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Positions

Upper Level (semester-long) Job Openings for Fall 2021
  • Business Manager
  • Section Editor

This section is for upper level, semester-long positions at The Dateline. 

Current UHD Students can contribute anytime for the lower-level positions of Journalist, Photographer, Graphic Designer or Cartoonist. For more information on lower-level positions, see How Can I Contribute?

Job Descriptions
The Editor is responsible for the overall operations of the newspaper. All tasks, from planning to distribution, are the Editor's responsibility. Approximately 15 staff members are required for each semester, including writers, photographers, editors, etc. The Editor does not receive additional compensation for articles written for the paper. Pay for the Editor is $425 per issue.​​

Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must be familiar with or willing to learn Associated Press style
  • Must be familiar with Adobe InDesign
  • Must have some experience working with newspapers or other publications, or having completed relevant coursework
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train new staff members
  • Assign stories to staff reporters and maintain a story list
  • Schedule and hold weekly staff meetings
  • Create meeting agenda
  • Coordinate the Dateline SharePoint
  • Edit each story for grammar, content, and Associated Press (AP) style
  • Encourage Journalists and assist in developing their journalistic skills
  • Use Adobe InDesign to create the layout of the newspaper
  • Solicit input from Journalists on final edits prior to print
  • Send edited layout file to printer
  • Attend recruiting opportunities on campus, including classroom visits​​
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Choose an Assistant Editor
  • Assign Section Editors
  • Train Assistant Editor and Section Editors in Associated Press style and other editorial matters
  • Organize recruiting opportunities on campus
  • Assist Business Manager with onboarding new staff members, including completing required university paperwork, introducing new staff members to Dateline team, showing new staff members office resources and explaining processes and protocols
  • Create and update new staff member welcome packet
Assist with paper distribution​

The responsibilities of the Assistant Editor overlap somewhat with those of the Editor. The Assistant Editor must be familiar with the Associated Press style. The Assistant Editor does not receive additional compensation for articles written for the paper. Pay for the Assistant Editor shall be $200 per issue.
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Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must be familiar with or willing to learn Associated Press style
  • Must be familiar with or willing to learn Adobe InDesign
  • Some experience working with newspapers or other publications desired, or having completed or are currently enrolled in relevant course(s)

Responsibilities:
  • Assist Editor as necessary
  • Communicate with Section Editors on article progress
  • Assist Editor in training Section Editors in Associated Press style and on other editorial matters
  • Work with Staff Reporters on edits on assigned articles and encourage the development of their journalistic skills
  • Edit articles for grammar and punctuation prior to submission to the Editor​
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Attend recruiting opportunities on campus
  • Assist with paper distribution​
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​The Section Editor is responsible for editing all articles for their assigned section of the paper. The Section Editor must be familiar with the Associated Press style. The Section Editor is paid $50 per issue. Section Editors can receive compensation for articles written for the paper.
Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must be familiar with or willing to learn Associated Press style
  • Must be willing to work with the Staff Reports and the Editor and Assistant Editor to ensure articles are completed in a timely manner and in a style consistent with professional journalism
  • Some experience working with newspapers or other publications desired, or having completed or are currently enrolled in relevant course(s)

Responsibilities:
  • Edit articles and return to Staff Reporter in a timely manner
  • Report to the Assistant Editor or Editor potential problems or concerns
  • Coordinate story list for your section
  • Communicate with Journalists concerning article topics, article edits, deadlines, and deadline extensions. Attend all staff meetings
  • Attend recruiting opportunities on campus
  • Assist with paper distribution​

​The Business Manager is responsible for managing all of The Dateline’s business and financial matters. Pay for the Business Manager is $800 per month.

Qualifications:
  • ​Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must have a strong orientation toward selling and developing advertising revenue
  • Must have effective budgeting and management skills
  • Must be organized and willing to take initiative to assist with the paper as needed

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage business and financial matters for paper in cooperation with the Editor and Faculty Adviser
  • Expand sales of advertising space in paper, including to businesses in neighborhoods near campus
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Submit payment vouchers and PDFs to the Faculty Adviser for signature
  • Email staff with meeting agenda before weekly meeting​
  • Write up and distribute minutes immediately after weekly staff meetings
  • Manage distribution of paper; keep count of how many papers are distributed and how many are left after two weeks when the next issue is put on the stands; reposition stands as necessary
Secondary responsibilities:
  • Recruit and train team of student advertising representatives
  • Assist Editor with onboarding new staff members, including completing required university paperwork, introducing new staff members to Dateline team, showing new staff members office resources and explaining processes and protocols
  • Create and update new staff member welcome packet
  • Upkeep the general appearance of the Dateline office
  • Create and distribute advertising materials to be posted around campus or handed to local businesses
  • Order office supplies as necessary
  • Update media kit with current ad prices, sizes, and due dates
  • Collect new Journalist information for payment
  • Attend recruiting opportunities on campus

The Social Media Manager is responsible for maintaining The Dateline’s social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Facebook is already set up to link directly to the Twitter account. Social Media Managers are expected to devote between five and ten hours per week to posting and maintaining all social media accounts. Social Media Managers are paid $125 per issue.
Qualifications:
  • Must ​be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must be familiar with how newspapers and other publications use social media
  • Some experience working with newspapers and other publications is desired
  • Completed or enrolled in relevant course(s​) is desired

Responsibilities:
  • Post a minimum of 5 updates to social media accounts weekly
  • Create, update, and follow Dateline social media style guide
  • Create a content calendar
  • Use social media to engage directly with interested or potential stakeholders
  • Attend recruiting opportunities on campus​
​All writers must be familiar with or willing to learn the Associated Press style. All currently enrolled students are eligible to write for The Dateline as a Writer. Writers spend about an average of two hours on each article and are paid $30 per article.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must be familiar with or willing to learn Associated Press style
  • Must be available and willing to report on events
  • Must be willing to work with the Section Editor, Assistant Editor, and Editor to ensure articles are completed in a timely manner and in a style consistent with professional journalism
  • Some experience working with newspapers or other publications desired, or having completed or are currently enrolled in relevant course(s)

Responsibilities:
  • Submit original articles of at least 200 words to appropriate Section Editor and Assistant Editor for editing by assigned deadline​
  • Communicate with Editor and Assistant Editor on corrections and edits by assigned dates, usually within three days of receipt
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Help distribute papers​​
Submit original photos (taken by the student) to the Editor as assigned by deadline. All currently enrolled students are eligible to work for The Dateline as a Photographer. Photographers are paid $15 per photograph.​​
Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must abide by standards in professional photo-journalism 
  • Must be available and willing to photo​graph events
  • Experience is preferred
Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Editor and the rest of the staff to decide on events or subjects to photograph 
  • Submit original photographs and meet expected deadlines​
Submit original drawings to the Editor as assigned by deadline. All currently enrolled students are eligible to work for The Dateline as a Cartoonist. Cartoonist spend about two hours on each cartoon and are compensated $30 per published cartoon.
Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must be available and willing to work with the Editor to deliver assigned work in a timely and professional manner
  • Experience is preferred

Responsibilities:​
  • Submit original cartoons and meet expected deadlines
Submit original graphic artwork to the Editor as assigned by deadline. All currently enrolled students are eligible to work for The Dateline as a Graphic Artist. Graphic Artists spend about two hours on each piece of graphic art and are compensated $30 per published artwork.​​​

Qualifications:
  • Must be a currently-enrolled student at UHD
  • Must be available and willing to work with the Editor to deliver assigned work in a timely and professional manner
  • Experience is preferred​
Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Editor and the rest of the staff to decide content
  • ​Submit original works of graphic art and meet expected deadlines​

Last updated 7/16/2021 3:13 AM