Our site is looking to expand its roster of regular bloggers. You could be a high school student, university student, college student, graduate student or faculty member. This is your chance to share your experiences, ideas, passions and pet peeves on higher education with a national and international audience. We’re looking for traditional bloggers — i.e. people who communicate through the written word — and also video bloggers, photo bloggers and cartoonists. Or bloggers who combine some or all of the above. Having skills across multiple platforms, and video in particular, would be a definite asset.
To apply, please send us:
1. Your name, email address, and other basic contact details.
2. A short bio or c.v: Where are/were you at school? What are/were you studying? Or if you’re a high school student, where/what do you hope to study? And so on. Also send us a few photos
3. Samples of your writing: This is the most important part. These samples don’t necessarily have to be published work. Articles, blog posts, tweets, emails, notes passed in class: whatever. Just show us that you can think and write, and do both simultaneously.
3(b) Samples of your videography/photography/cartoons/etc: If you’re a post-literary type, and you’d like to do a primarily multimedia blog, send us a few media samples. Again, we don’t care if your work has been published/broadcast in the corporate or campus MSM. All that matters is the quality of the work, which will speak for itself.
4. A plan. Not a plan for the rest of your life. A plan for the blog. What do you want to do with the blog? What sorts of topics do you want to cover? Some people are hard core reporters; some are deeply personal chroniclers. Both approaches, and all choices in between, are open. Just let us know what you have in mind. The one stipulation is that the blog be focused on higher education.
Send all applications by October 4 to Maclean’s On Campus editor Carson Jerema at email@example.com