The Eagle is looking for a diverse group of interested students to apply for the spring semester by Dec. 21
There are openings in all of The Eagle’s seven departments, and bilingual students looking to jumpstart a new initiative are also encouraged to apply
Staff applications for The Eagle remain open for interested students from all schools, majors and years to apply by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 21, according to Editor-in-Chief Sophie Austin. At a recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion meeting, the group reiterated that anyone who is innately curious, wants to be part of a collaborative team and wants to engage with the American University community, should apply.
The Eagle is looking to fill openings in all seven of its departments, and applicants can designate their top three choices for specific positions within the Online, Multimedia, Copy, News, Sports, Opinion and Life departments.
To diversify its staff, DEI members have contacted first-year advisers, professors, various campus organizations and first-year students directly to inform them that the application is now available. The group also hosted an optional informational session for interested students via Zoom on Dec. 2.
In their correspondence with community members and at the informational session, DEI staffers spoke about a recently announced initiative in which The Eagle will publish articles in Spanish beginning in the spring semester. Bilingual students that wish to help The Eagle publish in Spanish can apply to be writers or editors, and can also be contributing writers.
During their meeting, the DEI group also spoke about their plans for the next semester. Members first spoke about how the group will revise its staff acceptance form to collect more demographic and biographical information from students.
DEI members also suggested that The Eagle further diversifies its coverage in the spring by writing about students that had the coronavirus, campus affinity groups, tenured African American professors and faculty members that have young children, for example. If members of the AU community have feedback on what vital stories we should report on during the spring semester, please contact Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other news, the DEI group will make more Eagle Buddy pairings during winter break, and the group hosted a community-building game night on Dec. 4.