but add an interpretive element to them. These can be, but are not limited to political cartoons. Both of these types accompany stories and draw the reader’s attention to the story and some angle of the story. The third type is the stand-alone cartoon that makes a point related to campus through humor.

Consider joining the Newspaper Staff
Each spring semester students interested in serving on the editorial/design staff of the Huntingtonian newspaper the following academic year are encouraged to apply second semester for the following positions:

Editor-in-Chief: $1,500 for the year
The chief editor is responsible for running the editorial staff to produce a high-quality campus news Web site and paper publication. Specific responsibilities include
• Holding regular staff meetings each semester
• Receiving all submitted stories and visual elements and assigning them to the appropriate section editors
• Approving edited articles for the Huntingtonian.com and the newspaper and returning them to section editors to publish
• Holding section editors responsible to their job descriptions
• Daily skimming the Huntingtonian.com to find and order corrections
• Maintaining and refreshing the headline page of the Huntingtonian.com
• Designing the front page of Huntingtonian paper editions
• Reporting regularly to the faculty advisor, especially about sensitive columns, stories, or visual elements

Arts & Entertainment Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Arts & Entertainment section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Arts & Entertainment section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Arts & Entertainment section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Features Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Features section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Features section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Features section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

News Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the News section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the News section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the News section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

On-Campus Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the On-Campus section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the On-Campus section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the On-Campus section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Opinion Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Opinion section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Opinion section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions
• Editing all columns as assigned by the editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Opinion section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Sports Section Editor: $900 (if first year) or $1,100 (subsequent years)
• Keeping the Sports section of Huntingtonian.com fresh and current
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Sports section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories.
• Making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them as assigned by the chief editor
• Editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style
• Submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor
• Completing by the due date designated courses in a free InDesign video tutorial series as determined by the chief editor
• Designing the Sports section of the paper newspaper each issue
• Reporting and writing at least one story per semester, including visual elements
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Copy Editor $500 (if first year) or $700 (subsequent years)
• Copy editing for grammar and AP style over design weekend
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Editing any articles assigned by the editor to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of The Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks.
• Posting approved stories when returned from the editor-in-chief online.
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven photograph loads as assigned by the chief editor

Staff Writer  (2 positions available): $100 (if first year) or $200 (subsequent years)
• Writing hard news or feature articles that consistently follow Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian for the print edition and Huntingtonian.com
• Attending regularly staff meetings as called by the chief editor
• Editing any articles assigned by the editor to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks
• Submitting edited stories to the chief editor for final approval on time
• Posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor online
• Helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads as assigned by the chief editor

Have a knack for one of these positions? The application session for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Feb. 27th and the deadline is March 28th. Please turn in the application below, along with two examples of your writing and a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member by March 28th. You can email the completed applciaiton and supplemental materials to Selina Pohl. Letters of reccomendation may be sent by campus mail or email, directly to pohls@huntington.edu. The link below will direct you to the application.

 huntingtonian-application
Current staff members interested in a position for next year must also apply. Include any evidence of accomplishment in these areas (such as copies of writing you’ve done or something you’ve designed). Also include a resume.

Send to:
Selina Pohl, Editor-in-Chief (2016-2017)
pohls@huntington.edu
and
Lynett Fager, adviser
lfager@huntington.edu

The Huntingtonian Editorial Board
2303 College Ave.
Huntington, IN 46750.