Work for The Mash!

Mashers Reema Rao and Alicia Daniels smile at a Mash staff meeting.

* * * * The Mash accepts new applications all year, and our two major hiring periods happen in June and December. Please note that we’ve concluded our most recent hiring period, December 2014. If you are submitting an application to The Mash, your work will be reviewed for the next hiring period, June 2015. Thanks! * * * *

Want to write for The Mash? And you go to a high school in the Chicago area? We’re looking for high school reporters, writers, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and broadcasters to join our team for the 2014-2015 school year. Not only is being a part of our team super amazing-time fun, we’ll also pay you for your work! Plus, you’ll get the one-of-a-kind experience of working with and learning from professional Chicago Tribune journalists.

Sound good? Download the application below and follow the instructions!

Download the mail-in application HERE or fill out the form below.

Join The Mash staff!

Want to be involved with The Mash? We're now accepting applications! Fill out this form to apply to be a student journalist, graphic designer or photographer.
  • About me

    Grade you are currently in (not what grade you will be in the fall)
    Please check the year you plan to graduate high school.
    *Want to design pages? Be sure to show us your talent by sending us samples of pages you recently designed in the attachment space below on this form! **To be a photographer, you have to have your own equipment. Also send us your photo samples in the attachments section below! ***We're looking for artists who can do caricatures or draw in comic-book or cartoon style. Send some samples of your work.
  • If you have a job, list that here too.
  • Reference contact

  • Please list someone who is familiar with your journalism experience, your interest in journalism or your overall work ethic. This can be a teacher, counselor, supervisor, etc. Please don't list a relative or another teen.
  • Supplemental materials

  • At least two are required.
  • Applying to be a photographer or designer?

    To be considered for the photographer and designer positions, please upload your samples here. At least two are required.
  • Need more space?

    This is for any additional files or information that you think will make your application stand out. It can be a resume, videos, additional writing samples or more photos.