UAS Whalesong Reporter (Fall 2024 - Spring 2025)

UAS Whalesong Reporter (Fall 2024 - Spring 2025)

  • 528057
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAS Dean of Students & Campus Life

Whalesong, the UAS student newspaper, is looking for student reporters for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. 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 will begin reviewing apps on May 1st and is open until filled. To learn more about the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, visit our website.

A successful candidate will encompass the following skills & abilities: 

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Position Details:

This is a part-time, 8 hours a week, student employment position. Hourly rate of $14.38/hr.

The review process for applications will be begin on May 1st, 2024 through May 3, 2025. 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.

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 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 Janna Machalek, HR Coordinator, at jlmachalek@alaska.edu.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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