Fresno State's student-run newspaper

The Collegian

Fresno State's student-run newspaper

The Collegian

Fresno State's student-run newspaper

The Collegian

Apply to The Collegian

UPDATE: Our application cycle for paid positions at The Collegian is currently closed. If you are interested in volunteering as a contributor, you can reach out to Diego Vargas, editor-in-chief, at [email protected].

Our application cycle for Spring 2024 will open in November.


If you are interested in applying for a paid reporter or section-editor position, download our staff application here: Staff Application

Please email the completed application along with your resume and writing examples to the emails listed on the back page of the application OR drop off all documents at The Collegian office, right beside the Resnick Student Union. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thank you

Job Descriptions:

Section Editor (News, Arts & Entertainment, Sports):

Responsible for coordinating with reporters on story assignments, story ideas and editing stories for each respective section. Also responsible for story coverage within own section. Familiarity with journalistic structure, reporting, AP Style and InDesign encouraged. Completion of MCJ 2 (Media Writing), MCJ 104 (Digital Editing) and MCJ 105 (Newspaper Practicum) encouraged.

Staff Reporter:

Responsible for conducting interviews and writing stories assigned by respective section editors. May be asked to write for single or multiple sections. Work on multiple stories with weekly deadlines. Minimum six hours a week. Familiarity with AP Style and journalistic structure encouraged. Completion of MCJ 2 (Media Writing) and MCJ 105 (Newspaper Practicum) encouraged.

Responsible for photo coverage of news, features and sports events, as well as writes captions and assembles photo galleries. Familiarity with Photoshop highly encouraged.

Multimedia Reporter:
Shoots and edits multimedia video packages and photos for news, features and sports. Responsible for own story ideas and pitches for multimedia packages. Helps drive social media. Familiarity with Premiere Pro highly encouraged.

Manages The Collegian website, including creating original online content. Responsible for overseeing the Collegian’s push notifications and newsletters. Experience and/or interest in creating special story layouts is a plus. Recommended to have skills in web design, headlines, website development and graphic design.


The Collegian is open to all majors at Fresno State.

Other ways to write for The Collegian:

Take it as a class:

Sign up for MCJ 105 (Newspaper Practicum) in the fall semester. Completion of MCJ 2 (Media Writing) or equivalent experience required. Contact Professor Donald Munro ([email protected]) for details.

Volunteer as a contributor:

Sign up for the opportunity to cover stories on an individual basis. You’re encouraged to go through the paid-position process to meet the editorial team and learn more about The Collegian.



The Collegian
California State University, Fresno
5201 N. Maple Ave., M/S SA42
Fresno, CA 93740


Business Line: (559) 278-5735
Business Fax: (559) 278-2679
E-mail: [email protected]

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