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 fall semester. Position descriptions and applications are below.

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

All positions will be a great experience for those looking to get involved in on-campus journalism.

Section editor – (Features editor)

It is the section editor’s responsibility to work with writers to develop stories for their section. 

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

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.

Staff writer

  • Attends staff meetings and story assignment meetings.
  • Pitches at least 1-2 story ideas to editors per cycle across any section.
  • Writers at least 1 story per cycle (every other week)

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 (every other week)

To apply, click here. Feel free to email themitzpeh@gmail.com with any questions!