The Daily Tar Heel is now accepting applications to join the Newsroom, Data Desk, or Opinion Desk for the fall 2022 semester. Check out below for more information on these opportunities. All applications are due August 26th at 11:59 p.m. EST.
The Daily Tar Heel newsroom has job opportunities for reporters, copy editors, photographers, designers and digital producers. Please fill out this form by August 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Contact Editor-in-Chief Guillermo Molero at firstname.lastname@example.org or General Manager Courtney Mitchell at email@example.com with any questions or concerns, or check out our list of frequently asked questions about the hiring process.
The Daily Tar Heel is hiring a dynamic team of data reporters for its data desk. We are seeking applicants who have a background in writing and are interested in breaking into data OR people with a stats background who are interested in journalism. BUT, no newsroom or data experience is required — we are a learning newspaper! Existing reporters on any desk are welcome to apply for the data desk if interested. Contact Data Editor Susie Webb with any questions at 540-878-8890! Please fill out this form by August 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
What does a data reporter do? Data reporters will be responsible for working with senior writers and helping to implement data elements into newsroom stories. They will be responsible for finding/combing through data archives, cleaning data and creating data visualizations (ie graphs, charts, etc). Additionally, data reporters have the freedom to pursue independent data-driven journalism projects if desired.
The Daily Tar Heel is hiring editorialists, columnists and cartoonists to work for the Opinion Desk. No newsroom or opinion writing experience is required – the DTH is a learning newsroom! See below for position descriptions. Contact Opinion Editor Caitlyn Yaede with questions, comments or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 402 2333. Please fill out this form by August 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Editorial Board Member
As a member of the Editorial Board, you will write and contribute to editorials, attend weekly meetings and pitch story ideas. You are able to pitch your own story ideas or, alternatively, be assigned a story.
As a columnist, you will write and turn in columns on a set schedule. In the past, we’ve had a history columnist, sex columnist and politics columnist. You will choose your beat and pitch stories you wish to write.
As a cartoonist, you will create fun, satirical or informative graphics for our print issues. In the past, we’ve had cartoons about COVID-19, Student Body President candidates or fun depictions of student life. You will have freedom to create pieces that represent your vision and/or opinion and may be assigned cartoons on occasion/as needed for print.