Valkyrie is a lifestyle and culture magazine produced by Berry College students. Valkyrie provides an excellent outlet for developing writing, editing, design and photography skills that will ultimately aid students both in the classroom and the “real world.” The magazine strives to inspire creativity, invoke understanding, and encourage expression by portraying the student experience through its journalism.
offers a variety of great opportunities:
- 20-25 paid student work positions (available through an application process)
- Relevant experience to include on your resume
- Develop materials for your portfolio
- Work and gain experience with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, DSLR cameras and more
SEEING THE RESULTS
Valkyrie is a 60-page magazine that is published three times an academic year. Taking part in producing the newest member of the student media family is a point of great pride for those who work with Valkyrie. The magazine is available in a
digital format online.
WORKING WITH Valkyrie
Valkyrie has about 20 student staff working in paid positions as editors, writers, photographers, designers, graphic artists, marketers and social media influencers. Working with the publication offers many benefits in addition to the paid position. Some students earn communication department scholarships to work with Valkyrie. Students also have the opportunity to gain credit hours toward their degree through participation on the magazine staff. Prior experience, while helpful, is not necessary. Students from any major are welcome to work with Valkyrie.
Valkyrie staff meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in Laughlin Building, Room 113. Meetings usually consist of consulting with staff members, talking through potential story ideas, assigning duties for the week, and covering what’s new that week for the magazine. Students are encouraged to attend to learn more.
Don’t like to work by yourself? Need some help or motivation? Staff members get together for “work nights” when deadlines are just around the corner. Everybody comes to work on assigned spreads and make sure everything is falling into place. Music and food can add to the fun as we work into the night.
Having and using the technology that is common in the publications industry is important in building the skills that are valued by a wide variety of employers. Valkyrie strives to maintain all the latest technologies in hardware, software, and camera equipment, in an effort to put you a step ahead of people seeking jobs in communication and other fields. In a job market that is competitive, Valkyrie will not only give you access to top-notch technology, but will also prepare you to use it effectively and with purpose.