What is U-Today?
We’re the independent news medium at the UT – and have been for almost sixty years. We follow all the important current events at the UT critically and inform you about them on our website and social media. We also make magazines, offer a platform for opinions and discussion... Basically, if you’re part of the UT community and want to stay informed about the university, U-Today is the platform to take a look.
What are you specifically looking for?
In this case: student journalists and reinforcement for our student video team! Besides our team of regular staff members, we’ve been working together with student journalists for years. Any UT student could join this group, from any kind of studies. It’s a job that’s ideal if you’re looking for something flexible, autonomous and active. With all due respect to other jobs at the UT, it’s definitely no mind-numbing work behind a desk. We want you to get out there and explore, observe, question, reflect and write!
For the video team, we are looking for someone who is handy with a camera, understands basic editing skills and is not afraid to approach students with a microphone to ask questions.
Do I need any experience in journalism?
That would be great, of course, but it’s not necessary. We have a weekly meeting to discuss topics. And two of our experienced journalists are there to guide you, young padawan. Especially in the beginning, you might need some training wheels or – in a worst case scenario – a safety net. We’ll help you get the hang of journalism and all its written and unwritten rules. Most importantly, this is the kind of job that can help you develop your skills: from less-academic writing, to interviewing, to editing, to working on your persistence.
What kind of work would I do?
It can be very straightforward: think of a topic, do some more research and interview someone about it and write it out into a coherent article. That’s it. But here comes the fun part: what you want to write about, is mostly up to you! As a student journalist, you are our eyes and ears on campus. So whatever the ‘talk of the town’ is, you’re probably closer by than you think.
Very important, of course: does it pay?
Of course! Payment takes place on a monthly basis.