The Northern Light Photographer

The Northern Light Photographer

  • 527624
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAA VC Student Affairs

Photographers are responsible for creating a photo essay each week of 10 - 30 images with captions for The Northern Light, UAA’s student-run newspaper. The photo essay should pertain to UAA and will likely fall into one of the following sections: news, arts and entertainment, features or opinion. They are expected to cover all sections as needed.

Photographers find interesting and newsworthy stories that lend themselves well to visual storytelling. They research, conduct interviews, attend events and collect first hand experiences to be used in their reporting.

Projects can appear on The Northern Light website and in the printed edition. They work with other staff on the paper to prepare, develop and repackage content for use in other mediums.

Photographers are under the multimedia editor. Photographers are responsible for following the The Northern Light editing process, which includes following the Associated Press style as closely as possible. They are responsible for completing edits, submitting drafts and final projects by deadlines and are expected to attend pitch meetings to discuss stories. They work with other members of the multimedia team to assist with multimedia projects.

Preferred Experience:

Classes in photography or related/relevant experience in photography

Minimum Qualifications:

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), be in good academic standing, 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.

Position Details:

This is a student assistant 2 position paying $12.03/hr and may work up to 20 hours per week. 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 Micah Perino, Student Governance Fiscal Technician, at mjperino@alaska.edu

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