Since 1920, The Hoya has served Georgetown University and the Georgetown neighborhood as the university’s newspaper of record. The Hoya provides a community for students regardless of prior experience or writing ability. The Hoya is excited to be in person in Leavey 421 this year. We pride ourselves on maintaining and strengthening the community of staffers we have built over the past 100 years.
The fall application to join The Hoya is now closed, but applications will open up again in the spring. Applications to join The Fourth Edition, The Hoya’s blog, are open now through Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and can be found here.
Have any questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page before you apply.
Entry-Level Editorial Division Positions
Applications for entry-level editorial positions in all sections but our Blog are now closed. Apply to the Blog here by Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
News staff writers work with desk editors to cover five beats: student life, academics, grad, city and events. Writers cover any and all news and events relevant to the Georgetown University community. Working in the News section trains you to write critically, concisely and on a deadline, and is a great way to join a tight-knit community.
Social Media staffers work creatively and collaboratively, ensuring The Hoya’s content is shared in an exciting and organized manner on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As a member of the Social Media team, you have the opportunity to contribute to our TikTok, make graphics and assist with newsletters, in addition to working on new Social Media projects.
Entry-Level Publishing Division Positions
Applications for entry-level publishing positions will open in Fall 2023.
New Business Operations associates are responsible for the management of the newspaper’s finances and verification of transactions involving The Hoya, as well as selling print and online advertisements to local businesses, providing the funds that allow us to produce the paper. FinOps helps you master your elevator pitch, engage with potential customers and bring The Hoya out into the surrounding community. You will gain insight into the daily operations of the business. This critical component of The Hoya requires attention to detail.
As an associate in the Human Resources department, you will manage employee relations, plan social and professional events, and have the opportunity to work on individual projects that better prepare the organization for the future. The Human Resources team helps keep the paper running smoothly from behind the scenes.
The Technology team will handle all matters related to tech at The Hoya, including maintaining and redesigning The Hoya’s website and working with the Technology director to help The Hoya innovate and improve its tech. As a tech associate, you will work on solo and group projects with other members of The Hoya’s leadership and help drive the direction of this new section.
Columnist and Editorial Board applications will open in Fall 2023.
Columnists are among the most recognizable contributors at The Hoya, and their commentary plays an important role in campus dialogue. A successful column approaches a broad topic through the columnist’s unique angle. Past columns have commonly focused on religion, politics or student life, but applicants should not limit themselves to those areas.
The editorial board of The Hoya, which consists of three members of the community and three internal staffers, pens one unsigned editorial per week on issues pertinent to the Georgetown community. Members of the editorial board meet at least once a week to discuss potential editorials, then work with the opinion editor to write the editorials.
The Guide is looking for columnists in the following areas: lifestyle, arts and entertainment, and food and drink. Columnists should offer a unique or different perspective, so please pick an area of interest in which you feel you can make a distinctive contribution. Columns can range in style and in topic, but a columnist should be able to both entertain and enlighten readers while sharing their own original opinion.
Sports writers expand beyond Georgetown athletics to address the greater sports world in their columns. From discussing key developments in the NFL to calling attention to social justice issues in sports, columnists make bold claims and compelling arguments to sway their readers.