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Spectator Staffer - Student Assistant

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Background Check

When required this offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Valdosta State University, as determined by Valdosta State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Student Assistant
Regular/Temp Temporary
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time
Position Notes

All part-time and temporary positions must abide by the ACA rules and regulations. In addition, part-time positions must abide by Valdosta State University regulations including allowed hours worked.

Position Information

Position Title Spectator Staffer - Student Assistant
Job Search Identifier Student Assistant
Proposed Salary $ 7.25
General Summary of Responsibilities

Responsible for fulfilling duties assigned by the editor in chief according to sub-specialization (sports coverage, graphic design, social media, advertising etc.)

Required Qualifications

Must be a current VSU Student enrolled for six credit hours and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

Previous participation on the Spectator required unless waived by the editor.

Preferred Qualifications

Journalism course and/or experience applicable to sub-specialization; must be self-motivated, reliable, and able to work well with others.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite preferred; Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus; knowledge of social media a plus;

Must have exemplary written and oral communication skills.

Education, Experience, and Certification/License Qualifications


Physical Requirements


Compliance Requirements

Background check is required

Compliance Training

New Student Employment Training

Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Responsible for fulfilling duties assigned by the editor in chief according to sub-specialization (sports coverage, graphic design, social media, etc.)

Percentage Of Time 90

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number ST00981
Desired Start Date
Applicant Reviewer
Open Date 05/12/2017
Close Date 05/12/2018

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all college course work attempted? (First semester freshmen automatically have a 4.0 in their college coursework and should select yes).
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you enrolled for at least 6 credit hours and admitted to Valdosta State University? If you are applying for a summer position, you may answer yes if you took classes the spring prior to summer semester AND have registered for the upcoming fall semester classes.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents