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.
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.
My name is Chloe Courtney Bohl and I’m the Executive News Editor this semester. Our section keeps the Tufts community informed and engaged by reporting university and local news on topics ranging from politics to activism to public health. As a news writer, you’ll be a part of this effort and will also get the chance to work with a team of talented and dedicated journalists. It’s a great opportunity to grow as a writer, meet incredible people and ensure your peers are up to date on the important developments unfolding in our community. We welcome new writers with any level of journalism experience — or none at all — and will train you on everything you need to know! If you have any questions or are interested in joining the news section, please reach out to me at [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you!
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 Delaney Clarke and I am the Executive Features Editor for spring 2022! In the Features section of the Daily, we produce long-form, in-depth stories that highlight people, places and events occurring in and around Tufts’ campus. Features’ stories can explore a variety of topics. In the past, we’ve published pieces about climate change, student organizations, student fashion, faculty and alumni, off-campus shops and restaurants, social media, elections and so much more! Beyond getting to write about interesting and important topics, Features allows you to learn so much more about the Tufts community and the surrounding area. Please reach out to me at [email protected] if you are interested in joining our section or simply want to learn more. All are welcome!
My name is Maeve Hagerty and I’m the Executive Arts & Pop Culture Editor for spring 2022. Our content focuses on anything related to arts and popular media, including film, music, fashion and more. In the Arts section our topics are flexible and cover everything from album releases to on-campus art exhibitions. We focus on content which affects campus, the Boston area and the world at large. We are firm believers that culture and the arts are so often what make our lives — here on campus and across the world — vivid and engaging. We believe in inclusivity and diversity, and if you are interested in becoming part of the section we would love to have you; 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 Faye Thijssen and I’m the Executive Opinion Editor for spring 2022! 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]!
Instead of sitting down watching sports on your television and scrolling through your phone, take out a notebook and start writing down your thoughts about that quarterback’s spiral, that foolish coaching decision or the players who just don’t get enough recognition. Our goal is to cover all sports at Tufts, while analyzing the relevance of athletics on a global stage. The Sports section prides itself not only on excellent writing but also on creating interpersonal relationships with Tufts student-athletes and coaches who expect us to record both their feats and their failures. We offer students the chance to write weekly or biweekly columns about a topic of their choosing, as well as the opportunity to follow a Tufts athletics team. Although we’re a Division III school, we hold our reporters to a high standard while trying to have as much fun as possible with our writing, reporting and social media endeavors. If any of this sounds enjoyable to you, join our Sports section family and have some fun. Feel free to send me an email @[email protected]
My name is Ty Blitstein and I am excited to be the Executive Video Editor for spring 2022. 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 are Mina Terzioglu and Kiana Vallo, and we’re the Daily’s Executive Photo Editors for the spring 2022 semester! Do you want to be a part of capturing what goes on in the Tufts community? We work closely with the other sections, typically taking photos for news, features and sports articles. We can also create our own visual narratives through photo spreads and special photo projects that members can pitch.
Don’t have your own photo camera or prior photography experience? No problem! We can provide cameras from the office and other section members are always ready to share equipment or expertise. We will also be organizing creative and informative workshops, photo walks and other fun events throughout the semester. Above all, we are a welcoming community passionate about photography and photojournalism. Please reach out to [email protected] if you would like more details or are interested in joining the section!
My name is Aaron Klein and I am the Executive Audio Producer for spring 2022. The Audio section allows for stories to be reported in creative and nontraditional ways. Audio’s main method of storytelling is through podcasts. In the past, these podcasts have pertained to news, sports, investigation and more; however, podcasts as a medium allow for the coverage of anything and everything, so no topic is off the table! While podcasts are currently the primary focus of Audio, we are always looking to expand and find new ways to incorporate audio content into other facets of the Daily. If you are interested in creative reporting, editing, producing, hosting, pitching a new project or are just curious to see what Audio is about, this is the section for you! No prior audio experience is necessary to join. If you are interested in joining the Audio section or have any questions, please reach out at [email protected]!
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!
Ever wonder how articles and pictures become a cohesive newspaper? Want to contribute to the final design of a paper at the Daily? We are Mike Kourkoulakos, Maddy Noah and Charlene Tsai — the Executive Layout Editors for Spring 2022 — and we invite you to join Layout! The Layout section is responsible for assembling the final product that you see when you pick up the Daily each day.
We use Adobe InDesign to arrange the text and images in a visually appealing and reader-friendly fashion. No prior experience is necessary! Sign up for one of our weekly training sessions to learn how production works at the Daily.
Interested in getting involved artistically at the Daily? My name is Michael Yung and I’m the Executive Graphics Editor for spring 2022! The Graphics section is a team of artists who help create the visuals accompanying articles for the Daily such as drawings, cartoons, banners, maps, infographics and more! No prior experience is necessary and commitment is flexible! Members can select from a weekly pool of graphic requests that interest them and are encouraged to pitch their own ideas for an article’s graphic. You can check out some of our work on our website or Instagram! If you have any questions or would like to join, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] or [email protected]!
We are Julia Shannon-Grillo and Abi Vixama, and we’re the Executive Copy Editors for the spring 2022 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, making it easy to pick up editing shifts remotely and choose a time commitment that works best for you. Given the section’s flexibility, it’s common for copy editors to be involved in other sections of the Daily as well. 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 Elise Fong and Sydney Spivy, and we’re the Daily’s Executive Social Media Editors for spring 2022! Social Media plays a vital role in increasing audience engagement and readership across the Daily’s social media platforms, including through 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] We would love to have you!
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