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MATRIX seeks student Editorial Assistant/Clerk

04 December on Announcements  

MATRIX is seeking a student editorial assistant/clerk with excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of the WordPress content management system. Experience with audio editing is also desirable though not required. The position will be working on Gradhacker, a project that aims to use the web as a platform to collaboratively ‘hack’ graduate programs across institutions and disciplines. The position will also serve as a front desk clerk for MATRIX. Gradhacker.org produces posts sharing their advice and experience on a variety of topics including professional development, productivity, research, teaching, software, and wellness. Gradhacker.org will also launch a podcast and will produce three episodes each semester.

The position is for twenty hours a week at MATRIX and will divide its time equally between the two duties. For Gradhacker.org the position will edit posts, communicate with authors, manage the WordPress site, and edit the podcast. The position will also assist in using social and print media to advertise and promote Gradhacker.org. As a front desk clerk, the position will be responsible for tasks including: filing, data entry, answering phones, transcription, cleaning, and errands. The position will last the duration of the academic year. Internship credit is optional and available through WRAC.

It is critical that candidates possess initiative and enthusiasm for the Gradhaker project as well as the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. This position requires punctuality and attention to detail. Work hours will fall between 8am and 5pm on weekdays. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter (one page maximum), and short writing sample to Ethan Watrall (MATRIX Associate Director) at watrall@msu.edu. This position will be filled as soon as a strong applicant is found.