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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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!
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.
Developers at all skill levels are encouraged to join!
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
Fill out the form below to apply!