WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU

Whether you're a first-year just now hearing about us, a transfer thinking about your next step, or a returning student excited to get involved with Columbia's premier media organization, we'd love to have you as a part of our diverse team of journalists, creatives, entrepreneurs, and more.

Here's how you can get started.
 

1. fill out an interest form and RSVP to an open house

Your responses will let us know which open house you're attending and help us learn more about you and what you're interested in doing with us at Spectator. You must fill out this form in order for us to receive your contact information.

 

2. ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE

Come meet us at one of our Open Houses! All Open Houses take place in our office, located on the 4th floor of Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Avenue. Attendance at an open house is mandatory in order for your application to be considered. Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event to get live updates. 

Fall 2018 Open House dates are as follows:

Journalism Open Houses
Saturday, September 1st, 3pm - 4pm
Sunday, September 8th, 3pm - 4pm

Business & Innovation Open Houses
Saturday, September 1st, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday, September 8th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

SpecTech Open House
Sunday, September 9th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Visual Journalism Open House
Sunday, September 9th, 3pm - 4pm

 

3. RECEIVE AN APPLICATION

After you have attended one of our Open Houses, you will receive a short application to complete. Please note that Visuals applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio in addition to the written application. 

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4. COME TO AN INTERVIEW

Selected applicants will then be notified of potential interview opportunities during the following week at the Spectator office. Interviews are conducted by the Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, and Publisher. Those who interview successfully will be selected to begin our training program.

 

5. ON BOARDING AND TRAINING

If you've been selected to become a trainee, congratulations! You'll begin a roughly eight-week training process, specific to your section, where you'll learn and apply real world skills working closely with your section's staff.

The training process can be challenging, but it is designed to set you up to succeed in a staff position. While only those who successfully complete the training program can hold staff positions, Spectator staff members are here to help you learn and grow throughout the process.

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