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WVU hiring director of student media

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Division of Student Life invites applications for the Director of Student Media.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, the newly created position will be responsible for the overall vision, direction, and supervision for the area of Student Media, which includes student-created content produced for the campus newspaper (The Daily Athenaeum) and campus radio station (U92 FM). Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) leading innovative journalistic and business practices, managing the budgets, overseeing equipment and facility management, supervising professional and student staff, and serving as the main point of contact for all relevant issues pertaining to both units.

Candidates should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field (a Bachelor’s degree plus commensurate professional experience may be substituted for the master’s degree) and a minimum of six-years of progressively responsible experience in print or broadcast journalism; experience in the design and development of a communications plan; experience supervising a staff, and a strong understanding of news planning, reporting, editing, advertising and production. Preference may be given for candidates with experience in the higher education setting.

First consideration will be given to applications received on or before Nov. 13, 2015.

To apply for this position, please visit and choose the Staff positions link. Proceed as either an Internal or External candidate depending on your current status, then select Director of Student Media (Job Number 01058) and follow the instructions.

West Virginia University is a doctoral, research high-activity, land-grant institution with over 30,000 students.  The City of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located 75 miles South of Pittsburgh, and 200 miles West of Washington, D. C.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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