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Are you looking for a job that's more than just a job?


The Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa's student-produced newspaper, may be the place for you. In addition to gaining practical writing and photography experience, Northern Iowan employees become an important part of the UNI community as they connect readers to campus events and culture, embracing a journalistic tradition 119 years strong.


Don't have journalism experience? No problem. The Northern Iowan holds regular workshops and provides personal feedback to its employees to hone their skills and foster continual growth.


Interested? Read about our open positions and complete the application below.


How Do I Start?


Apply Now!

Print out and complete this application, and drop if off with two professional writing samples and a course schedule that includes possible conflicts at the Northern Iowan office, which is located in the lower level of Maucker Union. One of our editors will review your application and contact you shortly.


Got Questions?

Do you have questions about the application process or about working for the Northern Iowan? Email them to Executive Editor Linh Ta at tal@uni.edu.


News Writers


Description

Cover important campus events, controversies, discussions, Northern Iowa Student Government meetings, and local and state government decisions and their impact on UNI students.

Requirements

Writers are required to submit on average at least one article per week and are expected to attend at least one staff meeting a week. Good writing and communication skills and a passion to stay informed necessary; journalism experience preferred but not required. Writers must be willing to learn and improve and must respond well to feedback.

Questions?

Contact News Editor Jordan Aune: aunej@uni.edu

Open Positions

Staff Writer

Campus Life Writers


Description

Campus Life writers profile outstanding and interesting students, faculty and staff members, feature exciting student organizations and important events, and cover and review arts and entertainment on campus and in the Cedar Valley community.

Requirements

Writers are required to submit on average at least one article per week and are expected to attend at least one staff meeting a week. Good writing and communication skills and a passion to stay informed necessary; journalism experience preferred but not required. Writers must be willing to learn and improve and must respond well to feedback.

Questions?

Contact Campus Life Editor Caitie Peterson: petercap@uni.edu

Open Positions

Staff Writer
Multicultural Events
Entertainment

Sports Writers


Description

Sports writers cover different athletic events, including football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and more; profile outstanding athletes; cover important athletic news; and provide commentary and analysis on Panther athletics.

Requirements

Writers must cover every game of their sport. Profile writers, commentators, and analysts are required to submit on average one article per week. Good writing and communication skills and a passion for and knowledge of sports required; journalism experience preferred but not required. Writers must be willing to learn and improve and must respond well to feedback.

Questions?

Contact Sports Editor Jake Bemis: bemisj@uni.edu

Open Positions

Football
Volleyball
Soccer
Panther Profiles
Commentary

Opinion Columnists


Description

Opinion columnists write carefully crafted columns sharing opinions relevant to students using arguments supported by reliable evidence and cogent logic. Topics can be anything appropriate and relevant to the UNI student body, including issues like diversity, religion, politics, student policies, university events and decisions, etc.

Requirements

Columnists are required to submit on average one column every other week. Good writing skills and clear argumentation required; previous experience preferred but not required. Writers must be willing to learn and improve and must respond well to feedback.

Questions?

Contact Executive Editor Linh Ta: tal@uni.edu

Open Positions

Opinion Columnist

Photographers


Description

Photographers capture photographs to record news, current events and lifestyle stories. Their aim is to capture the best images in order to document an event, tell a story or convey a message.

Requirements

Photographers are required to cover on average at least one assignment per week. An aptitude for photography required; no equipment necessary; prior experience preferred but not required. Must be willing to learn and improve and must respond well to feedback.

Questions?

Contact Art Director Meghan Rankin: rankinm@uni.edu

Open Positions

News Photographer
Campus Life Photographer
Sports Photographer