Job Title: Student Writer


Spring 2013
Total Positions Available
Job Location
Office of Communications, Durfee House
Steven Bodnar, Communications Coordinator
Other Timesheet Designee
$7.65 per hour
Start Date
End Date
Hours Per Week
8 hours per week


The Office of Communications is seeking talented and highly-motivated student writers to work at Durfee House during the Spring Semester. This is an outstanding opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in communications and writing. 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 prepare content that will appear on the HWS website. Assignments may include interviewing sources via email and over the phone as well as conducting research. In addition, student writers may be asked to attend events and activities to provide reporting coverage.

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 collaborative environment.



Step 1:

Students who are interested in becoming a student writer for the Office of Communications should contact Communications Coordinator Steven Bodnar at 781-3540 or by emailing him at bodnar@hws.edu. Applicants will be asked to take a brief 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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