The student news site of Purdue University Northwest.

PNW Pioneer

Work With Us

Are you a PNW student interested in working with the Pioneer? Do you want experience to help build your portfolio?

The Pioneer is a student-run newspaper, which means we are looking for students to work with us! All positions are paid and we train anyone who is interested. Send inquires to Amanda Lopez, editor-in-chief, at [email protected]

The following positions are available at both campuses:

News Writer
Cover the news happening at the university.
Cover presentations and guest speaker events.
Work with our News Editor to develop a beat to cover.

Arts & Leisure Writer
Cover events put on by the Office of Student Life.
Write features on what the student organizations are doing.
Write profiles and features on interesting students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Sports Writer
Cover the season previews and highlights of the athletic teams.
 Write profiles on athletes and coaches.
 Write features on what is happening at the FRC and DSSAC.

Photographer
 Pick assignments that fit your schedule.
 Take candid photographs for profiles and features.
 Cover student life and athletic events to create photo galleries for the website.

Ad Representative
 Work your own hours and earn commission based on the ads you sell.
 Visit businesses around the Hammond campus and/or Westville campus to sell ads.
Work with our Advertising Manager to become familiar with the media kit and develop ad sale goals for the semester.

The Pioneer is currently accepting applications for its Editorial Board positions on the Pride Career Network powered by Handshake. The following positions are available to apply for:
Sports Editor
Associate Editor
Copy Editor
Circulation Manager
Advertising Manager

Further information about these positions can be found with the job posting. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three of their best publications works in single PDF in order to be considered.