Alaska Sea Grant Student Editorial Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Fisheries&Ocean Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Alaska Sea Grant seeks a part-time, student editorial assistant to join our communications team in Anchorage. We are looking for someone who is strong in writing and editing, fluent in social media, skilled in video production, and passionate about Alaska’s coastal ecosystems, economies and communities. Demonstrated skill in producing written and/or multimedia content is required.


100%Writing news stories for the Alaska Sea Grant website and newsletter Assisting with managing editorial and social media calendars Collaborating with Marine Advisory agents to develop content Identifying new media contacts Working on special projects as neededEssential

If you are interested in working as a student employee for Alaska Sea Grant, please apply to this posting. This position will be located in Anchorage, Alaska.  Visit to learn more information about Alaska Sea Grant.

Applicants will be reviewed to ensure good academic and judicial standing.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

Enrolled in degree program in journalism or communications

Ability to translate complex, scientific material into language easily comprehensible to diverse audiences

Excellent writing, verbal, interpersonal, organizational and communications skills

Social media savvy

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress or similar web platforms, Microsoft Office Suite required.

Proficiency in video editing and photography a plus.

Team player with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff across levels. 

Applicant Instructions:

Required Documentation

  • Online myUA application
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • 3 Work samples relevant to the position
  • Names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references

Please also email all of the above documents to

Review Date

To ensure consideration, applicants should apply prior to Jan. 31, 2019 by 11:55 p.m., Alaska Standard Time. This is a pooled position and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Special Conditions of Employment:

This is a part-time position up to 20 hours/week while school is in session, additional hours may be available during summer/winter breaks. *Hourly rate is $10.50/hour.

This is a pooled position and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

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.

Applicant should be enrolled as a student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student. 


Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at


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