St. Olaf College

Student Work

Student workers rotate in and out of our office as they graduate, study abroad, or even change their professional focus. Simply inquire about your options if one or more of these posts interests you.

Web Writer

Job Description

The Web Writer will work closely with staff members in the Marketing and Communications Office to compose news stories for the St. Olaf home page. He/she may also write pieces for the college’s alumni magazine and other marketing materials. In addition, he/she will assist with editing web pages across the college’s site and maintaining the department’s photo database.

Skills Needed

Students applying for this position must have strong writing and editing skills. They also need to be adept at communicating with others and must be comfortable conducting interviews with students, faculty, and alumni. They must be able to work independently, meet deadlines, and be detail-oriented. A general knowledge of photography is a plus.

Additional Comments

Those interested in the position should submit a resume, cover letter, and 3-4 writing samples to Kari VanDerVeen (x3907). These writing samples can be anything from published pieces to course papers — they should simply reflect strong work.

The hours for this position are flexible and can be completed both on and off campus.

Photographer

Job Description

The photographer will work closely with staff members in the Marketing and Communications Office to photograph a variety of people, places, and events at St. Olaf.

Skills Needed

Students applying for this position must have strong photography skills, experience taking journalistic-style photographs, and experience with photo editing programs like Photoshop. Applicants for this position must be able to work independently, meet deadlines, and be detail-oriented.

Additional Comments

Those interested in the position should submit a resume, cover letter, and three samples of their best photography to Fernando Sevilla (x3802).

The hours for this position are flexible.

Social Media Assistant

Job Description

The Social Media Assistant will work closely with staff members in the Marketing and Communications Office to help generate content for — and manage — the college’s social media channels.

Skills Needed

Students applying for this position should consider themselves an early adopter of social media. They must know and use a variety of social media channels — such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. — and have an engaged following of their own. They must have strong writing and editing skills, as well as an ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Video and photography skills are a plus.

Additional Comments

Those interested in the position should submit the following to Kari VanDerVeen (x3907):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3-4 strong posts from your own social media channels
  • 3-4 examples of strong social media accounts that you follow

The hours for this position are flexible and can be completed both on and off campus.

Digital Marketing Assistant

Job Description

The Digital Marketing Assistant will work closely with staff members in the Marketing and Communications Office to help measure the performance of all digital marketing campaigns and assess against goals.

Skills Needed

Students applying for this position must have strong analytical skills and be proficient in Excel. They must also have experience using social media. In addition, they must be able to work independently, meet deadlines, and be detail-oriented.

Additional Comments

Those interested in the position should submit a resume and cover letter to Kari VanDerVeen (x3907).

The hours for this position are flexible.