Join The Quad

Interested in joining The Quad? We’re always looking for new members. Explore our available positions below, or if you want to do something else that’s not listed, email us directly at Quad alumni have gone on to work at Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, ABC, FiveThirtyEight, Inc., and USA Today. Join now!

Apply to be a WRITER 

Thrilled by a sense of discovery, a Quad writer searches tirelessly for fascinating stories that our readers will adore, both short and longform. Interview interesting people; go to concerts; films and events; research; or write your opinion. Quad writers have the freedom to write about anything that pertains to our readers (which, given BU’s size, is almost everything). Not only that, but they are welcome to explore other media as well—audio, video, you name it. Our writers have gone on to work for daily newspapers, Mashable, WBUR, and WGBH. And, with a kick-ass group of colleagues, The Quad is the best place to write on campus.

Apply to be a COPY EDITOR

With an eye for detail, copy editors for The Quad are relied on to ensure that the pieces we post are concise, factual, polished, and consistent with our house style. Copy editors are often the last people to see a story before it is published, so a keen sense of grammar and understanding of AP style is essential. Copy editors also have the chance to help us hone our house style and learn how to produce writing for the web. And just because the job description says “copy editor” doesn’t mean you can’t write stories for The Quad as well!

Apply to be a PHOTOGRAPHER

All of our stories need photographs, and all of our photographs need a photographer. Our photographers build their portfolios by shooting for us at events, concerts, sports games, and across campus. They also get to produce original photo stories and concept shoots for publication under their own names. The Quad’s photographers gain experience, get to explore Boston and the BU campus, and have the opportunity to be featured on our Instagram!

Apply to be a MARKETER

Our audience is growing, and we need help figuring out how to reach them. The Quad is making a concentrated push to increase our presence on campus and this is the chance to get in on the ground floor, shaping our messages and guiding our strategies. We need charismatic, connected, and strategic teammates to recognize our audience’s demands, connect with our readers, and engage with campus organizations. Marketers will communicate through social media, spread word across campus, and develop future content strategies.

Apply to be a DEVELOPER

Developers are The Quad’s mechanics. We need developers to help keep The Quad up and running each day. We also want developers interested in building tools and applications to expand and strengthen our organization. Qualified applicants will know HTML, CSS, and be familiar with PHP. Developing at The Quad will give you firsthand experience with managing and maintaining a WordPress blog.

Apply to be a GRAPHIC ARTIST

The Quad is one of the best-looking publications on campus, and we want to keep it that way. Working closely with our editors, developers, and marketers, our graphic artists expand their portfolios, hone their talents, and learn new skills. Ideal candidates will have an eye for minimalism and a familiarity with digital production. Ambitious graphic artists will approach narrative projects, with illustrators working on comic strips and designers making data visualizations.


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