The Northern Light, Web Manager

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  • Job Number:524344
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

This is the Web Manager position at The Northern Light, the student newspaper at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This position works up to 20hrs/week in the academic year and is eligible for up to 40hrs/week in the summer with a starting salary of $12.03/hour.


About The Northern Light:

The Northern Light is the University of Alaska Anchorage’s student newspaper, funded both by student media fees and advertising sales. The publication is primarily text based and strives to be digital-first, publishing stories, audio and video content online in a timely manner. Stories are also published in a printed edition. Copies of The Northern Light are distributed throughout the UAA campus and the Anchorage community. Total distribution is around 2,000 copies per print. The Northern Light’s website is 

Job posting summary:

The web manager is responsible for keeping The Northern Light’s website and various social media accounts updated. This includes making sure all recent stories and photos are added to the website each week, and that the website links are updated on all social media accounts. This requires 2-3 posts on each of The Northern Light’s social media accounts per day. The web manager is also responsible for uploading and achieving multimedia, and making sure the correct multimedia packages appear with each story.  

The web manager troubleshoots the website and social media when there are IT problems and seeks to find a solution in a timely manner. They also maintain the email list for the TNL Newsletter and transmit the newsletter to all subscribers. The web manager engages with users on social media to pass messages from social media to TNL staff and to encourage user engagement. The web manager is expected to present a professional front via social media and help maintain decorum by flagging and moderating inappropriate content.

The web manager is under the Executive Editor. They will work collaboratively with other staff on the paper to ensure that only material ready for publication is published online. They work with the ad manager to ensure that any online ads purchased by clients are uploaded to the correct platform in a timely manner. The web manager may also work with writers to utilize social media to assist with reporting. The position requires a high degree of planning and communication abilities. The web manager is expected to schedule meetings with staff to discuss work products and have all publishable content uploaded by a deadline.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: • Ability to work on deadlines and work cooperatively with others.
• Proficiency with common social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
• Possess familiarity with word processors, Google Drive, and Windows and Macintosh computers.
• Experience or college level courses in business, accounting, marketing and advertising.
• Experience or college level courses in art, graphic design and archiving.
• Experience or college level courses in web design, computer programming, and database management.
• Experience or college level courses in journalism and public communications.
• Experience working on a publication.
Preferred Experience:
Required 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.

Salary Information:

This position works up to 20hrs/week in the academic year and is eligible for up to 40hrs/week in the summer, and the salary is $12.03/hour.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 


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.

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

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Micah Perino, Student Media Fiscal Tech, at or (907) 786-1203.

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