Michigan State University's Independent Voice Since 1909, East Lansing, MI

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Last updated: 11:46am

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Work at The State News

The State News serves more than 60,000 readers every day with information through the newspaper and statenews.com. Here's a look behind the scenes at how several hundred students work together each day to publish The State News for the MSU community.

Current Openings

  • Applications are now being accepted for Editor in Chief for the summer of 2015. If interested, please fill out an online application here. The deadline for applying will be Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m.
  • The State News is currently accepting applications for all newsroom positions. Positions include reporting and editing roles, scheduled for three to five days per week, and will be filled as positions become available. If interested, please fill out an online application here.
  • The State News is currently accepting applications for photojournalist positions. Positions will be filled as they become available. If interested, please fill out an online application here.
  • The State News is hiring for the following departments: Web & Product Development and Distribution. Use the appropriate application link in the right-hand column for the department you are interested in.

Who we are

The State News is brought to you through the hard work of six award-winning departments:


Advertising is responsible for generating $1.5 million annually for The State News. We're always looking for outgoing people who are self-motivated and have a strong desire to work.

Business Office

The business office provides support to all the other departments. We're also responsible for all financial matters relating to the newspaper.

Creative Services

Creative Services is vital to the creation and structure of both the daily edition and statenews.com. Without this department the paper would never make it to circulation every day.


The distribution team is responsible for delivering The State News to MSU and the surrounding area.


At its core, The State News is about just that - news. Reporters, Designers, Editors, Photographers and Interns work together to bring relevant and objective information to the MSU community.

Web & Product Development

Product Development is responsible for the software infrastructure that runs The State News, statenews.com, and over a dozen other collegiate newspapers around the nation.


To work at The State News, you must be a currently enrolled full-time MSU student and you must be available to work at least one full semester (two for the Creative Services and Web departments).

In general, you must provide a resume in Microsoft Word, RTF, or Adobe PDF format, a physical or online portfolio, and an MSU class schedule to be considered for employment (requirements may vary by department).

You may contact The State News if you have any questions regarding employment.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Important information regarding our Conflict of Interest Policy.