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Lansing Community College

Student Employee - Staff Writer for The Lookout

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Work status: Regular/Continuing
Location: LCC Downtown Campus
Categories: Student
Work type: Part Time
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Title: Student Employee - Staff Writer for The Lookout 

Hours Per Week: Up to 25 Hours

Compensation Type: Hourly Salary

New Hire Starting Pay: 13.50

Employee Classification: Students Working

Level: Student-2

Division: Student Affairs Division - 20000

Department: Student Life - 20620

Campus Location: LCC Downtown Campus

Position Type: Regular/Continuing

Bargaining Unit: Non Bargaining

Department Contact Name (Student): Lawrence Hook

Department Contact Email (Student):

Department Contact Phone # (Student): 517-483-1291

Job Summary:

Student applicants are encouraged to follow up with the Department Contact listed above regarding the status of their submitted application. Student positions are filled each semester on a need-to-hire basis. Applicants are reviewed whenever the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy; the review of applications typically ends once all available positions are filled.

Job Responsibilities for The Lookout Staff Writer

• Attend regular staff meetings each week;
• Write at least two stories for each print edition of The Lookout;
• Proofread stories written by fellow staff members;
• Respond to complaints and work to resolve them in a fair and friendly manner;
• Assist with circulation duties as assigned by the adviser and circulation manager;
• Utilize the dictionary, a thesaurus and the A.P. Stylebook on a regular basis;
• Be familiar with libel law and the laws pertaining to public meetings.
• Use good judgment at all times; confer with staff members and the adviser, and refer to magazines and manuals to make good decisions about newspaper content;
• Be knowledgeable of campus community and serve as a spokesperson for The Lookout.

Regular on campus presence is expected for all LCC employment. Any flexible work schedules and/or hybrid work schedules approved by the College are subject to change based on the needs of the LCC community.

Requirements for LCC Student Employment:

The primary purpose of student employment is to provide current LCC students the opportunity to acquire job skills and experiences during semesters in which they are attending classes as follows:
• Enrolled and actively attending the following total LCC credit hours by semester
- Fall and/or Spring Semester(s) = 6.0 credits minimum (taken over 16-week period)
- Summer Semester = 3.0 credits minimum (taken over 8-week period)
• 2.00 GPA minimum (unless it’s student's first semester of enrollment at LCC and/or granted approval to waive requirement from the Student Employment Coordinator)
Note: International students (i.e. F-1 visa holders w/ valid I-20 issued by LCC) must meet the following minimum enrollment requirements each semester, in order to maintain employment eligibility per United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USICS):
- Fall and/or Spring Semester(s) = 12.0 credits min. (taken over 16-week period)
- Summer Semester = 3.0 credits min. (taken over 8-week period)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced and developed writing skills
• Ability to take photos
• Strong understanding of the English language
• Good people skills

Lansing Community College is an equal opportunity, educational institution/employer.


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