Jobs @ UCSD Guardian
We're currently seeking a web editor (responsible for content management, social media and breaking news) and sports and news writers. Please submit an application and resume to
Who We Are
The Guardian is the University of California at San Diego’s award-winning independent student newspaper, published by UCSD students for the UCSD community. We publish Mondays and Thursdays during the regular academic year, with the exception of summer session, university holidays and final examinations. The Guardian is a student-run organization funded by advertising sales.
Writers (news, opinion, features, lifestyles, arts & entertainment, sports)
Illustrators (staff illustrators, cartoonists, etc)
We accept applications on a rolling basis during the academic year, and positions may be filled at any time without notice. Please note that you must be eligible to work in the U.S., a registered student at UC San Diego, and pay UC registration fees for each quarter working at the Guardian. All positions are paid unless denoted otherwise.
If you are applying to be a photographer, designer or illustrator, download the application and return a hard copy of the completed application, with portfolio, to the “Completed Applications” bin at the Guardian office on the second floor of the Old Student Center, above Hi Thai. Aside from these positions, we do not accept hard copies of applications.
WARNING: These applications are in form-fillable PDF format. Because features vary depending on the browser and program you are using, we recommend downloading the form before filling it out, as information filled in directly on your browser may not save.
The editorial side puts together the paper that brings you the news — editors, writers, photographers, print layout designers, illustrators/cartoonists and copy readers. All editorial positions are unpaid.
Writer (PDF): Conduct interviews and necessary research to draft articles at the discretion and guidance of their section editor. Writers may work for News, Opinion, Focus (features), Leisure (lifestyle), Hiatus (arts & entertainment), and/or Sports. New writers are restricted to contributing to one section only.
Photographer (PDF): Take photo assignments on a regular, as-needed basis. Access to a reliable form of transportation is preferred, but not required.
Illustrator/Cartoonist (PDF): Illustrate for the Guardian under the direction of the art editor and section editor. Includes visual representation of articles, editorial cartoons, and comic strips.
Copy Reader (PDF): Proofread articles for publication for grammar, spelling, and punctuation as dictated by the AP Style Guide and Guardian style. Availability on a production day (Sunday or Wednesday) is required. This position is unpaid.
Design Internship (PDF): Draft and layout articles, headlines, photography, art, and infographics as required for the Guardian’s print edition under the direction of the design editor and section editor. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign is highly recommended. Availability on a production day (Sunday or Wednesday) is required. Must be able to work efficiently and effectively.
The business side handles advertising sales marketing and promotion, website development and distribution of the newspaper. These are paid positions.
Ad Rep (PDF): The ad rep will work under the direction of the Advertising Director to build the Guardian brand and sell advertising to clients. The ad rep will be expected to meet deadlines, attend meetings as necessary, work in a team environment, contribute ideas, and deal with clients in a professional and cordial manner. Fundraising and event planning experience strongly preferred.
Webmaster (PDF): The webmaster will work with the Advertising Director and Editor to update and maintain the website. Experience in HTML and CMS software is encouraged, but not required.