Get Involved


WHERE DO I START?

There are a variety of ways for interested students to get involved at the Targum. We offer a variety of opportunities with a wide range of commitment levels. The Targum has great opportunities for growth, building your portfolio, traveling and make great friends.

Stop by our office at 204 Neilson St., Sunday – Thursday any time after 4 p.m.

 

FREELANCE POSITIONS

Want to get involved but don’t want to commit just yet?

 

Contributing Writer (News, Sports and Inside Beat)

Write a few articles to see if The Daily Targum is a good fit for you.

 

Staff Writer (News, Sports and Inside Beat)

Get promoted to a staff writer after writing 8 stories, and continue writing at least one article per week.

 

Contributing Photographer (Photo)

Attend a photo meeting and shoot a few assignments to see if The Daily Targum is a good fit for you.

PAID POSITIONS

Want to get paid and gain more experience at The Daily Targum? Apply for one of our paid positions! 

Correspondents (News, Sports and Inside Beat)

 Required to write at least 2 stories per week.

Staff Photographers / Videographers (Photo / Video)

Required to shoot a minimum of 3 assignments per week.

 

Staff Graphic Designers (Design)

Required to design at least 3 graphics that accompany our news and sports articles per week.

OPINIONS

All submissions should be sent to our opinions editor, Syeda Khaula Saad, at oped@dailytargum.com

Columnist
Do you have strong opinions and want to voice your ideas to the community on a regular basis? Apply for a columnist position for the chance to have your writing published bi-weekly or monthly in the Targum's opinions section.


Commentary

Can’t commit to being a regular columnist, but still want to have your voice heard? Write a guest commentary, 800 words or less, to be published in the Targum's opinions section.


Letters to the Editor

Is there something you read in the paper that really grinds your gears? Maybe something you liked?  Submit a letter to the editor — just keep it under 400 words.

EDITOR POSITIONS

The following editor positions are a paid full-time commitment. We hire new editors every year and fill open positions throughout the year. Inquire about training by emailing the editor-in-chief, Alexandra DeMatos, at eic@dailytargum.com or the managing editor, Katherine Moretti, at managed@dailytargum.com.

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Managing Editor
  • News Editor
  • Opinions Editor
  • Design Editor
  • Sports Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Photo Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Features Editor
  • Digital Editor
  • Social Media Editor
  • Associate News Editor
  • Associate News Editor
  • Associate Sports Editor
  • Associate Sports Editor
  • Associate Copy Editor
  • Associate Photo Editor

DESKS AT THE DAILY TARGUM

NEWS: The news desk covers news from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Highland Park, Piscataway and other local communities. Contact the news editor, Kira Herzog, at news@dailytargum.com for more information.

OPINIONS: The opinions editor writes the daily editorials, which reflect the opinion of the majority of the current editorial board. Chosen columnists are responsible for writing a column to appear in the opinions section once every two weeks. Political cartoonists can submit a cartoon once per week. For more information, contact the opinions editor, Syeda Khaula Saad, at oped@dailytargum.com.

DESIGN: Design editors lay out the paper’s content using InDesign. Graphic designers and illustrators create graphics, illustrations and charts to stand alone or to supplement content. For more information, contact the design editor, Waylen Glass, at design@dailytargum.com

SPORTS: The sports desk covers Rutgers University sports. For more information, contact the sports editor, Jon Spilletti, at sports@dailytargum.com.

COPY: Copy editors edit and check all Targum content for facts and style. For more information, contact the associate copy editor, Saige Francis, at copy@dailytargum.com

PHOTO: Staff photographers cover University news, metro news and sports events. Photo editors prepare online galleries, choose and edit photos for print. For more information, contact the photo editor, Jeffrey Gomez, at  photo@dailytargum.com.

VIDEO: Video editors and and staff videographers shoot and edit video, conduct on-camera interviews and prepare additional multimedia packages like audio podcasts. For more information, contact the video editor, Brayden Donnelly, at video@dailytargum.com.

INSIDE BEAT : This section focuses on arts and entertainment-related coverage, including music, fashion, video games, movies, food, technology and more. For more information, contact our features editor, Brittany Gibson, at  insidebeat@dailytargum.com

SCIENCE: Our digital editor publishes editorial content online for The Daily Targum (dailytargum.com) and Inside Beat Magazine (targuminsidebeat.com). For more information, contact the digital editor, Madhuri Bhupathiraju, at digital@dailytargum.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Our social media editor handles the Daily Targum’s accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, contact the social media editor, Waylen Glass, at socialmedia@dailytargum.com.