Journalism Scholarships

Applicants should be aware that these positions are deadline intensive, may require up to 18 hours of work a week outside of class (including some nights), and require registering for a production course (MDIA 2210 or 3210) and possibly a writing course (MDIA 1130). Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary. Applicants must also have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and maintain a 12-credit course load each semester. Scholarship amounts vary by position.


Responsible for completing layout, writing headlines, making assignments, generating story ideas, conducting meetings, communicating with and managing staff, editing stories, and writing stories. InDesign experience is required. Layout is completed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Section editors

One each for News, Features, Opinion and Sports. Editors are responsible for completing layout, writing headlines, making assignments, generating story ideas, editing stories, following up with staff members, and producing weekly content. InDesign experience is preferred but not required. Layout is completed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Photo editor

Responsible for assigning photos/graphics/ illustrations, producing weekly content, editing content, managing photographers, writing captions, and communicating with editors. Photoshop experience is required.

Multimedia editor

Responsible for developing multimedia content, making assignments, producing and editing weekly content, training staff members in video production, and updating content on the website.

Copy editor

Responsible for the editing of the entire newspaper and website, writing headlines/summaries/captions, and writing weekly stories. Some layout may be required. Newspaper editing is completed Mondays and Tuesdays. Knowledge of AP Style is required.

Social media editor

Responsible for managing all Dixie Sun social media account (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), tracking staff members’ social media usage, training staff in social media, launching marketing campaigns, and producing weekly content. Experience with social media platforms required.

Graphic Designer

Responsible for designing weekly advertisements and info graphics for the newspaper and website. May assist in newspaper layout on Mondays and Tuesdays. Design experience required, InDesign experience preferred.

Staff writers/sports writers

Responsible for writing two stories weekly.

Staff photographers

Responsible for completing up to five photo assignments and writing captions weekly.

Multimedia reporter

Responsible for producing and editing video packages weekly to be published on Video production and editing experience is preferred but not required.

Advertising manager

responsible for selling advertising, overseeing billing, checking proofs, signing contracts, completing ad layout, and working with the editors to market the Dixie Sun. Design experience is helpful but not required. This is usually a paid position based on commission rather than a scholarship position.

To apply

Fill out the Journalism Scholarship Application.

Students with no prior Dixie Sun experience should submit a resume with references and portfolio of work to:

Rhiannon Bent
Media Studies Department
Dixie State University
225 S. University Ave.
St. George, UT 84770

If you have questions about the positions or scholarships, contact Rhiannon Bent at 652-7816 or