Broadside Editor-in-Chief (Part Time, Temporary Hourly, Non-Benefited)

Job description

Posting Number::


Position Title::

Broadside Editor-in-Chief (Part Time, Temporary Hourly, Non-Benefited)

Posting Date::


Length of Position::

Temporary, as Needed Basis

Anticipated Start Date::

September 1, 2020

Position Type/Employee Class::

Temporary PT Hourly


< .50 FTE

Salary Level::

Monthly Stipend

Starting Pay Range:

$600/Month Stipend

Hours per Week::

10-12 Hours Per Week

Work Schedule::

Work Schedule may Vary

Days of the Week::

Days of the Week may Vary

Job Summary/Purpose::

Terms of Employment:
To oversee the student journalists of The Broadside student news department, their editorial projects and assignments. Develop editorial strategy of the publication.

Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (<.50 FTE) Temporary Hourly/Non-Benefited position
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district when needed.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions::

Projects and Assignments

1.Oversee student editors; provide tools, resources, information and support to ensure completed, organized publication.
2.Meet regularly with the News/Opinion Editor and Engagement Editor to coordinate on upcoming assignments, coverage, issues and opportunities.
3.Guide the strategy of the publication, including type of content to publish, publishing times and formats and topic areas to cover.
4.Conduct weekly staff meetings including at minimum a meeting to take place during the time of J-215 Publications Lab.
5.Oversee News/Opinion Editor and Engagement Editor as they manage contributions for student freelance writers and photographers; share content on digital and social media platforms and promote and market The Broadside to broad audience.
6.Coordinate design, format and publication of any special print editions.
7.Create content, including news, opinion and photography, as needed on an occasional basis.
8.Assign the duties of vacant positions and fill in as necessary.

General Office Duties

9.Act as the face and voice of The Broadside on campus, including as a spokesperson or representative of the organization when necessary.
10.Under the direction of the Advisor for Student Media, oversee The Broadside program budget and ensure the organization stays on budget each term.
11.Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities::

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform these essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

1.Knowledge of the field of journalism, especially in an online news environment, and regular consumer of news from various sources.
2.Ability to observe, direct and oversee student editors and reporters
3.Skill as a self-starter, able to work independently while also being receptive to guidance and feedback from others.
4.Skill in the operation of modern office equipment, software systems and standard office equipment, internet searches, Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and systems or software unique to the assigned area.
5.Ability to display strong news judgment and perform under occasional deadline pressure in a newsroom environment.
6.Skill in problem-solving, multi-tasking, organization and time management.
7.Ability to communicate effectively with public, COCC staff, students, third party service providers, and others.
8.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using English language with or without the use of auxiliary aids or an interpreter.
9.Ability to develop cooperative working relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds and other aspects of human diversity.
10.Willingness and ability to travel to off-site locations and branch campus, as required.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements::

Work hours are determined by the supervisor and vary based on business needs and locations. Position assignments may be assigned an alternate schedule to service the campus needs. Work is performed typically indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms. Requires near visual acuity to read written materials, write and read computer screens. Requires sufficient hearing and speech ability, for ordinary telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25lbs. All individuals are required to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement:

It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications::

1.Currently enrolled at Central Oregon Community College in at least 6 credits and registered for J-215: Publications Lab (1 credit) each quarter while employed with The Broadside. The editor-in-chief must have completed J216 and J217 or the equivalent. The institution may waive this requirement for the editor-in-chief if the student is co-enrolled in the J216 or J217 class. Approval from both supervisors is required for this exception.
2.Demonstrated leadership experience such as serving as a manager, captain or team leader in a professional school, work or organization environment.
3.Experience with AP Style as it applies to journalistic writing and publication.
4.Experience with online tools and platforms including website content management systems.
5.Experience with editing online social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
6.Experience with or training on Google Sheets for content planning.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications::

•Access to reliable transportation to commute for assignments, events or meetings that may take place on or off campus or at campuses in La Pine, Madras or Redmond.
•Experience with retouch, resize and enhance images as needed using Photoshop or other photography software.
•Experience with Back-end website capabilities, such as HTML coding.
•Experience with graphic design.
•Experience with WordPress content management system.
•Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Special Instructions to Applicants::


NOTE: You may be required to upload required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required?:


Is a Credit History Check Required?:


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Posted: 6/18/2020
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time