Dixie State University

Journalism Scholarships

Applicants should be aware that these positions are deadline intensive, require a weekly commitment of 10-18 hours, and require registering for a Dixie Sun News production course (MDIA 2210/3210). All majors and skill levels are welcome to apply, but additional courses may be required for certain positions. Strong written, technical and oral communication skills are a must. Applicants must also have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and maintain a 12-credit course load each semester. Scholarship amounts vary by position. Recipients will be required to sign a contract that outlines their responsibilities and holds them accountable for meeting them.​

Editor-in-chief

Responsible for all Dixie Sun content, including overseeing production of website and newsletter, editing and approving content, conducting meetings, training and managing staff, determining and following policies and procedures, and producing content weekly. Knowledge of news style and industry practices required. Pre-requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 18 hours/week.

Section editors

One each for News, Features, Opinion and Sports. Responsible for generating, assigning and editing content for their sections, training and managing staff, and producing content weekly. Pre-/co- requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 15 hours/week.

Photo editor

Responsible for overseeing photos/graphics/illustrations, training and managing staff, editing content, writing/editing captions, and producing content weekly. In-depth knowledge of photography, equipment and Photoshop required. Optional co- requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 15 hours/week.

Video editor

Responsible for assigning/producing/supervising web video content, training staff members in video production, and producing content weekly. Video production and editing experience required. Preferred pre-/co- requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

Copy editor

Responsible for editing all copy, including stories, headlines, summaries and captions, as well as producing content weekly. Knowledge of AP Style and attention to detail required. Pre- requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

Social media editor

Responsible for managing all Dixie Sun social media accounts daily, tracking staff members’ social media usage, training staff, launching marketing campaigns, and producing weekly content. Experience with social media platforms required. Preferred re- requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

News Anchor

Responsible for being the main on-air talent for the weekly newscast, as well as writing stories and shooting/editing weekly video content. Pre-/co-requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

Sports Anchor

Responsible for being the main on-air talent for the weekly newscast, as well as writing stories and shooting/editing weekly video content. Pre-/co-requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

Producer

Responsible for assigning/producing/supervising show video content, building the weekly news broadcast, writing stories and scripts, and designing graphics. Preferred pre-/co-requisites: MDIA 1130, 1380. Averages 12 hours/week.

Multimedia reporters

Responsible for writing articles, producing video stories, and taking photos. Video and photography experience preferred. Pre-/co-requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

Staff writer

Responsible for writing two stories weekly in any section. Pre-/co-requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

Sports writer

Responsible for writing two stories weekly in sports. Pre-/co-requisite: MDIA 1130. Averages 12 hours/week.

Photographers

Responsible for completing up to five photo assignments and writing captions weekly. Experience preferred. Averages 12 hours/week.

Graphic Designer

Responsible for designing advertisements and info graphics. Experience preferred. Averages 12 hours/week.

Advertising and promotions manager

Responsible for selling advertising, billing, signing contracts, maintaining and developing client relations, and collaborating with the editor-in-chief to market the Dixie Sun through promotions and events. Design experience is helpful but not required. Sales/marketing experience preferred. This is a paid position based on commission that might also come with a scholarship depending on eligibility. Averages 10 hours/week. No course enrollment required.

Contact

Rhiannon Bent

Email: bent@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7816