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Student Opportunities

The Daily Tar Heel has student job opportunities in all departments. The job opportunities require different skill sets but more importantly, a willingness to learn and work hard. Our graduates go on to top jobs in journalism, advertising, politics, technology, the law and many other professions. Check out this page to learn more about job opportunities in each department.


“"Applying to work for The Daily Tar Heel was hands down the best decision I've ever made. In my four years of working at the DTH, I learned not only how to report and write, but also learned who I am and what I can accomplish. It became a home I never wanted to leave. It was a place where -- in between paper plane wars, covering two elections, napping on 'The Couch' and putting out a daily newspaper -- I found my best friends. If you're even remotely interested in journalism, become a part of the DTH -- the best college paper in the country. It will change your life." - Tarini Parti, reporter for Buzzfeed News and 2011-2012 DTH managing editor.”


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Southern Neighbor Magazine

Newsroom 


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The Daily Tar Heel newsroom has job opportunities for reporters, copy editors, photographers, designers and digital producers. The newsroom hires new staff three times a year: at the beginning of each semester and at the beginning of summer school.  Here's a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the newsroom hiring processHere is a video showing a day in the life of a DTH reporter. 

Beginning newsroom positions are unpaid.

Questions: Email the newsroom adviser or Editor-in-Chief Tyler Fleming.

Apply for current openings: The Fall 2018 application is now available and is due on Sept. 7.

Editorial Page

The Opinion Editor hires editorial board members and columnists at the end of each semester. These positions are unpaid.

Questions: Email the opinion editor.

Advertising


“Four weeks into freshman year, I joined the ad staff knowing little about the ropes of the job. After a few months of training and getting to know everyone, I felt like I had been on staff for years. DTH ad staff is one of the very few jobs on campus that allows you to gain supreme real-world experience while strengthening both your professional and social networks. From becoming good friends with local business owners to catching up with other staffers in the office, DTH is home away from home that allows you to grow as an individual and helps to open doors of opportunity that would have otherwise never appeared.”


DTH Advertising is currently hiring junior account executives. The team will also hire at the end of each semester.

Apply for current openings by emailing a resume and cover letter to our Managing Director of Sales & Strategy.

Overview: DTH Media Corp. is looking for two enthusiastic junior account executives to join our advertising sales team. Our account executives build relationships with clients and help sell and provide advertising and marketing services to both national and local clients. 

Our account executives are responsible for selling, coordinating and managing both print and digital advertising and marketing campaigns. 

Read more about the job here.

Read up on the advertising department's practices and policies.

Questions: Email the advertising director.

1893 Brand Studio

The 1893 Brand Studio, previously known as DTH Media Services, is an agency that works for clients to tell stories. Students who join the agency will build and refine their storytelling skills across media and platforms, while also learning how to work for a client, take direction and produce excellent work on deadline. Students will be paid per assignment after a brief training period. We are looking for writers, videographers, photographers, designers, web developers and more.

Questions: Email the managing director, Madi Coffing, or adviser.

Apply for current openings: Here

Customer Service

Customer service representatives. They are typically hired at the beginning of each semester. These positions are federal work-study jobs.

Questions: Email the general manager.

Apply for current openings: Here

Southern Neighbor Magazine

"My favorite part of working for Southern Neighbor is the ability to really engage with the community. Every word, every picture and every graphic helps tell the stories of the communities around here. There are so many important stories we report on — from pieces on clean water all the way to restaurant reviews, there's a ton of creative freedom here. The sky is really the limit at Southern Neighbor and I'm so excited to see what our fall staff will produce."
-2017-18 Southern Neighbor Editor Sofia Edelman

DTH Media Corp. also publishes a monthly news and lifestyle magazine called  Southern Neighbor. Writers, photographers and designers are needed to cover feature-length stories on education, leisure, entertainment, business and development.

Apply for current opening by sending a resume and work samples to the Southern Neighbor editor.


Join the DTH

The Daily Tar Heel has student job opportunities in all departments. The job opportunities require different skill sets but more importantly, a willingness to learn and work hard. Our graduates go on to top jobs in journalism, advertising, politics, technology, the law and many other professions. Check out this page to learn more about job opportunities in each department.

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Meet the Team

Learn more about our student-fueled newsroom and the UNC student journalists who publish the The Daily Tar Heel in print and online.

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Donate to the DTH

The Daily Tar Heel is the independent, nonprofit media lab for the University of North Carolina and the communities of Orange, Alamance and Chatham counties.

Since 1893, we have been the community's investigator, advocate and fact-checker.

We are also an independent, nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, and as we enter our 124th year of operation, we’ll do it in start-up mode.

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