Whalesong Reporter - Student Assistant B

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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: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The UAS Whalesong staff is looking for self-motivated, creative, and responsible students to serve as Whalesong Reporters for AY19-20. 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.


100%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.Essential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • May include some evening/weekend hours.  

Student Employment Requirements:

  • Must be a UAS student enrolled in a maximum of six credit hours throughout employment period.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout employment period.

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 part-time Student Assistant B ($9.89/hourly) position during academic year and the incumbent maybe provided the opportunity to work full-time during the summer. Initial applicant review will take place on August 19th, 2019.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  All interested persons should apply online. For further assistance with the application process contact Human Resources at 907-796-6263 or email personnel@alaska.edu.

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.  

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