Met Media is accepting applications through Feb. 6, 2017, for unit leadership positions. Interviews with the Board of Student Media will be scheduled from 2-5 p.m., Feb. 17, 2017, in SSB 330C.
Please visit www.mymetmedia.com/leaders to submit the application requirements.
Work for Us!
Met Media is always looking for passionate, motivated students to join our dynamic media teams. Our program has paid and unpaid positions, internships and volunteer opportunities in all areas of operations, so whether you want to work as a food writer, news anchor or radio host, or would like hands-on experience in media sales and marketing or graphic design, we’ve got the opportunities for you to let your talents shine.
Once we’ve received your completed application, one of our student leaders will get in touch with you to discuss open positions.
Types of Positions and Compensation
Students new to media generally begin as unpaid volunteers and learn the ropes from experienced students. Academic practicum credit and/or internship credit may be available for these positions.
Met Media has a number of paid hourly and Work-Study positions in which eligible students may receive compensation through the federal or Colorado Work-Study programs. Volunteer contributors who do not receive Work-Study may be eligible for compensation tied to the content they create.
Student leaders receive a monthly stipend.
Core Requirements for All Positions
- Enrolled at MSU Denver with at least six credit hours
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA
- Ability to fulfill all responsibilities outlined in their position description
- All students working in Met Media, from volunteers to leaders, are required to fill out volunteer or employment paperwork and attend an HR orientation before commencing their work.
Requirements for Staff Positions
- Attend weekly planning meetings for relevant entity and team
- Attend monthly Met Media all-staff meetings, usually on the last Friday of the month
- Meet all assigned deadlines
- Abide by office and university policies
- Provide monthly activity summaries and time sheets to administrators
Our Core Values
- Student voice and agency
- Community engagement
- Journalistic integrity
- Ongoing learning and professional development
Bloggers (volunteer, eligible for pay-per-piece compensation)
A blogger develops online content for MyMetMedia.com. He or she is expected to produce at least four entries per month under an approved theme. The blogger works in coordination with a managing editor to meet established deadlines and journalistic standards.
Copy Editor (volunteer)
The copy editor proofreads content for publication in The Metropolitan and/or Metrosphere. Reporting directly to section editors, the copy editor evaluates content (including but not limited to stories, captions and headlines) for accuracy, balance and adherence to English grammar rules, AP style and Metropolitan style. She or he also assists in screening content for libel issues.
Distribution Assistant (monthly stipend)
The distribution assistant is part of the Met Media Street Team. The Street Team ensures the timely delivery of 2,500 newspapers at more than 50 campus and downtown Denver locations by 5 p.m. every Thursday. The assistant helps monitor and record accurate pickup rates at all distribution locations and maintain newspaper bins. He or she also distributes Met Media fliers, and contributes to the overall Met Media outreach and marketing plan. This may include staffing information tables, coordinating events and developing innovative ways to increase awareness of Met Media products.
Photographer (volunteer, eligible for pay-per-piece compensation)
In close collaboration with Met Media student leaders, the photographer seeks out and develops photographic content for Met Media print, radio, television and/or online outlets. The photographer actively seeks proficiency in all areas of photojournalism production as established by The Metropolitan’s photo editor.
Reporter (volunteer, eligible for pay-per-piece compensation)
In close collaboration with Met Media student leaders, the reporter seeks out and develops story ideas for Met Media print, radio or television outlets. The reporter actively seeks proficiency in all areas of journalism production, according to the standards and policies established by student leaders. He or she typically compiles at least one news, sports or entertainment story per week, according to the assignments of student leaders.
Videographer (volunteer, eligible for pay-per-piece compensation)
In close collaboration with Met Media student leaders, the videographer seeks out and develops video content for Met Media print, radio, television and/or online outlets. The videographer actively seeks proficiency in all areas of digital journalism production as established by the Met TV general manager or assistant general manager, or The Metropolitan’s photo editor.