Who wouldn’t want to be a giant, colorful lil’ guy who chills in Pokeball all day?

You might wonder: how does Bwog manage to create such incredible and varied content on a daily basis? Contrary to popular belief, we don’t have an incredibly sophisticated AI that trawls the web in search of the freshest content to harvest, write up, and serve fresh to our loyal readers. Nor do we bang our heads against our keyboards and post the results… most of the time. Instead, we rely on our team of wonderful, dedicated, and incredibly powerful Staff Writers to help us whip up all our shitposts, breaking news, events coverage (and so on).

If you couldn’t tell already, you could be one of them! As a Bwog Staff Writer, all you’d be expected to do is attend our weekly meetings (currently held via Zoom at 9 PM EST, though this is subject to change based on the needs of our staff), pitch and write articles for our site, and make positive contributions to our creative community via Slack and/or email. In return, you’ll make friends, improve your writing and/or journalism skills, and have an outlet to write about anything you want (provided it’s vaguely Columbia-related and not an op-ed). You won’t be assigned a specific beat or type of coverage, though we have several editors who are more than ready to work with any staffer who wants to focus on a certain kind of coverage.

Now, you might be asking, how do I become one of these “Staff Writers”? Well, all you have to do is fill out the application below and submit it to editors@bwog.com by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, September 19, as a PDF titled “*First Name* App.” Your application can be as long or short as you want it to be and mostly serves as a way for our staff to get to know you and your interests so we can best help you as editors. If you’d like to apply to be both a Staff Writer and Daily Editor, feel free to submit a single application with the position you’d prefer clearly indicated.

We’ll be announcing our new Staff Writers and Dailies at our open meeting this Sunday. The Zoom link will be posted on this Facebook page (email us at editors@bwog.com if you don’t have a Facebook account to access the link and we can email it to you). You can also email editors@bwog.com with any questions about your application.

Staff Writer application:

About Bwog:

  • What do you think Bwog is?
  • Tell us about one Bwog post you liked, one post you didn’t like, and why for both.
  • Come up with three sample post ideas that you would like to see on Bwog.
  • Draw Bwog.

About you:

  • Why do you want to join Bwog?
  • What do you think Bwog is?
  • You’re taking Bwog out on a date! What would you do? Where would you go (no matter where you are in the world)?
  • What aspects of Columbia might you be interested in writing about?
  • Tell us your favorite/ideal Zoom background or location.

i’m actually more of a Eevee fan via Pixabay