Here is the Copy intern application for fall 2018! Answer all the questions in full (aside from questions that have explicitly been stated as optional). Remember to submit your application by Friday, Jan. 11, 11:59 p.m.
Interns generally work once a week, with each weekly shift being about three to four hours. If you have any other questions about the work, application or application process, email Anush Khatri, the Daily Bruin Copy chief, at [email protected] or Rachel Wong, the Daily Bruin assistant Copy chief, at [email protected]
The exercise articles may include errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, fact, consistency, structure or editorializing. Please find and edit as many errors as you can find. You are free to add comments to explain your edits. Along with this, write a headline between 55 to 80 characters for each story.
Also, while we do not expect you to know AP style rules for the exercises, please note that the copy editors at the Daily Bruin edit articles for AP style as well, which you will be trained for once you become a Copy intern.
Please try to attach your resume and personal statement as PDFs if possible.
Please attach your current, updated resume as a PDF.
Please describe your prior work experience and extracurriculars which make you a strong applicant for Copy
In no more than 500 words, please tell us why you would like to be a copy editor and what your understanding of a copy editor's role is. Please type your response and attach the document.
Please attach this document as a PDF.
These are some issues that are hotly contested and widely debated in the newsroom when both snacks and patience are running low. Please feel free to express your true, unedited thoughts and feelings about them below – there is NO right answer. They are, after all, just for fun.
Team Oxford Comma vs. Team, Just No
What are your thoughts and feelings about using Oxford commas? Please explain why you are for, against or indifferent about Oxford commas.
Grammar pet peeve
What is that one grammar gaffe that really ticks you off, and why? How have your experiences with it shaped who you are as a person?
If you read The Onion, list up to three of your favorite headlines (optional).
... Because who are we kidding, The Onion is clearly journalism at its finest. We at Copy strive to create witty, punny, attention-grabbing headlines and we’d like to know what kind of headlines you feel achieve this standard.
This application closed on Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
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