Provides overall direction, management and coordination for all activities and services within The Department of Student Publications. Provides leadership and oversight of institutional effectiveness efforts within the Division of Student Affairs. Provides strong journalistic and business direction for student media and career preparation for student employees.
Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of keyboard at a work station. Use of manual dexterity. Climbing of stairs, Security sensitive; criminal background check conducted. Will require travel, evenings and weekend hours, on occasion.
Position is rendered security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.
1. Develop and implement Student Publications operating policies and procedures that establish and maintain high journalism, advertising, professional, and ethical standards for Student Publications department. 2. Develop and implement planning and fiscal functions for the department within UTA guidelines; including department budget, vendor contracts, and assessment and planning documents; 3. Select, train, supervise, provide professional development opportunities for professional staff; 4. Work with professional staff to recruit, select, train, supervise and manage student staff in all Student Publications areas of operations; 5. Coordinate and supervise work of Student Publication's departments, including newsroom, photography, advertising, graphics/production and business; 6. Coordinate with the UTA Student Publications Committee; 7. Represent UTA at professional meetings, on regional and national student media associations and at student media workshops and conventions, and recruit high school and community college students for UTA, The Shorthorn and other Student Publications-produced publications; 8. Serve on division and university committees, including the Student Publications Committee; implement UTA internal control program within the department; 9. Plan and coordinate projects related to departmental success, such as Student Publications Alumni reunions, student recognition events, skills workshops, etc. Coordinate with the development office when appropriate. 10. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree with at least five (5) years or equivalent experience in professional news media within the last ten (10) years . Strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of press law and journalism required. Strong conflict resolution and management skills needed. Demonstrated management experience.
Master's degree with a minimum of three (3) years media management experience in an institution of higher education. Equivalent experience in media management (editor, news director, etc.) could be considered.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 10008
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