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Communications: Job Opportunities



Faculty Opportunities

Instructor, Student Newspaper Advisor - part-time

Job Description Summary
The School of Communications has an opening for a part-time instructor to serve as faculty advisor to the student newspaper, teach the associated courses, manage the newspaper operations, and create a new weekly student news broadcast, radio and/or video, using the newly remodeled Media Commons facilities. This is a 9-month academic year appointment, renewable annually.

Qualifications

  • Significant journalism experience and accomplishment - print, digital or broadcasting;
  • Successful teaching experience;
  • MA/MS or higher degree or BA/BS with professional accomplishment equivalent to earning the higher degree.

Essential Duties
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 internationalization of our student media and students' experiences.

A special project this year will be the creation of a new weekly news magazine broadcast, via the radio or TV facilities in our newly remodeled Media Commons. 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.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • 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 website, and social media presence;
  • Working with other faculty and staff members, and recruiting students to the creation of a new weekly news magazine show:
  • 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;
  • Advising the students so as to protect from legal, financial and other risks of a journalism enterprise.

Please refer to Human Resources application portal for required application documents and to apply for this position.

https://webster.peopleadmin.com/postings/4133

  

Staff Opportunities

None at this time.

Student Opportunities


Graduate Assistant, Student Media Manager - part-time

Job Description Summary
Assist students in carrying out ethical content creation.
Help oversee transition to more robust digital platforms across student media.
The ideal candidate will have strong multimedia skills and be able to create content across platforms.

Minimum Qualifications
Must be accepted to a graduate program in communications, media, or a related field at Webster University
Must enroll in 9 credit hours of graduate courses per term
Must maintain a good academic standing

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have strong multimedia skills and be able to create content across platforms.

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.

Check in weekly with editors-in-chief of the Journal and The Ampersand and the GMs of the Galaxy and Idea Tree Media to assess needs, plus opportunities for collaboration and joint projects.

Carry out administrative tasks, which may include activities such as:
Assisting with ordering supplies, organizing contest entries, student hiring and and student employment oversight as appropriate, monthly meetings, and travel arrangements for student media conferences. Communicate 

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.

Please refer to Human Resources application portal for required application documents and to apply for this position.

https://webster.peopleadmin.com/postings/4125


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

Updated 7/24/2019