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Communications: Job Opportunities



Faculty Opportunities

Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor in Strategic Communications

Department

Communications and Journalism, School of Communications

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Starting Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 (begins August 2017)

Job Description Summary
The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor (9-month position) in Strategic Communication, in our Communications & Journalism Department. We seek candidates who can integrate theory and practice and have experience with contemporary strategies across public relations and advertising. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience.

Minimum Qualifications
A master’s degree, professional experience, and teaching experience are required.

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. is preferred.

Essential Duties
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students in Advertising & Marketing Communications, Public Relations, and Media Communications, provide faculty service, and engage in professional development, including scholarship and creative activity. We are seeking a visiting colleague whose experience and expertise complements that of our existing faculty, who brings new perspectives to discussions of curriculum revision and strategic planning for the department. For more information see: http://www.webster.edu/communications/

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Job Title
Instructor, part-time

Department
Communications and Journalism, School of Communications

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Starting Date
Academic Year 2017-2018, (begins August 2017)

Job Description Summary
The School of Communications has an opening for a part-time instructor in our Communications & Journalism Department to serve as faculty advisor to the student newspaper, teach the associated courses, and manage the operations. This is a 9-month academic year appointment, annually renewable.

The successful candidate will serve as the primary advisor to our student journalists in the production of an online student newspaper with a bi-weekly print edition, teach the associated courses, oversee the newspaper operations, and work toward strategic goals such as increasing our students’ experience and success in digital, social, and mobile media, increasing collaboration between the newspaper and our other student media, and increasing the internationalization of our student media and students’ experiences. The advisor is charged with providing a quality learning experience for the students, protecting the School of Communications’ interests, and helping the School serve its mission and achieve its strategic goals.

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor (9-month position) in Strategic Communication, in our Communications & Journalism Department. We seek candidates who can integrate theory and practice and have experience with contemporary strategies across public relations and advertising. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience.

Minimum Qualifications
Significant journalism experience and accomplishment, print and digital;
• Successful teaching experience;
• MA, MS, or higher degree, or BA/BS and equivalent professional accomplishment;
• Preference for those with significant and innovative experience with digital, social, and mobile media.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A master’s degree, professional experience, and teaching experience are required.

Essential Duties
Serving as mentor and advisor to the students, including being on-call during the production process;
• Teaching the newspaper production course and other courses as appropriate;
• Conducting weekly critique sessions;
• Attending monthly Publication Board meetings;
• Responsible for operating the student newspaper as a learning laboratory;
• Overseeing the general operation of the newspaper, its online website, and social media presence;
• Exercising oversight of budget, spending, and revenue, including student payroll, in coordination with the School’s Director of Operations;
• Ensuring that all relevant academic and operational policies and procedures are followed, including necessary student employment payroll requirements.

For more information see: http://www.webster.edu/communications/

Student Job Opportunities

Job Title
Graduate Assistant, Student Media

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Job Description Summary
The ideal candidate will have strong multimedia skills and be able to create content across platforms.

The successful candidate will work closely with the advisers and editors-in-chief for The Journal and The Ampersand, and the GM’s for The Galaxy and Idea Tree Media.

Minimum Qualifications
Term of appointment:
2017-2018 academic year (renewable for 2nd year)

Course Work:
Must be accepted to a graduate program at Webster University
Must enroll in 9 credit hours of graduate courses per semester
Must maintain a good academic standing

Hours of Work:
Not to exceed 20 hours per week. All hours worked must be recorded via My Webster (portal.adp.com).

Payment:
$16.22 per hour, payable on a bi-weekly basis per the University’s payroll schedule.
Note: This rate is based on 37 weeks per year and no work on Labor day, Thanksgiving Eve/Day, Winter Holiday (6 days), and Martin Luther King Day.

Scholarship:
Equivalent to 50% of graduate tuition for 9 credit hours per semester at on-ground rate*, the scholarship amount is non-taxable and pro-rated based on start date

Essential duties
Assist students in learning and carrying out ethical content creation.
• Help oversee transition to more robust digital platforms across student media.
• Attend twice-weekly Journal newspaper production class and supervise the newspaper’s production night. Hold regular meetings with the GMs of the Galaxy Radio and Idea Tree Media to foster the sharing of material between student media platforms. Attend The Ampersand production classes as needed.
• Promote collaboration and joint projects among The Journal, The Ampersand, The Galaxy and Idea Tree Media.
• Check in weekly with editors-in-chief of The Journal and The Ampersand and the GM’s of The Galaxy and Idea Tree Media to assess needs, plus opportunities for collaboration.
• Carry out administrative tasks, which may include activities such as:
• Assisting with ordering supplies, organizing contest entries, student hiring and student employee oversight as appropriate, monthly meetings, and travel arrangements for student media conferences. Communicate with vendors about equipment and publishers about paper specs, general publishing processes and concerns.
• Oversee the advertising and business functions of The Journal. Monitor budgets, pay registration fees, approve expenses and submit reimbursement requests. Help with the payroll and business functions of other student media as needed.

Special Instructions to Applicants
If you are unable to submit your documents online, send them to:

Graduate Assistant - Student Media-SOC, St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Human Resources Jobs
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119


For the latest information about other employment opportunities at Webster University, including graduate assistantships in other areas of the University, please check with Human Resources.