Working for The Breeze

Come join our staff and see what opportunities are in store for you. We offer numerous positions open to students that want to get experience in professional writing, photography and videography.

When you're ready to get involved just fill out our interest form/application and we'll contact you. Follow this link to apply. 

Writing

The Breeze is always recruiting new writers to join its team. There is no previous newspaper experience necessary to write for us. We encourage all majors and years to apply.

There are four different sections that you can write for. The Breeze has news, culture, sports and opinion sections and each section manages its own writers. 

If you would like to get involved and have any questions contact Matt Weyrich, editor-in-chief at breezeeditor@gmail.com. If you are ready to join our team, fill out our interest form here and we'll get in contact with you.

News Section

Writers for the News section cover major events and breaking news in the JMU and Harrisonburg community. The section covers topics like campus and community events, Student Government Association meetings and breaking-news events.

Contact the News editors at breezenews@gmail.com to answer any questions.

Culture Section

Writers for the Culture section write features, profiles, arts and entertainment columns and media reviews.

Contact the Culture editors at thebreezeculture@gmail.com to answer any questions.

Opinion Section

Writers for the Opinion section take stances on local and national issues in their columns. With an emphasis on issues that deal with JMU and college students in general, the opinion section showcases how the JMU community feels about a variety of issues. 
 
Contact the Opinion editor at breezeopinion@gmail.com to answer any questions.

Sports Section

Writers for the Sports section cover JMU athletics. Writers also write feature stories on student athletes, club sports and intramurals.

Contact the Sports editors at breezesports@gmail.com to answer any questions.

Photography

Due to the competitive nature of being a photographer at The Breeze, the Photo editors require those interested to fill out an application. While experience in photojournalism isn't required, it can be helpful.

The Breeze offers a variety of assignments that photographers can shoot. Assignments range from JMU sporting events, portrait assignments, news events and photo illustrations. The Breeze uses a variety of Nikon and Canon professional camera equipment. Having your own equipment is helpful, but not required.

If you're interested in getting involved, contact the Photo editors at breezephotography@gmail.com.

Videography

Those interested in videography are encouraged to work for The Breeze. The Video editor works with fellow videographers and reporters to produce packages that correspond with stories written for the newspaper.

The Breeze covers assignments such as JMU athletic games, community and campus events, and feature packages. Video pieces can follow traditional broadcast journalism standards or can be more suited to new media online style, some of which can be made into mini-documentaries.

Those interested in getting involved with the video department should contact the Video editor at breezevideo1@gmail.com.

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