NOMMO newsmagazine is UCLA’s historically Black student publication. It draws its name from the Ki-Swahili term Nommo, which means the magical power of the word. First printed in 1968, NOMMO joined Student Media in 1969 to become the first ethnic student run publication on a college campus in the United States.

In today’s often confusing and certainly tumultuous societal environment the most obvious fundamental ingredient toward reason, understanding, and progress is improved communication of thoughts and realities. In that sense, NOMMO is multipurpose and multifunctional. It fills a deep gap: it helps Black students identify and clarify a vast array of attitudes and goals, and it is an invaluable step toward wider communication between Black students and the campus community and the community-at-large. The world that the news media offers to their Black audiences is almost totally white in both appearance and attitude, save for the moments where Black death enters as a spectacle. In response, NOMMO seeks to give currency to the expression of Black power for Black people through the power of the written word.

In 1963 James Baldwin aptly noted, “The future of the Negro in this country is precisely as bright or as dark as the future of the country.” NOMMO prioritizes the Black community in order to shine light on the issues that reverberate throughout society. It is a beacon that seeks to find and report the truth.

Staff Writer Open

OVERVIEW

Staff Writers are critical members of Nommo’s team because content creation is the lifeblood of any publication.

Copy Staff Open

OVERVIEW

Copy Edit Staff do not need previous journalism experience. A background in English or strong editing skills are preferred, but we will provide training to supplement. We want people who think critically and are willing to work. We want passionate people interested in elevating Black voices and perspectives.

Radio Intern Open

OVERVIEW

Radio Staff are critical members of Nommo’s team because content creation is the lifeblood of any publication.

Photographer Open

OVERVIEW

Photography Staff are important members of Nommo’s team because, as the saying goes, a picture’s worth a thousand words.

Digital Staff Open

OVERVIEW

Digital Staff are responsible for the online and social media presence of Nommo. Digital Staff do not need previous journalism experience, however proficiency in social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are preferred. We want people who think critically and are willing to work. We want passionate people interested in elevating Black voices and perspectives in digital spaces and formats.

Layout Staff Open

This application is for individuals interested in the layout staff position as well as the layout editor position. Editors are selected internally.