Opinions Reporter - Spinnaker Media

Jacksonville, FL
Oct 04, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Job TitleOpinions Reporter - Spinnaker MediaDepartmentSpinnaker MediaPosition Number964000Requisition Number061631Position TypeStudent AssistantFull Time/Part TimePart-TimeTime-limited throughHours2 hours per weekHourly Rate$8.46Job Summary/Responsibilities

Reporters are responsible for regularly writing opinion pieces as assigned by the appropriate editor.

Required Qualifications

Reporters must:
Cover a beat and/or follow up on future story leads as assigned.
Make deadline
Double-check facts
Never plagiarize
Exhibit fairness
Learn/use basics of reporting, writing, editing, photography, videography, audio production
Contribute story ideas to the editor
Be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position and not be on academic probation or suspension according to the most recent UNF course catalog
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be asked to perform other related duties as required to meet the on-going needs of Spinnaker.
Must complete for weekly payment:
Complete at least two publishable, compelling, timely multimedia stories/photo galleries/video clips per week for each paid reporter and one for each volunteer, including at least one face-to-face edit for each story.
Go over each assignment with the editor, including sources and records that should be secured; follow-up with the editor after crucial reporting is done to give the story in a sentence; edit first draft with editor; produce subsequent drafts as needed.
Participate in the Emergency Breaking News on-call team if you are a paid Breaking News reporter, a paid videographer, or a paid photographer
Attend weekly news meeting unless excused
Complete basic news training classes when needed

Preferred QualificationsStatement(s) of UnderstandingStatement(s) of Understanding DefinitionEOD

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


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Anticipated Start DateJob Posting Date10/03/2019Application Review DateApplication DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationAmanda Cox 904-620-1579Hiring OfficialMaureen Baker, Amanda CoxLocation if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Editor-in-Chief at (904) 620-1579 or at [email protected]

Quicklinkhttp://www.unfjobs.org/postings/12283Supplemental Questions

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  1. Are you a current UNF student?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Optional Documents