University of Alaska Whalesong Editor-In-Chief & Staff Writer in Juneau, Alaska

Whalesong Editor-In-Chief & Staff Writer

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Classification:Student Assistant B

Grade:Student B

Work type:Student Employee

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast

School/Business unit:Student Services

Location:Juneau

Categories:Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:The UAS Whalesong staff is looking for self-motivated, creative, and responsible student to serve as both an Editor-In-Chief and Staff Writer for the remainder of the academic year.This is a great opportunity for students interested in developing their current communication skills and gaining some professional experience while taking classes. All applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and maintain enrollment in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours, or 6 graduate credit hours for student employment during the academic year. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Duties:

100%Write, edit, and assign articles for the online student newspaper. Lead weekly staff meetings, brainstorm article ideas with staff, and effectively communicate article deadlines to staff.Essential

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Previous experience leading a student activities club, group, or activity is preferred.

  • Reporters are required to interact with their sources and must ask questions.

  • Reporters must be comfortable leading conversations with diverse populations.

  • Applicants must also be able to work under firm deadlines.

  • Unusual hours based on Whalesong production schedule. May include evening/weekend hours.

Student Employment Requirements

  • Must be a UAS student enrolled in a maximum of six credit hours throughout employment duration.

  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout employment period.

When preparing your application packet, be sure to address the qualifications and major duties as described. Please submit the following:

a) Current resume

b) Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who are prepared to comment on your employment ability.

c) Two writing samples including any of the following: articles, written assignments, reports, professional writing, or creative pieces (attach as Supplemental Documents #1 and #2) Applicants for this position must demonstrate their ability to write by submitting two writing samples. Samples may include articles, written assignments, reports, or creative pieces. In addition to written language skills, the job also requires good interpersonal skills.

This is a Student Assistant B ($9.50/Hourly) position and Whalesong this position has been allotted up to 15 work hours a week (30 hours a pay). All applicants must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and maintain enrollment in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours, or 6 graduate credit hours for student employment during their academic year. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and filled as positions become available.

Advertised:07 Dec 2018Alaskan Standard Time

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