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Student Writer

Job Category: Academic

Department: Humanities

Job Title: Student Writer

Hourly Wage: $10 per hour

Hours per week: 20 hours/week in fall­–winter, up to 40 hours/week in spring/summer

Start Date: ASAP

Supervisor: Erin Jackson, Manager


Seeking a degree in English, communications, humanities, or related field. Editing experience preferred.


Part-time student writer for the College of Humanities. Aid the communications manager in writing, editing, and promoting the College of Humanities news and events.

Essential functions:


  • Write news articles for the college website and magazine
  • Attend and report on college-sponsored events
  • Analyze and craft tailored messages based on audience and context
  • Interview college faculty, students, and alumni
  • Verify accuracy of facts, dates, and statistics
  • Work with supervisor on editing and preparing articles for publication
  • Upload articles and images onto the college website
  • Assist with other promotional items and college events as needed




  • Superior writing, editing, and communicating skills; aptitude for learning new things; and self-directed
  • Ability to manage projects with very little help; must be responsible and resourceful, take ownership of work, and possess problem-solving skills
  • Must be self-motivated, punctual, and deadline-driven
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be dependable, follow through on projects to completion, and also remain flexible during the process
  • Must possess maturity and the ability to work with directors and department heads
  • College experience in writing, public relations, journalism, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience in WordPress a plus


Application Instructions:


Email the following items to hum-prassistant@byu.edu.

  • a résumé
  • cover letter
  • three writing samples (at least one of the samples should be written in a journalistic style, at least one of the samples should demonstrate creativity)
  • class schedule for Fall 2017 & hours you are available to work


Must have regular and consistent attendance at scheduled shift.


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