Interested in Writing For Us?

Hello writers, we’re Ben Cohen and Minh Truong, editors-in-chief of the Unaffiliated Press. We produce, curate and solicit quality long-form content that exposes people to fresh new ideas on a weekly basis. And we want to hire you to help.

Our goal as a publication is to shatter the hyper-partisan echo chambers that have sadly become hallmarks of contemporary journalism. Through our commitment to opening up our platform to voices from all sides of every divide, politically and socially, we'll be showing our audience  opinions and beliefs that they may have never sought out on their own. 

Current opportunities:

  • Staff writer

    We're always looking add more writers to our team. We're looking for people who can write one long-form feature every month about current affairs or arts and culture. We want motivated, inquisitive journalists who think critically, acknowledge their personal biases and question the world around them.

These are unpaid positions, however, they are fantastic opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and add substantial, polished content to your portfolio. 

There are mandatory weekly writers workshops on campus for our team where we conduct round-table peer editing of our work and collectively improve as journalists and as a publication. Meeting dates and further details will be discussed during interviews. 

If you are interested in applying:

Please submit the following to

  1. A cover letter describing yourself, your experience, why you want to work for UP and what you can add to our team.

  2. Two of your own (published or unpublished) lifestyle, social commentary, opinion, film, television, music or technology features. If you're interested in writing or have written about something other than topics mentioned above, feel free to send that to us as well.

  3. Resume.

Please submit your application by the end of Mar. 31, 2019. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. You do not have to be a Ryerson student to apply for these positions. Good luck to all applicants!

Examples of what the UP team is looking for: