Director of Student Media
Open Date: 01/11/2019
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: MA degree in journalism/communications or BA in journalism/communications with a Master's degree (Business Communications, Public Relations, Student Personnel, etc.); Experience working with students at a college or university level; Experience in the professional field working with print, advertising, broadcast and/or digital media; Management experience working with and supervising staff.
Special Instructions to Applicant: In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information. Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and two signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Job Duties: The Student Media Director is responsible for management, supervision and operation of all facets of the Department of Student Media, Division of Student Affairs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fiduciary authority, budgetary development/maintenance, administrative coordination, facility/equipment inventory, educational training/advising and personnel leadership for an organization that includes the Student Media Board, The East Carolinian student newspaper, its affiliated website theeastcarolinian.com, Rebel art & literary journal, Expressions multi-cultural magazine, Anchor's Away graduation digest, The Hook general interest magazine, WZMB 91.3 FM college radio, the Student Media Advertising & Marketing Agency, Pirate Media 1 mobile app, all Student Media websites and all related social media platforms. The Student Media Director's foremost responsibility is financial oversight of all campus student media, drawing up and monitoring an annual budget of nearly $850,000 and approving all expenditures on behalf of the organization. The position also involves supervision of six full-time Professional Staff members, three part time support staff and up to 150 student employees. The Director also serves as an ex-officio member of and adviser for the Student Media Board. The Director's duties that center on educational training include serving as chief administrator of the Media Academy, a comprehensive set of training programs specific to ECU that include the Candidate Program for first-time newspaper/magazine reporters, the Design Apprenticeship for all graphic artists, the Radio Corp for on-air personalities, the Executive Leadership Program for new executives and Business Training Program for Agency personnel. The Director oversees the training staff of advisers, Professional Staff members who are in charge of teaching modules and assisting students with orientation and training on all aspects of newspaper, magazine and multimedia journalism; video, photo and design production; design; radio broadcasting. Areas of training include news, feature, multimedia and broadcast reporting and editing; photography; design; management; marketing and advertising; business operations; communications; broadcast management, and libel and slander law. Finally, but perhaps most importantly, the Director sets and carries out a vision for Student Media's future and represents that to the University community and Greenville.