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The urgency of diversity and inclusion.

Student Media strives to reflect the diversity of the PSU community and its commitment to an inclusive environment. We urge students, particularly those from historically underrepresented or marginalized communities, to consider the power of direct representation in media. We have opportunities for students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds, and you don't have to come in with media experience. If you have a desire to learn and a solid work ethic, we will train you.

Join the Student Media Board.

While many roles allow students to create content and develop skills, joining the Student Media Board is one of the most impactful ways to get involved and shape the media environment at Portland State.

Where are the Student Media offices located?

We're in the sub-basement of the Smith Memorial Student Union.

What is a media laboratory?

The student media organizations at Portland State function as learning laboratories where students can learn, not only by doing, but also by reflecting on how their practices relate to their development as leaders and function within the context of their local and greater communities. While many students aspire to consistently meet professional standards, they also have the freedom to experiment in ways they never might in non-educational organizations.

Who is eligible to work with Portland State Student Media?

All PSU students are eligible to participate in Student Media. However, to serve as organizational leaders or paid contributors, undergraduates must have an institutional GPA of at least 2.5 and must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits. Graduate students must have an institutional GPA of at least 3.0 and must be enrolled for a minimum of 5 credits.

What we're looking for:

  • Editors/Managers
  • News Reporters
  • Science/Technology Reporters
  • International/Cultural Reporters
  • Arts/Entertainment Reporters
  • Sports Reporters
  • On-Camera Reporters
  • Opinion & Analysis Writers
  • Copyeditors
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Web Designers/Developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators/Cartoonists
  • Audio Podcasters
  • Animatiors
  • Newspaper/Magazine Distributors
  • DJs

Why should I join?

  • Enrich the intellectual and cultural climate at PSU.
  • Gain experience and hone skills in your areas of interest.
  • Build your portfolio.
  • Get your work seen or heard on a campus of nearly 30,000 students.
  • Make friends and be part of a team.
  • Learn to become an effective leader

What will be expected of me if I work for PSU student media?

Students are expected to abide by all Student Media policies. Questions or concerns regarding these expectations should be brought to organizational leaders and/or the coordinator of student media.

Are certain roles in Student Media paid?

The primary motivation for joining PSU’s student media organizations should be intrinsic, namely, passion for public service, creative expression, and personal growth. However, student media organizations do provide limited compensation for certain roles that come with greater time commitment, expectations, and responsibilities. These include Educational Leadership Service Awards (ELSA), given to those in leadership positions such as editors and managers, and independent contractor pay. Students who do not receive compensation can choose to volunteer. Contact the manager or editor of the organization you're interested in for further infomration about available roles and requirements.

Are there any current openings?

View our position announcements.

How do I apply?

Each organization has its own application process. For those groups that have applications or submission forms online, we have provided links to them below. Students interested in applying to organizations that aren't listed below should contact the editor or manager of the media group they are interested in.

Apply to be a contributor.

Contributors can work as reporters, opinion writers, photographers, videographers, audio producers, cartoonists, designers, copyeditors, and other related roles. They may work for the Vanguard or The Pacific Sentinel. The work is paid per published item. Find out more information and apply to be a contributor.