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AS Review Photographer 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS Review Photographer 2020-2021
About the Department

The AS Review is an alt-weekly 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 Associated Students (AS) Photographer is responsible for the organization, management and timely completion of photo assignments assigned by the AS Review Editor-in-Chief.

Terms of Position

This is a three quarter position. This position starts the Monday two weeks before the start of classes fall quarter and ends the Friday of finals week the following spring quarter. This position works an average of 15 hours per week. The position holder may work more some weeks and less other weeks depending on the office’s needs. The position holder is neither required nor expected to work during intersession, winter break or spring break.

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.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and responsibly. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions.  

  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve. 

  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner that is welcoming to wide variety of people. 

  • Knowledge or experience with Budget Management.  

  • Knowledge of department and the position’s responsibilities. 

  • Experience with photography, image processing, reporting, AP Style and journalistic ethics. 

  • Basic knowledge of copyright law. 

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, and pre-spring 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 by:
    • Punctually scheduling photo shoots.
      Collecting appropriate information for full and accurate captions.
      Coordinating and assigning other AS Review photography staff as necessary.
      Ensuring photos are shot and edited in accordance with the National Press Photographers Association code of ethics.
    • 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.
    • Expanding the digital presence of the paper with images online.
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply.

Starting hourly rate of $15.15.

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 trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training on June 22nd, Fall Training between September 7th – 18th, Winter training on Jan 4th, and Spring training on March 29th
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?

Closing Date Notes Application open until April 10th.

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);

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).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


Job no: 497826
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Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

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