The Whalesong is Hiring!

Starting Fall 2016, the Whalesong will be hiring for the following positions:

Whalesong Photographer – 987104 (2.5 hours/week at $9.50/hour) – One position available

This position is responsible for taking clear, crisp photos for the publication of the Whalesong newspaper. The position requires attendance to (some) school events and the flexibility to take photographs that will be cohesive with the articles being published. The applicant should have knowledge in operating and producing clear photographs. Camera equipment is available to use if needed. Must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits at UAS. Unusual hours based on Whalesong production schedule. May include some evening/weekend hours.

Applications will be screened using criteria from this announcement. When preparing your application packet, be sure to address the qualifications and major duties as described. Submit the following information along with the UA online application form:
a) Current resume
b) Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who are prepared to comment on your employment ability.
c) Cover letter
Whalesong Reporter – 987104 (5 hours/week at $9.50/hour) – Three to four positions available

In addition to the assignments given to the reporter by the editor, reporters are expected to scope out events on campus or cover spontaneous events when possible. Reporters may also be expected to take photographs for assignments. Applicants for this position must demonstrate their ability to write by submitting two writing samples. Samples may include any virtually any kind of writing including articles, written assignments, reports, or creative pieces. In addition to written language skills, the job also requires good interpersonal skills. Reporters are required to interact with their sources and must ask questions. Reporters must be comfortable talking to strangers and carrying on conversation. Reporters work closely with fellow reporters as well as the editor and photographer, so being able to work in a group dynamic is imperative. Applicants must also be able to work under deadlines and stress. Must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits at UAS. Unusual hours based on Whalesong production schedule. May include some evening/weekend hours.

Applications will be screened using criteria from this announcement. When preparing your application packet, be sure to address the qualifications and major duties as described. Submit the following information along with the UA online application form:
a) Current resume
b) Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who are prepared to comment on your employment ability.
c) Two writing samples including any of the following: articles, written assignments, reports, professional writing, or creative pieces (attach as Supplemental Documents #1 and #2)

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

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