Thank you for your interest in The Mercury!
During Fall 2021, we are officially hiring writers, columnists, graphics artists, photographers, and videographers for the 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. 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 – Fatimah Azeem, firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
If you would like to apply, send an email to our editor-in-chief – Tyler Burkhardt, email@example.com – 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.