Work For Us


The State Press is an award-winning multimedia news organization looking to hire our next great crop of student journalists! SP operates a daily news website and a magazine that publishes three times each semester. 

For most positions, this is primarily an afternoon and nighttime job. Paid State Pressers may not hold another University job, and all must be current ASU students. ASU Student Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Our Mission: We are a bold, risk-taking, digital student media organization intent on ethically serving, provoking and challenging a large and changing University audience. 

Please view the descriptions for each position here.

Apply for Fall 2021 staff: Apply here.

The State Press accepts applications for all editor and staff positions at the end of each semester. We continue hiring staff throughout the semester.

Reporter applications for Fall 2021 are open now. Applications are rolling and will be accepted through the fall semester.

There are both paid and unpaid staff positions available. Full-time paid positions typically call for two pieces of content produced per week, while part-time unpaid positions ask for one piece of content weekly. This varies by section — see the job descriptions for more detail. All State Pressers are required to participate in pitch meetings on Sundays over Zoom or in Tempe if in person, as well as be available for a Zoom or in-person editing session for each piece of content produced. Questions? Email execed.statepress@gmail.com


Apply to be an editor: Apply here.

The State Press accepts applications for all editor and staff positions at the end of each semester. Section editors are paid and will work three days per week. We are currently hiring for the Fall 2021 editor positions, and applications will be due April 16. All applicants will be required to sign up for a 30-minute interview slot during the week of April 19-23. Questions? Email execed.statepress@gmail.com



Freelance & JMC 301/345 Submissions: Pitch us your JMC 301 or freelance story here.

We've all been there, and we're here to help. The State Press accepts pitches from JMC301 students, as well as freelance writers, on a regular basis. However, we do hold freelancers to the same standards as our own reporters — therefore, all pitches must have a strong, relevant ASU angle, multimedia elements, three sources and in-person edits. SP encourages freelancers and 301 students to pitch us their stories early ... and not to wait until the last week of school to fulfill all six publication requirements. Questions? Email  execed.statepress@gmail.com


Letters to the Editor: 

The State Press welcomes outside opinions. If you would like to contribute, email  execed.statepress@gmail.com and opinions.statepress@gmail.com. Submissions must be under 500 words, contain your ASU affiliation and link to any facts or research you cite. Anonymity will not be granted.

Non-editorial Positions: Apply here

Interested in the creative and marketing side of a publication? ASU Student Media also hires sales representatives.

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