CJ Publications Officer
Title CJ Publications Officer
FLSA status Exempt
SHSU Salary Table
$2,794 to $4,026 per month
Occupational Category Professional
Department Office of the Dean - Criminal Justice
Open Until Filled Yes
Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public administration, or other related academic area required. Minimum of three years professional experience in writing, publishing or editing. Word processing, graphic design, computerized photo typography, desktop publishing elements, and a thorough understanding of the printing process necessary. Experience in an academic environment preferable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position
To review, edit and coordinate current publications, participate in the planning of future publications, train staff and faculty in desktop publishing elements, and supervise the preparation and printing of publications at the Criminal Justice Center.
Provides support for special digital and print publishing projects of faculty, graduate students and staff. Writes, edits, and supervises production of the College of Criminal Justice Newsletter. Prepares news releases about College and Center activities, programs, faculty publications, awards and matters of general interest designated by the Dean including advertisements for criminal justice publications. Writes news releases and coordinate photography for each Beto Chair lecturer and other visiting lecturers. Provides expert technical assistance to the College or Center faculty and staff on publication development, formatting, typesetting, and printing. Serves as Center’s liaison with SHSU Press and external publication and printing resources. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires strong interpersonal skills for ongoing projects and programs involving students, faculty, staff, and external constituency. Strong writing and desktop publishing skills needed. Knowledge of criminal justice programs would be helpful.