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How does The Daily’s Grind Section work?

The following questions were answered by The Daily’s Vol. 259 Grind Managing Editor Chas Hale.

What work does your section do? 

The Grind is the creative nonfiction section of The Daily! We write personal essays, features and profiles about lifestyle topics such as social life on Stanford campus.

What does joining your section entail? How much work does it look like per week? 

We expect Grind staffers to produce content (e.g., articles, photo stories, etc.) on a weekly or biweekly basis, attend our weekly meetings and communicate with editorial staff via Slack.

When does your section meet?

We meet on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. PT! 

How can people join your section? 

Slack message Chasity Hale, and join the #grind-259 and #grind-discussion channels! 

Who can people contact with questions about your section or to join? 

Reach out to the Managing Editor, Chasity Hale, and/or one of three Desk Editors, Matthew Turk, Christine Delianne and Cindy Yu.

What could a writer stand to gain by joining your section? 

We offer a tight-knit community, personalized feedback from experienced editorial staff and the opportunity to build a portfolio of high quality work in The Daily. If you’re interested in the intersection of journalistic and creative writing, we hope to help you hone both skill sets.  

How can people submit ops/grinds/freelance pieces/etc.?

You can submit work through The Grind Vol. 259 Article Submission Form.