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Director of IU Student Media

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Director of IU Student Media
Campus Bloomington
Department Information
Job Summary

The Director of Student Media serves as the chief executive officer for the Indiana Daily Student (IDS) and its digital formats, the Arbutus yearbook, and their related and supplemental media. (The IDS and Arbutus are student media whose independence is guaranteed by a Charter adopted by the university’s Board of Trustees in 1969.)

The position directs the overall editorial and financial operations of these enterprises, which also serve as university educational laboratories. This position is the chief editorial adviser to both the IDS and Arbutus and requires a thorough understanding and commitment to journalistic principles, standards and ethics. The director also must possess media-related editorial, business and financial acumen to succeed in the digital age.

Because of rapidly evolving media convergence, the director will work collaboratively with other media entities at the university and lead with a vision that keeps student media at the forefront of innovation.

The position serves and provides leadership to a variety of committees, service organizations and related professional organizations to keep the organization both visible and state-of-the-art. This position regularly accompanies student leaders and other employees to such conferences. The current position’s occupant also teaches in the Media School and fulfills committee responsibilities in the School.

This position reports directly to the dean of the Media School.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree and a national reputation in the fields of student media, journalism education and/or professional media and five years related experience.

Strong candidates will have a record of success and innovation in media editorial and business management, especially digital media and audience development.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree in journalism or a closely related media field; Candidates should demonstrate a record of progressively higher levels of management, leadership and advising experiences; Experience in student media administrative and advising.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Salary Range
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 5PR
FLSA Exempt
Work Location
Job Category Administrative/Professional

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 06929P
Open Date 02/07/2018
Close Date 04/09/2018
Open Until Filled No
Posting Disclaimer 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.
Special Instructions Summary

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Portfolio
  3. Supplemental Materials