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Student Worker – Sports 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
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  • Salary
    $11 - $11 / hour
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking to hire a Sports Editor for The Nevada Sagebrush. If anything is at the heart of the University of Nevada, Reno, it’s sports. From football and basketball to boxing, swim and dive, the sports section of The Nevada Sagebrush is responsible for providing the news, scores, updates and analysis that modern sports fans expect. Applicants should be experienced with sports writing and have a passion for collegiate athletics, especially at the University of Nevada, Reno. Applicants should also have experience with AP style, as well as 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 cover sports events throughout the week and publish articles within 12 hours on the Nevada Sagebrush website. 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. Responsibilities Write, edit and curate content for the 2 of the Sports section and update website content throughout the week Content should be local-oriented, and state and national stories should either be localized or run in moderation. While coverage of football and basketball may dominate the section during those seasons, the sports editor should strive to include as much coverage of non-marquis sports as possible Recruit and maintain relationships with contributing writers The Sports Editor is the primary editor for any and all sports-related contributor work It is up to the section editor to assign individual deadlines to individual writers No matter what individual deadlines are, all work being published in the Tuesday print edition must be in to the Copy Desk by 12 PM Sunday 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 Sports 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 2.75 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 Schedule Expected hours to work per week: 6 Hours subject to change. Compensation Grade Student Employee Level 1 $11.25/hr Exempt No Full-Time Equivalent 25.0% 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 [email protected]. 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) 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. 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. For more information, please visit the University’s website. University of Nevada, Reno