University Post
University of Copenhagen
Independent of management


The University Post is looking for a new student assistant

Job ad — Are you a skilled writer in both English and Danish? Are you enterprising and creative? Are you up to giving journalism a shot? You might be our new student assistant.

The University Post at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a student from 1 November 2020 to write articles, do article research and administrative work. Working hours are 10-15 hours per week.

It is a temporary, one year, position.

We take pride in being a good place to work for students, and several of our student employees have ended up helping set the agenda with their stories.

About us

The University Post consists of the site (English: The University Post), and the printed Uniavisen magazine. We are editorially independent of the management at the University of Copenhagen, and our platforms are edited according to journalistic news criteria. The newsroom consists of an editor-in-chief, a head of newsroom, three journalists and two students. The newsroom is located in Store Kannikestræde in the centre of Copenhagen.

The job

With our supervision, you will do administrative editorial work and write articles. The tasks include:

  • Research prior to the production of articles
  • Writing articles for under our supervision
  • Uploading articles to the CMS system
  • Developing a network of sources among students
  • Updating the University Post’s social media, mostly Instagram.

Your skills

To be hired you need to have been enrolled as a student on a Danish higher education programme for at least one year on 1 November 2020, and have a work permit if you are a Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen (easily obtainable for jobs up to 20 hours a week).

You need to be good at writing, full of ideas and be bold – both in terms of learning new journalistic work processes and in terms of grabbing the phone and contacting complete strangers. Experience in videos and photos is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. We publish in both English and Danish, so you need to be fluent in both of these languages. The work will take place under the supervision of the editorial team.

Conditions of employment

The terms of employment are pursuant to section 35 of the organisation agreement concluded between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark/State (HK/Stat) for clerical staff, laboratory technicians and IT employees and the multi-union collective agreement concluded between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Organisations of Public Employees – Denmark – Danish State Sector (the OAO multi-union collective agreement). The minimum hourly salary is DKK 123.04. (1 October 2018 level). You will be placed on a pay scale based on previous appointments.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact the editor-in-chief Christoffer Zieler at, tel. 31 45 12 13. You can read more about the media site on

Please send your application + CV, grade transcripts and documentation for enrolment, so that it is received by us no later than 7 October 2020. Send us also a text you have written that you are particularly proud of. Job interviews will take place in week 43 (the week after the autumn break).

We wish to reflect society and encourage all irrespective of personal background to apply for the position.

Applications should be sent to Christoffer Zieler: