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AS Review Photographer (Work Study) 2018-2019

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Leadership

Position Title AS Review Photographer (Work Study) 2018-2019
About the Department

The AS Review serves as a hub of information about Associated Students (AS) events, and as a source for AS - related news and other issues of student concern. The AS Review is comprised of a news section, which seeks to provide timely coverage of issues that are relevant to Western students; a calendar highlighting upcoming events on and off campus; articles both reviewing and previewing these events; and an editorials and opinions section featuring AS club and students submissions, as well as staff editorials.

About the Position

The Associated Students (AS) Photographer (Work Study) is responsible for assisting the organization, management and timely completion of photo assignments assigned by The AS Review Editor In Chief or the Publicity Center (PC) Coordinator, and careful digital archiving of all AS photography.

Terms of Position Position begins after a qualified student is interviewed, selected and submits their employment paper work to the AS Personnel Office. The term of position will generally begin at the start of fall quarter and end the Friday of the following spring quarter. Position holder should not work any hours during finals week of each quarter unless an exception to this condition is granted by the AS Personnel Director. Position holder is required to attend any trainings or orientations as required by the office coordinators or Director. Position may begin later in the year or at any point in which a position becomes vacant. Position works an average of 10 hours a week.
Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Must receive Work Study award from Financial Aid.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with photography, image processing, reporting, AP Style and journalistic ethics.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people on Western’s campus and in the Bellingham community.
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly, while assisting others.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and organizations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve.
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law.
  • Basic knowledge of department and position specific responsibilities.
AS Employment Responsibilities
  • Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Attending all AS staff development events including, but not limited to: pre-fall orientation, pre-winter, pre-spring, and mid-quarter staff developments.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
      Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director.
  • Ensure the legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
    • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder.
    • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Employment Policy.
Position Responsibilities
  • Take, edit and prepare photographs to be printed in the AS Review and/or used by AS offices by:
    • Punctually scheduling photo shoots.
    • Using Adobe Bridge and/or Lightroom to process and prepare images in appropriate format and resolution for desired media delivery.
  • Maintain digital photo archive by:
    • Deleting useless images or ones with poor image quality.
    • Renaming files for efficient archiving.
    • Converting all final images to .dng format.
    • Keywording images for searchability.
  • Ensure equipment and inventory of supplies is adequate for successful photography by:
    • Reporting all equipment problems to the Publicity Center Coordinator.
    • Maintaining equipment using professional practices.
    • Requesting additional equipment or supplies needs to AS Review Editor in Chief.
  • Ensure the growth and development of the AS Review by:
    • Recommending publication or process changes to the Editor in Chief.
    • Training the incoming AS Photographer (Work Study).
    • Expanding the digital presence of the paper with images online.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. Please upload work study award
Wage This position will receive a Photography Assistant 1 wage, which is set at minimum wage per hour. The position holder will receive a financial award as directed by the work study award letter. The weekly hours and work will be determined by the amount awarded, the need of the office and the direction of the supervisor.
Application Instructions A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions: 

1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students? 
2. Why are you interested in working in this position? 
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position? 
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development events (this will not conflict with school)? 
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview? 
Closing Date Notes Application open until October 19th.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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