Student Media Sales Director

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Office/Clerical, Other, Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

Gain sales experience, customer service and leadership skills while supporting student media at UAF! This is an excellent opportunity for current UAF students hoping to pursue a career in sales, marketing or advertising.


100The Student Media Sales Director will support advertising and underwriting sales and merchandise sales for KSUA 91.5 FM and Polaris, UAF's student-run radio station and newspaper. This brand-new student position will work closely with student leaders from KSUA and Polaris, as well as with staff in the Center for Student Engagement to build a robust underwriting and advertising program for Student Media. The Student Media Sales Director can expect to learn: -Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules related to underwriting -Basic contract negotiation -Client relationship management -Online order fulfillment The Student Media Sales Director may also contribute to social media marketing, audience research and other projects supporting KSUA and Polaris. The Student Media Sales Director can expect to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills while maintaining close attention to detail. This is an excellent opportunity for students hoping to pursue a career in sales, marketing or advertising.Essential


-Familiarity with word processing software (such as Microsoft Word)
-Ability under deadlines in a fast-paced environment
-Willingness to learn FCC regulations regarding underwriting
-Willingness to work independently with self-motivation to meet goals and deadlines
-Excellent customer service and oral and written communication skills
-Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills


-Preferred: Prior experience in customer service, retail, sales, advertising or marketing


-Applicants must be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.


-Complete the UA online application, attach a resume, attach a cover letter detailing any related experience or specialized skills you may have, and upload a list of three (3) references with their current phone and email contact information.

-This is a Student Assistant C; minimum starting pay is $10.50 per hour.

-Applicants must be enrolled as UAF students taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.


-The first review of applications will be March 18, 2021. ****Please apply by 11:59 p.m. AKST March 17, 2021****  for first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


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:


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.


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.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 


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.


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

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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