Student Media Opportunities
If you excel at writing, editing, public speaking, graphic design, photography, or videography, Taylor offers plenty of ways for you to employ your talents with various media organizations around campus. You can gain professional experience, get paid, and expand your portfolio by working on one of our fun and challenging media team.
Participate in Taylor’s award-winning student-run newspaper, The Echo, where journalistically-inclined students will gain professional experience through volunteer or paid positions by contributing articles, working as a section editor, or managing web content and social media. The team also has opportunities for videographers, photographers, and designers. This weekly paper that has provided breaking news coverage since 1913 and created an interactive space where students around campus are the voice and you can be The Echo. Contact Alan Blanchard, Echo adviser, for more information.
The Film program’s internal video production team shoots live events, produces chapel videos three times a week from their television control room, and produces client projects on contract. If you’re interested in learning the video production process, volunteer to help out from the start of your freshman year. Contact John Bruner, Envision Productions adviser, for more information.
Join Taylor’s student-run yearbook staff as a designer, photographer, writer, editor, or public relations strategist to help create a 200+ page publication. You can write feature content, capture event photos, and layout exciting spreads to tell campus stories. Learn to collaborate with a creative team to produce a publication that preserves Taylor history and presents memories for students to cherish after graduation. Contact Donna Downs, The Ilium adviser, for more information.
Do you enjoy running live sound or doing technology set-ups for campus events and conferences? Learn valuable technology skills with a paid position on Taylor’s Media Services team. You will assist in weekly chapel setups and help important events—such as Airband, the Beach Bash, or MyGen—run smoothly. Contact Jon Ochs, Director of Media Services, for more information.
Every decision in this annual campus literary magazine—from selecting and editing works to designing and laying out the book—is made by a student editorial staff. By joining the staff, you will gain skills in editing, publishing, and design and create portfolio materials that will impress future employers. As a contributor, you can submit your creative work and be published. Be a part of Parnassus’ over 50-year legacy of showcasing student art in the forms of writing and photography. Contact Daniel Bowman Jr., Parnassus adviser, for more information.
Edit the works of major poets and storytellers, manage social media, and work on the publication side of creative writing with this national literary journal. English students have the opportunity to work closely with editors and contributors, and non-English students are welcomed to submit pieces for publication. Relief Journal publishes art, both written and visual, that wrestles with difficult parts of the human experience. Contact Daniel Bowman Jr., Relief’s Editor-in-Chief, for more information.
Media & Marketing Services inform students and faculty about events put on throughout the year by working with Taylor Student Organization (TSO) cabinets. Graphic designers create tickets, posters, and flyers for the events, while photographers and videographers provide images and video of those events. Media & Marketing Services also runs the TSO Facebook page and News of the Day. Contact Steve Austin, Director of Student Programs, for more information.
Join the department that controls the University’s website, social media, alumni magazine, outreach, and advertising. You can apply to write web or magazine content, take photos, design marketing materials, or create videos for Taylor University. Contact Adam Perry, Creative Director, for more information.
Taylor’s online radio station, WTUR, hosts live programming during the school year. Volunteer as a student DJ, create your own original show (talk, sports, music), or join the paid staff to learn the ins and outs of radio production. Contact Kathy Bruner, WTUR adviser, for more information.