The Hoya is looking for contributors for the fall 2014 semester (Read: The Hoya is looking for you!). Applying to be a contributor now is a great decision because you have loads of free time as it’s still summer and, of course, you’re shaking with excitement to get involved back at school.
First, let’s clear the air about what this application actually is. After looking through the 2018 GAAP group, I’ve noticed a bit of (totally understandable) confusion. To be completely honest, I wouldn’t understand what a contributor does if I didn’t work for The Hoya. This is not an application to become a staff member of The Hoya. Rather, contributor applications are for columnists or community members on the editorial board. As a columnist, you write a column, either once a week or every other week, with a consistent and creative theme. Columnist positions are available in the Opinion, Business, Sports or Guide sections. On the other hand, the two editorial board community members meet with the rest of the editorial board to discuss issues on campus and in D.C. before before voicing its opinion in the paper. These two individuals serve as representatives of the Georgetown community on the board, which is otherwise made up of Hoya staffers.
All of these positions provide a glimpse into what goes on at The Hoya and an opportunity to make friends with the lovely staff. Apply — what do you have to lose?
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. TOMORROW (Aug. 15). For more specific info and the applications, check out our Facebook event.
Still confused about what a columnist actually does? Here are some of our favorite columns from past semesters:
Remember another round of applications to join our staff will be available mid-August. And don’t worry, we won’t let you forget about it!