Pioneer Blogger

Date: 08/23/2012 Office/Department: Pioneer
Starting Wage: Unpaid Supervisor: Pioneer Publisher
Openings: No Department Head: Editor


FALL 2012

Bloggers write weblog entries on The Pioneer’s website, based on a theme of their choice (e.g., gourmet cooking on a college student budget, music/movies/entertainment reviews, or experiences as a student athlete.)  Bloggers are expected to contribute regular entries, generally once per week, and be in communication with their editor.  Each blogger and their editor will decide on the frequency and deadlines of posts; for instance, a movie review blog may have new posts every Friday, while a different blog may have a less rigid schedule.

Prior journalism experience is not required, and the ideal candidates will have strong writing, researching and editing skills. They must have the ability to work accurately, independently and under deadline. Flexibility and creativity are a must, and applicants must be reliable and self-motivated. Blogger positions are unpaid.


In addition to completing the following application form, applicants must provide a writing sample. Please direct your questions to


Please email a word document with your responses to Applications accepted on a rolling basis; final deadline is midnight on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Returning staff: Please fill out the contact/payroll information and answer the following question only: Why do you want to continue working for The Pioneer, and/or what is a goal you have for the coming semester? If your blog theme will be different, please answer the first two questions below.


Graduating year:

Phone number (cell preferred):

Email address:

 (These questions are for payroll purposes only and will not affect your application.)


In-state:          yes      no

Work-study    yes      no



  1. Please describe what you want the theme of your blog to be, along with why you want to focus on this topic.


  1. Please provide a short description of a blog entry you would propose for your blog.


  1. Please describe previous journalism and/or writing experience.


  1. Please describe your ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.


  1. What other activities will you be involved in this semester? How much time are you willing to devote weekly to The Pioneer?


Please attach a sample of journalistic writing or a blog post to this application, no longer than two pages double-spaced. If you do not have previous journalism or blogging experience, an academic or creative writing sample will suffice.