Here at the Daily, we pride ourselves on providing a unique experience in the world of journalism. As the smallest independently operated college newspaper in the country, a position at the Daily offers you the freedom to take on a large array of responsibilities. Whether you’ve been writing for your student paper for years or have never written outside of your English classes prior to college, we’d love to have your voice as a part of our paper.
If you’d like to get involved:
1. Read on to learn more about our three departments, and indicate interest in joining one or more sections via the google form linked below.
2. Attend our open house in the basement of Curtis Hall on Sept. 12 between 4–5 p.m. Come explore our office, meet our executive editors and learn more about our organization. We’ll bring snacks!
3. Attend one of our general interest meetings. We’ll formally introduce our managing and executive boards, and we’ll present an overview of each section. The first GIM will run Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.; the second will run Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. Both will be held in Braker Hall 001; you need only attend one.
4. Attend DailyCon, our semesterly training event, on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. in Robinson 253. DailyCon is mandatory for all new members of The Tufts Daily.
We look forward to welcoming you to our organization.
At the Daily, we pride ourselves in creating an environment where aspiring journalists can make a name for themselves with published content, regardless of their prior experience. Along with developing important skills in interviewing and writing, an Editorial position at the Daily will teach you valuable lessons in organization, leadership and more!
The Daily is divided into seven written editorial sections: News, Features, Arts & Pop Culture, Opinion, Sports, Science and Investigative*. Incoming members will begin as Contributing Writers. As they become more involved at the Daily, Editorial members have the opportunity to earn positions as Staff Writers, Assistant Editors, Editors as well as those on the Executive Board.
In addition to our written editorial opportunities, the Daily offers multimedia positions in our Audio, Photo and Video sections.
*Members who wish to join our Investigative section must first complete at least one semester in another written section at the Daily.
Below, we’ve asked each of our Editorial Department Executive Editors to introduce their sections in greater detail. For more information about the Daily, please visit our about us page.
I’m Alex Janoff and I’m super excited to work with an extremely dedicated group of journalists in the News section this semester as Executive News Editor. The News section is all about ensuring our community is well-informed about the events happening on all of our campuses and in the surrounding communities and Metro Boston area. I’m convinced that — by putting you right in the middle of the action — writing for News can introduce you to journalism in the best way possible, and it can also help to improve your writing skills generally. If you have any questions at all or would be interested in writing for News, please email me at [email protected] I can’t wait to hear from you all!
Join the Daily’s brand new Science team! Science — which will operate as a special branch under News — will focus on the latest in science and health on and off campus. We’re looking to publish stories across a wide range of subjects, including (but not limited to) biological and health sciences, physical sciences, engineering, climate science, public health and more!
There’s no experience required to join; we’ll be training you on how to write scientific journalism, and we welcome all Daily members to join regardless of whether or not you have a background in science. We plan to run about 2–3 articles a week, so we’re hoping that the time commitment will be flexible and you’ll still be able to write for other sections of the Daily. Feel free to email [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions. I hope to work with you this semester!
My name is Jill Collins, and I’m the Executive Features Editor for fall 2021. In the Features section, we write longer, in-depth pieces that tell the stories of members of the community and highlight events and projects happening at Tufts and in the surrounding areas. Past articles have covered a range of topics from the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic to profile pieces featuring Tufts faculty and alumni. Please reach out to me at [email protected] if you’d like to join our section or learn more information!
My name is Phoebe Wong, and I’m the Executive Arts & Pop Culture Editor for fall 2021. Our section covers anything related to arts and popular media, including film, music, fashion and more. In terms of scope, topics can range from on-campus trends and personalities to events within the wider Boston area or even to content releases affecting the world at large. Although our pieces may sometimes be more lighthearted than mainstream news, we believe that arts are a key part of society and often reflect broader cultural values. No matter your experience or specific area of interest, there is a place for you in the Arts section! Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you would like to get involved.
My name is Paloma Delgado and I’m the Executive Opinion Editor for fall 2021! In the Opinion section, we cover current events from various angles — publishing opinionated content that pertains to the Tufts community and beyond. Our impassioned staff writers write opinions that represent their own viewpoints, while our impactful editorials represent the stances of the Editorial Board. Our weekly columnists contribute through their own poignant takes on topics of their choice. Members of the Tufts community are encouraged to submit their own opinions through op-eds and letters to the editor. If you are interested in being an Opinion writer, an editorialist or submitting an op-ed/letter to the editor, please reach out to [email protected]!
My name is Ananda Kao and I’m the Executive Sports Editor at the Daily for fall 2021. Our writers cover all things Tufts sports and also have the opportunity to write a weekly or biweekly column about their wider sports interests. In addition to the Jumbos, we have expanded our coverage to pro sports and more general NCAA stories. We are super excited to see all of the Tufts athletes competing again this fall and are gearing up to cover what is sure to be a great semester. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] if you have questions or are interested in writing for Sports — we would love to have you!
My name is Ty Blitstein and I am excited to be the Executive Video Editor for fall 2021. The Video section has lots of creative freedom in the content we produce, which includes everything from coverage of community happenings to student vlogs to interviews with Tufts newsmakers. We also frequently collaborate with the other sections of the Daily. Whether you’d like to pitch an original project or just contribute occasional footage of whatever catches your eye on campus, the commitment is flexible and no prior experience is needed. If you’re interested in joining the Video section or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected]!
We’re Sophie Dolan and Michelle Li and we’re the Executive Photo Editors for fall 2021. The Photo section visually captures what goes on in the Tufts community by creating photo spreads and taking photos to accompany articles from other sections. Our photos can be found published in the Daily and across our social media pages.
Photographers will also have the opportunity to pitch their own photo projects if they are interested. You do not need to own a camera to join and you also do not have to be on/near campus to be a member of the section. If you would like to join the Photo section or have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]!
I’m Hannah Harris and I’m thrilled to be the Executive Audio Producer for fall 2021. The Audio section allows for a more creative form of journalism, telling news, investigative, sports and arts stories through podcasts. Each team has the opportunity to craft the stories they feel are important, with individual podcast producers’ and my advising.
From sports talk shows to news recaps to big-picture investigations, the section has countless opportunities for all interests and experience levels. Please reach out to [email protected] if you would like more details or are interested in joining the section!
Being the smallest independent daily college newspaper in the country, the Daily provides a unique opportunity for students to experience firsthand the production process and what goes into putting the paper in your hands, inbox and social media feed every day. Joining the Production Department is a fantastic way to learn and develop useful skills such as project management, copy editing, graphic design, social media analytics and much more!
The Production Department is split into four sections — Layout, Graphics, Copy and Social Media — all of which require no experience to join, and offer opportunities to become editors and executive editors in coming semesters. Below, we’ve asked our Production Department Executive Editors to introduce themselves and their sections in more detail!
Do you enjoy satisfying layout designs? We are Mac Callahan, Lucy Kaskel and Maddy Noah, the Executive Layout Editors for fall 2021. The Layout section is responsible for the paper’s visual design each day.
We use Adobe InDesign to present information in an effective, appealing and organized way for our readers. No prior experience is needed to join! We will host weekly training sessions throughout the semester. Layout is a great way to get hands-on experience with the Daily’s production and we hope you can join our team!
My name is Asli and I am the Executive Graphics Editor for fall 2021! We are a team of artists that create the visuals accompanying articles for the Daily such as drawings, cartoons, charts, maps, infographics and more! Members are also encouraged to pitch their own ideas for opinion graphics. If you are interested in what we have done, take a look at our website or Instagram. We work with a variety of media so we have a place for a wide spectrum of artists!
We are excited to expand the Graphics team and have new members join us this semester! Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to join or have any questions.
We are Julian Perry and Sarah Sandlow, and we’re the Executive Copy Editors for the fall 2021 semester! Every night, Copy goes through each article, photo caption and headline to look for grammatical and stylistic errors and inconsistencies. As the largest section of the Daily, we have a great group of editors working together to ensure the paper is as clear, strong and professional as it can be.
As a member of the Daily’s Copy section, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hang out in the office and get to know the Managing Board, production team and fellow copy staff. We’re also one of the most flexible sections of the Daily, so you’ll be able to choose the time commitment that works best for you. So if you’re the friend who corrects a misused “their/there/they’re” in your group chat, consider joining the Copy section! Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested or have questions!
Social Media Section
We are Kendall Roberts and Elise Fong and we’re the Daily’s Executive Social Media Editors for fall 2021! Social Media plays a vital role in increasing audience engagement and readership across the Daily’s social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more! We play a big part in keeping the Tufts community updated on newly published issues and articles.
Regardless of prior experience, members of the Social Media section will have the opportunity to gain experience in public relations and communications, as well as learn how to use the publishing and analytical tools of various platforms. If you’d like to join the Social Media section or have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]
The opportunity: Secure a quantifiably significant share of the revenue for the only student-run, 100+ employee entity on campus, while honing high-demand skills in customer relationship management (quite the resume-boosting experience)!
Description: The Tufts Daily’s Business Department is recruiting a squad of self-motivated and outgoing Account Managers who will be responsible for print, digital, social media, and newsletter advertisement sales. Account Managers are full members of the Department’s leadership team, helping plan and execute its strategic initiatives. Account Managers supply the Daily’s main source of income, supporting the publication’s important and unique role as the smallest daily college newspaper in the country (!!) and Tufts’ very own newspaper-of-record.
- Initiate and foster lasting relationships with off-campus clients
- Set and meet ad revenue targets through relationship-driven sales strategy
- Attend weekly Department meetings to workshop sales strategy and discuss strategic initiatives
- Support Department’s strategic initiatives through research tasks, special issue distribution, and other administrative support
Desired experience and background:
- Experience in a sales, canvassing, or customer-facing role preferred but not required
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills a must
- Willingness to door-knock, canvass, and otherwise generate sales leads based upon personal relationships
- Up to 8-12 hours per week, at least two-thirds of which spent on lead acquisition and relationship management
- Commission-based: starting rate of 10% with potential for upward growth
The opportunity: Gain practical experience in web development and embark on a project of your own design that benefits the smallest daily college newspaper in the country!
Description: The Tufts Daily’s Business Department is recruiting a team of proactive and imaginative web developers and software designers to maintain and improve the Daily’s digital presence. The Web team (“section” in Daily lingo) is led by a Web Manager, who manages the section, sets its priorities, leads its initiatives and delegates maintenance responsibilities. Each section member will also propose and pursue a creative, problem-solving project of their own design.
Role and responsibilities:
- Keep the Daily’s web presence running in good order, which centers on tuftsdaily.com (a WordPress theme website)
- Improve user experience on tuftsdaily.com and other Daily sites through modifications approved by the Managing Board
- Streamline workflow through creative software design in the Daily’s other departments (“Editorial” and “Production”)
Desired skills and background:
- Experience designing and managing a WordPress theme website
- Interest in intersection of technology and news media
- Relevant Computer Science coursework preferred, but not required
- Up to 5-7 hours per week, at least half of which spent pursuing their personal project
- Eligible for the Daily’s Support Fund