The Greylock Echo


The Echo is always looking for students interested in trying our journalism. For the 2019-2020 academic year, students in grades seven through twelve are encouraged to join Echo staff.

Why should I join?

Working with Echo is an opportunity to interact with your community, boost your writing skills, take on leadership roles and have meaningful conversations with cool people! Even if you aren’t interested in writing, there’s a place for you – we want photographers, designers, and students interested in running social media accounts. At Greylock, joining the paper isn’t just a boost for your college application. It’s a way to celebrate your classmate’s stories and record the facts.

How can I join?

There are a number of ways you can join the Echo. The simplest is to fill out this form, which requires just a few minutes of your time. If you are interested in joining a specific section, you can contact specific section editors, whose contact information can be found on our about page. However, we find that the best way to join is to become a general assignment reporter, meaning you write for a variety of sections, and after some time you can begin to specialize.

What is the process like?

Once you’ve demonstrated interest, we will reach out to you to set up a time to talk about what you want to write about and what your experience is. We’ll make sure to show you the ropes of news writing. Then, we’ll give you a first assignment, usually a news piece, and provide extensive feedback. From there, you can choose which section you’d like to try out next, although most new writers operate as general assignment reporters for their first semester or their first year.

If you have questions about the joining process, feel free to contact the editor at

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