Student Employment

Apply: If you are interested in working for RU-tv, apply using our online employment application. Only currently enrolled Rutgers University students may apply. If you have been awarded work-study funds, please be sure to indicate this on your application.

Paid network assistants gain hands-on experience in broadcasting production, graphics, programming, engineering, and operations.

Entry-level network assistants are charged with monitoring the cable network to ensure that all channels are operating normally. They build on-air schedules, prepare weekly program schedules, regularly monitor all RU-tv channels for quality distribution, and catalogs the tape library, among other duties. A network assistant has the opportunity to get involved in production, after completing involvement and training requirements. Production duties would include working in the studio, field shoots, editing, and special events. Additional requirements, include:

  • Must currently be enrolled as a matriculated Rutgers student;
  • Previous experience in television recommended (but not required), including operations, engineering, and production;
  • Able to work for at least one academic year. Flexible break, summer, and winter employment is also available and strongly encouraged;
  • Required to be available to work at least one break; winter, spring, or summer during the first year of employment;
  • Available to work 10–12 hours per week during the academic semester (including final exam periods). One hour a month will be reserved for required staff meetings. Training programs and special projects will be assigned as necessary. Student colleagues will be responsible for covering the hours they have agreed to work.
  • Participate in and successfully complete the staff appraisal process, and recognize the importance and value of feedback about job performance;
  • Agree to successfully complete the initial training program and participate in any on-going in-service training or refresher courses, as needed;
  • Finish an initial three-month probationary period, including any involvement requirements, prior to becoming a full-fledged network assistant.

Starting Wage:

$8.25/hour to start, with many opportunities for promotion.

Training:

30-35 hours of paid training to commence, once hired.

Hours of Operation:

8:00 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m–8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 
Hours may fluctuate during special events or emergencies.

Schedule:

10–12 hours per week is required (Including final exam periods), scheduled around your academic class schedule.

Work Location:

Davidson Hall, 96 Davidson Road, Busch Campus

More Information:

Tasha Tharrington
848-445-1924
ttharrington@ur.rutgers.edu