Lindenlink

Get involved

Being a part of the Lindenlink staff provides hands-on experience to prepare not only for a career in journalism, but in a variety of fields.  Lindenlink alumni have worked and interned in media organizations across the country and internationally, as well as other institutions, including:

  • CNN
  • St. Louis Public Radio
  • St. Louis Blues
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Money Magazine
  • KMOV

Working with other students to create content for Lindenlink and Link magazine, students can develop their skills in a collaborative work environment with flexible hours.  We seek a diverse staff, and students of all majors are welcome to apply.  

We are not actively hiring for all positions right now.  Student worker positions may be available. Please email [email protected] about opportunities for fall 2020.  

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this short form.

Reporters

  • Duties:  Cover stories assigned by editors as available
  • Recommended Skills: 
    • Reporting/Interviewing
    • Photography
    • Videography

Photographers/videographers

  • Duties: Take photos or videos as available
  • Recommended Skills: 
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Photography
    • Videography

Photo and video editor

  • Required: Photojournalism (COM 225) or demonstrated photo or video experience
  • Duties: 
    • Shoot photos and videos to accompany stories.  
    • Manage photographers and videographers
    • Edit photos and videos.   
    • Work with other staff and editors to produce Lindenlink and Link magazine.  
  • Required Skills: 
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Organization
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Video editing
  • Recommended Skills: 
    • Social media
    • Graphic design (Illustrator, InDesign)
    • WordPress

Culture editor

  • Required: Basic Reporting (COM 242) or demonstrated journalism experience
  • Duties:
    • Plan weekly culture coverage and communicate with reporters about assignments.  
    • Edit culture stories and cover culture content, as well as other content as needed.  
    • Manage culture reporters and photographers.  
    • Work to improve the culture section and maintain it as a relevant and engaging source of news.  
    • Work with other staff and editors to produce Lindenlink and Link magazine.  
    • Be responsible for editor-of-the-day duties at least one weekday each week and two weekend days per month.  
  • Required Skills: 
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Organization
    • Writing
  • Recommended Skills: 
    • Social media
    • Graphic design (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • WordPress

Sports Editor

  • Required: Basic Reporting (COM 242) or demonstrated journalism experience.  
  • Duties:
    • Plan weekly sports coverage and communicate with reporters about assignments.  
    • Edit sports stories and cover sports content, as well as other content as needed.  
    • Manage sports reporters and photographers.  
    • Work to improve the sports section and maintain it as a relevant and engaging source of news.  
    • Work with other staff and editors to produce Lindenlink and Link magazine.  
    • Be responsible for editor-of-the-day duties at least one weekday each week and two weekend days per month.  
  • Required Skills: 
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Organization
    • Writing
  • Recommended Skills: 
    • Social media
    • Graphic design (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • WordPress

News Editor

  • Required: Basic Reporting (COM 242) or demonstrated journalism experience
  • Duties:
    • Plan weekly news coverage and communicate with reporters about assignments.  
    • Edit news stories and cover news content, as well as other content as needed.  
    • Manage news reporters and photographers.  
    • Work to improve the news section and maintain it as a relevant and engaging source of news.   
    • Work with other staff and editors to produce Lindenlink and Link magazine.  
    • Be responsible for editor-of-the-day duties at least one weekday each week and two weekend days per month.  
  • Required Skills: 
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Organization
    • Writing
  • Recommended Skills: 
    • Social media
    • Graphic design (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • WordPress

Community relations/social media

Lindenlink is seeking people who can help with any of the following duties:

  • Formulate and execute social media strategy to promote Lindenlink content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms
  • Maintain and promote a professional, trustworthy, and engaging public image for Lindenlink and Link magazine. 
  • Create press releases and help conduct appropriate public relations strategy as needed.  
  • Sell advertisements.

Also, candidates applying for other positions will be looked at favorably if they have experience in the area of social media/advertising/public relations.  

Editor-in-chief 

  • Required: Advanced Reporting (COM 306) or demonstrated leadership or journalism experience 
  • Duties: 
    • Ultimately responsible for the publication
    • Write and edit stories and take photos and videos as needed.  
    • Lead weekly meetings to determine coverage and make decisions about Lindenlink
    • Manage section editors
    • Recruit staff and volunteers
    • Work with other staff and editors to produce Lindenlink and Link magazine.  
    • Be responsible for editor-of-the-day duties at least one weekday each week and two weekend days per month.  
  • Required Skills: 
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Writing
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Organization
  • Recommended Skills: 
    • Social media
    • Graphic design  (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • WordPress

Other ways to get involved

  • Submit an opinion article or write about your experiences  
  • Readers can also give us story tips and participate in surveys and Lindenlink events. Follow us on social media to stay in the loop.