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SMAD Office Assistant - Multi Media Journalist - IE

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Working Title SMAD Office Assistant - Multi Media Journalist - IE Posting Number J1794 Position Type Institutional Employment Position Status Part Time College/Division College of Arts and Letters Department 100018 - School Media Arts Pay Rate Hourly Specify Range or Amount 10.00

General Information School of Media Arts and Design multimedia journalist for the 2021/2022 academic year. We are seeking a creative, curiosity-driven, self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and team-oriented student to help cover developments for the SMAD website and related social media platforms as well as specific duties listed below. Duties and Responsibilities 1. The selected student must understand it is that student's responsibility to accurately complete, sign and submit time sheets to my supervisor each pay period. This is a condition of employment and after two consecutive time periods (one month) of not submitting time sheets, the student could be terminated from the position.
2. The multimedia journalist will be required to regularly report, write and produce content for the SMAD website. Assignments will include preview stories of events, timely event coverage (such as same-day stories about guest speakers), pieces about other SMAD-related developments and trends as well as profiles of SMAD faculty, staff, students and alumni.
3. The multimedia journalist will be encouraged to produce coverage in different ways, including but not limited to brief audio interviews/podcasts, video pieces, photography and on social media. (Having completed SMAD 201, 202 and 203 is preferred.)
4. The successful candidate for this position also will help assemble and edit content for the annual SMAD newsletter.
5. Training for the Cascade system (JMU's website management program) or iModules will be required. Qualifications Familiarity or experience with reporting; Strong writing, communication and storytelling skills; Basic understanding of AP style; Familiarity with photography, videography and audio acquisition as well as basic photo, video and audio editing skills are highly desirable; Experience posting on and managing social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is a plus. Conditions of Employment

Students must be degree-seeking students, enrolled on at least a half-time basis (6 credits for undergraduate and 5 credits for graduate).

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Posting Date 08/10/2021 Beginning Review Date 08/16/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2021 EEO Statement

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or . You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive


Bachelor's Degree

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$21,000.00 - 34,000.00
per Year
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Harrisonburg, VA 22801, US