Thank you for your interest in The Mercury!
In August 2020, we will officially begin hiring writers, graphics artists, photographers and videographers for the Fall 2020 semester. Writing applicants will be required to (1) complete a fill-in-the-blank quiz on AP style, journalistic technique, etc. (study materials will be provided in advance), (2) complete a timed article-writing test 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 currently looking to hire two to three more opinion columnists, specifically a conservative politics columnist. 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.
We recognize that the individual situations in Fall 2020 may vary. If you are intending to take classes remotely and choose not to come to campus, we understand. The safety of yourself and others is the first priority. Don’t let that deter you from applying, though: we’re happy to work with you to establish a working situation that fits your needs, and that allows you to be apart of our team while contributing remotely.
If you would like to apply–whether before or after August 2020–send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest, as well as which department(s) you would like to apply for. Our editor-in-chief will give you more information about the next steps in the hiring process, and answer any questions you might have.