The Publications Director, in consultation with faculty, will devise and implement a comprehensive publications strategy for the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute for the benefit of our students and alumni. The Publications Director will oversee and coordinate many Institute publications; create and oversee relationships with other local and national publications, as well as the manage the startup of additional publications created by the Director or the Institute. The Publications Director will manage relationships from an ongoing publishing agreement, to special, one-time editorial projects, and creating semi-autonomous sites which would persist within existing publications. The Publications Director will be the clearing house and point person for all such ventures, creating a newsroom like environment for reporting on a spectrum of topics, such as diversity and equity, political, social, and cultural issues. The Publications Director is also responsible for implementing an Institute wide social media strategy to build a connection with current and prospective students, and promote the Institute’s brand. The Publications Director will work with the publications committee and the Institute Director to ensure department needs are being met and Institute content, goals and outcomes remain relevant in a constantly changing journalism landscape. The Publications Director will also guide and edit all student and alumni work; provide editorial expertise and impart professional publishing standards to student writers to enable the publication of student works on a range of cultural and political websites such as the NY Times and Slate; work with the faculty publications committee and Institute Director to ensure department needs are being met and that content, goals and outcomes remain relevant, as the journalism landscape evolves.
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field.
Background in educational technology, interactive telecommunications or a related field.
7+ years experience in journalism, digital communications, writing, editing, or related field. Experience with web content management systems. Experience supervising staff. Social media account management experience and original content creation.
Familiarity with working in an academic setting. Managing multiple publications. Working with young writers, especially students. Engaging with students and faculty.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Proficient with Microsoft Word and Google Docs and Google Sheets, and website content management systems. Deep knowledge of social networking sites, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Strong leadership and strategic planning skills. Up to date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Able to strictly follow data privacy and security procedures for data handling and analysis to ensure adherence to legal and institutional standards.
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