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Student Media/Communications Assistant II (Three available positions)

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Job ID number:
711543
Department:
Administration
Job Type:
Student Position
Job Post Begins:
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Job Post Ends:
Friday, May 5, 2017
Job Detail:
Assists in a variety of communication-related activities in a busy communications office. Responsibilities will include some or all of the following: writing and/or editing news, informational and promotional content; basic to intermediate graphic design; videography and basic to intermediate video editing; social media posting and strategy (including monitoring social media accounts and responding appropriately); photography; event participation; and communication planning and strategy development. This creative thinker will participate in brainstorming sessions, share ideas and be able to work independently without constant supervision. As a team player, this person will minimally handle some general office work and other duties as assigned. To a degree, the position can be shaped to reflect the student’s strengths and interests. A great position to prepare a student for a communications career.
Minimum
Qualifications:
Strong work ethic, deadline and detail oriented, with ability to take on responsibility and work independently; good customer relation skills; reliable self-starter with good decision-making skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Must have a mix of some of the following skills and knowledge: excellent writer (and editor/proofreader) with knowledge of AP style and experience writing a variety of content types (news, features, press releases, web content, promotions, etc.); interviewing and research skills for story content; avid use of social media platforms with experience in and understanding of social media trends and concepts; ability to record and draw conclusions from social media analytics and recommend strategy based on conclusions; competency in graphic design, illustration and/or layout with knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); knowledge of MSU brand standards; photography skills; proficiency in video shooting and editing, including knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere and Encore. Microsoft Office skills.
Desired
Qualifications:
Prefer student from College of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Letters or related program.
Shift:
First
Pay Rate:
$11
Work Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Required availability:
Immediate
Hours per week:
12-23 (Fall/Spring), up to 40 (summer)