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West Virginia University Director of Student Media - Student Life in Morgantown, West Virginia

Director of Student Media - Student Life (16139)The Division of Student Life at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Director of Student Media. This position reports to the executive director of Student Enrichment and is responsible for the management, budgeting, staffing and successful operation of the Daily Athenaeum, U92 The Moose and Prospect and Price Creative. In addition, the Director of Student Media is responsible for all aspects of Student Media and for implementing innovative practices that result in respected and appreciated news organizations and profitable business operations; ensuring a welcoming community; and providing students valuable experiences and opportunities that prepare them for success upon graduation.In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:Leadership. The director leads a team of professional employees who are student-focused and dedicated to providing opportunities that enable students to learn and grow. The director is responsible for ensuring that the media operations comply with all state, federal and University laws, regulations and policies, and adhere to journalism best practices while producing valuable journalism.Vision. The media industry is constantly evolving. The director must be vigilant in studying and adopting new ideas and trends to keep student media on par with the industry. The introduction of new skills and programs prepares students for post-graduation jobs and provides new sources of revenue and student involvement. The director must work with peers at other schools and study industry research to anticipate needed change.Management. The director manages all financial aspects of the organizations including budgeting, reconciling, oversight of spending and exploring opportunities for additional revenue and funding. The director is charged with stewardship and improvement of facilities and equipment to include ensuring that students have access to media industry-standard equipment and software they will encounter in jobs and internships.Education. Student Media is an educational adjunct of the University that allows students the hands-on opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. Through training, critiques, campus-wide surveys and interviews with campus and community leaders, students are provided the opportunity to reflect and learn. The director works with professors and staff in the Reed College of Media as well as editors across the state to provide students with internships, jobs and other opportunities.Production. Student Media produces editorial, advertising, marketing materials, videos, podcasts and curated music. The director is responsible for ensuring that all content is ethical, engaging and accurate.Alumni. A strong and supportive alumni network for both U92 and the DA provides student support, financial assistance and a valuable sounding board for the director. The director identifies, cultivates and supports these networks through innovative events and frequent communication.About Student Media, Student Media at West Virginia has the strong support of the University. It is housed in a stand-alone building, has a professional staff of six and receives funding through a dedicated student activity fee and advertising revenue. The staff adheres to the policies of the College Media Association and the Associated Collegiate Press which prohibit prior review of student content and ensure the independence of Student... For full info follow application link.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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