Journalism Coordinator

Location
Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Posted
Apr 04, 2014

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: Memorial Union 160400 MUN

Position Summary: Student Media a department within the Memorial Union invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Journalism Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

Student Media informs, persuades, guides, educates and entertains while serving the OSU community and the greater Corvallis area. In the process students receive a comprehensive understanding of the media and the skills needed to create it.

The Journalism Coordinator provides guidance, training, advice and feedback across all media platforms for student-led programs at Oregon State University's department of Student Media. The Journalism Coordinator reports to the Director of Student Media and works closely with the Student Media Leadership Team. The Coordinator advises student editors and managers to help shape high quality journalism across all delivery platforms with.

The Journalism Coordinator works with the Student Media Leadership Team in recruiting, training and coaching student staff and supports students and professional staff in the development of integrated, multimedia journalism in order to facilitate the production of a high quality journalism. The Journalism Coordinator provides weekly, written critiques of student-produced, journalistic content.

Position Duties: 50%
Serves as the advising resource for students seeking to practice journalism using all tools at their disposal by being visible and available and by developing professional relationships with student managers and staff while respecting and maintaining student content control. Contributes positively to the educational and professional development of the student staff to help ensure students follow the Student Media's code of ethics and standards of professional journalistic and fiscal best practices.

20%
Coordinates with the Student Media Leadership Team to ensure all students are trained in professional journalism standards, ethics and laws including libel, obscenity, and invasion of privacy, trademark, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Holds regular and standardized trainings, maintains records and provides regular assessments of stated learning outcomes.

10%
Provides written critiques of the day's, student produced, editorial content.

10%
Teaches practicum courses and programs essential to the media programs offered by the University's New Media program.

5%
Provides information and training for students in the development and presentation of budgets in a fiscally responsible manner. Reports budgetary needs and issues to the director of Student Media and related budgeting boards. Prepares reports and records. Completes projects as assigned by the Director and assistant Director of Student Media.

5% Assist students and clerical staff in selecting and managing contest entry selection, submission and awards records. Coordinates guest speakers and is available to host guests. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Media.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: The employee in this position will often be required to lift or carry objects weighing up to 30 pounds, and pushing or pulling carts weighing up to 30 pounds.

Work station is located in shared work area and may include regular distractions and interruptions.

Evening hours required.

Occasional weekend duties.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Bachelors or advanced degree in journalism or related field.

Three years' experience as a working reporter, editor, producer or media manager.

Demonstrated experience in coaching a team and successfully achieving individual/group performance outcomes. Lead work should demonstrate ability to understand team dynamics, establish performance and behavior expectations and provide support for individual and team developmental goals.

Experience in producing and/or content editing in multimedia platforms.

Ability to lift or carry objects weighing up to 30 pounds and pulling carts weighing up to 30 pounds is required.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Leadership experience in a collegiate media organization or educational setting.

Ability to relate effectively to student journalists with a commitment to student content control.

Management and supervisory skills which includes the application of various coaching, management, communication models to achieve successful team and individual outcomes.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only): N/A

Posting Date: 03-10-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 04-18-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $30,700-$52,100

Special Instructions to Applicants: The closing date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Provide three work samples including web, social and/or video media. This may be uploaded as "Other Document" and/or "Other Document 2" depending on size. It is recommended that the samples be merged into one or two files depending on size.

4) Provide three letters of recommendation. Recommendations from students may serve as one of the three letters. This may be uploaded as "Other Document 3". It is recommended that the letters be merged into one file for upload.

For additional information please contact: Julia Sandidge at julia.sandidge@oregonstate.edu

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

Posting Number: 0012057

Quicklink for Posting: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63672PI75221976