Serving the GW Community since 1904

The GW Hatchet


The GW Hatchet

Serving the GW Community since 1904

The GW Hatchet

Join The Hatchet

The Hatchet is now accepting rolling applications for all sections. The application can be found here. If you have questions about the application process, email [email protected].

The GW Hatchet is an award-winning, editorially and financially independent student newspaper serving the George Washington University community in downtown D.C.

Many Hatchet staff members start out with little experience. If journalism is something you’re interested in, we’ve got a spot for you.

We have open writing and reporting positions in news, opinions, culture and sports. And we also have available spots in video, photo, web development, business and design.

The news section covers the latest headlines on GW’s campus and the surrounding area and explores the forces that are driving the day’s top stories. Our reporters cover student life, academics, finances, research, city issues and the University’s top officials to inform the community and hold leaders accountable.

If you have strong opinions, then we want to hear your voice. Our opinions section features student voices in columns, blogs and personal essays about GW-related topics and issues that impact students.

This section allows you to explore journalistic storytelling using photography. Our photographers take all of the photos in our newspaper and online – providing professional clips for resume building. Photo editors and alumni hold workshops for our photographers to learn new skills and constantly improve. Experience isn’t required, but you will need a DSLR camera to be in this section.

The sports section covers each of the University’s 20 varsity athletic teams, along with the players and coaches that comprise them. We report on games, trends, personnel and any issues that would impact student-athletes on campus.

From restaurant openings and concert reviews to student organization events, we cover the creative things going on in our community. We step outside of Foggy Bottom to write about events and people all around the District, but we also cover students, faculty and alumni doing newsworthy things in the artistic realm.

Learn how to choose your shots, craft your story and edit footage in our video section. No previous experience or camera is required to join the video section. Video journalism is a skill that is in high demand in the industry, and you can get the training you need to use video to tell a story.

Interested in learning about AP style and The Hatchet’s house style guide? The copy section is the place for you. Join us and edit everything we publish from news to video captions for style, grammar and clarity.

As an extension of the copy section, our research assistants thoroughly comb through stories to ensure everything we publish is factually correct.

Interested in radio or editing audio? Our two podcasts will help you gain real-world experience in those areas.

Our design team is responsible for laying out the weekly print edition and creating promotional materials for the organization. We design feature guide issues and social media recruitment content, as well as conference and fundraising flyers.

The Hatchet’s web team is responsible for keeping our website up-to-date and maintaining projects involving code, like landing pages, interactive graphics and maps.

Learn about the ins and outs of social media management from The Hatchet’s social team. From TikToks to Instagram posts, The Hatchet has an active presence on multiple social media outlets to keep the community informed about events in the District and stories we recently published.

Do you want to get real sales experience and earn a commission? We are looking for account representatives to sell print and digital advertisements for our weekly issues.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions about applying to The Hatchet.

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