How To Join

Want to write well and get paid?

The University Press Club will introduce a revised application process in the spring semester of 2019. The number of articles required has been halved, and most of them are shorter. The application process will be several months faster. Candidates have said in the past that applying was too time-intensive, and we are fixing those problems.

One thing is not changing: current members will guide applicants through a newswriting crash course. Current members, who have written for papers like the New York Times and the Washington Post, make themselves readily available to give advice on reporting, and applicants receive feedback on every story they write.

All first-year students will be eligible to apply. Current members come from a variety of backgrounds—we regularly accept students with no journalistic experience alongside people with professional experience. Above all, a knack for finding and telling stories distinguishes applicants. Good writing doesn’t hurt.

If you are interested in applying to the only club on campus where you can get paid to have people all over the country read your work, email pressclb@princeton.edu and come to one of our open houses, February 6 at 7pm and February 9 at 3pm, both in our office on the third floor of 48 University Place.