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Sports Editor, Student Media Center

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Work type: Part-time Temporary, Student employee
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Student Employment (non Work Study)

Position, Department: Sports Editor, Student Media Center, Student Success & Strategy

Type of Position:  Student Hourly Temporary, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies, 12 hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range: $15.00 per hour 

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: No

Benefits Category: Partial benefits

Position Summary: Responsible for creating, editing and proofing all print-based material for the Sports Section of the Student Media Center publication. Actively participates in regular budget and editors’ meetings to plan student-centered editorial content. Assists in turning print stories into viable video scripts for production.

Required Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent required
Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours at JCCC each semester and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
Must demonstrate writing/editing skills. Applicant may be given a writing test during interview
Microsoft Word skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in JOUR 120 Mass Media and Society, JOUR 122 News Writing and Reporting, JOUR 127 Introduction to Broadcasting, JOUR 145 Photojournalism, and/or JOUR 227 Basic Video Production (transcript required if not taken at JCCC)
Previous experience working with a student publication
Knowledge of Associated Press style
Previous supervisory experience

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees Sports Section assignments, monitors progress of reporters, maintains deadlines and edits and proofreads all materials. May also write stories that include beat, news and features coverage. 
  • Collaborates with Photo Editor and photographers on photo assignments to accompany sports stories. 
  • Helps plan coverage of student-centered topics (including reporting, photography and graphic design/illustrations) in collaboration with Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and other staff. 
  • Collaborates with other editors and reporters to turn stories into viable scripts for video production. 

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure:  If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email


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