Join The Heights


No previous newspaper experience is necessary to join The Heights—anyone interested in journalism is welcome to contribute. Several levels of involvement are available to newcomers:

Help out occasionally.

Anyone interested in writing should contact the appropriate section editor(s). Here are the meeting times where individual sections hand out individual story assignments:

Contributors can write as frequently as once a week or as infrequently as once a year. We’re also always looking for people to help out with photography, copy editing, graphic design, layout, social media, and ad sales. See our contacts page for each department’s email and phone number.

Join our staff.

Each section has a limited number of staff members who are selected on a semester-to-semester basis. Staff responsibilities vary from section to section, but staff members are expected to contribute to at least one issue a week. Get in touch with the appropriate section editor for more information on the application process.

Become a FLIP.

Each fall, about 40 freshmen will join FLIP, the Heights’ Freshman Leadership Initiative Program, which will helping incoming students learn about the newsroom from a mentor on the board. For more information on the program, check out

Join our board.

The Heights is composed of a 41-person editorial board whose members are elected at the end of each fall semester for the next calendar year. Contact the editor-in-chief, the managing editor, or a section editor for more information.

Still haven’t found what you were looking for? Get in touch with the outreach coordinator at [email protected].