Student Digital Media Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Campus City:
Altoona, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Altoona
Strategic Communications


The Office of Strategic Communications is seeking students to assist in gathering, producing, and distributing content for Penn State Altoona's digital platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.) Penn State Altoona uses digital media to share what's happening on campus. StratComm Digital Media Assistants help with: shooting and editing photos and video for use in social media (some re-used on the website, and in print); brainstorming and developing digital stories that help showcase Penn State Altoona academics, activities, and students; and other duties as needed and appropriate. The student's work schedule and responsibilities will largely depend on his or her abilities, aptitudes, and class schedules and office needs, but expect at least 5 hours per week (which could include evenings and weekends). Applicants must be current Penn State Altoona students. Although Digital Media Assistants will learn a lot by being mentored by StratComm staff members, you should already have basic photography and digital editing skills, a good eye for visual composition and a sense of storytelling through photos and video, and the ability to be an ambassador for Penn State Altoona while working (you may be assisting at high profile events). This position can be turned into an internship with your professor's approval. Interested? Complete the web application to apply.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088