UAS Whalesong Reporter (September 2023 - May 2024)
Classification:Student Assistant 1
Grade:Student Assistant 1
Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Dean of Students & Campus Life
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Whalesong, the UAS student newspaper, is looking for student reporters beginning September 2023 through early May 2024. As the primary source of UAS news, the Whalesong is responsible for keeping students informed of things happening both on and off campus. From spotlighting various student voices, campus events and issues and policies impacting students, the Whalesong serves as a platform for student and community engagement. This is a great opportunity to gain professional work experience with flexible hours, while attending classes.
About the Whalesong:
Whalesong is the news publication for the University of Alaska Southeast. We produce weekly digital and audio content for distribution throughout the Juneau campus and within the community. Whalesong serves as a platform for student and community voices and is dedicated to honest and ethical journalism.
With your application, please attach a resume, cover letter (outlining how this job will help you meet your career goals), and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references. You may also submit current or previous academic writing samples. This position is open until filled. To learn more about the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, visit our website.
Student Assistant B: $10.85
100Reporters are responsible for creating content for a designated section.
Serve as a writer for the section; Compile, edit and write specialized material for weekly fixtures and columns, and Prepare, develop and repackage section content for use in a variety of media at The Whalesong.
They will assist the editor and develop stories that engage audiences with unique and interesting stories.
The ideal candidate must be a team player who can tell accurate, fair and entertaining stories across platforms—print, online, social and new media—and can motivate others to do the same.
They will: learn the responsibilities of the reporter; meet and enforce all deadlines; attend staff meetings, and; be receptive of appropriate feedback regarding work for the newspaper and complete other duties as assigned.
This position reports with frequent direct supervision to the editor in chief.
Reporters may also be expected to take photographs for assignments.
Reporters are expected to complete two articles per month.
Reporters are expected to attend weekly 1 hour staff meetings and work under intermittent supervision.
May include some evening/weekend hours.Essential
|Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
||Ability to develop and/or have:
- Ability to write and edit publishable articles or columns with attention to grammar, Associated Press style, spelling, clarity, accuracy, and thorough reporting.
- Ability to prepare, develop, and/or repackage content for use in other media
- Ability to collect audio recordings of interviews, events, or other subject matter for use in weekly podcast. (Technology will be provided)
- Ability to edit audio segments for the editor.
- Familiarity with word processing and knowledge of news gathering techniques, the First Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, and media ethics.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Candidates will receive paid training for above skills and abilities.
|Preferred Experience & Education:
|Required Experience & Education:
Must be enrolled as a UAS student taking a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.
This is a part-time, 8 hours a week, student employment position.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
With your application, please attach a resume, cover letter (outlining how this job will help you meet your career goals), and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references. You may also submit current or previous academic writing samples.
The review process for applications will be begin on August 14, 2023 with a start date of August 28, 2023 through May 3, 2024. Hours will be determined with supervisor based on student schedule and availability. Student employees are not required to work during holidays, campus closures, or finals week.
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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
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 Janna Machalek, HR Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 907.796.6273.
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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time
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