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Student Jobs in HSJMC

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August 2, 2017

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hiring students for the 2017/18 academic year. Part-time student jobs are open in Communications, the Digital Media Studio, the Minnesota Journalism Center, the Eric Sevareid Library, and the Office of the Director. Work-study is preferred but not required.

These positions are open to University of Minnesota students only. Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota. Students must be registered and maintain the minimum number of UM required credits. See the eligibility criteria on the Office of Human Resources website for further information.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system (Job ID: 318876). Review of applications will begin August 14, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Indicate in your cover letter the position(s) you are interested in and describe any relevant work experience.

Graphic Design Assistant | Communications | 1-2 Positions open

  • Open to all eligible students.
  • A graphic design student assistant plays a key role in the communications efforts of the Hubbard School (marketing materials, web design, magazine layout). Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is a must.
  • Graphic design major desired.
  • 8–12 hours/week; Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • For further information please contact Amanda Fretheim Gates, at fret0014@umn.edu

Lab Attendant | Digital Media Studios | 4-5 Positions Open

  • Open to all eligible students.
  • Student lab attendants monitor computer lab/classroom and enforce rules; prepare photographic, audio and video equipment for checkout; work with computer-based reservation system for equipment; assist with basic use of computers, video, audio and digital photographic equipment; perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting of laser printers; maintain and clean equipment and lab facilities; report malfunctions and needed repairs.
  • Hours are variable and include weekdays and early evenings Monday – Friday.
  • For further information please contact Wally Swanson, at swans290@umn.edu

Events/Public Relations Assistant | Minnesota Journalism Center | 1-2 Positions Open

  • Open to all eligible students.
  • An events/public relations student assistant will play a key role in helping to create successful events for HSJMC students, alumni, donors and industry professionals. Detailed-oriented, self-motivated, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required, InDesign preferred.
  • 8-12 hours/week; mostly Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • For further information please contact Sue Couling, at scouling@umn.edu

Library Assistant | Sevareid Library | 1-2 Positions Open

  • Open to all eligible students.
  • A library student assistant will support patrons (students, faculty, staff, and the public) at information desk of Sevareid Library; check in/out and shelve books, journals and reserve materials; assist library users (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff) find library materials using the online catalog; answer basic reference questions; assist with library collection and archival projects, verify and update records; support general office duties, including answering phones, photocopying, filling and other miscellaneous duties as needed and assigned.
  • Hours are variable and include weekdays and early evenings from Monday – Friday.
  • For further information please contact Jan Nyberg, at j-nybe@umn.edu.

Communication Data Manager | 1-2 Positions open

  • Open to all eligible students. A team member typically brings to the group a combination of experience and aptitude in at least one of the following areas:
  • Desktop hardware/software support (WIN / Mac)
  • Server administration (WIN / MAC / *NIX)
  • Database development – experience with any of the following: mySQL, postgreSQL, MSSQL SVR, MS Access, FileMaker Pro
  • Basic application programming – experience with some of the following: C++, Javascript, PHP, Visual Studio/NET Framework, iOS.
  • Web site management – experience with CSS, and content management systems like Drupal or Jumla
  • Audio/video production – experience with digital media editing software (Final Cut, Adobe Premier, ProTools, Digital Performer, Audacity)
  • Graphic design – experience with Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent design tools
  • Hours are variable and include weekdays and early evenings from Monday – Friday.
  • For further information please contact Scott Dierks, at sdierks@umn.edu

Administrative Assistant | Office of the Director | 1-2 Positions Open

  • Open to non-Journalism majors/pre-majors only; Journalism majors and pre-majors are not eligible for this position.
  • The administrative student assistant will greet visitors; answer telephones and refer calls as appropriate; assist staff with clerical requests; photocopy and scan documents; organize files; make deliveries; set-up and take-down for meetings and events; support technical projects including the maintenance of electronic file storage and database systems (i.e., scanning and archiving documents, paper-to- electronic document storage); perform light maintenance and cleaning.
  • 8-12 hours/week; Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • For further information please contact Mary Achartz, at achar001@umn.edu

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. Review of applications will begin August 14, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

To be considered for a student job in the Hubbard School, please click the APPLY button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application and to attach (1) a cover letter and (2) a current resume. Please indicate in your cover letter the position(s) you are interested in and describe any relevant work experience.

About the Hubbard School
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication.

Quick facts about the Hubbard School: It is ranked among the foremost journalism schools in the United States in several national surveys; home to more than 1,000 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students; offers undergraduate degrees in journalism, mass communication and strategic communication; an interdisciplinary graduate program with an active and diver student cohort; award-winning and internationally renowned faculty; located in one of the nation's top media markets; one of the most selective programs at the University of Minnesota.

Many of the Twin Cities top media professionals are Hubbard School alums. For almost a century, HSJMC graduates have included pioneers in both the professional media community and the academy. 
Across the nation and the world, the HSJMC has a wide-reaching alumni base, including Pulitzer Prize winners, industry leaders, and academic innovators.