Please submit a resume, a writing sample and answers to the following questions to by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 6. For questions or more information about the position contact Brianna Benitez, editor-in-chief at The Star, at


Managing Editor Application Questions 

  1. What experience in journalism do you have? 

  2. What past leadership experience do you have? 

  3. Explain what leadership looks like to you. 

  4. Why did you apply for the position? 


About The University Star 

The University Star, also called The Star, is the student-run news organization at Texas State University and one of the oldest publications in the state. The Star provides news and information on issues affecting the university, as well as the San Marcos community.

The University Star strives to uphold the following non-negotiable core values:

  •  Accuracy

  • Impartiality

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Inclusivity and fairness

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Humanity and public service



The University Star’s managing editor is expected to assist the editor-in-chief in editing and advising section editors. Our ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of the Texas State and San Marcos community, a passion for journalism and excellent leadership and writing skills. The managing editor will be responsible for copy editing all content, assisting with day-to-day operations of the organization and aiding in breaking news coverage. The managing editor  will receive a biweekly stipend of $275. 



  • Editorial 

    • Required to copy edit all articles and briefs before submitting to EIC 

    • Must work with section editors to ensure they meet deadlines set by EIC

    • Review all content and ensure it meets the highest standards of journalistic ethics

    • Assist editor-in-chief and news editor with breaking news coverage 

  • Operational 

    • Must be present at editorial budget meetings every Friday at 11 a.m. 

    • Required to attend monthly all-staff meetings

    • Must be present on newspaper production day/night every Monday during the regular semester 

    • Maintain a list of staff who need building access each semester

    • Keep a running list of write-ups and disciplinary actions against staff members

    • Assist with contest entries as needed

    • Assist with one outreach activity per semester



  • Must be a student at Texas State University with a GPA of at least 2.25 

  • Knowledgeable in AP style and journalism