Interested in joining FLUX Magazine for 2019?

As a staff member at FLUX, you’ll join some of the most talented  journalists at the SOJC to create outstanding work for an award-winning publication. We’re looking for editors, writers, photographers, podcasters, multimedia producers, engagement specialists, digital strategists, event planners and more. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Deadline is Monday Nov. 5!

Please read carefully before applying.

To apply, please send the following application materials to Faculty Advisor Todd Milbourn at

  1. A cover letter outlining a) which job/s you’re applying for; b) your skills and experience; c) applicable classes you’ve taken; d) what you would bring to the publication.
  2. A resume · A link to your online portfolio or your three best professional work samples
  3. Contact information for two professional references

IMPORTANT: FLUX is both a publication and a class offered at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

APPLICANTS MUST COMMIT TO WORK ON FLUX FOR BOTH WINTER AND SPRING TERMS. Selected applicants are required to enroll in J475/J575 FLUX Magazine Production to be on staff. Credit is variable (1 to 5 credits). This winter, FLUX will meet from 4-5:20 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Please only apply if you will be available during this time.

If you have questions, please email FLUX Faculty Advisor Todd Milbourn at



The Editor-In-Chief supervises all editorial content. That includes assigning stories, managing staff, editing copy and potentially writing a column as well.


Writers will pitch story ideas, report and write at least one in-depth, long-form news article over the course of two terms. They will also contribute shorter features and additional reporting as needed.


The photo editor helps direct Flux’s visual coverage and manages a small team of photographers. Photo editor will contribute photos as needed.


Photographers are responsible for working closely with reporters and editors to capture stories visually. Photographers are also responsible for producing photo essays and additional photography as needed.


Multimedia/documentary producers are responsible for producing compelling visual journalism. Last year, Flux commissioned a 7-minute documentary detailing our storytelling process and plans to do the same this year.


Flux is eager to build-out its podcast and audio team. If you have experience in this area — or want to learn — there will be lots of opportunities to tell great stories.


Engagement strategists play a vital role in connecting Flux to the communities it serves. Students in this role will identify people who’s voices aren’t often heard, and develop strategies for bringing them into the conversation.


Fact-checkers play a vital role in ensuring the accuracy of the magazine’s content. Fact-checkers are responsible for following-up and verifying information.


Our digital strategy team will engage our audience through various social media channels.


Flux uses events to engage with the public, build audience and create dialogue. Event planners are responsible for conceiving, planning and executing high-profile events.


The Flux site is in need of a reboot. We’re looking for students who can help reinvigorate the web site, and make a destination for thoughtful student journalism.

If you’ve got a skill you’d like to contribute that isn’t mentioned here, go ahead and apply and we’ll see where you fit.

About FLUX: FLUX began in 1993, when SOJC Professors Bill Ryan and Tom Wheeler recruited undergraduates to build a professional, Pacific Northwest-focused magazine. The first issue of FLUX went on to win 15 national awards, and the 1994 edition won more than 20. This ambitious tradition has continued into the modern day and FLUX holds a reputation as one of the nation’s finest college magazines.

In addition to our print product, FLUX runs the award-winning (Associated Collegiate Press’ Online Pacemaker 2012).

As a staff member at FLUX, your work will automatically be considered for national prizes from organizations including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Associated Collegiate Press, and The American Society of Newspaper Editors.

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