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55867 / Staff Writer
NMSU - Student Media

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5 - 10 hours/week
Develop ideas and sources for articles (organized note taking is a must)
Write engaged and ethical news stories focused on student and community issues
We anticipate staff writers will develop and write one article per week for our new online edition of the Round Up. This is an average.
Reporters have scheduled shift times and work in a productive and effective manner, sometimes in teams
Staff Reporters are assigned and develop stories with the news team
Must have an open an honest interview style
Develop and update stories
Uphold standards of journalism and a willingness to learn
Attend workshops on AP style or other aspects of journalism
Develop a working knowledge of AP style and be willing to learn about ethical journalistic practice
Work to communicate with the editorial staff on developing stories of interest, with a focus on students as the primary audience, and the wider NMSU and Las Cruces community as the secondary audience
Please apply through your AggieCAREER Manager account. Open to regular student employment and work-study candidates. Work-study candidates please include a screen shot of your work-study award which is noted on your Financial Aid page. Upload to Work-Study Award Letter in your AggieCAREER Manager account. Additional help can be found at

Curiosity and a desire to report accurate compelling stories are the qualities we seek. We prefer individuals who have an ongoing commitment to learning about the newspaper industry as it transitions to digital modes. We are developing a pool of staff writers who have diverse interests related to student issues, including academics, science and technology, student government, and issues that affect all aspects of student life. Preference is given to students who have a history of quality writing, including those who have research skills. We ask for writing samples so revise that research paper!

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Las Cruces
Regular Student Employment, Work-study
Permanent Resident, U.S. Citizen

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