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University Student Assistant - The Chanticleer Editor-In-Chief - SPRING/SUMMER 2018

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Work type: University Aid
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Student Employment

Essential Functions:

The University Student Assistant / Chanticleer editor-in-chief is required to plan, manage, and supervise the weekly production and distribution of the Chanticleer during the fall and spring semesters. This position is responsible for overseeing the newspaper staff with the assistance of the Manager of Student Media. The editor-in-chief must work closely with the faculty advisor on all matters relating with the content and production of the newspaper, and is required to follow The Society of Professional Journalist Code of Ethics.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Organizes the assignments and supervises the staff of the newspaper daily.
  • Recruits and trains volunteer writers, photographers, and editors.
  • Conducts regular staff meeting to plan for the weekly production of the newspaper.
  • Arranges training sessions for editors, writers, photographers, and others involved in the production of the newspaper.
  • Meets regularly with the faculty advisor to discuss issues as they arise with the weekly production of the weekly newspaper.
  • Prepares and revises The Chanticleer Policy Manual with the consultation of the advisor.
  • Represents The Chanticleer at the public and professional meetings on campus and off campus.
  • Meets regularly with student and faculty groups, university administrators and community groups to discuss current events and to assess the effectiveness of the newspaper coverage.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a JSU student taking at least three (3) hours per fall or spring semester.
  • If not a first time student, applicant must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Applicants must attach under “Transcript” an unofficial copy of their student transcript or class registration as evidence of student enrollment and GPA.

Notice Regarding International Students:

    • All International Students must receive clearance for employment from the International House and Programs.
    • Due to Visa requirements international students must be enrolled as a full-time JSU student and possess each of the following:
  1. Passport from their respective country.
  2. F-1 Student Visa or J-1 Exchange Student Visa.
  3. U.S. Customs Form I-94.
  4. Official photo identification.
  5. Official Social Security Card imprinted with “Valid for Work Only” or similar statement.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript


Additional Information:


Supplemental Questions:

  1.  Are you enrolled as a JSU student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Will you attach a copy of your unofficial JSU transcript under the link named "Unofficial Transcript" as evidence of student enrollment and GPA?
    • Yes
    • No  
  4. Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No - (disqualifying)
  5. Are you a dual-enrollment student?
    • Yes - (disqualifying)
    • No


Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act act , the Jacksonville State University’s Police provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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