Get involved with the Veritas News
Q: How can I join the Veritas News staff?
A: Hiring for managing and associate staff positions for each year happen the prior spring semester in March and April. However, freelance writing is always accepted!
Q: Do I need to major in journalism and writing to work for the newspaper?
A: No. Everyone is welcome to apply for executive staff for the Veritas News, or to write for the Veritas News!
Q: Do I need any previous experience?
A: No. Part of the mission of any good student newspaper is teaching and developing students’ skills. If you have never written a piece of journalism, we will help you through the process! Do not be discouraged from applying for a position or writing freelance if you’re interested because you don’t have previous experience.
Q: Do you accept freshmen?
A: Yes. You do not need to be an upperclassmen to write for the newspaper. However, many executive staff positions require that you have completed at least one year of your undergraduate degree.
Q: What positions are available?
A: Positions with the Veritas include the Managing Editor, Associate Editors, and Freelance writers. Writers can write for any of our four sections of the newspaper: News, Faith & Culture, Opinion, and Sports. You are not limited to one section or the other. Executive staff for the following year are selected during April, and Associate staff are hired by the new executive staff member.
Q: What does it mean to be a freelance writer?
A: A freelance writer writes for the Veritas News without any contractual obligation to provide content on a regular basis, but is choosing to cover stories or opinion piece as they choose. Freelance writers are payed a minimum of $10 per published article, and payment for any article that is over 500 words will be pro-rated by word count.
Q: How can I become a freelance writer?
A: Students interested in freelance writing can contact Kelee Prince (Kelee.M.Prince@lions.enc.edu) with questions or ideas they are interested in writing about.