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. Although The Hoya is working in a fully virtual environment, we pride ourselves on maintaining and strengthening the community of staffers we have built over the past 100 years.
The Hoya’s March writers’ application is now open. Please note that only News, The Guide and Blog are accepting applicants. The application can be found here.
The application will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 17. All applicants will receive an interview, and you will be notified of your interview time March 18.
Some sections have additional application requirements. If you are applying to Opinion, Copy, Photo, Design or Blog, you can find more information about those requirements under the descriptions of those sections below.
There are no upcoming admissions events at this time.
Have any questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page before you apply.
Entry-Level Editorial Division Positions
News staff writers work with desk editors to cover five beats: student life, academics, grad, city and production. 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.
Social is not currently hiring new members.
Entry-Level Publishing Division Positions
New Financial 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.
FinOps is not currently hiring new members.
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.
HR is not currently hiring new members.
Columnist applications for Opinion, The Guide and Sports, and for the editorial board applications for spring 2020 are now closed.
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 Hoya’s Sports section is looking for columnists 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 their own original opinion.
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.