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Instructor / Director of Collegian Media Group

Apply now Department: 3670020150 Journalism & Mass Communicaton
Job no: 508253
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Education / Instructional, Executive / Director / Management
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Collegian Media Group(CMG) are seeking to fill a cooperative position of an Director of Collegian Media Group / Instructor. This position is a full time, benefits eligible, 12 month appointment. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1st, 2020. An example some of the duties this position will be responsible for are below:

  • Teach a three course load in Journalism and Mass Communications related to reporting, media design, and data visualization.
  • Serve as adviser CMG publications, including the Collegian and companion publications. Participate in planning sessions, provide feedback for student leaders, encouraging creativity and promoting successful risk-taking.
  • Support journalistic endeavors to create student journalistic opportunity, helping grow, guide, correct and nurture the next generation of journalists.
  • Serve as administrator of the CMG corporation, including
    • Execute the directions of the CMG board of directors and successfully implement changes.
    • Keeping board aware of non-profit’s achievements and weaknesses.
    • Acting on committees for the board, including financial and fundraising.
    • Preparing financial and managerial documents while planning monthly board meetings.
  • Act as manager of the daily operations of the CMG, including:
    • Oversee day-to-day activities of the nonprofit; hire and supervise the permanent staff reporting to the director.
    • Act as CMG treasurer
    • Supervise CMG employees
    • Interface with vendors
    • Prepare yearly budget, track charges and be responsible for the bottom line.

Why Join Us:

https://jmc.k-state.edu

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to motivate and lead a team.
  • Excellent journalistic writing and copy-editing skills
  • Experience in leading a staff publishing on multi-platforms on a regular (multiple times per week) basis.
  • Experience in teaching writing, media design or data visualization.
  • Master’s degree in journalism or relevant field.
  • Understanding and commitment to the First Amendment and a school journalist’s rights.
  • Adherence to journalistic standards as outlined by the Society of Professional Journalists Code of ethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of industry experience.
  • Publishing experience on multiple platforms.
  • Fluent in social media platforms.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest outlining specific skills and experiences related to the position
  3. Name and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$ 85,000 to $ 92,000 annual salary

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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