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The Daily Pennsylvanian editorial departments work together to find and tell the most important stories on campus. Whether it's diving deep into an investigative story or capturing snapshots of people at the frontlines of Penn's history, the DP editorial side never stops making a difference.







Audience Engagement

Web Dev


By joining News, you will learn not only how to report and investigate stories relevant to Penn’s campus and students, but also the intricacies of student life and University operations. Reporters uncover news important to the Penn community by illuminating student stories and holding institutions accountable. Whether it’s breaking news or investigative journalism, your storytelling has the ability to enact real change on campus.

The Real-Time Desk is also housed in the News department, and is for those who want to report on breaking news and write aggregated news posts with a lesser time commitment.

Follow in the footsteps of DP News alumni who work for publications like The New York Times, Politico, Vox, and The Washington Post, to name a few. No journalistic experience required — only curiosity and dedication.

Less than 10 percent of Engineering students are black or Latino. But this is changing. → Was Trump really a top student at Wharton? His classmates say not so much → Penn student researchers dig into the University's unaddressed ties to the slave trade → Penn's CIS Department faces 'painfully high' demand for courses, causing long waitlists → A year on, there's still little clarity on whether Penn is searching for a new ASAM director →

Sports are about passion — the ability to risk it all, to become emotionally invested, to be a part of a team, and to test the limits of what you’re capable of. DP Sports provides the structure and guidance you need to explore that passion.

Our department is a place where anyone can feel welcome and be a part of the family. We spend really valuable time with each and every person on our team to ensure that they can develop good storytelling and investigative skills. We’re a team, and we have an amazing time going on road trips, throwing watch parties, and getting immersed in the sports we cover and watch.

So if you like watching, playing, reading, writing, talking, photographing, or learning about sports, DP Sports is totally the place for you. No experience necessary; absolutely anyone is welcome to join!

How Michelle Nwokedi became the 'socialite' of Penn women's basketball → Penn men's basketball shines early, fades late in NCAA Tournament loss to No. 1 Kansas → Quakers strive to embody 'lunch pail mentality' and gain Twitter fame in the process → When a Player Gets Up Dazed, Part I → A Decade in Ivy League Sports: Ranking the eight athletic programs →

You have the power to decide what the campus conversation ought to be.

At The Daily Pennsylvanian, we are looking for creative, passionate, and hard-working writers to pen columns for Penn's independent student-led news organization. We are also looking for talented artists to create funny, insightful, and poignant cartoons.

Your writing and reporting skills will improve tremendously, you will have the rare opportunity to reach thousands of people with every column you write, and you will learn to make this award-winning media organization your home. Opinion columns often garner the most page views and comments among all the sections of the DP. Being an opinion artist requires time and dedication, as well as the ability to make a point using few words.

Stimulate change, hold organizations and people accountable, and make conversation: Join us.

Christy Qiu | When picking the next batch of Quakers, focus on merit, not legacy → Spencer Swanson | Banning hard liquor at frat parties is 2018 Prohibition → Isabella Simonetti | Risky business: the case for legalizing prostitution → Julia Mitchell | Don’t donate to Penn → Joel Lee | Plenty of people think we go to Penn State — here’s why it shouldn’t bother us →

The Daily Pennsylvanian's Copy Department is now editing 34th Street, Under the Button, and DP Sports content! Join our super fun team in reviewing and fact-checking everything from breaking news to satirical videos. Come help us keep our content concise, consistent, and considerate.

From the people who brought the DP the Oxford comma.

The DP's Official Style Guide →

The Design Department is looking for designers, artists, and illustrators with all ranges of experience to join us in producing The Daily Pennsylvanian and 34th Street Magazine’s print and online visual content.

We use the full Adobe Creative Suite — mainly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign — along with various online platforms for data visualization.

If you are interested in creating aesthetic content, whether it be front-page print centerpieces, online graphics, or layouts for websites, then the Design department is for you!

Illustrations, Legacies make up a sixth of Penn undergraduates. Experts disagree whether this needs to change. → Data visualization, Financially Speaking: A Guide to Financial Aid at Penn → Illustrations, OCR's shift from spring to fall has changed where and when Penn students study abroad → Basketball Preview 2018 →

The Multimedia Department is looking for people with a love for photography, videography, cinematography, and cool aesthetics to join us in creating modern content for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

We use the Adobe Suite and Final Cut Pro as well as the latest DSLR cameras and lenses to cover major events on campus and across the country. Our staff has covered famous figures including the likes of Joe Biden and Usain Bolt, stood front row at Made in America, and traveled for special events including presidential campaign rallies and NCAA tournaments.

As a member of the multimedia department, you will have many opportunities to learn and improve your photography and videography skills. You will also have the ability to take part in the editing and post-production process, having an impact on our content from creation to publishing. A time commitment of 1-2 hours per week is expected.

No experience or personal equipment is required, but is always appreciated. Join us in making transformative content for an award-winning media company!

Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Broad Street Riots → 2018: A year in photos → A Penn Freshman on #NeverAgain → A look into some of the most beautiful places to study on Penn's campus → We Tried the Edible Plants on Penn's Campus → The 124th Running of the Penn Relays → Ballin on a Budget: Episode 4 → Snapshots of children, crazy hats, and other incredible moments from the Eagles' parade →

Joining Audience Enagement will put you on the frontline of The DP’s interaction with tens of thousands of readers and develop skills increasingly relevant in the world’s growing digital landscape.

As a rapidly growing department, we are looking for people excited to curate, manage and grow the DP’s social media presence and interaction through Facebook, Twitter and (especially!) Instagram. We are also seeking writers interested in writing and editing our daily newsletter.

AE is the right department for anyone looking to work with other departments across the DP on exciting projects such as promotion strategies for special issues and events online.

No prior experience required, only a fire emoji game and willingness to be part of our close knit family.

The Daily Pennsylvanian Facebook → The Daily Pennsylvanian Twitter → DP Sports Twitter → The Daily Pennsylvanian Instagram →

Web developers at the DP have the opportunity to work on a number of diverse and complex projects. The DP runs multiple full-stack apps, regularly creates standalone pages for special issues or interactive projects, and builds internal tools for both the editorial and business sides.

As a web developer, you'll get experience working with GitHub, as well as a wide array of programming languages. We maintain apps built with Ruby on Rails, use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for our project pages, and regularly build tools with JavaScript, Python, and Ruby.

Developers at all skill levels are encouraged to join!

DP Projects, a full list of all project pages we've developed → Outquote, a JavaScript tool to make branded quote cards → Explore the data, code, and methodology behind our data projects → Check out all of our open source work on our GitHub →

Calling all podcast enthusiasts! DP Podcasts is looking for new hosts, writers, and editors. Join this burgeoning department as we attempt to expand the breadth and depth of our current podcast offerings. We are looking for storytellers and commentators from diverse backgrounds.

Are you weirdly passionate about something on campus? Do you have interesting opinions? If you join our department, we can turn that into a podcast!

A Legacy of Privilege, Quite Frankly → ivyQueens, Bottoms on Top → Gay Christmas, Bottoms on Top → Disoriented at Penn, 1600 Penn →


The Daily Pennsylvanian is a $3-million, student-run media organization. Our incredible teams work together to market our products and sustain our business. Through the DP, students experience working for a real company, with real staffers, clients, and revenues. Join one of our teams to gain an invaluable, hands-on experience unlike any other.



Product Lab


Students in our Marketing Department work to showcase and enhance the brand identities of our publications and sections, including 34th Street, Under the Button, News, and Sports.

Within the internal marketing team, students work to create social media, events, and merchandising that enhance our brand image.

Join our Marketing team to gain experience with branding, merchandising, and promotion.


The Daily Pennsylvanian's Advertising Department offers students hands-on consulting experience with local and national clients.

Advertising representatives work directly with business owners to help recognize, pinpoint and provide solutions to the problems that they are facing within their business. With the help of our outstanding analytics and marketing teams, advertising representatives consult with their clients to determine the best ways to reach the Penn community.

Advertising representatives are paid for their work with commission rates that can go up to 20%, as well as bonus incentives. Time commitment is generally about 8-10 hours a week.


Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 Advertising Representatives have sold a combined total of over $190,000 from over 100+ local businesses.

DP Analytics is a department undergoing a lot of transformation, and we're ready to make big moves to help propel the DP into the digital-first age.

Using statistical software and coding languages like R and Python, the Analytics Department works on both the editorial and business sides of the company to track our readership numbers, understand our audience, predict advertising trends, and pursue new content opportunities.

We are a financially independent organization; there's no better place on campus where your work can directly affect a real business.


Readership model to predict pageviews

A/B testing on publication websites (particularly with headlines) using Google Optimize

Creating a data-based advertising strategy

The DP Product Lab Department creates marketing content and brands what The DP can provide to external clients. Also, as the company develops, we explore new fields and build new services. We hold responsibility for working on innovation products and coming up with revenue-generating initiatives.

With a large amount of creative freedom, this is the place to make your idea a reality. Our weekly commitment is approximately 6 hours.

Pennlets → Verb Energy Bars Sponsored Video → Meet Parvis and his micro-world at Woven Treasures → Which Gia Pronto Kitchen salad are you? → Jane G’s Dim Sum House: fresh made-to-order dim sum →

Circulation staffers are the DP's street team, and they are the ones you see handing out papers on Locust Walk and across campus every day.

If you're friendly, dependable, and loud — and want to earn $10 an hour — this is the department for you. Join an incredible team with a great culture filled with good times and social activities.

34th Street Magazine

34th Street Magazine is your authority on Penn student life. We are a student magazine that empowers student voices, sheds light on student issues, and provides timely commentary on campus culture and arts. The opportunities at Street are endless. You can write cover stories, help envision marketing campaigns, design and lay out issues, attend press movie screenings, and so much more.

34th Street Magazine is a hub for Penn voices and narrative, reported arts, culture, and feature content. We are looking for writers, photographers, videographers, and social media whizzes to create, package, and promote Street to the Penn audience. Writers can write for our Features, Style, Arts, Film & TV, Music, or Ego sections. Multimedia staffers work with either photo or video departments. And our Audience Engagement Associates manage our social media and our newsletter, The Toast.

Street gives writers the opportunity to be creative while pursuing journalism, lets Audience Engagement Associates learn how to build and promote a brand online, and teaches photographers and videographers to create engaging editorial visuals. Join Street to be part of a tight–knit community and learn from some of the most interesting and dedicated people at Penn—we promise you won’t regret it.

Life on the Autism Spectrum at Penn → Smokes’ Then and Now → Why Pixar’s ‘Bao’ Reminds Me of My Mom → Drake Bell’s Slow Burn → The Love Issue 2019 →

Under the Button

Under the Button is Penn’s daily source for humor and satire.

Our writing staff works around the clock to report on the stories that other media organizations wouldn’t dare touch (due to editorial standards) and our video/media staff works to capture the true Penn experience through the lens of a camera that we stole from the DP.

We are looking for talented writers, videographers, graphic designers, social media editors, and all-around funny people! Join us!

Op-Ed: We Need to Normalize Failure but Preferably Not My Failure Right Now → UTB Video: The Toothpaster → Penn Accidentally Sends Acceptances to Every 17- and 18-Year-Old Member of The Top 1%, Will Not Rescind Any → Donald Trump's Junior Year Transcript →

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