The Assistant Director for Programming and Membership at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University works to oversee, develop, execute, track and evaluate the Center’s core programming initiatives across its New Jersey and national collaborative programs, and expand membership in the NJ News Commons and NJ College News Commons.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, the duties of the Assistant Director will focus on programming and membership, including the following:
Oversee the Center’s core programming initiatives across its New Jersey and national collaborative programs, working with the Director and the Assistant Director for Products and Events. This will include developing, executing and maintaining programs provided to members of the NJ News Commons, the Center’s flagship network, such as Loved and Lost, support of ethnic media organizations, the South Jersey Information Equity Project, the Center’s Excellence in Local News awards, fellowships, content sharing, coaching and more.
Hire and manage part-time and consultant staff to manage some projects and support their work.
Ensure the success of the Center’s core programming initiatives across its New Jersey and national collaborative programs through tracking and evaluation, working with the Director and the Assistant Director for Products and Events. This will include keeping track of what stage each project is in, supporting other staff assigned to projects, coordinating with the Assistant Director for Products and Events on final products such as, the Center’s website, the Center’s collaborative journalism website, newsletters, research papers and promotions, and contributing to final grant reports.
Grow membership in the NJ News Commons, the Center’s flagship program, and the NJ College News Commons.
Ensure that all the Center’s programs align with its strategic goals.
Conceive and produce public-facing content detailing program activities of the Center and its partners.
Be a valuable partner and collegial member of the School of Communication and Media team, working with faculty and staff as needed to engage them and their students in the Center’s work.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Bachelor Degree in journalism, communications or other related fields or disciplines from an accredited university is required.
At least five years of experience working in a non-profit, commercial or academic enterprise related to the fields of communication and journalism.
Superior communication and public speaking skills, highly-developed leadership skills, team and consensus building abilities, and the ability to work well with all personnel levels within the academic environment and among external audiences.
Demonstrated editorial skills including writing, editing, web production and multimedia content production.
Knowledge of Google’s suite of tools, including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Forms.
Advanced degree in journalism, communications or other related fields or disciplines from an accredited university required.
Experience using a variety of content, communication and project management systems preferred, including such programs and platforms as Airtable, Canva, Mailchimp, Wordpress, Slack and Zoom.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY:
Applicants should include a resume and a cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.
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