The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

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The Northerner is hiring!

Student Media Business & Sales Manager

Student Media is hiring a highly motivated, forward-thinking Northern Kentucky University student to lead the business team of The Northerner, the student-operated news organization at NKU.  The sales manager has the opportunity to:

– Develop strong skills in business, leadership and communication while working with a rapidly growing campus organization.

– Gain hands-on experience in emerging fields of digital media business operations.

As Student Media business & sales manager, you will:

– Develop and maintain relationships with advertising clients.

– Create and implement new forms of advertising and other revenue-producing products that fit with the mission of Student Media.

– Set and track weekly budget goals and ensure that Student Media meets those goals.

– Track bills and collections and maintain a database that documents accounts.

– Represent The Northerner in partnership with Selling Skills class in Haile College of Business.

– Recruit, train and motivate a business staff.

Required Qualifications: Highly motivated leader with strong oral communication and interpersonal skills. High school graduate enrolled in at least six credit hours at Northern Kentucky University with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications: Junior status with sales or marketing experience. Working knowledge of spreadsheets and accounting procedures.

Work schedule: 8-12 hour-per-week commitment with flexibility around your class schedule. Beginning Fall 2023.

Pay Rate: $10 per hour.

For more information, contact Editor-in-Chief Braden White ( or Managing Editor Mildred Dung Nguyen (


The Northerner is an online-first and weekly print publication highlighting Northern Kentucky University.

But we’re far from just a newspaper.

We’re the award-winning, independent source of NKU news. We cover up-to-date sports, breaking news and campus happenings, plus reporting on larger issues like higher education, sexual harassment, crime, jobs, student health and much more.

This is the training ground for any type of media or communications career. The Northerner has open positions in reporting, feature writing, photo and video, web design, public relations, social media and marketing. 

Our alums earn internships and build media careers at outlets around the area, including WCPO, FOX19, The Cincinnati Enquirer, CityBeat, Cincinnati Magazine and more. If you want to get a job in digital media, you can’t afford not to work for The Northerner.

Northerner staff will tell you that this is the most valuable learning experience of their college careers. Take a look at this video to get an idea of why Northerner alums value their time in a real newsroom — right in Griffin Hall.

Be a part of the news people want to read.

Apply now!