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STUDENT STAFF QUALIFICATIONS: Any member of the Southern University - Baton Rouge student body, who meets the qualifications as outlined in the Southern University Student Handbook, with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.3 average in the semester prior to appointment, is eligible to apply for paid and non-paid staff positions with newspaper and yearbook.
The student must be currently in "GOOD STANDING" with the university and its academic policies. Also any student body member may contribute signed articles for publications as letters to the editor.
TERMS: All student staff positions are for one academic semester and can roll over to complete the academic year. The editor in chief may apply to serve for a second year if approved by the Director of Student Media and the Student Publications Board.
The editor in chief is selected through an interview process with the Student Publications Board and the Office of Student Media. All other staff positions are by appointment of the editor in chief with the approval of the Director and are not term limited.
If a qualified candidate does not apply or is not deemed qualified by the selection process, the Office of Student Media may choose or designate a student staffer to hold the interim position of editor in chief until a qualified candidate fills the position. A member of the Student Media staff may also step in to ensure the continuous operation of the publication until an editor is selected.
The Office of Student Media is currently accepting applications for writers, editors, and creative people to join its publication staffs. We are looking for students from all walks of life, regardless of their experience or skills. You are welcomed to join us. The Office of Student Media will provide a friendly atmosphere where everyone can share their collective knowledge, skills, and resources in a variety of community media projects that includes a twice weekly newspaper, yearbook, magazine and online publications.
The reporters for our publications are everyday students covering the stories and events that matter to them and the public. Learn to interview, submit and write news stories, copy edit, layout & design for newspapers, yearbooks and magazines and digital photography. No experience required and all majors accepted.
To apply for a position with one of the student media publications please stop by the Student Media office, located on the first floor of Harris Hall, Suite 1064, to complete an application.