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 and key skills transferable to many careers. Reporters uncover news important to the Penn community by illuminating student stories and holding institutions accountable. Whether it’s breaking news, data-driven stories, or investigative journalism, your storytelling can enact real change on campus.
Start your DP career as a General Assignments reporter where you learn the basics of college journalism by working on a three week rotation. Move up to become a beat reporter where you will be able to specialize in one area of coverage.
Follow in the footsteps of DP News alumni who work for top publications and companies like the New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Vox, MTV, Politico and The Wall Street Journal — in addition to various former DPers practicing law and working in business.
No journalistic experience required — only curiosity and dedication.
The News Department also fosters a supportive and welcoming community where reporters learn from each other and grow lifelong friendships.
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.
DP Marketing works on developing and enhancing the brand identity of The Daily Pennsylvanian Inc., a $3 million dollar business. Our associates work to create social media campaigns, events, and merchandise that showcase the content of the DP, 34th Street Magazine, and Under the Button. We work closely with all departments in the DP. Associates are also given the resources and opportunities to plan and execute their own marketing projects to promote any section of the publication.
Marketing is the perfect place to develop both your creativity and your business skills because all our projects require a good mix of both. No prior experience is required — just a willingness to learn about branding, promotion, and merchandising. Join us to gain some business experience and be a part of this great organization!
We are a group of student engineers dedicated to positively expanding the digital influence of The Daily Pennsylvanian around campus. Building useful and elegant products is the mission that unites our team. Our members include web and mobile developers, UI/UX designers, and data analysts.
Both mobile & 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 mobile developer, you'll get experience working with React Native and improve upon the DP mobile app.
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 the arts and campus culture. We provide endless opportunities for a creative outlet: you can write cover stories, help envision marketing campaigns, design and lay out issues, attend press movie screenings, review top-rated restaurants, and even pitch your own content ideas.
As the hub for Penn voices and narrative, Street staffers cover arts, culture, and feature content. We are looking for writers, photographers, videographers, artists, and social media whizzes to create, package, and promote Street to the Penn audience. Writers can work for our Features, Focus, Style, Arts, Film & TV, Music, or Ego sections. Multimedia staffers work with either the Photo or Video departments. Illustrators and graphic designers create visuals, including our weekly print product, as part of the Design department. Social Media associates manage our social media and our newsletter, The Toast.
Street provides writers the opportunity to be creative in their pursuit of journalism, teaches Social Media staff how to build and promote a brand online, and gives photographers, videographers, and illustrators experience in creating 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 go-to source for daily 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. Our video and media staff work to capture the real Penn experience through the lens of a camera we stole from the DP.
We are looking for talented writers, videographers, actors, graphic designers, coders, our dignity, ten gay rats, and your best brisket recipe. If you’re an all-around funny person looking for a way to subject the rest of campus to your sense of humor, we’re the publication for you.
The DP is more than an award winning editorial entity and media business proving ground, it is also a leading educational non-profit organization that for close to 140 years has been providing transformative experiences and financial support for Penn students. The Institutional Advancement team works closely with professional staff and alumni on organizational storytelling, fundraising campaign design, volunteer engagement, donor stewardship, media content generation and management, and more.
The IA team will help to tell the story of the DP, past, present and future, in order to generate the needed financial support and volunteer opportunities that will propel the DP forward. Working with our IA team is an exciting opportunity for students who are interested in nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship and organizational leadership. The work of the IA team directly impacts the lives of fellow students on staff. All dollars raised go directly to fellow Penn students at the DP, through: financial aid, salary stipends, internships, fellowships and more.
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