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Since joining the Her Campus Team, HC contributors have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Buzzfeed, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People magazine, W magazine, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O Magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas and Ogilvy, among others. Becoming a Her Campus National Writer will give you applicable experience in the editorial industry, along with the opportunity to be published on a national digital publication! Current undergraduate students are eligible to apply for all national sections except for the After College section, which is open to college alumni. Positions are unpaid. To be considered as a writer for a Her Campus Chapter, please contact your chapter's Campus Correspondent directly. To be considered as a national writer for Her Campus, please apply through our online application form.

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The following outlines the types of National Writers at Her Campus, their roles and responsibilities: 

Feature Writers

Feature writers will pitch and write longer (3-4 pages), more in-depth, researched pieces that have a service element.  Assignments are given weekly, and "pitch-to-live" time is approximately 2-3 weeks. Pieces generally require talking to sources, such as experts in the field, as well as current college students. Feature writers may select a certain section or sections (Sections include Style, Beauty, Health, Love, Life, Career, High School, and After College) to write for or may choose to write for all sections. 
 
Examples of Feature Posts:
Parisian Fashion 101: Your Complete Guide To Dressing Like A French Girl (Style)
7 Mid-Length Hairstyles for When You Don't Want to Go Too Short or Too Long
(Beauty)
How to Cope With Irregular Periods, As Told by Women Who Experience Them
(Health)
7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Date Someone New (Sex & Relationships)
7 Common Roommate Problems & How to Solve Them (Life)
How To Break Into A Career Field When You Can't Afford to Do Unpaid Internships (Career)
What You’re Doing Wrong in College Application Essays (High School)
How to Talk About Money With Your Significant Other When You Live Together
(After College)

Entertainment Writer

Entertainment writers will execute short (under 1 page), blog post-style pieces on timely entertainment topics that matter to college women. Posts can range from anything to news about Selena Gomez to the latest Good Trouble trailer to critical takes on new movies and beyond. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and "assign-to-live" time is under 2 hours. Pieces do not require talking to sources, but they do require researching the topic and writing an original post using links to other websites and articles. Entertainment writers are encouraged to add their own voice to posts in addition to conveying the facts. Entertainment writers are required to sign up for at least one shift per week—a two-hour period during which they are expected to be at their computer to write 1-2 posts.
 
Examples of Blog Posts:
Is ‘A Star is Born’ Feminist?
10 Latinx Authors You Should Be Reading
This Is A Lana Condor Appreciation Post
Nick From ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Hot AF & That’s More Meaningful Than You Think
Everything You Need To Know About Domino, The BA Woman Superhero In Deadpool 2
7 Ways To Avoid Spoiling 'Dear White People' Vol. 2 For Your Friends Who Are Still Taking Finals
Zendaya Is Calling Out Hollywood's Colorism Problem & This Conversation Is Long Overdue
Lili Reinhart & Camila Mendes Are Not Here For Magazines That Photoshop Their Bodies
Why Yara Shahidi Is The Voice We Need Today
How Much Are Kylie Jenner's Instagram Posts Worth? The Answer Is Horrifying, TBH

 

News Writer


News bloggers will pitch and write short (under 1 page), blog post-style pieces on current events that matter to college women. Posts can be about anything from campus protests to the newest Starbucks drink, the latest wild thing a politician said or whatever wild meme that’s taking over the Internet. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and your editor is totally down to work with your preferred beat.
Most pieces don’t require talking to sources, but require research, voice and skillful aggregation with a sharp, original angle. Reported news features, stories and op-eds can also be discussed, workshopped and pitched with the news editor and are absolutely encouraged.

This position is an excellent opportunity for news junkie students who want to develop their writing skills while keeping college women, femme and enby folks up-to-date on the world. 

Examples of News Posts:
A Bunch Of Witches Teamed Up To Hex Brett Kavanaugh
Do You & Your BFFs Really Sync Up On Your Periods? Menstruation Experts Get Real With Us We Asked Young People About Their Student Debt Burdens & It Was Pretty Devastating TBH
 
Relatable Reactions to the New Presidential Alert System, AKA Our Collective Panic Attack

Is Coconut Oil A Scam? According To A Harvard Professor, It's 'Pure Poison'

Actor, Activist & Poet Nico Tortorella Talked About Our Ever-Changing Gender Identities At Her Conference 2018

Your Body Will Never Be Ready For Panera's Double Bread Bowls
 

Style Writer

Style writers will write short blog post-style pieces, about a page in length) on fashion industry-related topics or short evergreen pieces on style trends that matter to college women. Each week, writers will be required to sign up for one Style shift, a two-hour period during which they are expected to be at their computer and ready to write 1-2 blog posts. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and "pitch-to-live" time is under 2 hours. Pieces do not require talking to sources, but they do require some research and writing an original post. This position is an excellent opportunity for any fashionista writer who wants to develop their style writing skills and keep women informed on the latest trends.
 
Examples of Style Posts:
7 Style Tips All Tall Girls Need to Know
Nasty Gal Debuts Extended Size Collection, But The Internet is Still Disappointed
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Lingerie Show Was So Diverse, It Brought Us To Happy Tears
Harry Styles’ New Gucci Campaign Features Baby Farm Animals & I’m Crying
The Launch of Universal Standards Size-Inclusive Foundation Line is a Win for the Style Community
The Top Fall Fashion Trends Happening Right Now, According to Instagram
 
 

Beauty Writer

Beauty writers will write short (under 1 page) pieces on beauty-related news, or short evergreen pieces on beauty trends that matter to college women. Each week, writers will be required to sign up for one Beauty shift, a two-hour period during which they are expected to be at their computer and ready to write 1-2 articles. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and "pitch-to-live" time is within a day hours. Pieces do not always require talking to sources, but they do require some research and writing an original post. This position is an excellent opportunity for writers who love all these things makeup, skincare, and new beauty trends.
 
Examples of Beauty Posts:
This Is the $3, Non-Skincare Product That Saves My Acne-Prone Skin
What Every Shade of the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Foundation Looks Like On Real People
Urban Outfitters Is Launching a Beauty Line, & It's Very Shelfie-Worthy
I Tried That Hair Mask You've Been Seeing All Over Instagram

 

Interested in applying for any of the positions listed above? Apply through our online application form here!