Join The Brown Daily Herald
ABOUT THE HERALD
The Brown Daily Herald, Inc. is a financially independent, nonprofit media organization with more than 250 students working across our journalism, business and web divisions to bring you The Brown Daily Herald and post- magazine. The Herald seeks to inform and entertain the Brown community by producing engaging content relevant to our audience across a variety of platforms.
HOW TO JOIN
If you are interested in joining The Herald, please fill out our interest form. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, class year and interests to begin the formal training process.
Students of all class years are welcome. No prior experience is required — we'll teach you what you need to know!
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN
The Herald is an organization devoted to teaching, and we pride ourselves on our training of staff members and culture of mentorship. We are committed to growing our staff members as people, thinkers and leaders and helping them develop skills they will use for the rest of their lives. Former Heralders currently work at top organizations in media, consulting, finance, tech and the nonprofit sector.
SECTIONS AND ROLES
Reporters pursue engaging stories about the University and campus life, Providence and Rhode Island, arts and culture, sports and science and research. After completing a semester or two as a writer, reporters can apply to be section editors for the paper.
post- writers cover campus and popular culture happenings and write longform and narrative features.
Data journalists, designers and programmers work with reporters as part of our Data Desk and on our tech team to create data-driven projects and engaging interactive projects. Examples of past projects can be found here.
Photographers and videographers produce the images and videos that bring stories to life while learning to use professional-grade equipment and software.
Podcast team members work to produce The Bruno Brief, The Herald’s weekly podcast.
Illustrators produce art that helps bring stories to life.
Designers also lay out the print edition of our newspaper and create compelling displays and digital designs for all types of content.
Copy editors review articles for accuracy, grammar and clarity, ensuring that we publish nothing but our best work.
Columnists share their ideas and opinions on topics that affect Brown and the surrounding community. Columnists can later apply to become opinions editors to help shape the work of columnists, op-ed contributors and letter-writers to make The Herald’s opinions page representative of the wide range of opinions on campus.
The Editorial Page Board writes editorials that represent the institutional view of The Herald.
Business associates pitch to local and university clients to sell advertising for print and online, manage The Herald's finances and generate new revenue streams.
Web staffers and developers help build and improve The Herald's websites, which get hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Our social media team manages The Herald’s Instagram and TikTok accounts to expand our reach and connect with our online audience.
HERALD FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Brown Daily Herald’s Financial Assistance Program, established by a generous Herald supporter with additional funding by Herald alumni, provides funds to support students whose financial obligations, especially through Brown work-study requirements or other jobs, might otherwise prevent or hinder their participation in Herald activities.
Editorial and business staff who are active with The Herald or post- are eligible to apply. Applicants must have committed at least two semesters with The Herald before applying, and are committing to being active during the semester for which the award is given. Applicants with one semester of Herald experience are considered on a case-by-case basis.
A selection committee of Herald alumni review applications and select award recipients and grant amounts based on demonstrated financial need (even if staffers do not receive financial aid from Brown), level of Herald involvement and other materials submitted. The program intends to support all students with demonstrated commitment and need and thus only in rare cases grants the maximum amount of $1,250, especially to first-time applicants.
The application process is confidential. No Brown students review applications or financial information. The names of award recipients are not revealed to Herald staff or announced publicly.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At The Brown Daily Herald, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is central to our mission of informing and reflecting our readership and community. Fostering an environment of belonging, support and safety for our staff is essential to our organization.
The Herald’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee was established in 2015 and is comprised of staff members at all levels of involvement with the paper. The committee makes recommendations to the editorial board on institutional initiatives and policies that can be implemented to ensure that The Herald’s coverage and newsroom environment are inclusive and accessible.
Previously, the committee has led our efforts to foster affinity-based community spaces for LGBTQ+ staff and staff members of color, develop strategies to diversify sourcing in The Herald’s coverage and ensure there is a formal and optionally anonymous process for staff members to report and address concerns related to inclusivity, interpersonal issues and workplace misconduct.
Please email email@example.com with specific questions or for more information. We hope to hear from you soon!