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CAS Communications Student Assistant

Apply now Job no: 495765
Department: Arts & Science College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Office, Clerical, Administrative Support, PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Part Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: CAS Communications Student Assistant

8.70/hr - 9.80/hr

Job Summary:

Part-time student associates from the departments of English and Media, Journalism, and Film are needed in the College of Arts and Science (CAS) to help the Director of Communications develop media content for the CAS website and electronic alumni newsletters for all CAS departments. This content may consist of news stories, videos and transcripts of personal interviews, event and research coverage and announcements, and more.

Tasks (may vary):

* Attending campus lectures and other events to cover them for a news story, to be posted on the university and/or CAS news websites
* Transcribing audio and video interviews of students and alumni, from files provided by the Director
* Working with the Director and a professional videographer to conduct interviews with CAS alumni, faculty, and students, as assigned by the Director
* Collaborating with assigned department chairs and program directors (as well as related staff) to write and edit specialized news stories and event information and to conduct and write-up interviews with faculty, alumni, and students on research, teaching, study abroad, experiential learning, and other topics
* Creating and maintaining social media communications
* Conducting online and/or library research on various topics, as needed
* Participating in occasional meetings with the Director and assigned faculty, as needed
* Other related tasks, as needed

All student associates will report directly to the Director of Communications, who will coordinate assignments in conjunction with department and program faculty.

Work assignments require limited direction and supervision.
Experience or specialized knowledge in the area required.
Ability to provide training or tutorial consultation for employees or students.
Assist faculty in planning or producing instructional materials.
Work directly with management in technical tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Writing and editing, demonstrating a good command of English writing and grammar
* Interpersonal communications, including email
* Ability to follow-through on assigned projects and meet deadlines
* Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

* Familiarity with conventions of professional writing and/or journalism
* Some experience in photography and/or videography and editing
* Familiarity with social media

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Because this position requires some knowledge of Miami University and the College of Arts and Science as well as the ability to produce good writing, sophomores and juniors with declared majors in English and/or MJF are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include: Resume, cover letter, and 2-3 recent writing samples.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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