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Part-Time Student Writer

Part-Time Student Writer - Job ID 310890

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Department Information


About the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA)

The Vice President for International Affairs and the teams of staff in OVPIA's offices are the stewards of international activity across all campuses of Indiana University. We provide strategic leadership and advocacy for all international programs and projects and coordinate the resources necessary to sustain their growth. Our goal is to enable as many students, faculty, and staff as possible to pursue international and intercultural knowledge and experiences and to become engaged global citizens.

Learn how OVPIA provides leadership and support for IU's international efforts.

Job Summary


The Writer for the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) will work within the Marketing & Communications central unit to promote the IU Global brand and tell the story of OVPIA's programs and services in both digital and print communications across all of IU's campuses.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Collaborates in the execution of story requests from OVPIA¿s units. Assist in the planning, design, editing, and delivery of engaging narratives within the IU brand framework.
  • Conducts interviews with students, faculty, and staff engaged in international projects or programs; accurately transcribe quotes and write narratives based on those interviews.
  • Identifies, organizes, and edits stories for OVPIA's blog that capture the international dimension of teaching, learning, research, and service at IU.
  • Assists in creating narrative content for social media and other platforms (videos, posts, emails).
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Learning Opportunities
    • Learns to practice clear, professional written communication to parties within and outside the office.
    • Develops a knowledge of best practices to record, update, and keep information organized for the use of others within the office.
    • Gains knowledge of the process of implementing a new storytelling initiative from beginning to end.
    • Learns how to stay organized and manage their time effectively by balancing various administrative tasks in an office setting.





  • Currently enrolled as a student at Indiana University



  • Experience in journalism (interviews, research, gathering information, storytelling across platforms)



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Demonstrates focus on creativity and quality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Familiarity with design programs, social media, and websites

Working Conditions / Demands


This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location


Bloomington or Indianapolis, Indiana

This position will work a hybrid schedule, (mix between remote or in-person work) depending upon the work needs of the department and is subject to change based on university policy and business needs.

When in-person they will work from the newly constructed Ferguson International Center and occasionally off-site for the attendance of various events.

Advertised Salary


$16.00-$20.00 per hour dependent upon qualifications

Job Classification


Career Level: Part Time Employee

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Part Time Employee

Job Family: Part Time Student Employee

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Posting Disclaimer


This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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