Whalesong Copy Editor & 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: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The UAS Whalesong staff is looking for self-motivated, creative, and responsible student to serve as both a Staff Writer and Copy Editor for the remaining of Spring 2018 and/or Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 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.


Copy Editor: Editing articles for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other style mechanics. Supporting other staff writers with their work.Essential
Staff Writer: Responsible for submitting one article per issue.Essential

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. Reporters are required to interact with their sources and must ask questions. Reporters must be comfortable leading conversations with diverse populations. 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 firm deadlines.  Must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits at UAS.  Unusual hours based on Whalesong production schedule. May include 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) 

This is a Student Assistant B ($9.50/Hourly) position and Whalesong Staff Writers usually work about ten hours weekly on thier assignments.  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.


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