The Review has been the University of Delaware’s independent, student-run newspaper since 1882. Since its founding, The Review has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Online Pacemaker Award, and has been cited in industry-leading news outlets like Sports Illustrated, ABC News and the Washington Post.
Have a passion for storytelling? Want to have the opportunity to innovate a student-run business? Consider joining The Review’s staff.
As the university’s only student newspaper, The Review has the sole duty of projecting the university community’s voice and telling the stories that need to be told. Here, you’ll learn how to write, edit, pitch and think critically, all while making life-long friends in the process.
Our past staffers have gone on to work for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlantic, Vox and FiveThirtyEight, and they often credit The Review for providing them with the experience necessary to pursue their goals. Former staffers have also gone on to win prestigious scholarships and fellowships, such as Fulbright scholarships and the Soles Fellowship, and have been accepted to top professional and graduate programs.
Below, we’ve provided job descriptions for the available reporting, editing, visual media and podcast positions. Please send all applications materials (cover letter, resume, samples of your work) to Caleb Owens (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Brandon Holveck (email@example.com). Upon receiving your application, we will reach out to you about arranging an interview time.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS
The following positions are available to individuals with entry-level journalism and editing experience. First- and second-year students interested in pursuing journalism are especially encouraged to apply. Please submit up to three clips or writing samples (can be essays from non-journalism classes, high school newspaper, etc.) along with your application. Additionally, please submit a resume and one-page cover letter that states why you wish to join The Review.
10-20 reporters in news, mosaic and sports. Please indicate your preference on your application
- Senior Reporters are responsible for writing at least one story per week. Senior Reporters are also encouraged to take on longer, investigative pieces that may take weeks at a time.
- Senior Reporters must pitch with section editors once a week.
- News Reporters will cover assignments as they pertain to administration, student affairs and local, regional and national news.
- Mosaic Reporters will cover human interest, arts and entertainment stories.
- Sports Reporters will cover games and other athletics-related stories.
- Senior Reporters are expected to work closely with Managing Editors and Associate Editors throughout the week to fully develop and construct articles.
- Deadlines for stories will vary. Generally, stories will be expected to be written within 2-3 days of being assigned to the reporter.
4-6 positions working with all three sections (news, mosaic and sports).
- Copy Editors work under Copy Desk Chiefs to edit stories for AP Style, proper spelling, titles and sentence structure.
- Copy Editors are primarily responsible for the rigorous fact-checking of articles prior to publication.
- Copy editors must demonstrate a command of the English language and grammar usage.
10-20 positions working with all three sections (news, mosaic and sports).
- Photographers are responsible for picking up at least one photo assignment each week.
- Photographers will work closely with the visual editors to receive assignments and direction.
5-10 positions working with all three sections (news, mosaic and sports).
- Illustrators will communicate closely with the visual editor to receive direction for assignments.
- Illustrators are responsible for submitting one illustration per weekly issue.