Public Information Specialist - Digital Newsroom Manager

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San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Public Information Specialist - Digital Newsroom Manager

Job Number: 2018463

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

  • Experience planning and producing content - and/or experience writing for mass media

  • Experience as a copyeditor - proficient in AP style

  • Supervision experience

  • Demonstrated skill in collaborating with a variety of individuals and groups, meeting deadlines, working independently, communicating effectively, thinking critically, identifying problems or concerns, time management

  • Demonstrated excellence in process management, attention to detail, follow through and reporting

  • Ability to recognize effective, compelling, engaging storytelling

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, public relations or a related field

  • Experience shooting and editing photos and videos to supplement primary sources of multimedia assets as-needed (Office of University Marketing, Contractors, Guest Contributors, Communications Team Members)

  • Experience working in a university environment

    Job Description
    Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Communication, the Digital Newsroom Manager will oversee Texas State University's Digital Newsroom. The Digital Newsroom is intended to be a platform from which Texas State can share timely, newsworthy, multimedia stories from across the University to key audiences and media outlets.

    Job Duties
  • Manage the Digital Newsroom content pipeline process to include editorial calendar creation, production assignments, deadlines and publishing dates for all Digital Newsroom content

  • Produce and curate Digital Newsroom content for the pipeline using university sources (e.g. leadership, faculty, staff, alumni, students) and events as key points of content

  • Work in cross-functional teams to ensure content is shared to key audiences via all appropriate channels (e-newsletters, social media, print collateral, presidential communication, speeches, etc.)

  • Coordinate with Media Relations on custom media pitches, exclusive stories, embargoed material and reporter requests

  • Supervise a Media Specialist who serves as the primary poster of content on the newsroom; Secondary posters include other members of the Communication Team

  • Consolidate and streamline asset requests for the Office of University Marketing from content contributors

  • Set analytical goals for content performance. Track analytics of posted content to guide future content decisions

  • Monitor trends in brand journalism, digital newsrooms and digital storytelling for innovative and effective methods to emulate

  • Benchmark Texas State's digital storytelling against peer institutions and actively monitor other effective brand journalism sites

  • Periodically review and update newsroom editorial guideposts, team workflow and procedures for content development

    Legal and Required Notices
    Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

    Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

    Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

    Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

    Why work @ Texas State?
  • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
  • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
  • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
  • Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
  • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
  • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

    By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you'll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

    For full application instructions and position description, please visit the Texas State Job Board





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    Posted: 7/13/2018
    Application Due: 9/3/2018
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