The Northern Light, Marketing Representative

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The Northern Light, the student newspaper at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is currently recruiting for the Marketing Representative position.


The Northern Light is a weekly University of Alaska Anchorage student publication, funded by both student media fees and advertising sales. The paper is published Tuesdays during the spring and fall semesters and bi-weekly during the summer. The Northern Light is distributed throughout the UAA campus and the Anchorage community. Total distribution is 2,000 copies weekly during the spring and fall semesters and 2,000 copies monthly during the summer. In addition to print circulation, The Northern Light publishes new web content weekly on their website:

The Marketing Representative will work closely with the Ad Manager and Executive Editor to execute a weekly, monthly, and annual advertising sales plan for The Northern Light by promoting and selling print and online advertisements to UAA departments and student organizations. Alongside the Ad Manager, the Marketing Representative will also be responsible for weekly campus distribution of the newspapers each Tuesday, by 5 p.m. Each week, the Marketing Representative will send out papers of each issue to people on our mailing list, which must be maintained regularly. The Marketing Representative will work closely with layout to ensure all ads have been received for the current issue and are correct in size and on a designated B&W or color page. Ability to lift 25-50 pounds and work under minimal supervision during distribution is a must. The Marketing Representative reports with frequent direct supervision to the Ad Manager.


• Possess strong communication skills, verbal and written.
• Possess a willingness to learn and be receptive to constructive feedback.
• Ability to sell The Northern Light advertising opportunities to clients.
• Ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with other staff members, particularly the Ad Manager and Executive Editor.
• Ability to maintain regular business hours.
• Possess familiarity with Macintosh computers.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Photoshop is also preferred.
• Familiarity with sales and advertising practices is preferred.
• Familiarity with customer service practices is preferred.

Required Experience:

No prior experience is required for this position, though prior sales or advertising and customer service experience is preferred.

Typical Education or Training:

To be eligible for student employment in Student Life & Leadership, an applicant must: a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and c. Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee. d. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer. e. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

This position works up to 20 hrs/week with a starting salary of $10.50/hr. 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


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.

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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