The State News
  • East Lansing, MI, USA
  • $28.00 per day
  • Day
  • Undergraduate Student Employment


3 days a week $28.00 per day, 3 stories per week, 6 stories per pay period, $168.00 per 2-week pay period

A student affairs reporter is responsible for writing articles related to registered student organizations (RSO's) at MSU. As a student affairs reporter, this person is the first point of contact for student related breaking news and should aim to be available to cover said news more often than not.


  • Produces at least three stories a week related to registered student organization interests and concerns as well as student life on MSU's campus.
  • Works to find the most engaging and interesting stories relating to student interests and concerns while finding the most engaging, interesting, and interactive ways to tell these stories in print and on the web. 
  • Stays well-informed on the happenings on campus, determining if events are newsworthy and the best way they should be covered to show multiple student perspectives.
  • Thinks of the best ways to tell these stories in print ' examples include ASF's, graphics, etc. With print being a weekly product, stories should focus on overall trends and reflections. 
  • Thinks of the best ways to tell these stories on the web ' examples include slideshows, graphics, interactive, charts, graphs, video, audio, podcasts, etc. 
  • Covers events with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook when appropriate.
  • Coordinates with photo and design for visuals to accompany stories. 
  • Looks in unique places for campus-related stories. 
  • Available to pick up breaking news stories when they occur to ensure they are covered as quickly as possible. 
  • Holds regular weekly meetings with MSU student group leaders to build source-reporter relationships and scope out ledes for possible student affairs stories or concerns
  • Maintains journalistic ethics and social media ethics.
  • Creates stories that are informative, interesting, fair, and accurate.
  • Maintains regular newsroom office hours as assigned by the editor-in-chief.
  • Primarily responsible for writing student life stories, but is not limited to those stories and can also write other types of articles.
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