The Northern Light, Multimedia Editor

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  • Job Number:521169
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Northern Light, the student newspaper at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is currently recruiting for the Multimedia Editor position. This student staff position is 20 hours/week and starts at $12.03/hour.


Job Posting Summary:

The Northern Light is a University of Alaska Anchorage student multimedia news publication, funded by both student media fees and advertising revenue. A digital-first source, The Northern Light updates with timely web and multimedia content. The Northern Light is distributed on Tuesdays during the academic year and summer.

The multimedia editor is responsible for multimedia content for The Northern Light online. The multimedia editor ideally supervises one or two photographers; combines stories, graphics, photos and other elements to develop multimedia packages, including videos, podcasts and KRUA radio stories; films and records audio for stories on human interest, news, sports, features, arts and entertainment both on campus and in the community; produces multimedia that ranges from unedited video clips to highly produced multimedia projects; works closely with the managing and layout editors to develop and execute The Northern Light's multimedia strategy; works with section editors, reporters and other employees to develop ideas for multimedia content, and; attends weekly staff meetings. This position reports with occasional direct supervision to the executive editor. The multimedia editor must post content weekly and produce video packages bi-monthly.


Applicants must have knowledge of Associated Press style. Applicants must have proficiency with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, digital camcorders, Internet concepts and technologies, Wordpress software and Apple Macintosh operating systems. The ability to capture video and use a video-editing program to produce the footage is required. The applicant must also: be proficient in developing story and characters; have experience with multimedia creation and editing; demonstrate strong grasp of social media practices, and; demonstrate familiarity with uploading multimedia content to online platforms, including Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud and more. Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript and Flash is preferred.

Typical Education or Training:

To be eligible for student employment, 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 2.0 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.
f. Position reappointment is contingent upon successful progress toward degree completion and performance evaluation.


This position is 20 hours/week and the salary is $12.03/hour.


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 Micah Perino, Student Governance Fiscal Technician, UAA USUAA, at or (907) 786-1203.

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