Editorial Positions

Editorial/Comic Strip Cartoonist

About the Position

Editorial cartoons are visual centerpieces of the opinion page. They should be smart and funny while leaving readers thinking about an issue. As you showcase your artwork every week, you’ll learn how to communicate an idea in just one frame. Editorial cartoonists must develop creative ideas and have a unique drawing style and opinions, as well as a good understanding of issues. Cartoonists can work on their own time and have the freedom to choose their topics.

Application Materials

  • Resume (PDF, about one page in length)
  • Cover letter (PDF, about one page in length)
  • Three original cartoons (PDFs or photos)
  • Interview (invitation only)
  • Design test (invitation only)

Work Requirements

  • One cartoon per week
  • Weekly opinion staff meeting
    • Reduced workload option: The Daily Cal understands that some applicants may have disabilities and/ or extenuating circumstances that would prevent them from working a full workload, such as a necessary, paying job that takes up a significant amount of time outside of classes. If this is the case, applicants may choose to apply for a reduced workload position.

Leadership Opportunities

  • After serving as an editorial or comic strip cartoonist, staff members may consider serving in the design department as part of its graphics and illustrations staff. A staffer may go on to become a deputy design editor or the design editor.