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Staff Writer 

The Sting seeks a strong, naturally curious reporter and a sharp writer to cover stories of interest to our readers. A strong sense of humor is appreciated; meeting deadlines is vital.  Compensation is available in the form of a stipend and academic credit.

Some responsibilities, include: 

  • Pitch, report, and write stories 2-3 times per week about a wide array of topics impacting UB students ranging from student government to administration happenings to the latest study trends and “online campus” life during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some assignments will be granted. 
  • Students must provide at least 5 hours per week in order to qualify for academic credit. 15 hours per week is necessary for stipend.

Editorial Writer 

The Sting seeks an editorial writer to provide commentary on campus, local, and national political and cultural issues. The ideal candidate would have strong opinions that are both well-researched and articulated, sharp writing skills, and a natural ability to provide new perspectives to ongoing conversations. A strong social media following is a plus. Compensation in the form of academic credit is available.

Some responsibilities, include: 

  • Pitch and write well-written (and accurate) op-eds (commentary) pieces on a wide array of campus, local, and national political and cultural issues. Preferably 1-2 on a weekly basis. 
  • Provide assistance to the copy-editor in their responsibilities as needed 
  • Occasional reporting stories for the news products as needed 
  • Students must be able to provide at least 10 hours per week in order to qualify for academic credit for this position.

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