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AS Review Writer (Work Study) 2018-2019

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Leadership

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

The AS Publicity Center (PC) provides promotional services such as graphic design, printing, reproduction, media coordination, distribution, photography, and coverage in The AS Review to students, student organizations, and some campus departments. The AS Review a weekly alternative publication that provides coverage of student government, Associated Students offices and clubs, arts and entertainment, student life and other areas of life at Western. The Review seeks to enhance the student experience by shedding light on under-represented issues through inclusive coverage, informing readers and promoting dialogue.

About the Position

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. The AS Review Writer is responsible for the timely completion of stories assigned by the AS Review Editor.

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
  • Working knowledge and interest in journalism and newspaper production.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • General knowledge of the AS, its functions, branches and programs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and organizations.
  • Responsiveness to deadline pressure, time management skills, flexibility of personal schedule.
  • Ability to write clear and concise news or feature articles.
AS Employment Responsibilities
  • Serve the 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.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
  • Ensure the continuity and legacy of this position by:
    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
Position Responsibilities
  • Research, write and submit articles as assigned by the AS Review Editor in a manner that is timely and in agreement with acceptable journalistic style.
  • Keep accurate track of work hours on office timesheets and submits them on time.
  • Discuss story ideas and make progress reports on articles to the AS Review Editor.
  • Attend staff meetings and training as called by the Review Editor and/or the Publicity Center Coordinator.
  • Maintain office hours as determined by the AS Review Editor.
  • Generate ideas for improving and furthering the position.     
  • Work with your direct supervisor to complete the hourly evaluation process as outlined by the Personnel Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. Please upload work study award
Wage Starting hourly rate of $12.65.
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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