October 9, 2015


Itching for a creative outlet? The Journal is entirely student-run, and contributors have always been an important part of that. We'd love to have you!

Each section has its own Facebook group where editors post articles that are up for grabs. Feel free to join any of them:

News     Opinions     Arts     Sports     Lifestyle     Photos



1. How do I get started?

Our News, Opinions, Arts, Sports, Lifestyle and Visual teams are always looking for fresh blood. If there's a specific section you're looking to contribute to, just get in touch with the head editor by email. If you don't have a story idea or you're unsure of which section you want to join, don't sweat it. Email our Outreach Manager, Emma MacNaught journal_contributors@ams.queensu.ca and she can answer any of your questions. You can also always drop by the Journal House at 190 University Ave. during office hours and talk to staff or the Editors in Chief, Sebastian and Anisa.

Also, be sure check out our Writer's Handbook for tips.


2. Do I need experience?

Nope. We're a place for students to learn about journalism. So no matter your experience level, we want you.


3. Are there more ways I can contribute than just writing?

There's a lot more to newspapers than writing stories, so we're looking for students from all backgrounds to help in all areas. Here's a list of some of the skills we're looking for:

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Graphic design
  • Coding and web development
  • Illustration


4. What's the time commitment?

That's up to you. You can write one story a semester, or an article a day. University is a busy time, so no matter how much you write, design, photograph, we're happy you reached out.


5. Are you guys hiring?

We've finished our hiring for the 2015-2016 year, but applications for next year will be up in March 2016.

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