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Orange Media Network (OMN) Columnist 2024-2025

Orange Media Network (OMN)

$14 - $21 / hour
Apply before: May 31, 2025
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  • Date posted
    May 3, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Salary
    $14 - $21 / hour
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level
    Entry-Level

Job Description

Orange Media Network (OMN) Columnist 2024-2025

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

For additional information please contact: Jennifer Moody at [email protected]

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

Position Details

Position Information
Job Title
Orange Media Network (OMN) Columnist 2024-2025

Appointment Type
Student Employee

Job Location
Corvallis

Position Appointment Percent
100

Appointment Basis
12

Pay Method
Hourly

Pay Period
16th – 15th of the following month

Pay Date
Last working day of the month

Remote or Hybrid option?

Min Hourly Rate
$14.20 (Standard); $13.20 (Non-Urban); $15.45 (Portland Metro)

Max Hourly Rate
$21.00 (Standard); $20.50 (Non-Urban); $21.50 (Portland Metro)

Position Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple part-time (a maximum of 24 hours per week) Columnist positions for the Orange Media Network (OMN) at Oregon State University (OSU).

The Columnist is responsible for pitching, researching and writing columns for the print and/or online issues of The Daily Barometer or OMN magazines.

Position Duties
Columnist Responsibilities
  • Pitches, researches and produces columns that have news values for the OSU community.
  • Produces columns of between 500-800 words, with at least three appropriate sources including interviews, demonstrate clear news values and have a clear stance/opinion
  • Meets deadlines as assigned
  • Participates in readouts with editors to make any necessary revisions in style or content
  • Suggests photo and/or video coverage to enhance column presentation online
  • Shares stories on social media to reach audience
  • Attends all staff meetings as required by editor-in-chief
  • Act in a professional manner at all times and create and maintain collegial working relationships with fellow student leaders, organization members, sources, stakeholders, partners, collaborators and the community
  • Other duties as assigned by the adviser

Communication
  • Respond to emails, messages, team chats and phone calls the same day, professionally representing OMN
  • Ensure you are using, checking and responding to project management platform (Basescamp, Discord, etc.)
  • Proactively communicates work status with editor(s)
  • Notify adviser immediately should any ethical, legal, personnel or controversial problems occur

Leadership
  • Follow all OMN policies and procedures
  • Act professionally at all times
  • Ensure content is centered on equitable representation and inclusion, with attention to impact on historically underrepresented and marginalized communities and constituencies

Minimum Qualifications
Full Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements

  • Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
  • Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
  • Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard
    • High School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling program
    • Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per term
    • Undergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*
    • Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per term
    • Graduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term*

  • International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.

Additional Required Qualifications
  • Is knowledgeable in news gathering and fact checking strategies
  • Is willing to learn AP style and work within the SPJ Code of Ethics
  • Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and academic breaks
  • Is a strong, communicator and comfortable with public speaking
  • Is organized and reliable
  • Is comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Able to remain professional and calm when working with difficult individuals and situations
  • Must complete all elements on On-Boarding Curriculum

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Pay Rate:
  • Full Start: $56 per column

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number
P11021SE

Number of Vacancies
15

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date
09/08/2024

Anticipated Appointment End Date
05/31/2025

Posting Date
05/01/2024

Full Consideration Date

Closing Date
05/31/2025

Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search
Competitive / Student – open to ALL qualified/eligible students

Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

For additional information please contact: Jennifer Moody at [email protected]

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.