If you have additional questions about joining District's staff, email our adviser Adam Crisp
. Working for District may require hard work and a significant time contribution, but the rewards are great. The staff has won more than 500 state, regional and national awards since the publication's founding in 1995. Alums are using their skills at some of the world's leading brands, including Disney, Target, Time, Inc. and the New York Times, just to name a few.
How does it work?
Students assign, produce and edit the content that appears on the site. The publication has a full-time staff adviser to give guidance, but the staff is largely led by its editor in chief, who is selected each winter by a seven-member panel of alums, students and SCAD faculty and staff. Any student may apply to be editor in chief, but preference is given to students who have been on the staff for at least one year.
Being on the staff requires varying levels of commitment. Staff writers, photographers and bloggers may volunteer for multiple assignments in a week or simply pick up a few stories throughout the quarter — the choice is theirs. Editors, however, are encouraged to work six to 10 hours in the office each week during fall, winter and spring quarters. All staff must participate in a multi-week training process before joining the team.