Development Class for Writers & Reporters

The Daily is a completely student-run paper. All photographers, writers, designers, and editors who contribute to the paper are UW students. The paper provides a professional learning environment for aspiring journalists. It is not affiliated with the UW Communications Department and, therefore, has contributors from a variety of majors on campus.

Prospective writers are required to attend weekly meetings for one quarter that will be taught by the development editor. In these classes, prospective writers will learn the basics of reporting, how the newsroom works, and journalism ethics. Further, prospective writers will be required to write three articles while in development. 

Classes will be Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. The first class will be 

Apply for spring quarter's development class by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 1:

Contact Development Editors Soraya Marashi & Kyle Bender with any questions at


Interested in photography? 

This application is for anyone interested in becoming a photojournalist for The Daily. We are looking for passionate photographers interested in getting more experience photographing what goes on at our university. Our goal is to bring the university –– every nook and cranny –– to everyone, just by picking up one of our papers. If you believe you can tell the daily story of our school (no pun intended), then this is the right place for you. However, before you can start working for us, you need to take the mandatory, once a week introductory class. 

Apply for winter quarter's photo development class by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12 :

Contact Photo Development Editor Ethan Uehara with any questions at



Interested in videography? 

This application is for anyone interested in becoming a videographer for The Daily. No experience necessary! 

Apply for winter quarter's video team:

Contact Video Editor Alex Nagode with any questions at




Interested in illustrating? 

We are currently hiring illustrators on a rolling basis. Illustrators help create cover images, artwork for special sections, artwork for the opinion and wellness sections, and more! If you enjoy illustrating, or are an art student at the UW looking to make some extra cash, this job is for you. To apply, please fill out the Google Form listed below. Also, be prepared to make a case for why you should be hired and to bring your portfolio to show our Illustrations Editor, Abbi, your work.

Apply to be an illustrator: 

Contact Illustrations Editor Abigail Dahl with any questions at


Interested in design? 

Designers are hired on a rolling basis. Designers will design and layout The Daily's weekly print paper (or assist in creating other visual design elements). Your "shifts" would be once a week for a few hours in the evening on press date. Experience with InDesign and InCopy CC is preferable but not a deal breaker for those ready to learn on the job. To apply, email the design editors with a copy of your resume and a portfolio with samples of previous design experience. A short in-person interview will also follow. 
Email Design Editor Dylan McKone at to apply. 


What is Daily 101?

Daily 101 is a series of weekly meetings that prospective writers are required to attend. They are taught by the development editor, various other section editors at The Daily, and journalism professionals. In these classes, prospective writers will learn the basics of reporting, how the newsroom works, and journalism ethics.

How do I apply?

Fill out the Google Forms application once it is live on this page and send all relevant documents to the development editor at

How many credits is it?

The Daily and its development class are not affiliated with the registrar at the UW. It will not be listed on the time schedule. The class cannot be taken for credit.

Is prior journalism experience required?

No. The class will teach basic journalism skills along with the procedures for producing a daily newspaper. Some knowledge or experience is helpful but not required.

I sent my application, now what?

The development editor will review the applications and will notify selected applicants via email. 

What if I don't make it on staff?

The Daily holds its Daily 101 class every quarter, so there will be other chances to complete the class.

Is the Daily 101 (development) class also applicable for prospective photographers, designers, copy editors, or videographers looking to get involved with The Daily?

The Daily’s photo, design, copy, and video departments have their own procedures for prospective staff. You can email each department at the following addresses, but be aware most hiring occurs at the beginning and end of each quarter:

  • Prospective designers can email Design Editors Jenna Shanker & Dylan McKone at
  • Prospective copy editors can email Copy Chiefs Sam Steele & Trevor Hunt at
  • Prospective videographers can email Head Video Producer Alex Nagode at