MAKE YOUR MARK AT COLUMBIA
We are one of Columbia's largest student-run media organizations. For over 140 years, we've continued a tradition of excellence and innovation to provide a positive, active intervention in the Columbia community.
WHAT MOTIVATES US
We create publications and products that are united by a single goal: helping Columbia students make the most out of their experience in Morningside Heights. We want to equip Columbians with the information they need to thrive and aggressively, skeptically, and critically examine the obstacles that might stand in the way.
Through our work, our staff develop transferable skills so that they too can thrive as people, thinkers, and leaders. For nearly every industry, Spectator is the best way to advance your skills, build your resume, and spend your extracurricular time on campus.
WHAT WE VALUE
The work that Spectator does is challenging. All Spectator's staff—from our backend developers to our journalists—strive everyday to bring a few key qualities to the table.
We have GRIT and DRIVE.
We are SELF-STARTERS and TEAM PLAYERS.
We take seriously ACCOUNTABILITY and INTEGRITY.
Most of all, we are EXCITED to tackle new challenges.
WHERE WE COME FROM
Our staff are some of Columbia's best reporters, software developers, writers, photographers, editors, graphic designers, data analysts, and more. Working for Spectator are students from all of Columbia's undergraduate schools—General Studies, Barnard College, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Columbia College—hailing from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and experiences.
But as talented as our staff are today, many of our staff started with no experience in the sections they now work in and lead. A background in your section is not a prerequisite! All we ask is you bring an eagerness to learn and a passion for the work you produce.
Editor in Chief | 143rd Spectator Managing Board
“When I transferred to Barnard and joined Spectator’s incredible community of journalists, coders, designers, and businesspeople, I was immediately able to carve out a space for myself at Columbia and find my ‘second home’ on campus. I’ve had so many opportunities that I wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else on campus, and more importantly, have had the chance to work on publications and products that make a tangible impact on Columbia. Being part of this team has been so inspiring, and it’s definitely been my favorite part of college.”