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Indiana Statesman Reporters/Columnists

Indiana State University

$20 - $20 / hour
Apply before: June 2, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Salary
    $20 - $20 / hour
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Position Details

Position Details
Student Employment Enrollment Requirements
Indiana State University student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.

Comments to Applicants
**This position is paid at the rate of $20.00 dollars per written story.

All student employees will be required to submit employment verification documents on their first day of work. For a list of acceptable documentation, follow this link:

Notice of Vacancy Number

Job Title
Indiana Statesman Reporters/Columnists

Job Category
Regular Student Job

Job Type
Regular Student Jobs

Position Class Code
82100 Student Employee

Student Pay Grade

Hourly Wage/Salary

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Statesman reporters and columnists report directly to the section editors and write articles to be featured in the Indiana Statesman.

Specific Responsibilities

Work Schedule
Various based on student academic schedule.

Desired Start Date

Open Date

Close Date

Required Relevant Education & Experience
High School diploma or GED

Required Field(s) of Study

Preferred Relevant Education and Experience
  • Basic writing skills, including spelling and paragraph structure.
  • Some knowledge of Associated Press Style.
  • Some experience at a high school newspaper or other media outlet.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Other Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

NCAA Guidelines

All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual’s involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Report to section editor.
  • Cover story assignments as assigned by the section editor.
  • Cover beats if assigned.
  • Research and write articles, including setting up interviews and interviewing sources and writing stories.
  • Meet deadlines for stories.
  • Submit stories to the newspaper using the process determined by the section editor.
  • Communicate regularly with the assigned section editor(s).
  • Attend any and all staff meetings.
  • Perform any duties called for to ensure the student newspaper accomplishes its mission.

Career Readiness Competencies

o Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in the process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

o Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

o Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

o Digital Technology: Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task. The individual is also able to apply computing skills to solve problems.

o Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.

o Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.

o Career and Self Development: Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

o Equity and Inclusion: Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

Career Competencies
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Oral/Written Communications


Professionalism/Work Ethic

Career and Self Development

Equity and Inclusion