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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.
"I joined the DTH just to find a place where I fit in on such a big campus; I thought I could make a few friends and add something to my resume. But in such a short period of time without even looking for it, I found a family and a passion for journalism. We aren't just looking for people who know they want to be journalists when they leave school — if you are willing to try something new, make a few mistakes and ask the unasked questions, you have a place here at the DTH."
-2015-16 Editor-in-Chief Paige Ladisic
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 process. Here is a video showing a day in the life of a DTH reporter.
Beginning newsroom positions are unpaid.
Apply for current openings: The Spring 2017 application is available here. It's due on Jan. 20.
The Opinion Editor hires editorial board members and columnists at the end of each semester. These positions are unpaid.
Questions: Email the opinion editor.
Apply for current openings: There are no current openings on the editorial page.
"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."
-2015-16 Student Ad Manager Emma Gentry
DTH Advertising hires new staff once a year, in the spring semester. Overview: Assistant Account Executives (AAEs) are students at UNC-Chapel Hill who work directly with experienced Account Executives (AEs) to manage advertising sales within a designated territory. The main responsibility of an AAE is to master the skills to become an AE, including building relationships with clients and becoming an expert on the suite of Daily Tar Heel products and services. AEs are the bridge between clients and our products. They are responsible for selling, coordinating and managing advertising campaigns. AAEs must have strong organizational and communication skills, and be able to work 6-8 hours weekly during the 6-week spring semester training period. AAEs are expected to attend regular training sessions and staff meetings. An interest in marketing, advertising or business is suggested.
This is an unpaid, entry-level position to prepare AAEs to become paid sales account executives. AAEs train in the spring 2017 semester in preparation for becoming an AE in the 2017-18 academic year. AEs are expected to work 12 hours per week and are paid a minimum salary plus bonuses. AAE training is required for all DTH sales staff.
Questions: Email the advertising director.
Apply for current openings: E-mail your cover letter and resume to the advertising director, Rebecca Dickenson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are accepting applications through February 28, 2017 for AAE positions that will start in late March
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 adviser.
Apply for current openings: Here.
"I joined the DTH to get experience marketing a real product, the newspaper. What I didn’t realize was how hands on that experience would be and how much fun I would have on the marketing team. Every day I get to go out to hand papers and donuts directly to readers is a great day. We’re always creating new ideas for great ways to market the paper, every time I see some one pass a DTH stand without picking one up, I think what can I do to encourage that person pick up a paper."
- 2015-16 Marketing Team Manager Julia Meder
The Marketing Team promotes The Daily Tar Heel in the community with promotional campaigns, events and contests, such as DTH and a Donut and the annual Housing Fair. The Marketing Team also helps develop content for special advertising sections and theme pages.
Questions: Email the advertising/marketing director.
Apply for current openings: There are no current openings on the marketing team.
Customer service representatives. They are typically hired at the beginning of each semester. These positions are paid and can be federal work-study jobs.
Questions: Email the executive director.
Apply for current openings: There are no current openings on the customer service team.
Southern Neighbor Magazine
"Working for Southern Neighbor is so rewarding, because you get to create such beautiful things—well-written feature stories, high quality photographs, and engaging graphics. And since the magazine was only relaunched a year-and-a-half ago, you also get to be apart of its continuing development as a place to find in-depth, investigative journalism. I love working for Southern Neighbor, and I can't wait to see what the staff will produce in the future."
-2016 Southern Neighbor Editor Claire Nielsen
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 contacting the Southern Neighbor editor.