For 131 years, the DA has been the student voice of WVU. Over
the decades, it has built a legacy of being an accurate, honest and valuable
information source for the campus and Morgantown community. Thousands of
professionals across West Virginia and the country are former DA staffers who
care deeply about it and helping its alumni succeed.
The newspaper, website and social media are independent from the university and are led by students who create all content and sell all advertising. A professional staff is on hand to advise and critique, but it is students who roll up their sleeves and do the reporting – from city hall to the sidelines – the editing, photography and design. They create videos, podcasts, and devise social media strategy and ad campaigns.
The print edition of the DA is available on Mondays and Thursdays at 134 locations around Morgantown. In addition, the Monday edition is inserted into the Dominion Post to its 10,000 Monongalia County subscribers.
The DAonline.com is updated throughout the week and the staff uses social media to break news and interact with readers. The DA media consultants sell print, online and video advertising to campus partners and community businesses earning commission on the $200,000 in advertising sales.
Who can work at The DA?
All WVU undergraduate and graduate students in all majors are encouraged to join the DA. The link to an application is below and interested students are encouraged to drop by the DA at 284 Prospect Street any time. There are a handful of paid positions and to have those, you must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA. To get started, check out current openings below or contact Adell Crowe, director of Student Media, at firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens next?
You’ll hear from a student leader about openings and you’ll be invited to stop by the paper and meet other staffers. If you are hired, you will be expected to attend weekly staff meetings and complete assignments. Your ideas and talents will be welcomed and celebrated and you will find the DA a place to showcase your unique abilities. You’ll get hands-on help from student editors and professional staff is available to assist with any training or skills-building you may need. You will have the opportunity to move up in the organization to paid positions that have more responsibility for content and advertising.
We are a welcoming community
The DA strives to reflect the diversity of the WVU community and its commitment to an inclusive environment. We encourage students from all majors and all 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, a story to tell and a solid work ethic, we will train you.
Are there any current openings and how do I apply?
View our application and employment announcements.