Apply for open positions with Spec Opinion
We are currently accepting applications for columnists, Editorial Board members, bloggers, and artists. In addition there is one opening for a regular contributor to The Canon. Click the links above to apply.
Below are the job descriptions. You may simultaneously apply for and hold more than one position.
The Editorial Board represents the editorial voice of the paper. The members of the Editorial Board (editor in chief, managing editor, two editorial page editors, and at large members) meet twice a week to decide the content of Spectator’s staff editorials. Editorial Board members are responsible for proofreading drafts and suggesting edits. Staff editorials discuss campus issues and voice Spectator’s opinions on them. They can be found here.
Columnists are published once every two weeks. Columns run around 800 words long and have a steady and recognizable theme throughout the semester. A good column should be relevant to Columbia, timely, and have a clear opinion. Columns from this semester can be found here.
Bloggers publish pieces on Spectrum 1-2 times a week. Blog posts are usually shorter and much more focused than columns. A good blog post should be relevant to Columbia and make use of lists, graphics, photos, links, or videos. Opinion blog posts can be found here.
Artists create illustrations for op-eds 1-2 times a week. The editorial page editors will send artists an op-ed. The artist will then make an illustration that complements the op-ed’s subject matter. Applicants who are also interested in being considered for editorial cartoonists can indicate their interest in the application form.
Regular Contributors to The Canon write fortnightly columns and are responsible for planning and outreach. For a full description see here.
All applications are due
May 18 at 11:59 pm. Extended to Aug. 18 at 11:59pm.
Questions should be directed to email@example.com.