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Student Worker – Spanish Language Editor, The Nevada Sagebrush

University of Nevada, Reno

$11 - $11 / hour
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 3, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $11 - $11 / hour
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

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 for The Nevada Sagebrush. Bilingual media has become an effort various national, and Nevada based publications have expanded into, and The Nevada Sagebrush is no expectation. The Sagebrush hopes to reach a larger audience but by doing so in our audience’s language.
News knows no boundaries in relation to language, and as reporters we must inform everyone we can. Whether it’s a protest on campus, issues facing marginalized communities on campus or changes to student life, the Spanish-language editor is responsible to report and translate news.
Applicants must be bilingual in Spanish and have experience writing and reporting news in Spanish. The applicant must be comfortable reporting on deadline, as well as a strong news judgment and knowledge of current events. They 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 and translate articles quickly, concisely and accurately throughout the week and publish articles regularly on the Nevada Sagebrush website.
In addition to reporting the editor will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with other bilingual media sourcing outlets, the Spanish department and the Reynold School of Journalism Spanish media track professors. The editor will also be responsible for building relationships among the campus Latin(o/a/e/x) communities.
  • Write, edit and curate content for the 2 to 3 pages of the Spanish 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
  • 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 4 and 6 stories per week.
  • Recruit and maintain relationships with contributing writers
  • It is up to the editor to assign individual deadlines to individual writers
  • No matter what individual deadlines are, all contributor work being published in the Monday digital edition must be into the Copy Desk by 11 AM Saturday.
  • 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.
  • Be aware of trends in bilingual media
  • Maintain relationships with bilingual media sharing outlets, the RSJ and UNR’s Spanish Department
  • Assist in page layout, design and editing during Sunday deadlines.
  • Ensure all Spanish 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 enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Candidate must maintain a 2.00 GPA and be enrolled in at least 15 credits
  • Candidate must be fluently bilingual and have a strong command of Spanish grammar and language
  • 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.
Expected hours to work per week: 6
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 – (required)
Contact Information for Two References – (optional) Please include name, contact information, and relationship.
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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