Interested in writing for the TeenTix Newsroom?

Applications for the 2022/2023 school year are NOW OPEN!

Apply now by filling out THIS APPLICATION FORM.

Application requires several demographic questions, short answer questions, and a writing sample. Applications close August 12, 2022.

The Teen Editorial Staff will review all applications and let applicants know by August 26, 2022.

APPLY NOW!

What Will I Actually Do as a Newsroom Writer?

  • Write about art! Share your opinion on the art you see, publish your work, and get paid!

  • Work with teen editors - the TEDS will support you through the editing process in a constructive way to polish your work for publication

  • Have the opportunity to publish your work at our Media Partners including the Seattle Times and Encore Media

  • Be the first to hear about special TeenTix opportunities and events

  • Learn how social justice and racial equity intersect with being an active participant in the arts

  • Share your experience and be an ambassador for TeenTix and arts access in your own community

  • Navigate transportation in the city when coming to TeenTix HQ, and when seeing art at TeenTix Partners

  • Explore different neighborhoods and the arts experiences offered there

Newsroom Program Details

PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS:

  • Commit to writing at least one article for the TeenTix blog during the course of the school year. Selecting which event you’ll review is a flexible commitment based on your availability.

  • Actively participate in the Newsroom process of responding to calls for writers each month

  • Regularly communicate with the Teen Editorial Staff via email

  • Show up! Attend Newsroom meetings & engage/talk/discuss/react & be YOURSELF!

  • Share your opinions!

STIPENDS:

Newsroom writers earn a stipend of up to $20 stipend for each published review curated by the Teen Editorial Staff.

Stipends are based on four criteria:

  • Attendance at the art event

  • Communication with your editor

  • Respectful during the editing process

  • Meeting deadlines

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

If you are a second year Newsroom writer, you can apply to be part of the Teen Editorial Staff (TEDS). TEDS earn a $50 stipend each month for:

  • Attending and participating in TEDS Meetings

  • Editorial duties to support teen writers through the review process

  • Administrative duties to maintain the TEDS inbox and communicate with partner organizations


ATTENDANCE:

Attendance at three Newsroom meetings throughout the year is mandatory.

Saturday, September 10, 10am - 3pm (Newsroom Orientation and Retreat)

Saturday, January 7, 11am - 1pm

Saturday, April 22, 11am - 1pm

Newsroom writers are also expected to attend one Teen Editorial Staff meeting sometime during the year. TEDS meetings are held every other Thursday evening from 5-7 PM.

*In-person participation will be expected for the 2022/23 school year. Occasional Zoom participation can be accommodated upon request.

TeenTix follows COVID safety regulations as suggested by the CDC, as the safety of the young people in our community is our top priority. In-person requirements are subject to change.

Meetings are held at the Seattle Center in the Armory Building (305 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109).

Teen Editorial Staff

The Teen Editorial Staff (TEDS) is a group of teens who curate the review portion of the TeenTix blog. Teen Editorial Staff members decide which TeenTix Arts Partners' events to cover each month, write an editorial about their curatorial choices, and assign Newsroom writers to review each event. TEDS members interface with our Arts Partners to set up press tickets for each review, and edit all Newsroom writing before it is published on the TeenTix blog. The Teen Editorial Staff is a group of skilled writers, editors, and leaders, who keep the pulse of the TeenTix Press Corps and the Seattle arts scene.

Teen editors are compensated for their work with a stipend of up to $50 per month.

To have an event considered by the Teen Editorial Staff to be reviewed, please send press releases, pitches, and requests to teeneditors@teentix.org.

Applications for the 22/23 Teen Editorial Staff are now open!

Find out more and apply here!

Meet the 2021/2022 Teen Editorial Staff

The 2021/2022 Teen Editorial Staff is comprised of six teens: Eleanor Cenname, Lucia McLaren, Valentine Wulf, Esha Potharaju, Triona Suiter, and Disha Cattamanchi. These teen leaders are excited about providing even more opportunities for teen writers and to share their perspectives on the art in our community.

Statement from the Teen Editorial Staff:

“The goal of the Teen Editorial Staff is to promote our local Arts Partners while amplifying the perspectives of the next generation of arts patrons. The TeenTix Newsroom fosters arts journalism by teens, for teens. We are dedicated to elevating youth voices and encouraging them to think critically about the arts and media they consume.”

About the Teen Editors

Disha Cattamanchi

Disha (she/her) is currently a junior at Juanita High School. She was a writer on the TeenTix Newsroom last year, with articles published both on the blog and in The Seattle Times. She is an active member in her school’s theater program, well versed in the ways of the lighting board and writing various plays. Disha believes that creating an equitable space is vital to the arts and tries to initiate inclusivity with all her work. When she isn’t watching movies, you’ll find her walking her dog or eating with her friends.






Eleanor Cenname

Eleanor (she/her) is a senior at The Downtown School where she leads an ACLU chapter and her school’s Art Club. Outside of school, Eleanor competes in triathlons, climbs, reads voraciously, and listens to podcasts. Eleanor believes that purposeful art cultivates empathy. She sees young people and artists as agents of social change and hopes to make the Newsroom a space where those voices are amplified.




Esha Potharaju

Esha (she/her) is an avid arts lover and student advocate based in Fremont, CA. She is passionate about enriching her community through storytelling and is currently working to diversify the curriculum in her district. In her free time, you can find Esha writing articles, drawing, and overanalyzing comics and cartoons with her best friend.




Lucia McLaren

Lucia (she/her) is a twelfth grader at University Prep. This is her second year on the TEDS staff, where she is grateful to get the opportunity to work with amazing teen writers and promote local arts venues. TeenTix has been crucial in the development of her writing and critical thinking about art. Outside of school, she takes ballet and modern dance classes, and enjoys reading, drawing, and coding when she has the time.




Triona Suiter

Triona (she/her) is a junior at Ingraham HS where she is an enthusiastic participant in both drama and choir. This is her second year as a Teen Editor, and her fourth year as a member of the TeenTix Press Corps. The best thing she’s ever done with her TeenTix pass is a tie between using it to see Apocalypse: The Musical! At Jet City Improv back in 2018 and using it to break into her own house that one time when she somehow lost her keys but not her keychain.


Valentine Wulf

Valentine (she/her) has eight years of theatre experience. Her favorite book is The Metamorphosis, and she is a fan of dogs that fit in purses and anything pink.






Past TEDS

The six teens who made up the 2020/2021 Teen Editorial Staff cohort included, from left to right: Mila Borowski, Triona Suiter, Lily Williamson, Lucia McLaren, Eleanor Cenname, and Anya Shukla.

Learn more about the TEDS 3.0 cohort right here!

Throughout the pandemic, the Teen Editorial Staff focused on the shifting art world and published reviews of online art events. View their work on the TeenTix blog!


The five teens who made up the 2018/2019 Teen Editorial Staff cohort included, from left to right: Anya Shukla, Joshua Fernandes, Hannah Schoettmer, Huma Ali, and Lily Williamson.

Read more about the fab five right HERE.

In the first year of the TeenTix Newsroom, the Teen Editorial Staff published over 60 reviews of events at our Arts Partners. Read those reviews on the TeenTix blog!

Congratulations to this inaugural group of TEDS. Read their farewell Newsroom post right here: TEDS 1.0 Signing Off!

The six teens who made up the 2019/2020 Teen Editorial Staff cohort included, from left to right: Joshua Fernandes, Tova Gaster, Olivia Sun, Kendall Kieras, Anya Shukla, and Lily Williamson.

Learn more about the TEDS 2.0 cohort right here!

The second year of the TeenTix Newsroom brought new experiences and challenges. The Teen Editorial Staff was hard at work throughout the entirety of the season, even during COVID-19. View their reviews on the TeenTix blog!

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