Founded in 1919, BruinLife is the most historical, all-inclusive (and second-largest) publication on campus.
BruinLife Photo Studio
BruinLife, and its predecessor Southern Campus, have a unique historical and official status at UCLA. With both BruinLife yearbook and BruinLife Magazine, our main responsibility is the dissemination of news, information, and opinion of value or interest to its audience. We strive to give the UCLA campus, an accurate reflection of the school year thru photos and stories about your every day Bruin.
The BruinLife staff consists of over 50 staffers across 5 departments: writing (encompassing news, sports and A&E writing), blogging, photojournalism, page design, and marketing.
When will intern training happen? Intern training will be the weekends after Week 3 and 4. but the editors will alert you to more specifics during the hiring process. In addition to your staff specific training, a workshop on Media Law is required. Both the weekend training and Media Law training are required and your acceptance to the organization is contingent upon attendance.
Can graduate students apply? Yes! All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Can UCLA Extension students apply? Unfortunately, no, you may not apply if you are not enrolled at UCLA itself.
The BruinLife Photo Studio is Student Media’s professional photo studio that is open all year long.
The BruinLife Photo Studio is one of the few hourly job that Student Media offers (others being in the accounting department). While it shares the name BruinLife, it operates in co-operation with the BruinLife staff but is under the direction of the Operations Manager.
The hiring process for BruinLife Photo Studio is highly competitive and prior basic photo experience is required. Prior customer service experience is not required but preferred.
The BruinLife Photo Studio only recruits during Fall Quarter of each year. Part of the job encompasses a 2 week training period (paid) followed by a written test and a practical test that require a 80% & 90% respectively to be made permanent studio staff.
Applications for BruinLife Photo Studio can be found here: https://asucla.ucla.edu/get-a-job/student-jobs/
BruinLife writers write various article ranging from student life, events, academics to sports for the BruinLife yearbook. For the BruinLife Magazine, writers focus on arts & entertainment and lifestyle topics that are of interest to the UCLA community. Together, the staff contributes heavily to the historic aspect of the book and to popular topics of interest for the magazine.Open
Layout/Design Staff is responsible for page design using software such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Staff members handle strict deadlines to ensure each article and photograph integrate with page spreads and contribute to overall book consistency.Open
As a whole, BruinLife is composed of various components: BruinLife yearbook, BruinLife Magazine, BruinLife blog and the BruinLife Photo Studio. As part of the marketing staff, you are responsible for understanding the various components of BruinLife to do an effective job marketing. The Business & Marketing Staff is responsible for all advertising, business, and sales related to the yearbook and BruinLife Photo Studio. Staff members design flyers and advertisements, as well as run the BruinLife website and conduct business agreements with other groups on campus.Open
The editor in chief oversees the production of the BruinLife yearbook for that academic year.
BruinLife’s photographers shoot thousands of high-quality photos throughout the year to add to the visual appeal of the yearbook. Their work entails aspects of both photojournalism and stock photography. Together, the staff contributes heavily to the all-color book’s attractive illustrative design.Open
BruinLife’s videographers shoot thousands of high-quality videos throughout the year to add to the visual appeal of the BruinLife website and various Student Media websites and projects. Their work entails aspects of both video-journalism and promotional video content.Open
New for the 2018-2019 school year, the BruinLife Blog is targeted at the UCLA community. Bloggers for the blog write about a variety of events, from lifestyle to politics, culture to entertainment – all with their distinct personal flair. No experience is necessary – just a passion for explaining ideas, topics and issues and expressing one's own ideas and thoughts.