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Government Reporter – Spinnaker Media – University of North Florida – Jacksonville, FL

Company: University of North Florida

Address: Jacksonville, FL

  • Full Time

University of North Florida

Department Spinnaker Media Position Number 964000 Requisition Number 061929 Position Type Student Assistant Full Time/Part Time Part-Time Time-limited through Hours 12.5 hours per week Hourly Rate $9.00 Job Summary/Responsibilities

Government Reporters are responsible for covering all student government senate meetings, including B&A meetings and any other relevant SG meetings, as well as relevant BOG and BOT meetings. In addition, government reporters may also be expected to cover additional news, features and sports stories as assigned by the appropriate editor.

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.
  • 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.

Reporters must:

Cover a beat and/or follow up on future story leads as assigned.

Make deadline

Double-check facts

Never plagiarize

Exhibit fairness

Learn/use basics of reporting, writing, editing, photography, videography, audio production

Contribute story ideas to the editor

Must complete for weekly payment:

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

Preferred Qualifications


Statement(s) of Understanding N/A Statement(s) of Understanding Definition



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.

Anticipated Start Date

Job Posting Date

Application Review Date

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Point of Contact Information
Amanda Cox 904-620-1579

Hiring Official
Maureen Baker. Amanda Cox

Location if not Jacksonville

Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Heydi Ortiz at [email protected]

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