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The Student Connection Announces Paid Student Writer Program; Seeks 3-4 On-staff Student Writers

By Sandra Barkevich ’13, student, School for Graduate Studies; SAAG Alumni Representative; editor, The Student Connection

February 14, 2014

Have you been told that your writing is powerful, well-crafted, moving? Do you dream of seeing your work published, of working with a professional editor to reach more than 10,000 readers with your journalistic talents and ideas? This could be your chance to realize your dreams and to beef up your resume as well. 

SUNY Empire State College’s student-run newsletter, The Student Connection, has a new student writer program and is seeking candidates to fill 3-4 on-staff student writer positions. On-staff student writers will be expected to write at least two journalistic articles or one profile article per month and will be asked to attend and report on local-to-them college events for The Student Connection. These events would be free of charge and not mandatory if they do not fit in with the writer's schedule. Additionally, on-staff student writers will be expected to attend regular staff meetings during which article ideas will be discussed for upcoming issues of the newsletter.

The Student Connection provides a chance for students to see their journalistic efforts published. This opportunity is designed to encourage non-fiction articles and news reports (excluding creative pieces intended for the creative section) in AP style. Applicants must be current matriculated SUNY Empire State College students in good standing. Interested students should review the article submission guidelines prior to submitting an application.

In addition to a completed application, students must provide the following:

  • current resume 
  • two (2) written references (may be emailed directly to student.editor@esc.edu)
  • two (2) samples of your work in digital format (i.e., .doc, .docx or .rtf)

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and writers will be appointed as funding permits.

Student Writer Application (PDF  290kB)
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