Student Hourly - Social Media Assistant, History of Black Writing - 22262BR

Student Hourly - Social Media Assistant, History of Black Writing

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The History of Black Writing (HBW) is seeking an undergraduate social media assistant to join a team to implement HBW’s communication strategy to increase our online visibility and audience across social media platforms like Twitter (@ProjectHBW), Instagram (ProjectHBW) and Facebook (ProjectHBW), as well as our website ( This is a great public-facing position with real world experience if you are interested in one or more of the following: writing, research, social media, communications, journalism, media, graphic design, popular culture, outreach, analytics, website design, audio/video production.

This is a 5-20 hour per week position on the Lawrence campus

Job Description

Work as part of a time to: organize and implement social media posting schedule; research, write, edit and incorporate graphic design elements into social media content and post to various platforms; brainstorm and generate new content ideas.

Required Qualifications

  1. College Undergraduate or above
  2. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  3. Library research skills as indicated in application material or from previous work experience
  4. Strong attention to detail as indicated from application material
  5. Federal Work Study eligible
  6. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students (Exceptions granted for GTA/GRA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher
  2. Willingness to work in a professional environment
  3. Ability to work independently and in group settings
  4. Good communication skills
  5. Interest in African American and Ethnic literature

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of a cover letter and resume or CV. Apply online and attach a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered

Student must be Federal Work Study eligible.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt,

Advertised Salary Range

$ - $15.00/hr

Work Schedule

part-time; up to 20 hours/week

Anticipated Start Date


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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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