New York Times Calls for Student Contributors

Let’s be honest. There aren’t a ton of college students and recent grads around the newsroom at The New York Times. That’s a problem! Your voices need to be heard if we’re going to better understand what’s important to you.

We want to explore issues that you and your friends would like to see in The Times. We want to provide a platform for your stories and perspectives. To accomplish both of these goals, we need more of, well, you!

That’s why we’re looking for five writers to be contributors for The Edit, a New York Times newsletter for students and people early in their careers.

This year, we hope to spotlight an essay by one of the contributors in each issue of the newsletter. One week this piece might be about something in the news and the next it might be about something in their lives. Each contributor will write for The Edit several times throughout the year.

To Apply

You don’t need to be a journalism major or have media experience to apply. We’re looking for strong writers who have a sense of the issues their peers are interested in. To apply, please send a few sentences about yourself, and in 500 words or less, answer one of the following questions:

  • What’s something you can’t stop talking about?
  • What’s your biggest pet peeve about the way that people write about your generation?
  • What’s the best thing you’ve read this week?
  • What’s something everyone around you knows you’re obsessed with and why?

Contributors will be paid. Applications should be sent to The deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

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