The Student Newspaper Adviser supervises students in charge of the editorial work and production of the campus newspaper and ensures it embodies the principles stated in the university’s vision statement. The Adviser counsels student journalists regarding procedural, and ethical and legal issues associated with the publication, essentially performing the duties of a newspaper publisher.
RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):
Train, support, and advise students in all aspects of news gathering, news writing, and newspaper production
Oversees the hiring and performance evaluations for paid student positions
Ensures collaboration with similar student media organizations, conferences, and journalism contests such as the California College Media Association Awards and the Association of Collegiate Press
Provides general oversight to the physical publication of the paper
Working with the Operations Coordinator develops the annual budget, explores opportunities for external funding, and tracks revenues and expenses to ensure proper use of funds
Experience in reporting, news writing for print, online and multimedia editions, photography, copy editing, and proofreading are prerequisites. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, or equivalent field with at least three years’ experience as a reporter or editor in a journalistic organization.
Demonstrated understanding of professional journalism ethics and media law
Demonstrated experience in coaching and mentoring student journalists
Demonstrated experience engaging audiences and supporting their understanding of the news
Skilled in digital media production (i.e. mobile journalism; audio, video, and social media platforms; emerging technologies)
Experience leading teams in an inclusive manner
Experience working with publication and administrative deadlines
Master’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, or closely related field
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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a growing, comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically under-served populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty, and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. As a University that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value ethnic and cultural background and a diverse faculty and staff. CSUMB welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.
Special Conditions of Employment
A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property
access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information
This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Education Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage
May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
Compensation and Benefits
Campus Housing Information
How to Apply
For full consideration, submit (a) application, (b) curriculum vitae and © cover letter by 8/15/18. All prospective applicants must apply on-line at: ****Applications will be forwarded to the department chair/selection committee for review. If it is determined that your background and qualifications match the University’s current needs, you will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
Lecturer appointments are temporary and do not confer tenure. Initial appointments may be for one semester or an academic year. Continuing appointments are contingent upon such factors as performance, enrollment, funding and programmatic need.
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