About Us

Applications for summer and fall 2017 are now available

The Auburn Plainsman is seeking creative and enterprising Auburn student journalists who want to work for one of the most decorated student newspapers in the country. You do not have to be a journalism major, nor do you have to have previous writing or reporting experience.

Job descriptions are available here and the application is available here .

Mission Statement

As Auburn University’s established student news organization, The Auburn Plainsman is dedicated to serve as the primary news and information source for Auburn University’s student, staff and administrative population.

The Auburn Plainsman is dedicated to:

  • Fostering the development of students’ skills in all aspects of journalism, business, and leadership by providing the resources needed by students to publish a newspaper and website
  • Enhancing the educational mission of Auburn University by providing training and learning opportunities for students in journalism, business and media production
  • Upholding the highest standards of journalism by teaching and promoting professional standards, ethics, and First Amendment rights and responsibilities
  • Serving the Auburn University community by providing student-run media that serve as a forum for free expression, an exchange of ideas, and a respected means of disseminating news and information, thus fulfilling a role essential to the health of a vibrant university in a democratic society. 

About The Auburn Plainsman

The Auburn Plainsman is the award-winning student newspaper affiliated with Auburn University. The editorial and business staffs consist of University students who produce this weekly print and daily online publication. Any student may apply to be a part of The Auburn Plainsman staff.

The print publication is available free for all Auburn University students and faculty every Thursday at various locations on campus.

The Auburn Plainsman is an editorially independent publication. Student editors and managers determine the editorial content, coverage and policies without interference from faculty, staff or University administration.