Student Newspaper Posts Another Cheeky Employment Pitch

Everything but a Hall & Oates reference.

ManeaterLogoUniversity of Missouri student newspaper The Maneater has always had fun with the task of writing about itself. For example, in 2001, then-managing editor Chris Heisel argued that there were three reasons to come work for the publication – pride, profit and professional success – adding a caveat to the middle one: ‘Yes, Virginia, you do get paid. Every position at The Maneater pays money. It’s not a lot of money – but who gets into journalism for the money anyway?’

With another school year around the corner, it is now the turn of student politics editor Emily Gallion to pitch the incoming masses. She ratchets it up to “Five Reasons to Work for The Maneater” and includes several great vintage photos of prior crews. From the top of her piece:

At the Missouri College Media Association Convention last year, we overheard a journalist at another table say “take a shot every time [The Maneater] wins something.” That would be inadvisable, as we won 24 awards that night. We took first place in the categories of In-Depth News Reporting, Multimedia Package, Feature Writing, Sports Writing, Investigative Reporting, Column Writing, Sports Column Writing and Photo Page. We also took home the awards of Overall Newspaper, Best in State, and First Place in Sweepstakes.

Folks who have passed through these award-winning halls over the years include Vanity Fair correspondent Bryan Burrough, Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers and Riverfront Times founder Ray Hartmann.