Whalesong Reporter - Student Assistant B
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Classification:Student Assistant B
Work type: Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Student Services
Position Summary: This is a Student Assistant B Labor Pool for UAS Whalesong Reporter for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018. Applications will be reviewed on June 15th 2017.
Reporters are responsible for submitting two articles per issue (every two weeks). In addition to the assignments given to the reporter by the editor, reporters are expected to scope out events on campus or cover spontaneous events when possible. Reporters may also be expected to take photographs for assignments. Applicants for this position must demonstrate their ability to write by submitting two writing samples. Samples may include any virtually any kind of writing including articles, written assignments, reports, or creative pieces. In addition to written language skills, the job also requires good interpersonal skills. Reporters are required to interact with their sources and must ask questions. Reporters must be comfortable talking to strangers and carrying on conversation. Reporters work closely with fellow reporters as well as the editor and web manager, so being able to work in a group dynamic is imperative. Applicants must also be able to work under deadlines and stress. Must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits at UAS. Unusual hours based on Whalesong production schedule. May include some evening/weekend hours.
Applications will be screened using criteria from this announcement. 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)
NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.
Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time 20 Apr 2017
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