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Assignment Features Editor (OPS) - Student Media

Company: Florida Gulf Coast University
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Position Information Job TitleAssignment & Features Editor (OPS) - Student Media Job Description The Assignment & Features Editor serves as one of the primary leaders of Eagle News - the print and web arm of Eagle Media. This position is responsible for largest portion of the monthly print edition, overseeing the layout and development of content ranging from local politics and current events to entertainment and special topics. The Assignment & Features Editor is also responsible for keeping the campus community up-to-date on the latest news by ensuring digital-first coverage of big events and breaking news. Required Qualifications Enrolled as a degree seeking student at Florida Gulf Coast University at the time of hire and throughout the appointment. Must have a minimum GPA 2.5 and be in good conduct standing with the University. Must be able to work on production nights throughout the summer, fall and spring and also be willing to work occasional nights and weekends. Some experience with multimedia reporting. Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word). Preferred Qualifications Experience managing a team. Experience using Adobe InDesign. Experience writing features. Experience covering breaking news. Experience making public records request. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities *Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and AP Stylebook or similar software programs. *Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. *Knowledge of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics. *Knowledge of Wordpress or similar web platforms. *Skill in English grammar, AP style and journalistic writing. *Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines. *Skill in editing documents for spelling and grammar. *Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. *Ability to travel around campus and off campus to cover news. *Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines. *Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure. *Ability to operate personal computers with proficiency and learn new applications and systems. *Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision. *Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and environments. *Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures consistently. All employees are expected to: - Promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment. - Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks. - Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies. - Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment. - Present a professional image in word, action and attire. - Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other's view of the world, personalities and working styles. - Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals. - Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement. Physical Demands Salary Range$2,000 - $2,250 stipend Job Duties Essential Job Duties *Supervises news and feature writers for Eagle News. *Attends every staff meeting and print production night. *Checks in with assignment desk for upcoming events and news to assign. *Enforces and meets all monthly, weekly and daily deadlines. *Communicates newsroom policies, procedures and ethics of the organization to staff and contributing writers. *Assigns news coverage and maintain an up-to-date story budget. *Assists in coordinating multimedia coverage for special events with Eagle Radio and ENTV. *Completes the layout news and features section of the paper each month *Ensures breaking news and time-sensitive events are covered and posted to the website quickly. *Writes and covers stories and events for sections as needed. Other Duties *Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Posting Detail Information Posting NumberTS416P Open Date04/25/2019 Close Date Open Until FilledYes Status Special Instructions to Applicants Must avoid any conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest. (This can include but is not limited to: using your position at Eagle News to gain access to an event that you don't intend to cover; or using your position at Eagle News to get favorable coverage of another organization you're involved in; or serving in both Eagle News and Student Government.) Ability to perform duties completely independent of any other university department or organization. As a temporary employee, you may not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g. paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement). FGCU is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

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