To volunteer as a writer, illustrator, or photographer for The Wake, please attend a meeting! Everyone is welcome from any background or writing level; we love new contributors!


Interested in working for The Wake Magazine? We have openings for the 2018 Spring semester! In this upcoming year, The Wake will be transitioning to become more arts and culture-oriented by expanding its online content, changing some of its editorial sections, and re-designing its website and print magazine.

All staff positions are paid by stipend per issue and come with the expectation of supporting The Wake with all of its promotions and events and attending its meetings. To apply for any of these positions, send us an email.


Cities Editor

This section editor position oversees the content and development of writers for the Cities section of The Wake. The Cities section covers all things arts and entertainment, on campus and in the Twin Cities. The editor is responsible for attending Monday night meetings, pitching article ideas for the Cities section to our freelance writer base, editing 3-6 articles per cycle, meeting with writers one-on-one to develop their stories, and mentoring an editorial intern.

If you are interested in the Cities Editor position, send a cover letter or statement of intent, as well as one writing sample, to jobs@wakemag.org.


Multimedia Producer

This position manages the technical production of video and other multimedia content for The Wake. The multimedia producer is responsible for planning production equipment needs, operating equipment on shoot days, editing productions in a timely manner (Proficiency in Premiere Pro and Audition or similar professional video and sound editing software is required), and managing The Wake’s YouTube page. This position works closely with the multimedia editor whose job it is to plan and facilitate contacts for the multimedia content. The multimedia producer may be expected to mentor a production intern.

If you are interested in the Multimedia Producer position, send a cover letter and work sample (video, audio/podcast, etc. for which you did a significant proportion of the production) to jobs@wakemag.org