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Student Worker – News Editor, The Nevada Sagebrush

University of Nevada, Reno

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  • Date posted
    May 3, 2024
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  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or

. For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description
The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking to hire a News Editor for The Nevada Sagebrush.
The core of The Nevada Sagebrush’s content is its news section. The news editor is responsible for covering these events, editing all news content, delegating deadlines and working well as a team.
Applicants should have experience writing and reporting news on a deadline, as well as a strong news judgment and knowledge of current events. Applicants should also have a basic understanding of media ethics and media law, especially as they pertain to reporting on a college campus.
Applicants are expected to be able to write articles quickly, concisely and accurately throughout the week and publish articles regularly on the Nevada Sagebrush website. The News Editor will be required to write longform pieces, as well as breaking news.
Note: All applicants must submit 3-5 clips with their application. Clips must be work samples and 1000 words or less. Essays will not be accepted.
  • Write, edit and curate content for the 3 to 4 pages of the News section and update online content throughout the week
    • Content should be local-oriented, and state and national stories should either be localized or run in moderation
    • Content should be produced throughout the week, with an emphasis on speed for breaking or spot news.
    • As much as possible, content should pertain directly to a university audience
    • The number of stories-per-week, varies, but expect to be editing between 8 and 10 stories per week.
  • Recruit and maintain relationships with contributing writers
    • The editor is the primary editor for any and all news-related submissions from outside contributors.
    • It is up to the editor to assign individual deadlines to individual writers
    • Online-first or online-exclusive articles are assigned deadlines on an article-by-article basis, but it is the editor’s responsibility for enforcing these deadlines.
  • Assist in page layout, design and editing during Monday deadlines
  • Ensure all news content is posted to both in a timely manner and in a manner consistent with the quality and style guidelines of The Sagebrush
Required Qualifications
  • Candidate must be a student of the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Candidate must maintain a 2.00 GPA and be enrolled in at least 15 credits
  • Candidate must have strong leadership and good news-judgment,
  • Candidate must have experience with AP style and writing for print or online
  • Candidate must have experience writing headlines, or experience with or knowledge of SEO and the elements of a good headline
  • Candidate must have strong voice when writing and work well under deadline
  • Candidate must be familiar with current Sagebrush work (articles, multimedia, social media)
  • Candidate must have experience writing copy for social media, especially Facebook and Twitter
    • Example: when a writer or editor submits a story, they must also submit copy for an accompanying Facebook and Twitter post beneath it so that the social media manager has a baseline with which to write and edit the ultimate social media posts.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (especially InDesign) is preferred
  • Experience with multimedia programs (Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects) is preferred
Expected hours to work per week: 6
Hours are subject to change.
Compensation Grade
Student Employee Level 1


Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)
Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at


Attach the following attachment(s) to your application
Resume/CV – (required) List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.
Cover Letter – (optional)
3-5 Clips – (required) Applicants must submit at least 3 clips (either audio, video or both) that showcases applicant’s ability to produce media.
This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).
About Us
The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading American public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 63 countries.
Classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 (“Very High Research”) university, it is also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best National Universities” and “Best National Public Universities.” It also ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the New York Times’ “Top Colleges for Economic Diversity.”
Since 2009, nearly $1 billion has been has invested in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls on the main campus. The University is home to Nevada’s first medical school – the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine – and it delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.
The main campus is in Reno, Nevada, a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant midtown and downtown. Found where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has expanded to include two additional locations: the Redfield Campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, which is the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.
As part of the Nevada System of Higher Education – comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute – the University is committed to developing strong partnerships with each of these institutions for the benefit of all Nevadans.
Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that’s transforming Nevada’s communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.
The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement – all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.
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