Are you a strong writer? Enjoy getting paid?

If so, The Daily is looking to hire you! As the student-run newspaper at the University of Washington, The Daily plays a vital role in the campus community, educating on newsworthy events, entertaining with movie and music reviews, and inspiring with opinion articles and personal essays.

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. For more information, see our FAQs below or reach out via email. 

Apply for spring quarter's writing development class by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 28: click here to apply

Contact Development Editors Sam Steele & Kyle Bender with any questions at


Interested in copy editing? 

The Copy Desk not currently hiring.

The Daily's Copy Desk is specifically tasked with reading and editing all the content we publish every night for AP Style, grammar, consistency, and factual accuracy. Our detail-oriented role protects The Daily's credibility and improves its quality across the board. If you're interested in a laid-back work environment, reading and editing student-crafted stories, gaining real journalism experience (and being paid), apply now!

We are not accepting new applications at this time.

Contact the Copy Chiefs with any questions or request to be put on a waiting list 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 team by 11:59 pm on Sunday, Jan. 10:

Contact the Photo Development Editor 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 fall 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, Greta, your work.

Apply to be an illustrator: 

Contact Illustrations Editor Elijah Pasco with any questions at

Interested in cartoons?

Cartoonists are responsible for pitching and contributing original content on a regular basis. As a cartoonist, you will pitch drafts and ideas, work with the Cartoons editor and Copy desk towards a final, and submit finished work. As a publication, we are interested in cartoons related to UW life, the college experience, as well as social and political commentary (local and occasionally national). Please be familiar with the kind of content and style of humor before applying. There are mandatory initial and mid-quarter meetings with the Cartoons Editor.

Applicants should be:

-Able to contribute on a regular basis and willing to pitch their own ideas

-Experienced with illustration/drawing

-Willing to experiment and go outside of comfort zone

-Able to build on constructive criticism from editors and take mean comments in stride (we get a few)

-Committed to quality cartooning and illustration

And most importantly: unafraid to express their views and have a good sense of humor.

Apply to be a cartoonist by no later than 11:59 pm PT on Sunday, April 18:

For further questions about contributing or the application, please email Cartoons Editor Elijah Pasco at



Interested in design? 

Designers are hired on a rolling basis. Designers will design and layout The Daily's weekly newsletter (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 dealbreaker 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 Zoom interview will also follow. 
Email Design Editor Dylan McKone at to apply. 


What is development class?

Development class 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 development class every quarter, so there will be other chances to complete the class.

Is the 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 Editor Dylan McKone at
  • Prospective copy editors can email Copy Chiefs Trevor Hunt & Diana Davidson at
  • Prospective videographers can email Head Video Producer Alex Nagode at