Entry Level

Contributing Writers:

Accepting of all majors and standings. Work with a section editor to learn about newspaper writing and learn. Contributing writers can write whenever however if three straight deadlines are hit, a contributing writer becomes a staff writer.

Staff Writers:

Write for every deadline, so two articles expected twice a week. Staff writers get paid more per article. Staff writers are also considered heavily for section editor positions when those become available, which is usually at the end of semesters.
 
Photographers:
Get access to campus events and develop your portfolio for photography. Photographers are paid by the size of the photo as well as whether it runs online or in the paper.


Pay

Writing Contributing Writer Staff Writer
<300 words $10.00 $13.00
300-1,000 $15.00 $18.00
>1,000 $20.00 $23.00
Articles
Articles with two or more writers Split between writers
Editorial Board $20.00 (split between writers)
Photos
Bison Bits (Minimum 4 pictures) $15.00 (split between photographers)
Comics $15.00
Front Page Photo $7.00
Inside Pages $5.00
Spread (3 or more) $15.00 (split between photographers)
Online Only Photo $3.00
Front Page Graphics
Full page $10.00 (split between designers)
Half page $7.00 (split between designers)
<Half page $5.00 (split between designers)
Inside Page Graphics
Full page $8.00 (split between designers)

Half page

$6.00 (split between designers)
<Half page $5.00 (split between designers)
Unpaid Articles Unpaid Photos
Submitted by NDSU Staff Compiled Photos
Submitted by Student Gov Stock or File Photos
Submitted by Student Orgs Internet Photos
Spectrum Staff Reports Submitted Photos
Associated Press AP Photos
Thundar Radio Reviews

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