Call For 2014 Young Editors!

May 20, 2014 By Deepa Gopal
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For three years in a row, we have invited young writers to join our team over summer! This year, we are back with our Young Editor program. First let's answer some questions that might come to your mind.

What does Young Editor mean?

Think of Young Editor as an extension of our team where you will be writing main Youngzine articles. We will work with you and after the first 1-2 articles, you should be up and running on your own. We will be selecting six young editors to join our team this year. 

How old should I be?

Most of our Young Editors are 12-15 years of age with strong writing skills. This is because you will be writing on politics, science, environment and other current events (news) which will require reading and understanding the background material. If you have strong writing skills, are part of your school newspaper or see yourself as a future journalist, this is for you!

How long is the program?

It is a six-week program from July to mid-August, and you will be writing one article a week. We understand summer is also a time for vacations, and we are flexible. For our returning editors who are eager to start writing, you are welcome to join from mid-June.

What do we expect from a Young Editor?

Good writing skills and the ability to communicate your thoughts clearly are most important, since you are writing for other young readers. If you have been a Youngziner and read the main articles, that is pretty much the format we expect.

We use current events to explain the background context, and hence some basic research will be needed. It is important the articles be unbiased and state both points of view of an issue. And of course your articles have to be original -- no plagiarizing! We will send you guidelines to get started.

How can I apply?

If you wrote for Youngzine last summer, and are interested in doing so again, simply drop us a note at

If we have not seen your work so far, send us an email at and we will let you know what the next steps are.

How does being a Young Editor help me?

If you love writing or imagine being a journalist, then you may not want to miss this opportunity! Youngzine articles are a unique blend of factual writing and a bit of storytelling narrative. And there's more -

  • Your work will be seen by young readers all over the world.
  • Your knowledge on topics deepens, broadens and widens as you research into articles.
  • Working with a small team will give you a real-world experience.
  • You will be giving back to the community, and as a non-profit, we would be happy to acknowledge your efforts as volunteer hours.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Youngzine Editorial Team