The Northern Light is UAA’s student-run newspaper, funded by student media fees and
advertising revenue. The Northern Light explains issues that affect UAA while providing
balanced coverage in representing students, staff, faculty and the greater community.
The Northern Light serves as a source of news, information, entertainment and offers a platform
for discourse. The paper publishes stories online and in print. Copies of the printed edition of
The Northern Light are distributed throughout the UAA campus and the Anchorage community.
Distribution is about 1,500 copies. The Northern Light’s website is www.thenorthernlight.org
• Applicants have creative ability in writing and editing.
• Ability to work on deadlines and cooperatively with others.
• Possess familiarity with word processors, Google Drive, and Windows and Macintosh
• Familiarity with Associated Press style.
• College level courses in journalism and public communications.
• Experience working on a publication or doing copy edits.
• Possess knowledge of copyright law, the First Amendment, the Freedom of Information Act
and media ethics.
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) and be in good academic standing; or have 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 student staff position is 20 hours/week and starts at $12.03/hour.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.
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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider 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 (full name), (department) HR Coordinator, at (email address) or (phone number).
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