Job Description - Specialist, Student Life Communication
Description View created on 11/01/2014

Specialist, Student Life Communication

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 11
Job Title ID: 123005
Job Series/Job Family: Student Support & Success Series / Student Life Family

Reports To

Director, Student Life

Job Purpose

To advise and coach student staff in the design and production of the student communication media; and to design and produce publications and other media for student use.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Recruits, selects, and promotes student staff for newspaper, magazine and other media.

  2. Responsible for ad sales, billing, collection, and tracking of transactions for student newspaper and student publications.

  3. Produces, proofs, and edits student publications (planners, handbooks, manuals, etc.) and submits to the Student Life Communications Coordinator for approval.

  4. Coaches and evaluates student staff in the area of assigning stories, graphic design, selling advertisements, production, layout and selecting images for the newspaper, magazine, and other student media.
  5. Coaches students in setting and ensuring the production and publication deadlines are met. 
  6. Instructs students in the layout and design of the student newspaper and other media, and the development, maintenance and updating of the online version and posting material to the web.
  7. Handles production and publication process details, including establishing run counts, providing proofs and weekly updates, distributing paper copies and maintaining archive files.
  8. Develops and maintains a database of student designers, reporters, photojournalists, and illustrators. Assists with the selection and evaluation of student interns and with processes to allow students to develop portfolio work.
  9. Coaches students in preparation for competition in the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conferencse and other competitions. Travels with students to such events.

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Computer Skills

Required

Physical Requirements

Work Experience

Required

Preferred

Education

Required

Preferred

Licenses/Certifications

Required

Safety