• Six Mile Post - Student - Produced Media Staff

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description

    Six Mile Post - Student - Produced Media Staff


    Job ID: 239551


    Location: GHC - Floyd Campus


    Full/Part Time: Part Time


    Regular/Temporary: Temporary


    About Us


    Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.


    We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.


    Job Summary


    Members of the Six Mile Post newspaper and Student Spin podcast staffs must be team players who are flexible and willing to be cross-trained on best practices in bringing news to the greater GHC community through print and podcast media. Staff will research to prepare for interviews, write podcast outlines or stories for print, shoot photos and/or videos, record and edit audio, write captions and create digital graphics or layouts for print. Student staff members will be assigned to a particular news outlet- either the podcast or newspaper, based on their background, interests and strengths.




    • Completing a set of D2L training modules and/or in-person training before taking on assignments.


    • Attending weekly staff meetings that will be offered face-to-face and through Zoom. Meeting days and times are set to accommodate the greatest number of staff members and, therefore, change each semester.


    • Bringing ideas for story and interview topics to the weekly meetings to "pitch"; to the team for consideration.


    • Researching assignment subjects prior to scheduling interviews (via phone, Zoom or face-to-face) with relevant people to complete print news stories or podcast episodes, in a timely manner, to meet deadlines.


    • Using an online story assignment software called "SnoFlow"; to submit written work and photography.


    • Participating in post-production editing of recordings or copy-editing of print pieces for rewrites/corrections.


    • Using software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Canva to create podcast cover art, promotional pieces and the layout of newspaper pages for any printed issues. Adobe Audition is used for podcast recording and editing.


    • Participating in scheduled all-staff training sessions and print newspaper design nights 2-4 times per semester.


    • Assisting with the on-boarding and training of new staff and pitching in if/when a team member is out sick.


    • Related duties as assigned


    Required Qualifications


    • An B average or higher in a recent high school or college English course


    • Willingness to learn new skills in interviewing, writing, photography, audio recording/editing, page layout and design


    • Ability to take constructive criticism well


    • Comfortable with Microsoft Office


    • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


    Optional Documents to Attach


    • Resume

    • Cover Letter


    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


    • Strong background research and writing skills are a must- this includes grammar, punctuation, spelling, awareness of subject/verb agreement, attention to voice, and the ability to write for a broad group of people in a clear way.


    • The ability and willingness to interact with unfamiliar people- in person, on the phone and through email, in a professional but warm and friendly manner. Although much of the work can be done remotely, there are times when attending events and conducting an in-person interviewing will be necessary to fulfill and assignment.


    • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point is preferred.


    • Punctuality, organization and maturity are necessary and expected traits for this position.


    • Familiarity with video production, photo editing and page design software is desirable but not required (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Audition etc.).


    • Being able to analyze problems as they occur and to come up with realistic solutions


    Contact Information


    For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at mailto: jobs@highlands.edu?subject=Job%20Opening%20Questions


    For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or mailto: oneusgsupport@usg.edu?subject=Job%20Opening%20Questions


    Conditions of Employment


    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.


    Equal Employment Opportunity


    Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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