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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Publications Assistant II


Student Publications

Job Description

To aid in the publication of Northwest’s Student Publications: the Northwest Missourian newspaper

Duties and Responsibilities:

Actively participate in creating student publications by writing, designing, photographing, overseeing and assisting in staff member contributions. Will also serve as a team leader (section editor) providing deadlines, attending work weekends and/or work nights. Drive a University vehicle on or off campus.


  • Utilize effective oral and written communication when delegating or answering questions

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Enforce deadlines, handle editorial problems, and help choose award entries, use good news judgment


  • Macs
  • Microsoft Word
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Supervise publications staff, approve staff contributions, and assist with determination of deadlines, assist with hiring and termination of editorial staff

Personal/Social Development:

  • Exhibit professionalism and courtesy
  • Exhibit positive customer relations' skills and pay attention to detail

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Work with advisory board, actively participate in editorial board meetings and assign various tasks


  • Have ability to work with diverse on and off campus populations


Successful completion of Professional Media Writing, Reporting and Media Design; Completion or current enrollment in Editing Advanced Reporting and Advanced Media Design; Excellent communication, organizational and people skills; and at least one trimester staff experience; Exceptions can be made and are at the discretion of the Editor in Chief of the publication; Must have a current, valid driver's license and a safe driving record.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

6 hours/week

Start Date

August 24, 2015

Application Deadline

Until Filled; Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples with the attached application.


Steve Chappell and Leslie Murphy


Wells Hall #020 (Basement)




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