Join The Cavalier Daily

With a diverse staff of more than 400 students, The Cavalier Daily strives to serve the University community by providing accurate and reliable news in both its print and online media. The Cavalier Daily has a wide range of opportunities for students interested in writing, reporting, production, photography, advertising and information technology.

Whatever you want to do, The Cavalier Daily is big enough that it definitely has a place for you, even if you have no prior experience working for a newspaper. We hold recruitment at the beginning of every semester. For more information on each department, please look through the descriptions below.

How to Join

To express interest in joining the staff, either send an email directly to the section editor listed below or send an email to Be sure to include the following information with your email:

Full Name 

E-Mail address 

Academic Year (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th) 

Areas of interest, if any (look below for more detailed descriptions of departments)

Managing Board

Editor-in-Chief: Nik Popli,

Managing Editor: Jenn Brice,

Executive Editor: Victoria McKelvey,

Operations Manager: Ankit Agrawal,

Chief Financial Officer: Malcolm Mashig,

Literary Staffs


Editors: Ali Sullivan, Paige Waterhouse,

News writers cover state, local and University news, including legislation in Richmond, protests in Charlottesville and student government organizations on Grounds. Fast turnaround times and high levels of responsibility for new writers often quickly and dramatically improve writing, reporting and critical thinking skills. To join the News Section, please email with your name, email address and year. The News Section recruits writers at the beginning of each semester through an application process.


Editors: Vignesh Mulay, Akhil Rekulapelli,

Writers in the Sports department cover every sport and athlete at the University with full press access through briefs, columns and features. New sports writers can begin writing immediately, and first-year students have been known to have bylines before classes even start. Cavalier Daily sportswriters have gone on to work for The Athletic, Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post, as well as newspapers throughout Virginia, all while still students at the University. The Sports department is the place to be for students interested in careers in sports writing or broadcasting, and offers many opportunities to students who want to take being a fan to the next level.


Editors: Zack Pasciak, Hailey Yowell,

Opinion columnists have one of the best jobs at the University, as they get to publish their opinions about a range of topics. The Cavalier Daily is read not only by University students and officials, but also by local residents, state and national politicians, interest groups and national news media, so the potential for influencing public opinion is high. Because of high demand, there is a competitive tryout process for columnists, but Opinion is looking for as many new writers as it can get, so give it a shot. Announcements for tryouts will be made early each semester, and each year the majority of new columnists are also new students.


Editors: Pauline Povitsky, Elise Kim,

The Life page features columns and Top 10 articles about student life, as well as feature and food stories about the events and happenings that shape the University’s character. Life writers get to cover the diverse community around the University and the out-of-the-ordinary occurrences on Grounds. Applications for the Life section are announced at the beginning of each semester.

Arts & Entertainment

Editors: Robin Schwartzkopf, Caitlin Woodford,

The Cavalier Daily’s arts and entertainment section prints music, film, concert, and theater reviews, as well as commentary on the arts and media. The arts and entertainment section has weekly staff meetings and plenty of chances for writers to develop their own literary style.

Health & Science

Editor: Vyshnavi Pendala, Callie Freeman,

The Health & Science section covers all things STEM, including environmental advocacy, technological breakthroughs, public health issues, and developments in medicine and research. Writers have the opportunity to publish work online and in print and we are always open to new ideas. Students interested in communicating scientific topics creatively and informatively should consider Health & Science!


Editors: Nabeel Raza,

Podcast writers and producers have the unique opportunity to be part of the one of the newest and most promising section at the Cavalier Daily. Podcast writers are trained as news writers and have the opportunity to write longer form pieces and deep dives into the most interesting stories happening in the community. Opportunities for original investigative journalism will also be available as the section grows. Podcast producers have the responsibility of recording and editing each week’s episode. Being a producer is a great opportunity to use existing audio editing skills or to learn how to edit in Adobe Audition. Any students interested in the exciting and growing world of podcasting are invited to apply.


Editor: Jacquelyn Kim,

Focus provides in-depth coverage of complex and often controversial news topics, such as faculty salaries and high-stakes fundraising projects. Writing a focus article is a great way to learn about the University and a good opportunity to practice writing longer, more complicated stories. Students interested in journalism — or just in improving their writing — are encouraged to consider writing for Focus. To join the staff, writers must first join the News section and go through news writer training.

Copy Staff

Assistant Managing Editors: Carolyn Lane, Abby Sacks,

An integral section of the paper, the copy staff reads News, Magazine, Life, Sports, Health & Science, Arts & Entertainment, Humor, and Opinion articles principally to ensure factual and stylistic accuracy. Editors will check facts and use AP style during weekly shifts. A firm grasp of the English language is essential. Communication skills are important.


Editor: Eshaan Sarup,

Contrary to what other sections would have the public believe, humor is by far the best, creating comics and articles for the general purpose of mirth, merry-making, and gaiety. Humor columnists write columns on a wide variety of topics, linked by the common thread of jokes. Writers give their unique outlook on life in 800 words or fewer. Comic artists draw up their perspective on a range of issues, from dining hall food to superheroes, all in a neat 1x3 aspect ratio. We encourage guest contributions from our readers.


Editor: Audrey Lewis,

The Cartoon section is responsible for expressing news and opinions from UVA and beyond through comics of a variety of forms. Cartoonists are given the freedom to express their opinions and commentaries on a wide variety of topics through a visual format, making it unlike any other editorial section within the paper. Students with a diversity of skills, artistic or otherwise, should consider the opportunity to have their voices heard in such a unique medium.

Operations Staffs


Editors: Darryle Aldridge, Peyton Guthrie,

The Production department is responsible for the organization of the weekly print edition. Production staffers work with the Adobe products InDesign and Photoshop to lay out and design each page of the paper while implementing new designs to make the paper and its articles more visually engaging. This responsibility allows the Production staff to use their creativity to shape The Cavalier Daily's print product.


Editors: Ariana Gueranmayeh, Emma Klein,

The Cavalier Daily Photo department gets full access to the paper’s pro-level DSLRs and lenses. Cav Daily Photographers get the chance to cover a variety of events on grounds; from Sports to concerts, our photographers get passes to get right up to the action. Photographers' work is shared in a variety of formats, including but not limited to: the print edition, online articles, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While many photographers have a great deal experience, anyone is welcome to join the Photo Department. Even first-time photographers, eager to get involved, can be trained with our equipment and sent out to shoot awesome photos.

Social Media

Managers: Darryle Aldridge, Peyton Guthrie,

The social media section manages the Cavalier Daily's continuously developing efforts on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more. We aim to spread our content across the web to reach as big an audience as possible. Want to get involved? We're looking for bold, innovative, self-starters ready to contribute new strategies and ideas.


Graphics Editors: Angela Chen, Emma Hitchcock,

The Graphics section of the Cavalier Daily is responsible for producing content across all sections to be used online and in print. Our staffers also create advertisements and PSAs for our print issues. We are looking for ambitious, motivated students who have an interest in graphic design and working with the Adobe Suite in creating static and motion graphics. Any level of experience (from none whatsoever to expert level) is encouraged to join and help grow the visuals of the Cavalier Daily.


Editor: Sierra Krug, Max Patten,

The Video section is dedicated to producing quality video coverage of news as well as in-depth investigative reports of the University and in Charlottesville area. We are looking for dedicated students who are experienced or interested in filming, editing and producing digital stories top to bottom. If you have a passion for video journalism, or a vision for the future of the online Cavalier Daily, Video is the best place for you!

Business Staffs


Business Manager: Kelly Mays,

The Cavalier Daily’s advertising representatives are the paper’s only paid staff members. Ads reps work on commission and have the opportunity to gain practical experience in customer service, design, and production.


Finance Manager: Victoria Li,

The Cavalier Daily is looking for ambitious, motivated people to assist with finance operations. The Cavalier Daily offers valuable, real-world business experience with the University’s largest, fully independent, privately owned corporation, The Cavalier Daily Inc. The Marketing Staff helps rebrand the Cavalier Daily as it transitions from a daily print newspaper to a digital-first news organization. The staff manages advertising campaigns, conducts marketing research, and solicits community input into the changes this organization makes.