YouAlberta Blogger

University of Alberta, University Relations

Posted 27-Mar-2017

Application Deadline

12-Apr-2017

Position Start Date

28-Apr-2017

Position End Date

30-Apr-2018

Minimum Education Required

Some Post-Secondary

Area(s) of Study

Any

Duration and Term

  • Temporary -- Part Time

Salary

YouAlberta Bloggers wil be paid an hourly rate of $15/hour for training sessions and monthly staff meetings. Bloggers will receive $100 for each published feature and $50 for each published short.

Job Status

Closed
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Job Description

As the University of Alberta’s official student life blog, YouAlberta strives to produce witty, insightful, and thoughtful online content for the U of A community. We specialize in the production of original content for students, by students. To see what we do, take a look at our site:

http://youalberta.blogspot.ca/

We are looking for student bloggers who are excited to tell the stories of their peers, who are willing to reveal a few student life tips and tricks, and who are eager to help capture the U of A experience for the whole of the World Wide Web to see.

As a YouAlbertra Blogger, you’ll work under the guidance of the YouAlberta Editor to create top notch content for your fellow students. You’ll be responsible for conducting interviews, producing short videos, writing original features, creating “Top [insert number here]” lists, creating photo essays, and finding creative ways to share everything that you and your team publish. YouAlberta is a place for students to share their experience, so if you like sharing (especially if you like sharing content online), then becoming a YouAlberta Blogger might be the perfect fit for you. Students from all faculties are encouraged to apply!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Writing, photographing, filming, and designing original posts about student life at the U of A for the YouAlberta blog.
  • Abiding by the regulations of FOIP.
  • Appearing in YouAlberta stories.
  • Reporting on U of A events.
  • Representing YouAlberta during promotional events.
  • Attending training sessions, monthly staff meetings, and regular mentoring/editorial sessions.
  • Meeting pre-set story deadlines.
  • Producing at least one new post per month.
  • Sharing YouAlberta content via various social media sites.

Qualifications

  • MUST be a U of A student during the 2017/18 academic year.
  • Writing, videography, design, and/or photography experience are all considered assets.
  • Thorough understanding of social media.
  • Familiarity with photo-editing and/or film-editing tools.
  • Experience with on-campus involvement opportunities is considered an asset. (i.e. participation in a student group, on campus volunteering, etc.)

Locations

  • University of Alberta

Additional Information

Interviews will be held on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, 2017. Mandatory orientation will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017

Note: This is a contract opportunity that is available to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.
  • At least two applicable samples of your work. NOTE: Samples can include a link to an online portfolio of your writing/photography/design, links to Youtube videos you’ve created, links to your personal blog, or links to a Google Doc folder that contains uploads of your samples.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

  • E-mail your application package to:
  • Please submit your application on-line at:
  • Mail application directly to employer.
    Please submit your cover letter, resume, and at least two applicable samples of your work on or before Wednesday April 12, 2017 (competition closes at midnight). NOTE: Samples can include a link to an online portfolio of your writing/photography/design, links to Youtube videos you’ve created, links to your personal blog, or links to a Google Doc folder that contains uploads of your samples. Complete application packages should be e-mailed to: hbrodie@ualberta.ca When emailing your application, be sure to include the job title "YouAlberta Blogger" in the subject line of your message.

Contact Information

Hallie Brodie
hbrodie@ualberta.ca