Spinnaker Police Reporter

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: Full-Time


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Job Title Spinnaker Police Reporter Department Spinnaker Media Position Number 964000 Requisition Number 061841 Position Type Student Assistant Full Time/Part Time Part-Time Time-limited through Hours 12.5 Hours a week Hourly Rate $8.56 Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Police Reporter is responsible for covering (write, video, edit) the UNFPD police beat, as well as other crime, court and safety stories relevant to UNF.
The police reporter will also be assigned to cover other news and feature stories as needed.

Required Qualifications

*This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be asked to perform other related duties as required to meet the on-going needs of Spinnaker.
*Pay is a lump sum contingent on meeting the responsibilities and qualifications of the position consistent with a minimum of 12.5 hours of competent effort each week.

Reporters must:
Cover a beat and/or follow up on future story leads as assigned.
Make a deadline.
Double-check facts.
Never plagiarize.
Exhibit fairness.
Learn/use the basics of reporting, writing, editing, photography, videography, audio production.
Contribute story ideas to the editor.
Complete at least two publishable, compelling, timely multimedia stories/photo galleries/video clips per week for each paid reporter and one for each volunteer, including at least one face-to-face edit for each story.
Go over each assignment with the editor, including sources and records that should be secured; follow-up with the editor after crucial reporting is done to give the story in a sentence; edit first draft with editor; produce subsequent drafts as needed.
Participate in the Emergency Breaking News on-call team if you are a paid Breaking News reporter, a paid videographer, or a paid photographer.
Attend weekly news meeting unless excused.
Complete basic news training classes when needed.

*Must be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position (and available for a minimum of 16 weeks for the Fall and Spring semester) and not be on academic probation or suspension according to the most recent UNF course catalog as defined by the most-recent University of North Florida course catalog.

Preferred Qualifications Statement(s) of Understanding Statement(s) of Understanding Definition EOD

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2017 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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