Staff Openings

Mitzpeh, the independent student-run publication catering to the University of Maryland’s Jewish community, is looking to fill several positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Position descriptions and links to applications are below.

You do NOT have to be Jewish to be on staff.

Editorial positions come with small honoraria. All positions will be a great experience for those looking to get involved in on-campus journalism.

Section editor — features, sports

It is the section editors’ responsibility to work with writers to develop stories for their respective sections.

  • Attends staff meetings and story assignment meetings. Pitches story ideas.
  • Assigns articles to writers and photo assignments to photographers.
  • Ensures section’s stories and photos are submitted by deadline.
  • Edits articles.
  • Updates the Mitzpeh website with section’s articles.

To apply, click here and email themitzpeh@gmail.com a resume and 2-3 writing samples, preferably as links.

Copy editor 

The copy editor is responsible for quality control. This means not only proofreading every article before it goes to print, but also working with the writers to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their articles before the deadline hits. It is important that writers understand if/why changes are made; copy editors should leave detailed comments whenever possible.

  • Attends staff meetings. Pitches at least 1-2 story ideas per cycle.
  • Edits articles across sections. The copy editor is also responsible for spell checking, fact checking and editing for AP style and grammar.

To apply, click here and email themitzpeh@gmail.com a resume and 2-3 writing samples, preferably as links.

Staff writer

  • Attends staff meetings and story assignment meetings.
  • Pitches at least 1-2 story ideas to editors per cycle across any section.
  • Writes at least 2 articles/stories/op-eds per cycle.

To apply, email themitzpeh@gmail.com with a resume and 2-3 writing samples, preferably as links. Please describe your interest in the position.

Multimedia reporter

  • Attends staff meetings and story assignment meetings.
  • Pitches at least 1-2 multimedia story ideas to editors per cycle across any section.
  • Creates at least 1 package or multimedia story component per cycle.

To apply, email themitzpeh@gmail.com with a resume and 2-3 samples of videos you have shot and edited, preferably as links. Please describe your interest in the position. Multimedia reporters must have taken JOUR262.

Photographer

  • Covers news events.
  • Shoots and designs graphics for features, sports, and opinion stories.

To apply, email themitzpeh@gmail.com with a description of your background, photo samples, and interest in the position.