Biosciences. Economics. Engineering. Latin American Studies. Political Science. And, yes, of course, Student Media is home to many-a-Journalism major, too. The University of Arizona boasts more than 300 academic disciplines, and students from all are encouraged to find their place in Student Media. While some positions offer paid work experience (this include newsroom leadership and business operations roles at KAMP, UATV and the Wildcat), so many students from a multitude of backgrounds and academic ventures find their creative and service-oriented passion fulfilled as part of the Student Media family.
The Daily Wildcat employs about 100 reporters, photographers, copy editors and page designers during the school year, and about 20 during the summer. Turnover does occur in mid-semester. Reporters cover and write about news, sports and entertainment events and are assigned to a specific section of the paper. Photographers will shoot feature photos, sports games, meetings and other events. Copy editors should know AP style and have a good eye for detail. They generally work evenings. Page designers also work evenings and should be familiar with page design software such as Indesign. Though no prior journalism experience is required, reporters and photographers will be expected to submit an application and samples of their work. Pay is typically by assignment; editors are on salary. Most of our reporters are volunteers who are gaining real-world experience.
Interested in being a deejay? Want to learn how a radio station operates? Join the 60 students who run the UA's only student station. Paid opportunities exist for e-board members, mobile deejays and marketing assistants.
Email Mike Camarillo or call him at 520-621-8002.
A number of paid and volunteer opportunities exist with UATV-3, broadcasting into the residence halls. We're looking for student reporters, anchors, producers, directors, videographers and editors.
For details, email broadcast adviser Mike Camarillo, or call him at 520-621-8002.
Student Media offers additional opportunities with these paid positions:
Graphic designers create advertising and other marketing materials for the Daily Wildcat. They must be proficient in software design programs and have some design experience. For information, email Cindy Callahan or call 520-621-3377.
Classified Ad Reps
Classified Ad Reps take ads over the phone and work with walk-in customers. They also process insertion orders, create runsheets and handle billing and credit inquiries. They should be detail oriented and have good customer service skills. Most students work 15-20 hour shifts a week. Email Karen Tortorella-Notari, Classifieds Ad Manager, or call her at 520-621-5982.
Sales Advertising Reps
Student Advertising Reps assist our professional sales staff in identifying new advertising clients as well as using social media and other means to support client goals. Email Brett Fera or call 520-621-3408.