Interested in working for The University Star? Download and fill out our application for opportunities in news, sports, lifestyle, opinions, photo, video, design, copy editing, advertising and more.
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in person to our office located in the Trinity Building.
The University Star does not offer compensation for every position available or internship credit. Students can use The Star as part of their Media Practicum (MC2111) credit.
Current Positions Available
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.
In charge of helping lay out the pages each Monday night, Designers use InDesign and other Adobe software to design the paper and create graphics and logos to tell the story digitally.
Illustrators must create compelling compositions utilizing design and creative skills to develop ideas and produce original visuals.
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.
As a news reporter, one should have basic knowledge of AP style and the news format. Reporters are tasked with live coverage of events, live tweeting, conducting interviews and multiple articles a week. News reporters report on the issues around campus and relay relevant and accurate information to the residents of San Marcos and students of Texas State.
Opinion columnists of all ideological backgrounds are needed. The duties of a columnist include writing columns, occasionally participating in podcasts and attending weekly meetings. Applicants should be passionate about their views and have creative takes on each story. Columnist use relevant research and data to argue their opinion.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong knowledge of social media and social media analytics. Specialist write captions, as well as use social media features to tell the story in multiple different ways to a large audience.
Sports reporters provide recaps of events as well as feature different athletes. Writers often live tweet games and report on the team’s outcomes, vision and community. The University Star’s sports section covers everything from football to quidditch.
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.