The Triton is Recruiting for Spring 2019. Apply Now!

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Are you interested in journalism? Join The Triton! We’re a digital-first, independent, student-run news source that produces content relevant to the UC San Diego community.

We’re always looking for writers, photographers, data analysts, digital designers, copy editors, and administrative staff. Experience is a plus but not required. If you’re passionate about news, arts, or current events, or just think this opportunity sounds interesting, fill out our application, and we can talk about having you on board!


See below for a list of sections and their descriptions:

News

What We Do:

The news team investigates and reports stories around campus to provide objective truth to the student community. Any information that affects the UCSD student body falls within this section, and we do our best to follow any leads and break stories. We Break News Better!

Why You Should Apply:

Fond of the truth? Fond of investigations?  Fond of public accountability? The news team is just for you. We work in a fun, fast-paced environment that keeps everyone on their toes. The news section is never boring because there's always something to write about. There are so many topics under news that there's definitely a niche for you to become an expert in. We aim to inform and educate the campus community about what's going on at UCSD, the UC system, and statewide.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • Staff Writers
Opinion

What We Do:

Has this ever happened to you? Something about this campus frustrates you to no end and you feel like standing on a (metaphorical) platform and proclaiming: hey, all of us should care!!! Well, look no further than our Opinion section, where you’ll be doing just that … just, a little more eloquently, using pointed articles.

Why You Should Apply:

Join us to improve your persuasive writing (college writing sequences, we see you), hone your thoughts into certified Hot Takes, and get involved in a community of people like you — opinionated and ready to write. We’re looking for driven, passionate people who can articulate rants with sound logic.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • Staff Writers
  • Assistant Section Editors (with editorial experience)
Arts & Culture

What We Do:

We share insight on events and issues within arts and culture at UCSD. This includes, but is not limited to, student-run productions, art galleries, shows, and lectures. We seek to cultivate excitement and awareness of humanities-related events within this STEM focused school.

Why You Should Apply:

Join our section to review an on-campus event, critique a production, or even interview your favorite band. Learn the ropes of creative journalism and take part in the extensive editing process of The Triton. We are seeking lovers of the arts who are committed to developing their writing voices.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • Staff Writers
The Conch

What We Do:

Although formerly known as an amalgam of satire, quirky news, and non-fiction that did not find a home in one of the other sections, The Conch now exists as a strictly satirical section. Articles can employ a variety of design principles or gimmicks but should always have a point. These can include faux news reports, tongue-in-cheek op-eds, persona authors, and Buzzfeed-style lists.

Why You Should Apply:

Joining our staff early means that you can have an influential role in shaping the section for years to come. We’re looking for unique personalities who want to develop their satirical process. You could have a hand in writing articles, producing graphics, and growing the section’s infrastructure.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • Staff Writers
  • Graphic Designer
  • Assistant Section Editor (with editorial or workshop experience)
Photo and Design

What We Do:

We produce photographic content for the The Triton. Photographers produce a wide variety of creative images that highlights student interests at UCSD. Assignments can include group and individual portraits, daily news, event coverage, and stock images among others.

Why You Should Apply:

Join The Triton’s photography team to get real world experience as a visual storyteller. We’re looking for self-driven individuals with an eye for capturing images that move others. Photographers supplement the articles with images that tell stories in photojournalistic terms. We are looking for individuals looking to grow and hone their craft.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • Staff Photographers
  • Graphic Designers
Administrative and Technology

What We Do:

Running a successful newspaper means more than just publishing quality articles. The Administrative Department provides support throughout the behind-the-scenes goings-on of The Triton. You could consider Admin the “and more!” that goes on the end of a list of bullet points of all of the things that The Triton does day-to-day.

Admin responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Onboarding new staff
  • Web design and analytics
  • Fundraising and finance
  • Merchandise
  • Internal communication tools
  • Planning social events
  • And more!

Why You Should Apply:

A successful Admin team requires individuals who are passionate about project-based work, and about supporting the mission of The Triton. We are looking for applicants who can work with and across multiple diverse teams and can see mid to long-term projects through from start to finish.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • Administrative Director
  • Accountant
  • Web Designer
Copy

What We Do:

We edit and revise articles and any other media that The Triton publishes/posts. We also update and maintain our style guide so that it is inclusive, consistent, and clear.

Why You Should Apply:

Do you have a passion for the Oxford comma? Do you have suggestions about how to improve our style guide? Maybe you want to see how each section works. Regardless of the reason, the copy section allows you to connect with the editing process and gives you a small snapshot of what it's like to write in each section.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • Copy team members
Social Media

What We Do:

We post on our various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, sometimes Reddit) to promote our articles and our staff, as well as engage with readers to make sure stories are relevant to our campus community. We’re also fond of the good use of an emoji or a pun.

Why You Should Apply:

Come work with The Triton’s social media team to get a behind-the-scenes look at our editorial process. We’re looking for passionate individuals who care about what’s happening at this university and finding the best ways to hold online conversations about student stories.

Positions We’re Hiring For:

  • 2-3 Social Media Coordinators
  • Graphic Designer
  • Videographer
  • Email Newsletter Editor

The heads of the sections that you specify interest in will reach out to you via email to schedule an interview or request additional application materials.

Questions? Email Managing Editor Ethan Coston at managing@triton.news. For all other department heads’ emails, check our contact page.