The USC is excited to be developing our brand journalism function, USC News. Brand journalism is a tool used by many organizations to communicate directly with their audiences and share stories that would otherwise not likely be covered by media outlets. USC News exists to highlight USC programs, services, and operations, and help our students learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we exist. We aim to situate stories on student leaders in the USC and promote opportunities for students-at-large to get involved and derive more value from our organization. We are committed to telling authentic stories and to supplement, not replace, campus and community media outlets, who we know play an important role in holding the USC accountable for our actions and decisions.
The Brand Journalism Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to author stories for USC News in an effort to increase our story output and provide more opportunities for student authors. The position will report to the Communications Officer and receive assignments, deadlines, and support from the Associate, Public Relations.
We are looking for hardworking students who want to help us tell positive stories about the USC while building their personal portfolio. Previous experience with the USC is not required. Academic or professional experience in journalism, english, creative storytelling, and other writing-focused programs/roles is preferred.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to complete three brand journalism stories (approximately 500-800 words each) every two weeks, on average. Our team is very flexible with students’ academic and other extracurricular commitments.
Please see below for examples of the USC’s brand journalism stories:
- Proposed Executive Restructuring aims to increase USC’s advocacy capacity
- Advocacy Week culmination of years of hard work by USC Vice President Cat Dunne
- Bryce Vine concert more than just ‘alright’ thanks to USC student employees and staff
Contact: Nico Waltenbury, USC Communications Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications due: Monday, December 16th, 2019 at 4:30pm
Note: please contact us if you require more time to complete the application due to your exam schedule.
Please note: Only those deemed qualified will receive notification of an interview. The University Students’ Council of the University of Western Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. The University Students’ Council of the University of Western Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. The USC is committed to providing accommodations to those with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
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