Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jobs continue to trickle in

Here is one:

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Tampa is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure track position in Broadcast/Convergence Media to teach courses in the Communication and Journalism major(s) at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2012.

The ideal candidate will combine experience in professional studio television, including multi-camera and multi-platform work, with scholarship and production skills in broadcast journalism or entertainment television. Candidates are encouraged to discuss how
their scholarship and production experience relates to media studies courses within an interdisciplinary program rooted in the liberal arts.
Qualifications: Candidates with a Ph.D., experience in studio television production and a strong commitment to liberal arts teaching are invited to apply.  Degree candidates may be considered provided they have degree in hand by August 15, 2012.


  1. Managing Editor Position Description

    Olympia Media Group is looking to hire a Managing Editor, a full-time position
    encompassing the communication of 30+ writers across 9 campuses. The position
    includes organization of articles and creative direction for each publication.

    • Enthusiastic
    • Hard-working
    • Deadline-driven
    • Thrive independently and as a team with great interpersonal skills
    • On the cusp of culture and current events
    • Must be able to work with the internal team and on campus team to manage
    the direction of content for our print publication at each individual campus

    Work will primarily be focused on the communication with writers about deadlines
    and materials as well as working with them to develop stories and content for
    interesting, popular, and time-relevant content. Must be able to effectively and
    efficiently manage student writers, through various routes of communication: phone,
    email, and text.

    We work in a fast paced start-up environment where organization, attention to detail,
    and flexibility are vital to success. Will be responsible to plan and direct the creative
    development of publications each week, as well as proofing publications in their
    entirety to ensure quality.

    Must have working knowledge of Mac environment and knowledge of Adobe
    Creative Suite and AP style is a plus.

    For further information about this position, please contact:
    Adrian France, Chief Creative Officer
    317.696.5372 • Adrian@OlympiaMedia Group.com

  2. Job Type: Non-Tenure Track

    Job Rank: Lecturer

    Job ID: (0) 11071100001

    College: Communication

    College URL: http://communication.utexas.edu/

    Department/Unit: School of Journalism

    Department/Unit URL: http://journalism.utexas.edu/

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    Field of Specialization: Sports Journalism

    Job Description:

    The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism seeks a non-tenured faculty member, with relevant experience to teach courses in sports journalism that will address reporting and writing skills, ethics, legal issues, and the role of sports in society. Courses will emphasize a heavy writing component and beginning and advanced reporting techniques. Work with faculty members in the School to improve curriculum. Endeavor to bridge the School to media outlets and other departments at the university, as appropriate. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Significant combination of relevant education and experience may be considered, as appropriate. Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting professional and amateur sports. Professional media background and demonstrated excellent writing and reporting skills. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Extensive experience producing journalism content and the ability to work across media platforms. Preferred qualifications: A combination of a professional media background and some level of experience teaching. The ACEJMC-accredited School offers the B.J., M.A., and Ph.D. and is housed within a top-ranked College of Communication. Soon the School will move to its new home: The Belo Center for New Media, which will house a state of the art converged media newsroom.

  3. The company I work for is in desperate need of a PHP programmer with experience in working with the Zend framework. Over the course of 4 weeks this summer, all but one member of the programming staff left for a new position and we've only managed to fill 2 of those positions over the last 2 months.

    The tech market is much more competitive right now for employers and as a small company, it's difficult for us to compete with other employers at times. We do offer a good benefits package (employer paid health, dental and vision insurance) along with a flexible and relaxed working environment.

    If you know of anyone who might be looking to move or looking to make a move out of a corporate environment, please have them contact me at:


  4. From former DMN-er Kent Fischer:

    I left the DMN right after the '09 layoffs for a job with the political communications and consulting firm GMMB. My firm has an opening in our Seattle office (where I am based) working on education reform issues. Applicants need to know education issues. The details:

    Position Overview & Responsibilities:

    Are you up for a meaningful challenge? Do you want use your strategic communications and policy skills to create real and lasting change in the world? We hope so, because we’re hiring.

    GMMB is a nationally recognized communications and issues advocacy firm, and we are seeking a Vice President, Communications to join our Seattle office. In this leadership role, you’ll use your strategic communications, policy, media relations and advocacy expertise to help our clients advance their education initiatives.

    Specifically, we are looking for someone who is able to:

    • Provide expert counsel and guidance to our clients, and develop, oversee, and coordinate comprehensive advocacy strategies to create change and strengthen awareness of pressing issues amongst policymakers, stakeholders, and communities of color.
    • Collaborate with dynamic clients, national networks of grantees, and internal teams to plan and execute successful communications activities, including media relations, events, policy initiatives, research, grassroots activities, and training workshops.
    • Apply insight and understanding of “new media” as well as traditional media to strengthen public awareness of key issues among target audiences.
    • Develop top-notch written materials, including high-level briefings, press releases, fact sheets, talking points, analysis, reports, web content, and newsletters.
    • Lead website design and content projects to support broader strategic communications goals.

    Qualified candidates should have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or a related field
    • 7+ years of communications/public relations experience with excellent writing and media relations skills
    • Strong experience with and understanding of digital and social media
    • Strong project execution abilities
    • Experience managing collaborative teams
    • Experience with education issues and initiatives a plus
    • Client management experience strongly preferred
    Who are we?

    We’re activists at heart. When we opened our doors in 1983 we had one goal in mind: to create positive change through electoral politics and issue advocacy. And, we’ve never lost sight of the underlying mission that drives what we do –using communications to help foundations, non-profits, associations, governments and socially conscious corporations make this world a better, healthier and safer place

  5. enure-Eligible Faculty Opening

    Assistant Professor Integrated Marketing Communications and Sullivan, Higdon, and Sink Faculty Fellow* Elliott School of Communication

    Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Wichita State University

    THE ELLIOTT SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION at Wichita State University seeks a full-time, tenure-eligible assistant professor in the integrated
    marketing communications area, the largest concentration in the school. We are looking for collegial candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service for appointment beginning August 2012. We seek scholars committed to a comprehensive integrated communication curriculum (journalism, mass communications, speech communication), who can contribute to the school’s “common core” (writing, speaking, and visual competencies; theory, history, research, critical analysis, and law & ethics) at the undergraduate and graduate level. Specifically, we are seeking scholars who can bring expertise in advertising and branding (creative and/or account management), recent and successful advertising industry experience, and ability to teach quantitative research methods. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach in both the graduate and undergraduate program depending on the needs of the school.

  6. Similar to Chris at Kentucky, we too are looking for a professional staff person for our sales.

    Our position is slightly different in that the previous sales manager was paid a flat salary ($41K) but did little selling. I have revised
    the position (now called SALES DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE) to be 75% time in sales and 25% in training and supervision of student sales.
    It pays a base salary plus commission and comes with full university benefits.

    The application deadline is October 6th. Apply at .

    Ray Catalino
    GM, The Daily O'Collegian
    Oklahoma State University