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Interested in working for The University Star? Download and fill out our application for opportunities in news, sports, trends, opinions, photo, video, design, copy editing, blogging, advertising and more.

Email your completed application to stareditor@txstate.edu or drop it off in person to our office located in the Trinity Building.

Current Positions Available

Account Executive

The University Star is looking for eligible candidates for the Spring of 2018. The account executive position for The University Star will provide advertising opportunities to businesses and clients around the San Marcos/Austin/San Antonio area. You will learn how to properly sell digital, print and social packages while accommodating client’s needs, wants and objectives.

The account executive position is a commission-based job with no cap.

Copy Editor

The duties of a copy editor include editing stories for correct grammar and punctuation as defined by the AP Stylebook, fact-checking, and ensuring stories use clear and concise language. Work shifts are Thursday and/or Friday afternoons or evenings.


In charge of helping lay out the pages Monday night of each week. InDesign and other Adobe software knowledge required.


Illustrators must create compelling compositions utilizing design and creative skills to develop ideas and produce original visuals. Adobe Creative Suite software knowledge required. Must send a portfolio to be considered.

Lifestyle Reporter

Lifestyle reporters are responsible for reporting on interesting and newsworthy concepts. These reporters document the cultural happenings of San Marcos and Texas State. Lifestyle reporters are tasked with finding interesting stories, sources and angles all relevant to their audience, in an effort to inform, but also to entertain. Will be responsible for producing 1-2 articles a week.

News Reporter

As a news reporter, one should have basic knowledge of AP style and the news format. Experience is not required but preferred. Reporters tasks include live coverage of events, live tweeting, conducting interviews and one-three articles written per week. Reporters should have the ability to take criticism, good communication and social skills, the ability to work under serious deadlines, knowledge of research strategies and passion for the job. As news reporters, we constantly run into stories that go against our own opinions. Being a news writer, one must know how to put those feelings aside and report unbiasedly. Most importantly, accept the fact that every news reporter can learn from their mistakes and grow into better writers.

Opinion Columnists

Opinion columnists of all ideological backgrounds needed. The duties of a columnist include but are not limited to writing one 500-700 word column a week, occasionally participating in podcasts and attending weekly meetings. Applicants should be passionate about their views and have creative takes on each story. Must be able to take criticism, be timely and work well with others.

Social Media Specialist


The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong knowledge of social media and social media analytics. They would be able to attend weekly meetings and come up with creative ideas to implement to engage the University Star’s audience. The successful candidate would be responsible for posting on social media and be able to do so with no mistakes, following the stylebook accordingly. Also, working directly with the engagement editor to ensure quality content. The candidate should have adequate technology, preferably an iPhone and MacBook. These looking to gain invaluable experience are encouraged to apply.

Sports Reporter

In charge of writing 1-2 stories a week and attending weekly meetings.


The University Star Multimedia section is looking to hire experienced videographers. A basic knowledge of compositional elements in videography are required, as well as some Adobe Premiere Pro skills. Please send in a sample of the type of work you would complete at the Star, such as a news package to be considered.

Web Developer

The University Star Web Developer is in charge of creating interactive content for the website to go along with stories. Two small projects a week and one larger one a month.