Professional Program Coordinator Arizona State University Journalism & Mass Communication Campus: Downtown Phoenix 71830BR
Job Description The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University—one of the nation’s premier professional journalism and strategic communications programs—is seeking a program coordinator to ensure the success of the Cronkite School’s immersive learning programs and elevate student work. The Cronkite School is known for its “teaching hospital” education model, in which students learn by doing real work in immersive environments; we call those our “professional programs.” The program coordinator will collaborate with advisers and faculty to manage the application and placement processes for these programs, working to ensure students align with opportunities that drive their career goals. The coordinator will also serve as a champion of the student content created within those programs, elevating exemplary journalism and communications work both inside and outside the school. The Cronkite School is proud that its students have won more student awards than any journalism school in the country, and we strive to continue that tradition: The coordinator will oversee all local, national and international contest entries, working to surface commendable work and facilitate its recognition.
Applicants must apply online through Kenexa by submitting the following: 1) a cover letter 2) resume; 3) contact information (name, address, email, telephone number) for three professional references; All finalists will be asked to submit a diversity statement that addresses their experience and commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion over the course of their careers and outlines how they would advance DEI goals at the Cronkite School. The statement should be no longer than 500 words.
Salary Range DOE
Close Date 08-October-2021
Serve as the Cronkite School’s contests coordinator, overseeing all contest entries.
Monitor student work across the school to identify strong contest entries (and any gaps).
Develop and manage a tracking system for contest deadlines, entries and outcomes.
Manage application and placement process for the school’s professional programs.
Collaborate with faculty, advisers and our communications team to promote professional programs and opportunities within them.
Visit classes to showcase professional programs and student work.
Lead administration of the News21 program, including managing the fellowship hiring process, coordinating housing and coordinating a student survey/assessment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Training or work experience in journalism or strategic communication, preferably with editing experience
Knowledge of newsroom and communications environments.
Experience submitting or managing journalism or communications contest entries.
Experience in project management.
Experience mentoring early-career journalists and communicators.
Working Environment Our office is located at 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
Communicate to perform essential functions
Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals
Department Statement The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake—accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity—the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow. Located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city, the School has 70 full-time faculty members, more than 100 full-time professional staff and annual resources of more than $40 million. Nearly 2,500 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students are enrolled at Cronkite, preparing for careers in journalism, strategic media and related communications fields. Of the undergraduate residential student population, more than 60 percent come from out-of-state and more than 37 percent are students of color. The retention rate consistently exceeds 90 percent, and Cronkite students regularly lead the country in national journalism competitions. The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education, for which it has received international acclaim. Cronkite offers 15 different full-immersion professional programs in which students work in intensive, real-world settings under the guidance of top-flight professionals and in collaboration with research faculty. The programs enable students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, producing news, information and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation. The Cronkite faculty is made up of award-winning professional journalists, strategic communications specialists and world-class media scholars. Cronkite professors include five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, digital media thought leaders, top TV producers and correspondents, major metropolitan newspaper editors and strategic communications experts.
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Instructions to Apply Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Applicants must apply online through Kenexa by submitting the following: 1) a cover letter 2) resume; 3) contact information (name, address, email, telephone number) for three professional references; All finalists will be asked to submit a diversity statement that addresses their experience and commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion over the course of their careers and outlines how they would advance DEI goals at the Cronkite School. The statement should be no longer than 500 words Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ see Req Id# 71830BR