Apply to join the Daily Bruin’s most glamorous section as an Arts & Entertainment reporter! We cover students, faculty and alumni members involved in exciting projects in the A&E world. Most of our content comprises features, but we also publish reviews and columns on trending topics in movies, music and more. Responses are due before 11:59 pm on October 5th – good luck!
Show us why you'd be a great candidate.
Applicants who have been published in newspapers or any other medium are encouraged to attach clips to this application. If you do not have any published material, please include an academic writing sample, such as a research paper or essay.
The Arts & Entertainment contributor position requires dedication and reporting on short notice, often with unpredictable hours. Are you able to balance this position with school and other commitments? What other clubs/organizations do you anticipate being a part of this year?
Elaborate on one past activity or experience that might make you a more successful A&E writer.
Please answer each of the following questions in no more than 500 words each.
Write a profile on any member or aspiring member of the arts and entertainment world. They can be professional or amateur, a friend or a stranger — just someone who is in some way involved with the arts.
Please avoid writing a simple biography.
Critique two Daily Bruin A&E stories from the past year.
Please critique the story and writing, not the opinion of the author. Include links to both stories.
Cardi B just announced a surprise concert at UCLA – it starts in one hour. What are your first steps? Who do you talk to, and what do you ask them? What will you write about?
In our "Second Take" series, A&E publishes opinionated pieces about entertainment news and happenings outside of UCLA. The often controversial series has covered topics ranging from the casting choices of the live action “Aladdin" film to Kesha's sober return to music. Please write a sample “Second Take" arguing your point of view on a recent trend or topic in the arts and entertainment world.
Commitment and writing skills aren’t the only things we’re looking for: we want our writers to be well-versed in the A&E world.
List three A&E sites/blogs that you follow regularly and a short reason why:
List five of your favorite films:
List five of your favorite music artists: