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News Reporter, The Arbiter

The Arbiter is the official independent student newspaper of Boise State University. As a News Reporter, you will gain experience working with staff writers and curating the written, visual, and digital content of the News section of The Arbiter. Being the News Reporter allows you the opportunity to build connections with sources and create dialogues between readers and their peers.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Writing one - two articles per week
  • Content production and publication in The Arbiter News section
  • Interviewing several sources per week
  • Communicating with sources in a timely manner
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of international and national issues
  • Supporting the Culture, Sports & Rec, and Opinion sections of The Arbiter as needed
  • Assist in delivering the newspaper 2-4 times throughout the academic year
 
DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to produce quality results under deadlines
  • Ability to ask questions
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Capacity to work on multiple projects simultaneously
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Student status at Boise State (enrolled with six or more credits)
  • Availability to work 15 hours/week during academic year
  • Availability to work some hours on Mondays during Arbiter print production day
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated writing and editing experience
  • Enroll in or attend the MEDIA 119/319 course which meets MW 1:30-2:45
  • Attend weekly Arbiter staff meetings during the academic year
 
APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two references who can speak to your ability to be successful in this position
  • Interviews will occur on a rolling basis
  • Job start date is approximately Wednesday, September 8
 
This position earns an hourly wage of $8.00 for about 12 hours per week during the academic year.
Work Study available (see your financial aid package) and internship credit possible if approved by your academic department.