The Northern Light, Audio Reporter

University of Alaska
June 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$11.34
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The Northern Light, Audio Reporter
  • Job Number: 525300

  • Classification: Student Assistant 2

  • Grade: Student Assistant 2

  • Work type: Student Employee

  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage

  • School/Business unit: UAA VC Student Affairs

  • Location: Anchorage

  • Categories: Student Affairs/Services

  • Position Summary:

    The Northern Light is UAA's student-run newspaper, funded by student media fees and advertising revenue. The Northern Light explains issues that affect UAA while providing balanced coverage in representing students, staff, faculty and the greater community. The Northern Light serves as a source of news, information, entertainment and offers a platform for discourse. The paper publishes stories online and in print. Copies of the printed edition of The Northern Light are distributed throughout the UAA campus and the Anchorage community. Distribution is about 1,500 copies. The Northern Light's website is www. The audio reporter creates a 2 - 5 minute long audio story each week. Stories should pertain to UAA and will fall into one of the following sections: news, arts and entertainment, features, or opinion. The audio reporter seeks and finds interesting and newsworthy stories that lend themselves well to audio storytelling. They research, conduct interviews and collect sound. Audio stories can include a voice over by the reporter, audio interviews, ambiance sound, sound effects, audio clips from other sources, music, etc. They uses audio editing software to produce their stories. The audio reporter might be called on to assist with the creation of special audio projects. Projects created by the audio reporter will appear online. They work with other staff on the paper to prepare, develop and repackage content for use in other mediums. Audio reporters work under the multimedia editor and are responsible for following the The Northern Light editing process for multimedia projects, which includes following the Associated Press style as closely as possible. They are responsible for weekly deadlines on projects. They are expected to attend pitch meetings to discuss stories. The audio reporter works with other members of the multimedia team to assist with multimedia projects.


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: • Creative ability in audio production. • Ability to work on deadlines and work cooperatively with others. • Ability to prepare, develop, and/or repackage content for use in other media. • Experience with Audacity, Adobe Audition, or other audio production software. • Possess familiarity with word processors, Google Drive, and Windows and Macintosh computers.

    Preferred Experience & Education:

    • College level courses in journalism and public communications. • College level courses in audio production. • Experience working on a publication. • Experience with The Associated Press style. • Knowledge of copyright laws, the First Amendment, the Freedom of Information Act and media ethics.

    Required Experience & Education:

    To be eligible for student employment in Student Life & Leadership, an applicant must: a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and c. Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee. d. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer. e. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

    Salary Information:

    This is a part-time, 20 hours per week student position. New hires will be placed on the Student Assistant 2 Salary Schedule and start at $11.34/hour.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Stephanie Brown, Student Affairs HR Coordinator, at [email protected]

    Advertised: 02 Aug 2023 Alaskan Daylight Time Applications close: 30 Jun 2024 Alaskan Daylight Time

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