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Events and Digital Media Coordinator (Sanford Title)
(Job Code: 148, Level 8, Staff Assistant)
DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy
Sanford School of Public Policy
This full-time position at Duke University supports a Center that teaches and conducts research on journalism, media, and democracy within the Sanford School of Public Policy. The Events and Digital Media Coordinator will coordinate an active slate of events with journalists, scholars, alumni and students. Some events will take place after regular business hours and on weekends. The ability to coordinate in-person, online, and hybrid events is essential. The coordinator will also produce and generate content related to the Center’s activities. This includes website content, news releases, flyers, newsletters, annual reports, and managing the Center’s various social media accounts. This position reports to the Center Director and Associate Director.
The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy is Duke University’s hub for the study of journalism and media. We study the interaction between news media and policy; we support watchdog and accountability reporting in the U.S. and around the world; and we teach and conduct research about the media’s role in democracy. Founded in 1973, the DeWitt Wallace Center (DWC) is part of the Sanford School of Public Policy, and shares in the School’s mission of teaching, research, and policy engagement, with the goal of putting knowledge in service to society.
A detailed description of functional areas and tasks follows:
- Coordinate events: Coordinate special events, including promoting events across campus and with external audiences, assisting visiting speakers with travel arrangements, reserving space and catering services, and providing logistical support during events. Promoting events may include creating and printing flyers and signage, using social media, posting notices to event calendars, and coordinating promotional giveaways. The coordinator will also represent the Center at cosponsored and campus events, including Orientation, Blue Devil Days, first-year orientation events, the Major’s Fair and graduation. (60%)
- Digital Media and Communications: Create content to support the promotion of the Center’s various research and public engagement activities. This includes producing content for the Center’s website and social media platforms, as well as networking and communicating with students and other constituent communities. In support of this work, the coordinator will develop and maintain data on relevant alumni, media outlets, and partner (or potential partner) organizations and will help formulate and implement strategies to enhance the visibility of the work of the Center, its students, and its faculty. (40%)
- Both components of the position can also involve providing support to the Center’s collaborators and research and event partners within and beyond Sanford.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualities/attributes:
- Event planning experience.
- Familiarity with journalism, digital media, media studies, marketing, or communications in personal, professional, or educational contexts
- Familiarity with Duke or other college student communities
- Experience managing organizational social media accounts, and maintaining/updating websites (WordPress)
- Ability to work on deadlines
- Excellent writing and graphic design skills
- Experience with other related duties incidental to the work described.
Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post-secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.
Work generally requires three years of applicable experience or related academic work applicable experience or related academic work. OR and equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
In addition to applying online please send a cover letter, resume and/or an online portfolio to the following email address: [email protected]
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