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Role Description

Drifts is the student-run, bi-weekly newspaper of the Northland College community, an independent forum for in-depth news, events, opinions and ideas.

Drifts is seeking freelance contributions of articles and content throughout the academic year. Articles can be based on topics of interest to the student, community member, or Northland faculty/staff member, reflect updates concerning representative clubs, organizations, associations or departments, or anything else confirmed by NCSP staff. Articles should include associated photographs when applicable, and be no less than 400 words. Letters to the editors are also encouraged. As a freelance contributor you have no obligation to contribute on a regular basis, only when your schedule allows. Deadlines are always posted in the previous issue.


Position Type

This position is an independent stipend-based role funded privately by Academic Affairs and is non-work-study. This position is exempt from a student’s otherwise 20-hour cap across other work-study and campus jobs.


Number of Positions Available

We are seeking as many freelance submissions as possible, from students, alumni, faculty, and staff, to increase the breadth of perspectives presented in Drifts. For those interested in being involved more consistently, you can apply as a staff writer.


Location & Hours

Work is completed and submitted remotely. Meeting between contributing writers and Drifts editors will occur over MS Teams at least twice a month, to which you will be invited.


Pay Rate

Stipend of $15.00 per article by check or direct deposit when selected for publication. Paid representatives of campus clubs, organizations, and associations are permitted to log the creation of freelance content for Drifts as part of their respective entity's marketing and outreach and will not be doubly-compensated. Letters to the editor and press releasees are not eligible for monetary compensation, but are encouraged.



This position is available to anyone who is interested in being involved with Northland College Student Publications (NCSP), gaining experience as a published writer, and disseminating content about goings-on and personal passions in the NC and Chequamegon Bay community, as well as those keen to document their perspective in the form of a public, non-anonymous printed media. Active freelance contributors are often preferred when applying as hired NCSP writers and editors as positions become available.

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