The Kiosk, Managing Editor/College Assistant

Job Description:Support Staff
PVN #: 0078
Closing Date: Open until filled
Department: Office of Student Life

The CUNY School of Professional Studies:
For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system’s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked #10 in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2022 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

The Kiosk is the official CUNY SPS student organized news site. The Kiosk bridges the distance-learner gap by serving as a virtual student lounge where news, ideas, profiles and experiences are shared. The Kiosk humanizes the somewhat impersonal world of online learning by bringing dynamic, robust content and stories of interest to students, alumni, and the administration. The content providers of The Kiosk serve as the information ambassadors of CUNY SPS, by discovering and sharing the opportunities available to current and future students. The news site is meant to be a platform for all students to learn and practice the art of news gathering. The Kiosk will always serve as a safe space for students who seek and report the truth. Students who come to The Kiosk seek a place to publish their work and create a strong portfolio for internships/job opportunities. The Kiosk is overseen by the Office of Student Life.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the CUNY SPS staff advisor for The Kiosk, the Managing Editor/College Assistant will:

• Maintain the site’s online appearance ensuring it is both user-friendly and functioning properly
• Develop and maintain the look, the content and the scope of the paper
• Maintain the online presence of The Kiosk including posting all materials
• Write and publish a minimum of one and up to four articles per semester
• Work collaboratively with the Editor in Chief to ensure The Kiosk’s success
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• High school diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications:
• Current CUNY SPS student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
• Completion of college level composition courses, or having published eight stories on The Kiosk with demonstrated AP editing skills
• Some leadership experience within a student group or organization
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with particular strength in online communication
• Prior writing or editorial experience either professionally, at The Kiosk, or some other school news publication
• Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe products
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize duties easily and work independently as well as part of a team
• Strong computer application skills: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams

Salary Range: $20.00 per hour

Hours: 10 hours per week

Please send resume, cover letter and contact information of three (3) professional references to:

The Kiosk, Managing Editor/College Assistant Search
Anthony Sweeney, Associate Director of Student Life
Email: Anthony.Sweeney@cuny.edu

CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

https://sps.cuny.edu/about/policies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee).

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.