Research Assistant with the Communications Department


The law school communications department seeks two research assistants to assist with the following tasks: write press releases, articles for the alumni magazine, and and website features. Additionally, students will research and write articles about alumni, students, faculty, and law school programs as well as conduct interviews in person or via phone or email. Students will fact-check articles for magazine and website and proofread collaborators' work.

Preferred: Second and third year students who are able to research and analyze background information. Students who are able to gather information about events through research, interviews, or attendance at a special event. Students must be able to arrange interviews, write as a journalist, fact check stories, review copy and correct errors in content, grammar and punctuation following Associate Press style guidelines.

Skills Requirements

  • Knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines
  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision
  • Competent using Microsoft Word and Excel

Skills Preferred But Not Necessary

  • Experience with HTML and/or PHP
  • Advanced experience communicating via social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter)


10-20 per week


Interested cadidates should submit resume and writing sample to Patrick Riedling, associate director of communications by September 25, 2012.


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