Join the Ensian Family

Interested in being a part of our amazing staff? Fill out an application above for the opportunity to help us create the 126th edition of Michiganensian Yearbook as a writer, photographer or designer.

Note: As of August 2021, the initial hiring of 2021-2022 photographers, writers and designers have been completed. Any edit staff applications for these positions received at this time will only be considered if additional openings become available during the academic year.

Want to support our student publication without being on staff? Join our Michiganensian Interest mailing list!

Here we will share applications for upcoming hiring cycles, opportunities to submit your work to our Student Media sectionnotifications about releases of our free, online magazine, Recollection, and other Ensian-related updates to keep you in the know!

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Free copy of the yearbook at the end of the year

  • Professional headshot opportunities

  • Networking and scholarship opportunities

  • Integration into a large alumni network

  • Experience-based resume building

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Accessibility to working professionals in journalism and publication based fields

  • 24/7 office access (located in the Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building on Central Campus)

  • Professional working environment alongside The Michigan Daily, Shei Magazine, and The Gargoyle

  • Much, much more!

Descriptions of each Edit Staff position (Photographer, Writer and Designer) are available here.


Aren't sure you want to apply just yet? Here is what our staff has to say about their time working at the Ensian. 

"Joining the Ensian is one of the best decisions I've made in college. I've gotten to go to so many events - we even went on a helicopter!"

Brielle Bonetti, Photographer,

Class of 2020

*Applicants must have a valid, University of Michigan provided email address in order to apply for a position to the Michiganensian Yearbook.

**Both undergraduate and graduate students from any school or program at the University of Michigan are welcome to apply, and the Michiganensian does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, height, weight, religion, or veteran status in its membership per University of Michigan policy on diversity, equity, and inclusion and the Michiganensian's own bylaws and constitution.