Join the Veritas

Get involved with the Veritas News

Q: How can I join the Veritas News staff?

A: We hold informational meetings at the beginning of each semester, but new writers are accepted at all times. Hiring for executive staff positions for each year happen the prior spring semester in January and February.

Q: Do I need to major in journalism and writing to work for the newspaper?

A: No. Everyone is welcome to apply to write or be executive staff 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. Do not be discouraged from applying for a position you’re interested in 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: Writers can apply to write for any of our four sections of the newspaper: news, A&E, opinion, and sports. You may choose to write for one section or multiple sections. Executive staff for the following year is selected during January and February.

Q: Do I get paid?

A: Yes. Writers who are not taking Editing and Publishing for credit are paid $10 for every published article.

Q: Do you hire photographers?

A: Yes. If you are interested in being a Veritas News photographer, please notify the managing editor. Photographers are paid accordingly for their published photos.

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