Now Hiring for Fall 2019- Deadline March 31



The Beacon has filled all positions for spring semester, and is now taking applications for next fall. Students who submitted applications who were not selected this semester will be considered for a *fall position. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31

  • News Reporter
  • Video Producer
  • Sports Reporter
  • Photographer
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Multimedia Editor
  • News and Managing Editor
  • Living Editor
  • Sports Editor
  • Opinion Editor
  • Sr. Reporter/Copy Editor
  • Community Engagement Editor
  • Advertising & Marketing Manager

See full job descriptions and stipend information below. ONLINE APPLICATION HERE

Journalist Noelle Crombie (The Oregonian) visits the Beacon newsroom and talks to staff about her experiences as a reporter on the multi-part multimedia story "The Ghosts of Highway 20." Beacon staffers get lots of opportunities for professional development and "real world" media experience.

Application Information

UP students of all majors, including incoming freshmen,  are welcome to apply. No journalism experience required. We will train you.

*PLEASE NOTE:  Due to mandatory Beacon training the week before fall classes start in August, Beacon staffers CANNOT serve as Resident Assistants, Orientation Assistants, Freshmen Workshop Leaders, Hall Council Executive Members, Hall Receptionists, Social Justice Coordinator, Residential Computing Consultant, Faith & Formation Ambassadors, fall athletes or have other commitments that conflict with the training and responsibilities for The Beacon. The only exception is freshmen staffers, who will be excused to participate in Freshman Orientation activities. 

Due to conflict of interest concerns, members of ASUP and students who work in UP Marketing or Athletics positions involving news media are ineligible to work for The Beacon.

NEWS REPORTER (Stipend $1200/yr.)

Responsibilities:

· Reports and writes one to two stories a week on deadline, as assigned by the news editor or living editor. 

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Staffers should not register for classes that meet during those time periods without prior approval from editor-in-chief.

· Follows best practices in journalism especially accuracy, fairness and ethics. 

· Immediately upon receiving assignment, calls and emails sources to arrange interviews…and prepares for interviews by researching subject, attaining background information and having 5 – 10 key questions prepared. Asks follow up questions.

· Conducts interviews in person and on the phone in a professional manner

· Responds promptly to all emails and texts from editors, photographers and adviser.

· Records audio of interviews (with source permission) in addition to taking thorough notes. 

· Makes story revisions and/or adds sources/information immediately as assigned by editors. 

· Provides relevant hyperlinks and sidebar information to section editor.

· Collaborates with section editors, multimedia editor, photographers and videographers in enhancing written storytelling with visuals such as photos, video and graphics.

· Learns and uses digital tools as assigned for maps, charts, graphics and datajournalism.

· Is always on the lookout for compelling story ideas and strives to include coverage of UP community members who may be underrepresentated on campus.

· Maintains face-to-face contact on at least a monthly basis with key sources in campus “beat” (ie: Public Safety, Dept of Res Life, academic depts.., etc.) assigned by the managing editor to nurture relationships and foster story ideas.

· When not in class, responds to breaking news by providing reporting/writing/photo/video as directed by editors

· Discusses story, photo ideas directly with assigned photographer(s)/videographer.

· Writes at least one commentary per semester for Opinion section

· Notifies editor immediately if a correction of published piece is requested

· Uses social media in a professional manner including posting links to Beacon content.

· Takes photos and or video with smartphone or camera using apps as assigned

· Reads professional-level journalism on a regular basis and as assigned by adviser 

· Stays informed on current events

· May not be employed by UP Marketing or UP Athletics or on ASUP

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious especially about current events, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener 

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge (ie: calling sources, interviewing people)

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Consumes high quality news content every day

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is flexible in temperament, especially in breaking news situations

· Is open to instruction

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Video Producer (Stipend: $1800/yr)

Responsibilities

·  Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Staffers should not register for classes that meet during those time periods without prior approval from editor-in-chief.

· Must attend Beacon Boot Camp training in August approximately one week before fall term starts and should not schedule *conflicting activities/positions.

· Shoots, edits and posts videos on assigned deadlines for all sections (News, Living, Sports, Opinion, Multimedia) and Beacon promotional purposes as directed by editors and multimedia editor

· Collaborates with reporters as assigned and maintains clear communication with them

· Contacts sources for information or to appear in video as needed

· Follows best practices for journalistic accuracy, ethics and aesthetics

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· Ideally has own video camera and editing software

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent videography, editing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener, takes direction well

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge 

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads/watches journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Is genuinely excited about multimedia, telling UP-relevant stories with video

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction



Sports Reporter- (Stipend: $1200/yr)

Responsibilities:

· Must attend Beacon Boot Camp training in August approximately one week before fall term starts and should not schedule conflicting* activities/positions.

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Staffers should not register for classes that meet during those time periods without prior approval from editor-in-chief.

· Reports and writes approximately two stories a week, including breaking sports news on deadline as assigned by the sports editor. Game coverage stories are due shortly after the game. 

· With rare exception, in game/event coverage. sports reporters should stay for the entire game/event and interview athletes and coaches on site immediately after the game/event.

· Makes revisions, revisits or adds sources as directed by sports editor.

· Follows best journalistic practices including accuracy, fairness and ethics 

· Behaves/reports as a professional journalist not a sports fan.

· When covering a game or other sporting event, sits in the press area not with fans

· Regularly interacts with UP Sports information personnel, keeping lines of communication clear and diplomatic

· Strives to produce sports-related stories that have broad interest beyond sports fans

· Meets with adviser for one-on-one coaching as directed by editors.

· Must regularly contact sources for stories, conduct interviews and produce content that is fair and accurate. Must record audio of interviews (with source permission) in addition to taking thorough notes. 

· Responds promptly to all emails and texts from editors, photographers and adviser

· Promotes sports stories using Twitter , Facebook,  Instagram, Snapchat and coaches sports reporters on social media.

· Covers sporting events as assigned, including on weekends. May be required to tweet during sporting events

· Takes photos and/or video with a smart phone

· Uses social media in a professional manner including posting links to Beacon content and Tweeting during sports events. 

· Writes at least one commentary for Opinions section per semester

· Contributes two story ideas each week 

· Reads professional sports journalism on a regular basis and as assigned by editors, adviser

· May not be employed by UP Marketing or UP Athletics or on ASUP

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge (ie: calling sources, interviewing people)

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

· Enjoys sports, but understands the difference between being a fan and being a sports journalist

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Photographer (Stipend: $1200/yr.)

Responsibilities

·  Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Staffers should not register for classes that meet during those time periods without prior approval from editor-in-chief.

· Must attend Beacon Boot Camp training in August approximately one week before fall term starts and should not schedule conflicting* activities/positions

· Takes and immediately uploads high-quality digital photos with own DSLR camera as assigned on deadline, including on weekends. Photos and captions should be uploaded immediately after the photos are shot. For each shoot, photographer should upload 10 or more photos from varying perspectives. Vertical and horizontal photos should always be included.

· Strives for photos that tell a compelling story rather than just record an image

· Contacts reporter associated with photo assignment to discuss photo ideas, needs, interview schedule

· Responds promptly to texts and emails from editors, reporters and adviser.

· May be required to take and edit video and post it online, including using a cell phone

· When assigned to shoot a sporting event, stays for the entire event.

· Behaves and dresses in a professional manner when representing The Beacon

· Supplies editors with accurate and complete identification and caption for each photograph/video 

· Maintains effective communication with editors, Creative director, reporters and adviser

· Creates online multimedia (ie: slideshows, short videos) 

· May be asked to create photo illustrations

· Adheres to professional code of ethics for photojournalism

· Responds immediately when contacted by editors during breaking news

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent photography and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener, takes direction well

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge 

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads/watches journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction


Natalie Nygren interviewing students for a Beacon video


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Photographer/Videographer (Stipend: $1500/yr.)

Responsibilities

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Staffers should not register for classes that meet during those time periods without prior approval from editor-in-chief.

· Must attend Beacon Boot Camp training in August approximately one week before fall term starts and should not schedule *conflicting activities/positions

· In addition to fulfilling all responsibilities of photographer outlined above, shoots, edits and posts video as assigned. 

· Ideally has own camera and editing software

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent photography, videography, editing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener, takes direction well

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge 

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads/watches journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Is genuinely excited about photojournalism, telling stories with photos (and video)

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction



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Video Producer (Stipend: $1800/yr)

Responsibilities

·  Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Staffers should not register for classes that meet during those time periods without prior approval from editor-in-chief.

· Must attend Beacon Boot Camp training in August approximately one week before fall term starts and should not schedule *conflicting activities/positions.

· Shoots, edits and posts videos on assigned deadlines for all sections (News, Living, Sports, Opinion, Multimedia) and Beacon promotional purposes as directed by editors and multimedia editor

· Collaborates with reporters as assigned and maintains clear communication with them

· Contacts sources for information or to appear in video as needed

· Follows best practices for journalistic accuracy, ethics and aesthetics

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· Ideally has own video camera and editing software

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent videography, editing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener, takes direction well

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge 

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads/watches journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Is genuinely excited about multimedia, telling UP-relevant stories with video

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

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(* indicates member of Beacon Editorial Board leadership)

*Community Engagement Editor (Stipend range $1500- $2000/yr)

Responsibilities

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Staffers should not register for classes that meet during those time periods without prior approval from editor-in-chief. Attends weekly Ed Board meetings.

· Must attend Beacon Boot Camp training in August approximately one week before fall term starts and should not schedule *conflicting activities/positions.

· Throughout the week, posts compelling content and links to Beacon media on Beacon’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and potentially Snapchat, Periscope and others as assigned.

· Follows best journalistic practices for accuracy, fairness and ethics in all posts

· Post links to new Beacon content every day at strategic times

· Interacts with social media followers (ie: @replies on Twitter) as appropriate

· Produces weekly newsletter featuring links to Beacon news, living, sports and opinion content and posts on Wednesday nights.

· Builds and maintains email address list for newsletter, and executes strategies to increase subscriptions and maximize newsletter exposure

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· In collaboration with section editors, posts quizzes, opinion polls, and other digital interactives to increase Beacon user engagement

· Responsible for improving “About Us” webpage, posting bios and headshots of the editorial board

· In collaboration with Advertising and Marketing manager and editors, plans and executes contests and events to increase Beacon engagement, mobile app downloads as well as staff recruiting

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Has a distinct, crisp, conversational writing “voice”

· Is dedicated to accuracy across all platforms

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener 

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge 

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads journalistic media for fun and curiosity, keeps up with current events

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is flexible in temperament, especially in breaking news situations

· Is open to instruction and willing to read articles, participate in webinars, etc. as assigned by the Beacon adviser and editors

· Keeps up-to-date on social media trends and new media technology

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*Sr. News Reporter/Copy editor (Stipend: $1500 annually)

Responsibilities

· Must attend attend Beacon Boot Camp training in August approximately one week before fall term starts and should not schedule conflicting activities/positions.

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless there is a conflict with a class and the editor approves the absence in advance. Staffers are strongly discouraged from registering for classes that meet during those time periods.

· Fulfills all reporter duties (as listed in News Reporter Job Description)

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· Copy edits articles as directed by section editors, follows AP style

· Studies, learns AP style over the summer

· May not be employed by UP Marketing or UP Athletics or on ASUP

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge (ie: calling sources, interviewing people)

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads journalistic media for fun and curiosity, keeps up with current events

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is flexible in temperament, especially in breaking news situations

· Is open to instruction

· Has at least one year of reporting experience (not required, however)

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Kyle Sports editor


*Sports Editor  ($2500/yr.)

Responsibilities:

· Is responsible for content and assignments for print and digital sports coverage including social media

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless there is a conflict with a class and the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Beacon staffers are strongly discouraged from registering for classes that meet during those times

· Plays leadership role as directed by adviser and editor-in-chief during Beacon Boot Camp training in August

· Assigns reporters sports stories and events on multiple platforms, enforcing deadlines 

· Ensures sports coverage is accurate, fair, ethical and compelling, and allows for a wide range of representation of student athletes and student sporting activities outside the athletics department

· Edits and posts sports content throughout the week

· Monitors sports content for accuracy and promptly posts all corrections and clarifications in the sports section when warranted

· Reports and writes sports stories regularly

· Introduces sports reporters to key personnel in the athletics department, especially sports information officials

· Assigns all reporters beats and monitors their progress

· Coaches reporters on interviewing, reporting and writing with assistance from adviser 

· Ensures sports reporters follow best practices as journalists instead of playing the role of a fan in the context of their job at The Beacon

· Is available to reporters via phone, text and email and scheduled one-on-one meetings

· Monitors sports content for accuracy and promptly posts all corrections and clarifications for the news section when warranted.

· Oversees all recorded (podcasts, video) and live sports content 

· Posts at least one multimedia piece (ie:video, slideshow) in the Sports section per week

· Generates original content ideas and coverage strategies for the Sports section

· Directs Community Engagement Editor on sports content in Beacon social media

· Coordinates with Creative Director in assigning Sports section videos, photos, infographics, 

· Encourages and executes innovation in multi-platform storytelling

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· May be required to report and write occasional news stories

· Serves on editorial board and attends its weekly meetings

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Has a good understanding of most sports and takes the initiative to learn whatever is necessary 

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener as well as a natural leader

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge

· Can manage peers in a professional setting, holding them accountable

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Keeps up with current events as well as the sports world

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

· Has at least one year of reporting experience (not required, though)

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*Living section editor ($2500 annually)

Responsibilities:

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless there is a conflict with a class and the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Beacon staffers are strongly discouraged from registering for classes that meet during those times

· Plays leadership role as directed by adviser and editor-in-chief during Beacon Boot Camp training in August

· Assigns reporters feature stories on multiple platforms, enforcing deadlines 

· Ensures coverage is accurate, fair, ethical and allows for a wide range of representation of the campus community

· Edits and posts Living section content throughout the week

· Reports and writes stories for the Living section regularly (at least twice a month)

· Uses digital tools for interactive storytelling (ie: quizzes, lists, games, maps, infographics, etc.) and posts at least two interactives per week.

· Posts at least one multimedia piece (ie:video, slideshow) in the Living section per week

· Coaches reporters on interviewing, reporting and writing with assistance from adviser 

· Is available to reporters via phonetext and email and scheduled one-on-one meetings

· Posts faith-related Living stories in the Faith & Fellowship section as well

· Encourages and executes innovation in multi-platform storytelling

· Monitors Living section content for accuracy and promptly posts all corrections and clarifications in the Living section when warranted

· Oversees all recorded (podcasts, video) and live content for the Living section

· Generates content ideas and coverage strategies for the Living section

· Directs Community Engagement Editor on Living content in Beacon social media

· Coordinates with Creative Director in assigning Living section videos, photos, infographics, 

· Encourages and executes innovation in multi-platform storytelling

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· May be required to report and write occasional news stories

· Serves on editorial board and attends its weekly meetings

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener as well as a natural leader

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge

· Can manage peers in a professional setting, holding them accountable

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Keeps up with current events, pop culture and UP student culture

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Has a good sense of humor, knows how to generate “fun” content

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

· Has at least one year of reporting experience (not required, though)

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*Opinions Editor/ Faith submissions coordinator ($2000/yr/)

Responsibilities:

· Presents a wide range of relevant topics to the Editorial Board for their consideration.

· Researches and writes weekly fact-based Beacon editorial after consulting with Editorial Board. The approval of a simple majority is required before publication

· Performs reporting tasks necessary for preparing the weekly editorial including interviewing sources when necessary

· Is responsible for assigning “Faces on the Bluff,” with the assistance of photographers

· Reaches out regularly to UP students, faculty and staff for thoughtful submissions on relevant topics, seeks varied points of view

· Ensures The Beacon Opinions section is a respectful exchange of ideas, not allowing for personal attacks

· Oversees Beacon staff sign-up for weekly commentary writing. Makes a sign-up sheet at the beginning of each semester

· Arranges photographs of columnists

· Collaborates with cartoonist on ideas for editorial cartoons

· Works with contributors to ensure submissions adhere to AP and Beacon style and provide Beacon readers with meaningful content

· Communicates with contributors if there are questions or concerns about their submission

· Strategizes creative ways to be a platform for opinions throughout the UP community, using digital tools to publish opinion polls and similar features

· Verifies identities of writers of all commentary and letters to the editor

· Stays up-to-date on local, national and international events as well as campus issues

· Reads the work of professional columnists regularly and other readings as recommended by the adviser

· Coordinates written submissions and photos for the Faith and Fellowship section from Campus Ministry and individuals interested in contributing

· Writes articles and takes/posts photos/videos, as needed

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Absolutely loves to read a variety of news and opinion articles

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener as well as a natural leader

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Articulates opinions and a call-to-action in concise and persuasive writing

· Applies careful research and keen logic as well as emotion to editorial writing

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Is diplomatic with community members who object to the editorial and all contributors

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

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*Multimedia Editor (Stipend: $3000/yr.)

Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless there is a conflict with a class and the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Beacon staffers are strongly discouraged from registering for classes that meet during those times. As member of the Editorial Board, the Multimedia Editor also attends Ed Board meetings on Wed. nights (time TBA)

· Plays leadership role as directed by adviser and editor-in-chief during Beacon Boot Camp training in August

· Oversees multimedia content in consultation with section editors

· Ensures all photos and video have strong and compelling visual elements

· Supervises and assigns photographers and videographers, enforcing deadlines and ensuring all important information is provided (ie: photo and video captions, photo credits)

· Monitors visual elements to ensure there’s no copyright infringement

· Coaches photographers and videographers to ensure high journalistic and aesthetic standards

· Encourages and executes innovation in multi-platform storytelling

· Advises Community Engagement Editor on Instagram to ensure posts are frequent, creative and effective

· Updates “featured video” and/or other regular multimedia elements on the homepage and multimedia pages of the website as directed by Editor-in-Chief

· In collaboration with section editors, keeps visual assignments updated on assignment “budget” (Google Doc)

· Coaches, critiques and encourages photographers and video journalists

· Strategizes feature coverage in collaboration with Living Editor

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· Takes photos and videos as assigned

· Serves on Editorial Board and attends its weekly meetings

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate:

· Understands photojournalism (telling a story with photos and/or video)

· Is proficient at a range of digital tools (Adobe, infogram, etc.)

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning

· Is a good listener as well as a natural leader

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge

· Can manage peers in a professional setting, holding them accountable

· Manages time well and make deadlines; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Consumes journalistic and other digital media regularly for ideas and inspiration

· Keeps up with current events, pop culture and UP student culture

· Has a good sense of humor, knows how to generate “fun” content

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

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*Senior News Reporter/Copy Editor ($2200 annually)

Responsibilities:

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless there is a conflict with a class and the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Beacon staffers are strongly discouraged from registering for classes that meet during those times.

· Plays leadership role as directed by adviser and editor-in-chief during Beacon Boot Camp training in August

· Fulfills all reporter duties (as listed in News Reporter job description)

· Reports and writes primarily for the news section 

· Acts as a leader/coach in team-reporting assignments

· Initiates enterprise and long-form reporting, including multimedia

· Copy edits articles as directed by section editors 

· Studies, learns AP style over the summer

· Is proficient in AP style, edits accordingly, and mentors editors in AP style as needed,

· In addition to writing stories, uses a variety of digital tools for storytelling, including video

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· Serves on Editorial Board and attends its weekly meetings

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Reads journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is flexible in temperament, especially in breaking news situations

· Is open to instruction

· Has at least one year of reporting experience

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*Managing and News Editor ($5,500)

Responsibilities:

· Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless there is a conflict with a class and the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Beacon staffers are strongly discouraged from registering for classes that meet during those times

· Plays leadership role as directed by adviser and editor-in-chief during Beacon Boot Camp training in August

· Assigns reporters news stories on multiple platforms, enforcing deadlines 

· Ensures news coverage is accurate, fair, ethical and allows for a wide range of representation of the campus community

· Approves and posts news content throughout the week

· Monitors news content for accuracy and promptly posts all corrections and clarifications for the News section when warranted.

· Assigns all reporters beats and monitors their progress

· Coaches reporters on interviewing, reporting and writing with assistance from adviser 

· Is available to reporters via phone, text and email and scheduled one-on-one meetings

· Edits news content

· Has authority over all recorded (podcasts, video) and live news content 

· Posts at least one multimedia piece (ie:video, slideshow) in the News section per week

· Mentors other editors as needed

· Generates content ideas and coverage strategies for the news section

· Reports and writes stories for the News section as needed

· Keeps up with current events, UP-related topics, student culture and higher education in general

· Supervises Community Engagement Editor on news content in Beacon social media

· Coordinates with Creative Director in assigning news videos, photos, infographics, 

· Encourages and executes innovation in multi-platform storytelling

· Oversees breaking news coverage

· Contributes two story ideas each week

· Acts as Editor-in-Chief when Editor-in-Chief is unavailable

· Serves on editorial board and attends its weekly meetings

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Has excellent writing and critical thinking skills

· Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning 

· Is a good listener as well as a natural leader

· Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Does not shy away from a challenge

· Can manage peers in a professional setting, holding them accountable

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Reads journalistic media for fun and curiosity

· Is excited about multimedia as well as writing

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

· Has at least one year of reporting experience

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Advertising and Marketing Manager ( Stipend: $1200/yr)

NOTE: This position does not require soliciting clients or cold calling for ad sales. All Beacon advertising clients make the initial contact with The Beacon, usually via email (beaconads@up.edu).

Responsibilities

· Must be on campus one week before fall classes  for training and to manage ad orders.

· Distributes ad brochures to all on-campus departments in late August

· Coordinates all advertising from on and off-campus clients, including emailing ad agreement and terms to clients

· Does simple ad design using Canva. (training provided)

· Posts ads on The Beacon website.

· Uses a spreadsheet (ie:Excel) to manage ads, sending an updated list to the Editor-in-Chief and Adviser every Tuesday. That sheet should include the name of the client, name (“slug) of the ad, size, dates the ad should run and cost.

· Checks beaconads email several times each day and responds to clients in a professional manner promptly, ideally within 2-3 hours

· During fall and spring breaks, checks beaconads daily and responds promptly

· Mails weekly invoices and enforces late payment deadlines for off-campus clients

· Keeps designated weekly office hours (2-hours) in The Beacon newsroom and meets weekly with the adviser

· Politely answers questions, provides guidance to advertisers and potential clients

· Deposits checks with the UP cashier as soon as they arrive and maintains records of deposits

· Maintains a list of on-campus ad orders and prices and sends to the UP controllers office each month

· Follows up with clients on the phone or in person as needed

· Responds promptly to all emails, texts, calls from Adviser and Editor-in-Chief 

· Removes ads from the website when their term expires

· Around the 1st of each month, emails Editor-in-Chief and Adviser monthly revenue report and list of unpaid off-campus ads

· May be required to do research (read, watch webinars, etc) on online and mobile advertising and analytics

· May be required to track key information for clients and staff using Google Analytics

· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

The ideal candidate

· Is organized, dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature

· Is proficient at Excel

· Responds to emails promptly and professionally

· Has a friendly attitude focused on good customer service

· Has excellent writing (email) and interpersonal skills

· Takes initiative, especially in problem-solving 

· Is a good listener

· Manages time well; thrives on a busy schedule

· Must be able to handle stress well, including short deadlines

· Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected

· Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting

· Is open to instruction

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