Interested in becoming a staff writer? The Signal welcomes all students to write.
Our paper has six editorial sections: News, Sports, Features, Arts & Entertainment, Opinions and Nation & World. If you’re writing a story for credit in a JPW class, you cannot get credit for writing reviews, Opinions or Nation & World stories.
To get started, decide which section you’re interested in writing for and email the appropriate section editor. Feel free to email multiple editors to see what stories are available for different sections.
The Signal works on 48-hour deadlines, so if the event you’e covering occurs on a Tuesday, for example, the story will be due by Thursday. Once they assign you a story, the section editor will give you more information about requirements for stories.
As you’re writing, feel free to consult our writer’s checklist: