Here at the Daily, we pride ourselves on providing a unique experience in the world of journalism. As the smallest independently operated college newspaper in the country, a position at the Daily offers you the freedom to take on a large array of responsibilities. But the Daily is more than just a newspaper; we’re a robust community of writers, editors, artists and creators of all types. Whether you’ve written for your student paper or you’ve only written essays for English class, we would love to have your voice as part of our paper!
If you’d like to get involved:
Read on to learn more about our three departments, and indicate interest in joining one or more sections via our general interest form linked here.
Attend one of our general interest meetings. The first GIM will run Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.; the second will run Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. The location of both GIMs is to be announced; you need only attend one.
Attend our open house in the basement of Curtis Hall on Sept. 11 between 7–9 p.m. Come explore our office, meet our executive editors and learn more about our organization. We’ll bring snacks!
Attend DailyCon, our semesterly training event. DailyCon is mandatory for all new and returning Daily members, and will be held Sept. 24 at 12:30 p.m., location to be announced.
At the Daily, we pride ourselves in creating an environment where aspiring journalists can make a name for themselves with published content, regardless of their prior experience. Along with developing important skills in interviewing and writing, an editorial position at the Daily will teach you valuable lessons in organization, leadership and more!
The Daily is divided into seven written editorial sections: News, Features, Arts & Pop Culture, Opinion, Sports, Science and Investigative. Incoming members will begin as contributing writers. As they become more involved at the Daily, editorial members have the opportunity to earn positions as staff writers, assistant editors, editors as well as those on the Executive Board.
In addition to our written editorial opportunities, the Daily offers multimedia positions in our Audio, Photo and Video sections.
My name is Daniel Vos, and I am the Executive News Editor for Fall 2023! The News section publishes the most important stories on issues impacting the Tufts community and our host communities. As a member of the News team, you will cover stories ranging from breaking news to local politics to live speaker events.
In the last year alone, we have interviewed national activists and several politicians, including sitting US Senators. The section offers a welcoming space for new writers to learn how to cover and edit important stories, and provides a community for like-minded students to enrich their journalism skills together.
There is no experience required; if you are driven to report on our communities, the News section is here to train and support you. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the News section, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Tvisha Goel and I am the Executive Science Editor for Fall 2023! The Daily’s Science Section is a place where STEM writers and Daily readers come together to rejoice in a common passion for great stories. Whether you’re a biology major, a computer science fanatic, a psychology lover or just someone who enjoys learning about fascinating, innovative and groundbreaking discoveries in science, our section is the one for you. We welcome anyone with any level of background or knowledge in the field of science to pitch and write engaging stories.
Our approachable and experienced team of science editors will lead you through the process of writing science for the Daily and most importantly, help you get your voice out there! Please reach out to email@example.com to learn more.
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Zacks, and I’m the executive features editor for Fall 2023. Imagine having stimulating conversations with national politicians and inspiring classmates, or celebrating the revival of beloved study abroad programs. The Features section – or as we say, ‘Feats’ – publishes long-form narrative journalism that uplifts people, places, trends and events across Tufts’ four campuses and beyond. Our articles and regular columns aim to provide a deeper look into all sorts of topics, from fun to serious, by highlighting the voices that matter and reflecting the Daily’s commitment to inclusive and equitable journalism practices.
Over the past semester alone, our section has dived into the true meaning of a midterm, biking culture on campus, and the role of universities in the US immigration system. Features writers have the opportunity to design pieces that interest them and bring them to life through interviews or personal reflections. We are a kind and caring community that does not require any prior experience, for we will assign you with a mentor to help you write your first article. You can join our section at any point and contribute as much or as little as you like. If you are interested in joining the Features section or have any questions and ideas for us, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot wait to have you join the Features family!
Arts & Pop Culture Section
My name is Carl Svahn, and I’m the executive arts and pop culture editor for Fall 2023! In the arts section, we write all about your favorite (or least favorite) TV shows, albums, films, galleries, or any other form of artistic expression that you can think of. The questions are endless: Was “Don’t Worry Darling” actually that bad? Is “Stranger Things” the new American epic? What happened to all those “Glee” stars? If any of these sound interesting to you, you might just want to try your hand at some arts writing. Writers range all majors and experience levels — all you need is an opinion and the desire to express it. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please feel free to email email@example.com!
My name is Julieta Grané, and I am the Executive Opinion Editor for the Fall 2023 term. The Opinion section covers local, national, and international matters from our writers’ individual perspectives. Our team includes staff writers who periodically share their viewpoints and columnists who focus on a specific area of their interest and write regularly throughout the term.
Tufts community members are always welcome and encouraged to send in their own opinion articles through op-eds or join our section by becoming an Opinion writer or columnist. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute to the Opinion section!
My name is Arielle Weinstein and I’m the executive sports editor for Fall 2023. Here in the Sports section we cover all things from fantasy football, to Boston sports, to the Tufts volleyball team upsetting the No. 1 seed in the country in NCAAs. If you like reading or writing about sports, joining our section gives you the opportunity to do just that. We assign writers to Tufts varsity sports to cover, offer the chance to write biweekly columns on a sports topic of your choice and also just leave a space open to pitch whatever, whenever. Our goal is to build an inclusive and creative team that’ll bring diverse and prevalent sports content to our Tufts community. If this sounds of interest to you, please feel free to send me an email at email@example.com. Go ’Bos!
I’m Chloe, the Daily’s Fall 2023 Investigative Editor. Our investigative team answers difficult but important questions about and for the Tufts community through rigorous reporting. Topics we’ve covered recently include campus accessibility, RA unionization and alleged employee misconduct. Investigative projects involve significant research, interviewing, writing and revision — which can sometimes take weeks or even months! It’s a serious commitment, but well worth the experience of seeing your story through to completion. The I-team is a true team, with opportunities for collaboration between reporters and across sections. Daily staffers typically join after a couple semesters of reporting for another section, but there’s no hard-and-fast rule. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in learning more. I look forward to hearing from you!
I’m Chloe Nacson-Schechter and I’m excited to serve as the Executive Video Editor for Fall 2023! The Video section is the perfect place for students looking to explore all facets of video journalism including production, interviewing and editing. We publish video content ranging from student experiences at Tufts to news reports of events in the greater Boston area. The video section is uniquely flexible, both in terms of commitment and contribution. If you’re passionate about videomaking, or want to collaborate with other sections of the Daily to produce fun multimedia content, shoot me an email at email@example.com.
We are Yena Ryoo and Clint Chen, and we’re excited to be the Daily’s Executive Photo Editors for Fall 2023! In the Photo section, we are mainly responsible for supplementing the written aspect of articles with portrait, action, and related photography. If you’re interested in photojournalism, film, photography, or anything in between, this is the perfect section!
Daily photographers have tremendous freedom to pursue the creative projects and assignments they are most interested in, and no prior experience is necessary. We’d be more than happy to provide camera equipment from our office and will organize various skills workshops throughout the semester. If you are remotely interested in joining a close-knit group of passionate photojournalists or have any questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
My name is Nina Zimmerman and I am the executive audio producer for Fall 2023! The Audio section’s main method of storytelling is through podcasts. In the past, these podcasts have pertained to news, sports, investigation and more, but podcasts as a medium allow for the coverage of anything and everything, so no topic is off the table. New ideas are welcome and I would love to hear yours.
If you are interested in reporting, editing, producing, hosting, pitching a new project, or are just curious to see what Audio is about, this is the section for you! No prior audio experience is necessary to join. If you are interested or have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com!
Being the smallest independent daily college newspaper in the country, the Daily provides a unique opportunity for students to experience firsthand the production process and what goes into putting the paper in your hands, inbox and social media feed every day. Joining the Production Department is a fantastic way to learn and develop useful skills such as project management, copy editing, graphic design, social media analytics and much more!
The Production Department is split into five sections — Layout, Newsletter, Graphics, Copy and Social Media — all of which require no experience to join, and offer opportunities to become editors and executive editors in coming semesters. Below, we’ve asked our Production Department Executive Editors to introduce themselves and their sections in more detail!
Are you interested in designing a visually cohesive newspaper? We are Meghna Singha and Max Antonini, your Fall 2023 Layout execs. We invite you to join the Layout team! The layout section, nested within the Daily’s Production Department, is responsible for assembling the final product that you read when you pick up the Daily every week.
We use Adobe InDesign to arrange photographic and written content in appealing, reader-friendly fashion. No prior experience is necessary! Sign up for our weekly training sessions to learn how production works at the Daily. If you are interested or have questions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the newsletter team to grow the Daily’s audience. We deliver the top headlines to subscribers’ inboxes every weekday morning. We send a weekly newsletter to inform the community of campus and local ongoings. You can help design the newsletter emails and choose which articles get featured! I’m Rachel Liu, the newsletter editor, and I look forward to meeting you! Feel free to contact me anytime at email@example.com.
Social Media Section
Social Media plays a vital role in increasing audience engagement and readership across the Daily’s social media platforms, including through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more! We play a big part in keeping the Tufts community updated on newly published issues and articles.
Regardless of prior experience, members of the Social Media section will have the opportunity to gain experience in public relations and communications, as well as learn how to use the publishing and analytical tools of various platforms. Members will join a growing section of cool, chill people looking to bring new energy to the Daily’s social media team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Are you a perfectionist? Do you love the feeling of fixing mistakes and getting rid of those pesky red lines? Then Copy might be the perfect section for you! We’re the executive copy editors for this semester, Merry Jiao and Marlee Stout. We would love for you to join us and experience what it’s like to play a vital role in the production process and put the finishing touches on articles before they get published! It’s lots of fun, very satisfying and always rewarding.
As a copy editor, you’ll help review articles for grammatical and stylistic errors, ensuring that the Daily follows a consistent standard of style and clarity. We’re a highly flexible section — you can decide when and how often you want to participate. No experience is necessary, by the way! We’re looking forward to seeing you in the office, where you’ll get hands-on experience with the newspaper production process and meet some awesome people along the way. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Passionate about drawing, painting or graphic design? Want to join a team of enthusiastic, talented artists? Looking for something fun and easy with flexible commitment? Then you should join the Graphics department at the Daily! Members can choose to work on requests from a weekly pool, and they are also encouraged to pitch their own ideas for requested graphics. Graphic requests can range from illustrations and cartoons to maps and infographics, and can accompany articles as well as larger sections of the Daily.
Joining the Graphics team is a great way to showcase your artistic skills and make friends, but above all we help give the Daily a creative, eye-catching appearance. If you’re interested in joining our team don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to look at examples of past graphics on The Tufts Daily Instagram or website!
The opportunity: Work with a business team to complete real-world and significant projects to best benefit The Tufts Daily by engaging with clients, attending meetings, analyzing data, strategizing and working on projects that interest you.
Description: The Tufts Daily’s Business Department is recruiting a squad of self-motivated and outgoing business associates who will be working with ad managers, receivables managers and the business director. Members will be responsible for completing projects that will help the Daily. Projects may include working with clients to fulfill advertisement orders, fundraising and problem-solving.
- Initiate and foster lasting relationships with off-campus clients
- Attend monthly department meetings to workshop sales strategy and discuss strategic initiatives
- Support department’s strategic initiatives through research tasks, special issue distribution and other administrative support
- Selling advertisements
- Up to 8–12 hours per month
- Eligible for the Daily’s Support Fund