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Boise State Student Media offers opportunities for students

Boise State Student Media is made up of several departments. There is a way for everyone to get involved and content for everyone to enjoy!


The Arbiter brings you relevant, up-to-date content on the issues that effect college students. The Arbiter is your source for campus news, information on events, trends and music and all inside sports knowledge you need to be a true Bronco. The Arbiter is entirely student-run and independent from the university. This means that students just like you are producing content for you.

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The Arbiter is looking for engaged, active students with a love of writing. Ideal candidates should have a love of learning and the ability to work on a deadline. No experience is needed. The Arbiter offers on-the-job training and class credit to writers if they enroll in the Comm 119 class.

Writers are an integral part of The Arbiter. They have the opportunity to not only improve their own writing, but provide a service to their fellow students by informing them of issues and happenings around campus.

While working as a writer/blogger for The Arbiter you will learn to communicate more effectively both in writing and orally. The Arbiter offers internships, class credit and frequently promotes from within to paid staff positions. The Arbiter is also an excellent gateway to other internships across the country.


The Arbiter is looking for creative, visual people to be photographers. This position is ideal for individuals who are passionate about photography and increasing their skills.

This position is vital to The Arbiter because photos and other visual images are equally as important to telling as story as the words. Images help to capture the readers attention and can make a powerful impression. Students in this position are able to gain experience communicating at working as part of team as well as technical photo skills.

While working as a photographer for The Arbiter you will be able to learn not only how to take beautiful photos, but how to tell a story with those images. You will also have the opportunity to develop a diverse portfolio by shooting everything from music recitals to football games to student life.


Student Media is searching for creative, visual people to work as graphic designers. Candidates should be able to take directions, work independently and have a love for art and design. Familiarity with the Adobe Suite is preferred.

An individual working as a graphic designer for Student Media has the opportunity to develop skills in a wide array of areas including page layout, ad design both in print and online and the creation of specialty marketing and promotion aids. Students have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced work environment with their peers.

A designer with Student Media will develop skills with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. They will also develop a creative eye that will allow them to create effective ads and pages from scratch. Internships and paid positions are available.


Student Media is searching for videographers. The ideal candidate for this position would be detail oriented, work well with deadlines and enjoy the visual storytelling. Students in this position would learn to effectively shoot, edit and package video.

The importance of skilled video work is becoming more and more important in today’s media environment. As we switch to an online-first mentality, multimedia packages become vital. Videographers are the key to making this happen. Videographers will also have the opportunity to produce promotional videos that are shown all over campus.

Working in this position allows students to develop this skills necessary to shoot and edit their own video. Internship and paid opportunities are available. Student Media is an excellent gateway to internships across the country.


Working in the business department offers a variety of opportunities for students interested in sales, advertising, accounting, marketing, public relations and business management.

The business department provides a learning environment where students gain valuable knowledge about advertising and business in addition to communication, conflict resolution and marketing. They also gain experience in a professional work environment which allows for the development of professional networks.

The business team is responsible for yearly advertising sales, marketing Student Media services and managing the various financial aspects of Student Media. These positions are a great fit for business, accounting, marketing, finance and economics students.


Student Media is searching for computer technicians/programmers.  The ideal candidate for this position is a problem solver, able to trouble shoot and  motivated to learn.  This position requires someone who can work independently and in a team setting.

Some knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems (mac/unix/windows) networks is desired.  Knowing HTML, C, AJAX and/or Objective C is a plus.  This position offers the opportunity to learn and grow in this field while providing technical support to the entire Student Media Center.

In today’s digital media age, these positions are vitally important to the growing and changing media environment.  Working in this position allows students to develop the skills necessary to gain experience in technical areas that will be necessary for future opportunities outside of campus.  Internship and paid opportunities are available.

About Emily Pehrson (0 Articles)
Emily Pehrson is the current editor-in-chief of The Arbiter. She is junior at Boise State with a double major in English and Communication. When not working or in class, Pehrson can be found watching sports with her brother via Skype. She recently became a very proud first-time aunt and adores showering the baby girl with gifts while insisting that dinosaurs are gender neutral. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyPehrson
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