Thank you for your interest in The Mercury!

During Spring 2023, we are officially hiring writers, columnists, graphics artists, photographers, and videographers for the semester. Writing applicants will be required to (1) complete a timed article-writing test, (2) complete a closed note short answer test on our style and policies and (3) participate in a mock interview. Graphics, photography and videography applicants will be required to submit a portfolio for review and participate in an interview.

We are also looking to hire more opinion columnists. Applicants are required to bring their own column topic ideas, in addition to completing an interview and application article. Please reach out to our opinion editor — — for more details.

During fall and spring semesters, we publish an issue every two weeks. Consequently, staying on top of deadlines and communicating effectively is a key part of being a Mercury staff member.

Application forms for all these positions can be found at the following link. Thank you for your interest! If you have any further questions, send an email to our editor-in-chief  — Our editor-in-chief will give you more information about the next steps in the hiring process and answer any questions you might have.