Start your freshman year. Stay until you graduate.

Student Media is open to any students, staff or faculty at Kent State. Start as early as your freshman year and get involved in any of dozens of positions across our 10 Student Media partners. Gain important experience that will set you apart from your fellow students. Come share your voice and gain practical experience to help launch your career. To get started, check out current openings below or contact Kevin Dilley, director of Student Media, at [email protected]

Student Employment Opportunities

A Magazine

For questions related to these positions, contact Maria McGinnis, A Magazine Editor at [email protected]

A Magazine - Fall 2020 positions

This application is for students interested and working with A Magazine, Kent State's fashion, beauty and culture magazine, this fall. There are various positions available, all of which require consistent effort for both the print and digital platforms. Applications are due Saturday, May 30 by 11:59 p.m. Please send any questions to A Magazine editor Maria McGinnis at [email protected]"

Black Squirrel Radio

For questions related to these positions, contact Jay Shah, Black Squirrel Radio General Manager at [email protected]

BSR COORDINATOR POSITIONS

Black Squirrel Radio Coordinators

The coordinator application deadline has been extended until the end of this week and interviews shall be conducted in the week of June 1-6. After that, coordinator applications shall be reopened as necessary and accepted on a rolling basis throughout the Fall semester.

Fall 2020 Black Squirrel Radio - Coordinator Ap...


COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTIONS – Fall 2020

Each coordinator is expected to devote about 1-3 hours per week to his/her role. All coordinators report to at least one director, who will be their main source of assignments and tasks. Coordinators are expected to be proactive under the general direction of their respective director(s) and will be in frequent communication with station management. All coordinators must attend a weekly staff meeting, and are encouraged to find student volunteers to assist them. Generally, coordinators support essential functions at Black Squirrel Radio and help when needed with fundraising, promotion, strategic planning and more.

MUSIC COORDINATOR

This coordinator assists the Music Director by monitoring and uploading any music submissions to the station database. The music coordinator may also help organize volunteer efforts in the music department, assist in planning and running the Music Advisory Board, seek new sources of music locally and nationally and screen music submitted by RJ/DJs. Other duties as assigned.

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

This coordinator assists the Production Director by helping with recording station imaging. The production coordinator may collaborate with the Program Director and Multimedia & Web Content Director to create topical promos for station content. Other duties as assigned.


TECH OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

This coordinator assists the technology director by helping to maintain station equipment in good working order and monitoring the studio for any potential problems. Other duties as assigned.

WEB COORDINATOR

The coordinator assists the Multimedia & Web Content Director by helping with the overall organization of website content and posting new content when necessary. The Web Coordinator also works with the Multimedia & Web Content Director and Program Director to develop new content for the website that reinforces the station’s brand. Other duties as assigned.

MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR

This coordinator assists the Multimedia & Web Content Director by helping develop, assign and edit multimedia content for the website and social media. The Multimedia Coordinator works closely with other departments and with RJ/DJs to help plan new content that provides quality content to the listeners. Other duties as assigned.

DESIGN COORDINATOR

This coordinator mainly helps the Marketing & Promotions Director by assisting in efforts to create promotional materials and helping determine the station’s overall marketing message throughout the semester. The Design Coordinator may also work with other depart- ments’ promotional needs. Other duties as assigned.


PODCAST COORDINATOR

This coordinator assists the station’s podcasting efforts. The Podcast Coordinator may be asked to edit recorded on-air content for replay on the website or to help plan and organize exclusive audio content involving RJ/DJs or other student volunteers. Other duties as assigned.

MARKETING COORDINATOR

This coordinator assists the Marketing & Promotions Director. The marketing coordinator helps keep the listeners informed and interested in station events. This coordinator should be enthusiastic and have fun, innovative ideas for overall community outreach and involvement. Tasks will include making banners for events, encouraging RJ/DJ involvement, helping with social media efforts, and event planning. This coordinator should also help think of interesting fundraiser ideas. Other duties as assigned.

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

This coordinator primarily helps maintain BSR’s social media presence. The social media coordinator will have access to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and will be responsible for ensuring that content goes up on each on a regular basis. Content includes advertising for BSR shows, events and other topics. The social media coordinator should also be able to provide ideas and input on how to grow BSR’s social media following and engage with followers. Other duties as assigned.

MOBILE RJ/DJ COORDINATOR

This coordinator mainly helps the Mobile RJ/DJ Director in compiling playlists for Mobile RJ/DJ events and helps with executing the events. The Mobile RJ/DJ Coordinator may also assist in creating promotional material for Mobile RJ/DJ services as well as following up with clients. Other duties as assigned.

SPORTS COORDINATOR

This coordinator mainly helps the Sports Director in creating original sports focused content for BSR. You will help call games, cover sports on the website, assist sports shows, and more. Other duties as assigned.


BSR DIRECTOR POSITIONS

News Director

This director is responsible for the workings of the news department. This director needs to be available on a daily basis for daily live reporting, breaking news stories and updates. The director will train volunteer staff and coordinators in running a live daily newscast in collaboration with the student media newsroom. The director shall oversee scriptwriting, anchoring, reporting and collaborate with the sports director for live reporting in the field. This director will also coordinate with the Multimedia & Web Director in creating daily content for the website. The News Director reports directly to the General Manager and the Program Director.

Click here for full description

Click here for application

Technical Director

This director ensures all studio and station equipment is operational and in good condition. The Technology Director will assist the Web Content and Production Directors with technical duties associated with their respective positions. This director must be familiar with programs such as Wordpress, Digital Jukebox and Adobe Audition. This director is responsible for creating and maintaining training manuals and keeping the station and its equipment clean and orderly.

Click here for full description

Click here for application


The Burr

For questions related to these positions, contact Sara Crawford, Burr Editor at [email protected]

The Burr Fall 2020 Application

This application is for students who would be interested in working for the Burr Magazine this upcoming fall semester. This semester, The Burr will be pushing forward toward increasing the amount and quality of online content. These positions require consistent dedication to the magazine and the work that is required for the website. For any questions, please contact Sara Crawford, [email protected]

Fusion Magazine

For questions related to these positions, contact Angela Molina, Fusion Editor at [email protected]

Fusion Recruiting Fall 2020

Fusion is recruiting for various positions for fall 2020 with emphasis on looking for an Art Director. Applicants should send all materials to [email protected] by June 1, 11:59 P.M.

The Kent Stater

For questions related to these positions, contact Maria McGinnis, The Kent Stater Editor at [email protected]

KentWired/ The Kent Stater Fall 2020 (Social Media Director)

Application due: Tuesday, May 12 by noon

Submit the application, along with a resume, to Lauren Sasala ([email protected] ).

Luna Negra

For questions related to these positions, contact Lindsey Sellman, Luna Negra Editor at [email protected]

Luna Negra seeks 2020-21 staff

Please send all application materials to [email protected] by Friday, June 26, 2020.

SM Advertising & Marketing

For questions related to these positions, contact Christian Grant, Student Sales & Marketing Manager at [email protected]

Student Media Account Executive Positions Available

Kent State Student Media is seeking part-time account executives to prospect, consult and manage advertising clients for all media partners. This is a student position and requires 15 hours per week based on the applicant’s class schedule during the Monday-Friday business hours. Applicants must be self-starters, organized and personable. No previous experience required. Must be available for in-person training the week prior to start of fall semester.

Uhuru

For questions related to these positions, contact TBA , Please contact [email protected] with questions at

Uhuru Editor - FALL 2020/ SPRING 2021

Job description: The Uhuru editor is responsible for the day-to-day editorial/content operations of Uhuru. The editor is the sole authority in determining content for Uhuru and in turn takes full responsibility for the content decisions made. Job duties include, but are not limited to: assigning content, editing content; making final decisions about what will run or not run in any of the outlet’s content channels (which include but are not exclusive to print, social and digital); personnel decisions about staff (within budget and in consultation with adviser); ensuring all deadlines are met; working with the Student Media Advertising and Marketing team on revenue; working with the Student Media office team to help ensure adherence to approved budgets and university regulations; providing the public face of Uhuru for the community; serving on the Student Media leadership team; serving as a non-voting member of the Student Media Board.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I become a student media leader?

Leaders of each Student Media partner are selected by the Student Media Board in the fall and spring of each year for the following semester or semesters. To be considered, you must be must have at least a verified cumulative 2.25 Grade Point Average at the time of application and maintain a cumulative 2.25 GPA and be in good standing with the University during your term as leader.  To be a compensated student leader, you must be enrolled in a minimum of eight credit hours as an undergraduate student and a minimum of six as a graduate student during their term. You do not need to be majors enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  Candidates applying for leadership positions in the JMC-co-curricular units must have related experience to be considered an applicant.

See More about Question: How can I become a student media leader?

Can I get paid while working for Student Media?

Yes. Student Media offers hundreds of paid positions each semester across our 10 Student Media partners. Contact us for more information.

Can I study abroad and still be involved in Student Media?

Yes. Student Media supports students who opt for a semester abroad. Sometimes this can fit into a media outlet's content plan for that semester. Also, studying abroad will not affect your ability to continue on a path to a leadership position, if you so choose.

Who makes the hiring decisions for Student Media?

It depends on the position you are seeking:

  • Top leaders for each media partner are selected by the Student Media Board
  • Staff members within each media partner are selected by the student leader in consultation with the adviser
  • Staff members in the Student Media office are selected by the professional staff.
See More about Question: Who makes the hiring decisions for Student Media?

How many hours can I work?

That depends on your position and the needs of your outlet. You should talk with your student leader and adviser about the specific needs of each position. If you are in a paid position, you cannot work more than 28 hours each week.  

If I don't see a position I like, can I still work in Student Media?

Probably, let's talk.  Student Media is growing and changing as rapidly as the professional fields we strive to emulate. So, if a position doesn't exist (and it's generally within the wheelhouse of media and communications), let's talk and figure out how to make it happen. 

Can I earn academic credit for my work in Student Media?

Consult with your academic adviser to see if this is allowed through your program. Some schools allow this and others don't.  Student Media cooperates with the various academic units on campus. 

How long does my employment last once I'm hired in Student Media?

Employment length varies from individual to individual and is decided by the the media partner student leader.  Most last until the end of the semester, but other arrangements are possible.  Please talk with the student leader for the media partner with which you work or for which you are interested in working. Student leaders have the responsibility to remove staff members who are not performing well and/or are not following rules and regulations of Student Media.  

See More about Question: How long does my employment last once I'm hired in Student Media?

Do I have to reapply for a job in Student Media every semester?

This depends on your job and the media parter for which you work.  If your work for a media partner where a new editor is elected each semester, you'll likely have to reapply.  Some partners have student leaders elected for an entire academic year. It's possible that this leader will hire positions for the whole year. This is their decision.

See More about Question: Do I have to reapply for a job in Student Media every semester?

Can I work for more than one outlet at the same time during a semester?

Yes. The university limits your paid hours to 28 hours per week in total for all university jobs for which you are paid.  

Can I volunteer at a Student Media publication?

Yes. Some jobs are paid, others are volunteer or on a contributor basis. Check with the student leader for each organization to see what opportunities exist at the moment for that media partner. 

Who has editorial control over content?

Student editors and student managers have sole authority to determine content for the media they lead and in turn take full responsibility for the content decisions made.

Calendar & Events