Do you relate to Charli XCX’s “Hot Girl”? Then you belong at Bwog.
This Fall, Bwog has two applications open: Staff Writer and Daily Editor applications! Application questions, requirements, and information about each position can be found below.
About being a Staff Writer
Staff Writers are Bwog’s brain, our hive mind, what makes us Bwog; every week, they pitch and create content to be posted on our site (by the Daily Editors). As a Staff Writer, you can write about anything under the sun—as long as the average Columbia undergrad could relate to it; our Staffers have written about their dorm pumpkin that lasted a shockingly long time to the very worst places they’ve studied on campus. Since Bwog doesn’t assign writers to specific content sections, Staff Writers can also pitch more serious (and less chaotic) articles by covering arts performances, campus events, breaking news, sports games, and STEM lectures, or doing interviews and investigative features. (The only thing we don’t write is Op-Eds.) Basically, being a Bwog Staff Writer allows you to explore any niche on campus that you’d like—and more. It’s the best of all worlds.
Staff Writers attend our weekly meetings on Sundays at 9 pm in Lerner 510 to pitch their articles. When their post is published is up to them—maybe they have a paper coming up and posting on Tuesday works better, but the next week, their Friday discussion section was cancelled and a Saturday post works better; we only ask that you write around seven posts a semester! At Bwog, you can get eight hours of sleep and develop an incredible journalistic portfolio.
P.S. If you’re interested in being a part of our Tech Team, you can find the app here; if you’re interested in being a part of our Illustration/Visual team, you can find the app here; and finally, if you would like to be a part of our Social team, please apply to be a Staff Writer—Social team is an internal position only.
About being a Daily Editor
Our Daily Editors have complete and total power over the site for one day every week. If Staff Writers are the bwrain, Dailies are our lifeblood. On their assigned day, Daily Editors decide when posts for that day will go up, write Bwoglines (Bwog’s version of a daily news summary), copy-edit each post that is to be published, and have the all-powerful privilege of clicking “Publish” around five times a day. They quite literally keep the site running and make sure that every article is up to par. Dailies can also write articles! About anything!
Being a Daily Editor is a huge commitment. Therefore, we ask that, if you decide to apply, you are able to be fully committed to Bwog for the whole semester. There are only seven open spots this semester and we will only take the best of the best—how else can our site continue to be as incredible as it already is?
About the application
To apply for either position, please answer the questions below and send your completed application to email@example.com by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, September 16.
Please send the application as a PDF entitled “[First Name] Fall 2022 App.” There are no length or format requirements for the application—we are most interested in learning about you, so be as long-winded, short-winded or creative as you’d like. If you wish to apply for both Staff Writer and Daily Editor, complete one application answering both position’s designated questions and indicate which role you’d prefer.
Our new Fall 2022 Staffers will be announced in advance of our next meeting on Sunday, September 18!
Fall 2022 Staff Writer/Daily Editor Application
- Classic get-to-know-you: pronouns, major (or intended major), college, and class year.
- Why do you want to join Bwog?
- You’re taking Bwog out on a date! What would you do? Where would you go? There are no limits!
- 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.
- Represent Bwog creatively (draw Bwog, write Bwog a poem, write a Bwog song parody, etc.).
Questions for Staff Writers:
- What aspects of Columbia might you be interested in writing about?
- In which building on or near campus would you most like to spend twelve hours?
- Tell us about your move-in in 50 words or less.
Questions for Daily Editors:
- Send us a screenshot of the open tabs on your browser.
- How do you manage your time and keep yourself organized? Are you able to dedicate one day per week to Bwog?
- What three days work best for you to Daily?
Questions on commitment/other student news organizations:
- It is Bwog policy that you cannot simultaneously be a member of Bwog and another student news organization on campus (such as Columbia Daily Spectator, The Blue & White, or The Federalist). You are allowed, however, to write for campus literary magazines and other, non-journalistic organizations. Do you understand that if you are accepted to Bwog and to another publication, you will be expected to only commit to one organization?
- For Dailies: Because the commitment required for Dailying is greater than that of being a Staff Writer, if you are accepted as a Daily Editor, it is our expectation that you will Daily for the entirety of the upcoming semester. If you are also applying to other places of student journalism, and are not sure which is your preference, please indicate that here. Do you understand this expectation of commitment?
If you have questions regarding the application, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Our Editors look forward to reading your applications! Stay hot af and rush Bwog—you know you want to!
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