Journalism Department Job: Computer Lab Assistant

Author: Amber Wehrer
August 22, 2022

The Journalism Department seeks a work-study student to work as a computer lab assistant

Days/Hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. on campus (students who can work most but not all of the hours listed should still apply); duration: Fall Semester 2022

Pay rate: $16.50/hour

• Assist journalism students with software and hardware issues in the department.
• Work effectively with Journalism Department staff and faculty to support requests and assist them with computer, printer, or electronic and logistical issues.
• Ensure printers in the department are filled with paper, and that cartridges are functioning and operating properly.
• Actively assist students with software problems and/or video, photo, and audio equipment questions.
• Work with staff and faculty to perform general department duties necessary for general operations of department, promotion of events or printing of materials
• Troubleshoot basic networking problems within the department as well as a server for offsite access.
• Maintain two computer labs and ensure clean monitors, keyboards, and mice and proper functionality.
• Ensure labs are filled with Journalism Department students only.
• Help with office tasks like photocopying and campus deliveries.

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are a must. Journalism ethics and judgment, and willingness to take initiative when appropriate.
• Reliable
• Macintosh proficiency
• Good working knowledge of Apple computers; Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint; and Adobe Creative Suite.
• Experience troubleshooting and maintaining PCs and Macs is highly desirable.
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds

TO APPLY: Send an email with cover letter, resume, Fall 2022 class schedule and names, application, and contact info for two references (including at least one SFSU professor) to Amber Wehrer at