Student Publications


Your career in ________ starts here.

Pick a career — we probably have a job that will help you get started. Student Publications truly offers an interdisciplinary workplace, bringing together students of varying talents and skill sets, from business and sales to graphic design to reporting, editing and photography. Employment is open to all students enrolled at the UH main campus, both undergraduate- and graduate-level students of any field of study.

For the latest job openings, check The Daily Cougar help wanted listings in the print edition. Openings are also occasionally posted in the University Career Services Job Bank. Hiring for staff writers, photographers and editors is ongoing and applications for those jobs are accepted year-round.

Students hold positions in every aspect of our department. To apply, fill out the appropriate application and return it to Room 7, UC Satellite.

The Daily Cougar Editorial Department

Mission: To provide the University of Houston with timely, accurate and compelling news, information and opinion as frequently as possible.

Student positions: Editor in chief*, managing editor, staff writer, photographer, videographer, cartoonist, copy editor, section editor (News, Sports, Life & Arts, Opinion), Online editor

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The Daily Cougar Advertising Department

Mission: To generate revenue for The Daily Cougar by selling advertising to campus and local businesses.

Student positions: Student ad manager, Display ad representative, Classified ad representative

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The Daily Cougar Production Department

Mission: To design advertising and editorial content (page layouts and graphics) for The Daily Cougar print and online editions.

Student positions: Student production manager, graphic artist, layout assistant, Web developer

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Student Publications Business Office

Mission: To facilitate department’s business transactions, billing, bookkeeping, archiving, personnel and supplies.

Student positions: Business office assistant

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* Editors in chief of The Daily Cougar and Houstonian are elected by the Student Publications Committee.

“During my time at the University of Houston, The Daily Cougar was my second home. My time between classes and the rest of the day/night were spent at the Cougar and its darkrooms. ... The experience of daily deadlines, communicating ideas with fellow journalists, matching stories with images was the foundation of a lifestyle I still practice with passion today.”

Adrees Latif, Daily Cougar alumnus and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography

Student Publications provides practical working experience in a variety of fields, setting you on your way toward a strong career. Journalists, salespeople and graphic artists routinely graduate from Student Publications and find jobs quickly. Our alumni can be found working at media companies such as:

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