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Digital Crusader

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This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Digital Crusader
Department Information

Indiana University-Radio/Television Services, WTIU Public Television, and WFIU Public Radio serves south-central Indiana, producing a wide range of radio, television programs for local, state, and national distribution, as well as many non-broadcast productions for the university and community. For more information click here.
Note: This is a full-time, exempt, professional staff position, eligible for all full-time IU staff benefits, including generous paid-time-off, health care, and retirement plans. Click here for a full summary of all benefits offered.

Job Summary

The Digital Crusader is responsible for creating, cultivating, sustaining, populating, and championing the “Digital-first” (web/mobile) outlet of public broadcast stations WTIU and WFIU, with applicable digital content (video, audio, photo, text). Applicable Digital (web-first) content is that typically not broadcast; yet very much of interest, value, and impact to the viewers, listeners, and clickers of the WTIU/WFIU public broadcast stations. The Digital Crusader will both create and recruit appealing web content for WFIU/WTIU websites and social media.

Specific duties include:

Deepens WTIU/WFIU Digital-first (web) content. Acts as creator, steward, miner, hunter, aggregator, and crusader of existing applicable content produced (and owned) by non-WTIU/WFIU/IU-Radio/Television Services producers, for re-purposing onto the WTIU/WFIU Digital (web) outlet(s). Uncovers existing applicable content via any/all of: computer web search, internal WFIU/WTIU mining, establishing direct relationships with content producers, magazines, news, newspapers, word of mouth, subscriptions, receiving pitches/proposals, instituting RFP processes, and/or in limited circumstances – creating directly locally.

Acts as Digital-first (web) outlet infrastructure owner, coordinator, and copywriter; utilizes applicable software (ie. Word Press or other) infrastructure backbone.

Produces, edits, and coordinates Digital-first (web) content promotions via directly creating and managing a constant fresh inventory of short promotional video/audio/graphics/text spots (typically :30 seconds in length) about the Digital-first (web) WTIU/WFIU outlet, intended for broadcast/web/social media via any of: WFIU Traffic, WTIU Traffic, WFIU/WTIU social media, WFIU/WTIU websites. Educates legacy and new WTIU/WFIU followers and public at large; grows awareness of the stations Digital-first (web-only) content by creating usable, timely, promotional spots.

Recruits and manages a small “team” of University student and/or volunteer Digital-first Team “Production Assistants”, to aid in execution of all of above.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study, such as Media, Journalism, Telecommunications, Theatre, Liberal Arts, or English and two years of experience working in a related digital content business area, such as broadcast, website, social media, marketing, or advertising.

Possess a valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Knowledge of Indiana and national pop culture, classical music, arts, news, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), children’s issues, parenting; web and social media platforms; video, audio, photography, copy-writing.

Some combination of skills in video production, audio production, photography, copywriting, websites, web infrastructure, blogging, social media.

Some combination of these abilities:
Daring, creative, aggressive, curious, intelligent, self-challenged, motivated, organized, cheerful, Indiana-pride, public broadcasting champion, modern, tech literate, and bold
Audio and/or video editing and file creation/management via industry standard platforms (Avid Media composer, Vantage, etc).
Manage and populate Digital (web-only) content via industry standard web platforms (WordPress, etc).
Manage a consistent, constant, high amount of Digital (web) content output weekly; including foresight to plan ahead and ensure consistent updating and fresh content at all times.

Preferred Qualifications
Working Conditions / Physical Demands

Ability to sit at a computer/desk environment for long periods of time. Ability to work a computer for long periods of time. Ability to manage occasional video/audio production sessions on location, including lifting and transport of heavy equipment (cases) up to 40 lbs.

Salary Range $38,168 - $45,000
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 3PR
FLSA Exempt
Work Location
Job Category Broadcast/Radio/TV

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 06416P
Open Date 12/01/2017
Close Date 12/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Posting Disclaimer
Special Instructions Summary

This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • LinkedIn
    • IN CareerConnect/Work One
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook…etc) (specify below)
    • Job Fair (specify below)
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    • IU Employee Referral (specify below)
    • Other Media Source (specify below)
  3. Please specify

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List