Student Hourly-KSPA Programming Assistant - 23061BR

Student Hourly-KSPA Programming Assistant

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

KSPA programming assistant

Job Description

This student employee will help Kansas high school journalists by planning events, creating social media and administering contests.

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association is the go‐to organization for student journalism programs throughout Kansas. When student publications need help, they come to us.

When students want their work critiqued, we make it happen. When journalism teachers need advice, we are there for them. For more than 60 years, KSPA has helped make Kansas high school journalism amazing. Your work would be helping to extend that legacy of greatness.

So, what would you do? Our events need support from this student employee. We host a a series of conferences during September (no student travel required). This is a great resumé‐building experience for any students aiming to be event planners. We also aim to enlarge our social media connection with students during the coming year, and this hiring is aimed at that goal. The organization’s website ( will need some updating through Wordpress. And finally, our member publications love contests: you would help to administer our contest system and announce results.

Perform a wide range of duties dependent upon a unit's needs. However, such job responsibilities are not seen as critical to the completion of a graduate level degree. Must meet the enrollment guidelines as defined by the University and may be a undergraduate or graduate student.Standard hours of 1.00 is used for all positions. STN paygroup

Required Qualifications

1. Journalism major or minor, admitted into the journalism school
2. Web hosting skills to post and manage web content as evidenced by work history and application materials
3. Skills in using Adobe InDesign and other Adobe applications as evidenced by work history and application materials
4. Experience with using Google Drive as evidenced by work history and application materials
5. Skills in writing for journalism and strategic communications as evidenced by work history and application materials
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 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 GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments)

Preferred Qualifications

1. Interest in scholastic journalism and promoting free expression
2. Interest or experience in event planning
3. Experience managing social media for an organization
4. Experience with Wordpress CMS

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit an online application and attach a resumé and cover letter. If available, please provide a link to a portfolio of journalistic and strategic communication work including writing samples, design work, photography and/or videography. Review of applications begins on 8‐10‐22 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date of 8‐10‐22.

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Eric Thomas

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