Amherst Wire

Editorial Positions

The Amherst Wire is now accepting applications for select editorial positions. Once you have reviewed each of the available positions you can apply by sending a portfolio of your work via email to our managing editors ([email protected] and [email protected]) and Editor in Chief ([email protected]). Editorial staff will review each application and reach out to candidates within a week or so to schedule an interview on Zoom.


Assistant editors for: Lifestyle, Music,* Podcasting*, Politics/Op-ed, Social Media

For Fall Semester, assist editor and become more comfortable in the editor role

For Spring Semester, take over the section as head editor and guide writers to publish their stories.

-Works well in a team environment

-Is knowledgeable in or is willing to learn basic WordPress functions

-Has some experience in writing or the writing process

-Roughly 5 hours a week

*thes assistant editor would hold the role for the full year, then become editors for the 2023-2024 school year

Photojournalism Editor:

The Photojournalism editor will photograph stories and events on campus working with other student photojournalists and editors.

-Builds up the Amherst Wire’s photo repository

-Covers live events as well as photographs individuals for stories as needed

-Recruits and trains other photographers for the Wire

-Experience with photography and photo editing software preferred

-Roughly 5-10 hours per week, send a portfolio of 3-4 image samples

UMass SGA Beat Reporter:

The UMass SGA beat reporter will cover UMass’ Student Government Association (SGA) with a variety of creative short form and long form stories.

-a mixture of short term and long term stories–covering SGA meetings and press releases

-must be passionate about student issues and developing relationships with communities

-can be primarily text or multimedia based, whichever is the preference of the reporter

-roughly 5-10 hours per week

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Editorial Positions