Working for The Hoya is one of the most rewarding experiences available to a Georgetown undergraduate. For 100 years, The Hoya has provided the best journalism education on campus, offering staffers a professional and life-changing experience not found in any classroom.
The Hoya is an equal-opportunity employer. For any questions about this policy or about our application cycle, please contact the director of human resources at [email protected].
Have any questions? Check out our FAQ Section before you apply.
Entry-Level Editorial Division Positions
Entry-Level Publishing Division Positions
Fall Contributor Applications
Columnist applications for opinion and The Guide, and for the editorial board applications for fall 2020 are now open. Interested potential sports columnist should reach out to [email protected].
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. Apply here.
The editorial board of The Hoya, which consists of four members of the community and four internal staffers, pens two to three unsigned editorials 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. Apply here.
Sports columnists play an integral role in The Hoya’s sports section. The Hoya’s sports section is looking for sports columnists for the summer who write on their own sports-related theme. The columns are not restricted to discussing Georgetown athletics or collegiate athletics. Columns can range in style and in topic, but a columnist should be able to both entertain and enlighten readers while sharing his or her own original opinion. Apply here.
The Guide is looking for fall columnists in the following areas: Lifestyle, Arts & Entertainment and Food & 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 his or her own original opinion. Apply here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply for a position at The Hoya?
Applications for each section or department are at the end of each description above.
How can I learn more about getting involved?
We will be hosting an information session with presentations from senior staff members Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. over Zoom, but we will not be able to host an open house in our office, Leavey 421, because of remote learning. We will have a slot at CAB Fair on Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. Make sure to like our Facebook and Twitter pages to receive updates. You can also reach out to the editor or director of the section or division you are interested in.
What positions are available at The Hoya?
The Hoya has two divisions: editorial and publishing. The editorial division, headed by the editor-in-chief, is responsible for producing the newspaper. The publishing division, run by the general manager, is responsible for the business operations of the newspaper. Editorial sections offer entry-level positions in news, opinion, sports, The Guide (the arts and culture magazine), copy, photography, design, social media, multimedia and our blog, 4E. Publishing departments offer entry-level positions in financial operations and human resources.
What is the difference between columnist applications and regular applications? If I’ve missed the columnist application deadline, can I still join The Hoya?
Columnists contribute to The Hoya on a periodic basis by submitting pieces that follow a predetermined theme but are not considered staff members of The Hoya. Each semester, The Hoya also opens applications for entry-level staff positions in each of its sections and departments. Entry-level staffers contribute to The Hoya on a regular basis by completing assignments from their editors/directors. As full staffers, they are also eligible for promotions, provided training, given the opportunity to attend professional development workshops and invited to participate in The Hoya’s social activities. Columnist applications and regular staff applications have different due dates, so please read applications closely.
Do I need to send in a resume with my application?
No. Resumes are not required or considered at the application stage. If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide a resume at that time.
Can I apply to multiple sections or departments? Will doing so increase my chances of being hired?
While you can apply to two sections or departments if you so choose, this will not increase your chances of being hired. We strongly encourage all applicants to apply only to sections or departments that they are genuinely interested in.
I don’t want to miss the deadline! Can I be notified before the application closes?
Sure! You can check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to receive updates or add your name to our interested applicants listserv at the CAB Fair.
I have no writing, media or business experience. Can I still apply?
Yes. No prior experience is necessary for any entry-level position. However, we encourage you to mention any experience or technical skills that are related to the positions that interest you or that may be valuable to The Hoya.
Where is your office located?
Our home is Leavey 421 — stop by for a visit!