You have a place on The Daily Texan’s staff

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The Daily Texan boasts an impressive legacy.

In the 119-year history of the Texan, our paper has won countless awards. We boast more Pulitzer Prize winners than any of our peers. Among our alumni are Walter Cronkite, Lady Bird Johnson, Robert Rodriguez and Sen. Judith Zaffirini. 

You too can find a place at our paper. As summer classes begin, the Texan has again opened its doors for production.

Regardless of your background, interests or year, there is a place for you here. Our 12 departments offer a unique and rewarding range of opportunities for people of all skill sets. You don’t need to be a journalism major or have any previous experience to apply — our staff comes from schools and departments across campus.

If you want to help break campus and city news, apply for our news department. Apply for Life&Arts if covering Austin’s vibrant music and arts scene is more your speed. Are you obsessed with football, baseball, basketball or quidditch? Check out our sports department.

If you’re passionate about on-campus activism, join us in the opinion department. Our department has a rich history of producing columns and editorials that push for change on the Forty Acres. In our drive to argue for issues we care about, our opinion staff has interviewed UT presidents, senators and hundreds of faculty and experts around campus.

If you’re Twitter famous (or aspiring to be), join our social media department and use memes to connect with and grow our audience. For Longhorns who can’t turn off a good podcast, join our audio department, where you can learn to make one yourself. In our video department, you can turn news into sleek and engaging videos. If you want to take the photos that make up our paper and website, apply for the photo department.

For student artists and generally witty Longhorns, we have our comics department, whose illustrations make our paper come alive. If digital art is more your style, opinion illustrators combine traditional art with digital style to create illustrations for each week’s opinion page. Our design department lays out each page in the Texan and constantly pushes the boundaries of how print news can — and should — be presented. Are you detail oriented with a knack for editing? You’ll find yourself at home in our copy department, where our copy editors check every story in the Texan for factual and grammatical errors. 

To apply for any and all of these positions, simply fill out our issue staff interest form and select the departments you’re interested in joining. The editors of each department will reach out to you with information about their specific tryout process. 

As UT’s student newspaper, we cannot do our job unless we reflect the community we report on. So many of us have found our home at UT here at the Texan. You can too.

Buckner is a Plan II and journalism major from Austin. He is the editor-in-chief.