California Aggie: Graphic Designer (Volunteer)

Contact Information

Name: Christina Liu


You can visit the California Aggie website to learn more about them.


Payrate: Volunteer

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 2-5 hrs/wk

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: June 8, 2023


Job Number: 0001-5131-2022

Last Date to Apply: Oct. 10, 2022


Designers create graphics for news articles that appear online and/or in print. They will report to the design director and attend a weekly desk meeting.


As a part of ASUCD, you agree to subscribe to the ASUCD Newsletter.

  • Submit between one and 6 graphics per week, based on assignments from the design director.
  • Attend a weekly desk meeting with a team of other graphic designers.
  • Meet with the design director to review graphic work.
  • Attend quarterly all staff meetings for The Aggie.
  • To avoid bias and maintain standards of journalistic objectivity, graphic designers should disclose all real or perceived conflicts of interest during their interview.
  • Must complete UC Managing Implicit Bias Series from University of California Learning Center within two weeks of being hired or have completed the series in the past two years.
  • Completion of UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Non-Supervisors and the Clery Act Training for Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) within two weeks of being hired or have completed these courses in the past two years.


    • Journalistic background
    • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
    • Strong knowledge of AP News Values and Principles and AP Standards and Practices 
    • Attention to detail and eye for aesthetically pleasing newspaper design
    • Constructive and quick communication skills
    • Organizational skills and time management skills
    • Ability to work well under deadline pressure and deal with adversity and stress

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 2 - 5 hours per week are required. This amount of time will vary according to the paper's production schedule and other factors.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community  and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  3. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

All student assistant positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedures for Staff Member (PPSM). See PPSM Policy & Procedures 3, Exhibit A and Exhibit B. Volunteer positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedure Manual 380 – Section 08, Volunteer Services. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.