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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

University of Minnesota - News Service Media Relations/Multimedia Assistant

Required Qualifications:
This position requires some public relations, journalism or politics background, ideally for someone in a communications or political science major. Applicants must have advanced computer acumen.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and brief cover letter, including hours of availability.

Duties/Responsibilities 
The student worker position works as an assistant to the News Service team (the university's central media/public relations office) in their news distribution, editing, researching and reporting responsibilities.

Applicants with interest and some experience in multimedia production (video, audio, photography) are strongly preferred. Interest in and knowledge of social media tools also preferred.

The position is integral to the overall operations of the team and is a hands-on learning experience in a public relations setting.
Common tasks include:
  1. Daily news compilation, editing and distribution
  2. Assistance with multimedia production efforts
  3. Topic-specific media reports
  4. Media research
  5. General office and clerical work
  6. Legislative bill tracking
  7. Materials preparation  
Visit the University of Minnesota's employment site to learn more.