Staff Reporter, Student Media Center

Employer
Johnson County Community College
Location
Overland Park Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Job no: 494802
Work type: Part-time Temporary
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Student Employment (non Work Study)

Position Title

Staff Reporter, Student Media Center

Department

Student Success & Strategy

Position Type

Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

Number of openings

1

Work Schedule, Hours per week

Varies, 12 hours per week

Position Grade

LVL1

Pay Range

$11.63-$14.53 per hour (actual pay depends on qualifications)

Location

Overland Park Main Campus

Benefits Category

No benefits

JCCC Benefits Information

Job Summary

Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Accepts story assignments from Editor-in-Chief and/or other editors, then conducts necessary research and interviews appropriate subjects to gather information and write student-centered, publishable stories. Assists with written story’s conversion to broadcast script when applicable.

Job Duties

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Accepts and completes story assignments by set deadlines, utilizing research and interview skills to write publishable stories.
  • Assists appropriate editor(s) to plan and cover campus-focused, student-centered news.
  • When appropriate, works with editor(s) and other staff to turn stories into viable scripts available for broadcast.


Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Required Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent required.
Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours at JCCC each semester and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Must demonstrate writing/editing skills. Applicant may be given a writing test during interview.
Microsoft Word skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in JOUR 120 Mass Media and Society, JOUR 122 News Writing and Reporting, JOUR 127 Introduction to Broadcasting, JOUR 145 Photojournalism, and/or JOUR 227 Basic Video Production (transcript required if not taken at JCCC).
Previous experience working with a student publication.
Knowledge of Associated Press style.
Knowledge of broadcast writing style.

Required application documents

Resume

Cover Letter

Unofficial Transcripts

Disclosures

Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

For a summary of all disclosures (Background Check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Careers Page.

Advertised: 03 May 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 May 2022 Central Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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