Job Title: Student Writer


Fall 2014
Total Positions Available
Job Location
Office of Communications, HWS Downtown Offices (20 Seneca Street, 2nd Floor)
Steven Bodnar, Assistant Director of Communications
Other Timesheet Designee
Mary LeClair, Director of Communications
$8.00 per hour
Start Date
End Date
Hours Per Week
6 hours per week


The Office of Communications is seeking talented and highly-motivated student writers for the Fall semester. This is an outstanding opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in communications, writing, public relations or marketing. The job is available to all qualified students including those eligible for Federal Work Study and International Student Work Study. As a student writer you will be responsible for writing articles and helping to create content that will appear on the HWS website. Assignments will include interviewing sources via email, on the phone or in person, as well as conducting research. In addition, student writers will attend events and activities to provide reporting coverage. The position may also entail some general office assistance.

Special Skills Needed:

Qualified student writers should be excellent communicators and possess strong writing and reporting skills. The ability to complete assignments and duties for deadline is essential. Students should be familiar with conducting research and comfortable completing assignments in a fast-paced environment. A familiarity with AP writing style is ideal but not essential.



Step 1:

Students who are interested in becoming a student writer for the Office of Communications should contact Assistant Director of Communications Steve Bodnar at 315-781-3692 or by emailing him at bodnar@hws.edu. If available, please include a resume or brief description about your interests in writing and related experience. Applicants will be asked to take a writing test.

Step 2:

Students must be authorized to work any job on campus by completing the Form I-9 and tax withholding forms. Please contact Human Resources at ext. 3312 or by email jhughes@hws.edu to ensure that your forms are complete.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.


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