Editorial Positions

Snapchat Writer

About the Position

The Daily Californian launched its first Snapchat Discover story in fall 2017. Moving forward, we will publish a weekly edition that goes live from Friday to Sunday on Snapchat’s Discover page. We are looking to hire writers to produce content that will appear on these Snapchat stories.

Responsibilities will include writing about two pieces each week. If you like to write concise, witty pieces, you’ll fit right in with our Snapchat team. Prior experience is not required to join the Daily Cal as a Snapchat writer. Stand-out applicants are communicative and punctual, have strong writing skills and are prepared to pitch ideas for upcoming Snapchat Discover stories. Writers should be prepared to participate in weekly meetings with the rest of the Snapchat team.

Application Materials

  • Resume with relevant experience (PDF)
  • Cover letter (PDF)
  • 2-4 writing samples
    • This is your opportunity to demonstrate your writing style. There is no preference regarding length.
    • Samples can be academic pieces, but they should be relevant to the type of material you hope to contribute to our Snapchat team. Consider including pieces that highlight your ability to write in a punchy, attention-grabbing and accessible style.
    • Please either save your clips as PDFs or create a single PDF with links to your clips.
  • Interview (invitation only)

Work Requirements

  • About two pieces a week (200-300 words each)
  • Weekly Snapchat staff meeting

Leadership Opportunities

  • After serving as a Snapchat writer, a staffer may go on to become the Snapchat Discover editor.