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Program Manager, Journalism Ethics (Fixed Term) - Santa Clara University
Main Duties:
The Journalism Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics explores and addresses the ethical dimensions of news practices, tools and technology platforms that distribute news. It hosts and sponsors international events and programs, which attract senior media professionals and garner significant press attention. The Program Manager supports the senior director of the program in implementing the strategic objectives of its Trust Project, which develops tools that incorporate the evidence of trustworthy reporting into news practices, tools and platforms. The Journalism Program Manager reports to and works with the Senior Director of Journalism. Essential Duties and Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Program Management • Manage the Trust Project grants program including, but not limited to, Maintain relationships with grantees, Send out and collect grant documentation, Confirm newsroom grantee work has been completed, Manage payment process through the relevant university offices; Work with senior director of the program to foster Center’s relationship with newsroom network, including management of the program’s Facebook group 2. Event Management • Manage journalism events, including but not limited to: Developing participant list and communicating with participants throughout the process, Managing the event budget, Securing room and catering, Preparing any necessary materials such as signage, handouts, nametags, Preparing event reports 3. Manage Program Budget and Contracts • Track program spending and budget, Manage expense reports, with SPO on tracking expenditures, Create monthly budget report, Manage journalism contracting 4. Manage journalism research • Research issues related to Trust Project development • Research issues related to trust in the news more generally • Write reports based on research 5. Other duties as assigned, including • Prepare documents and slides for presentations and workshops • As assigned Provides Work Direction Provides direction to student assistants after coordinating with the Center’s Senior Director of Journalism. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. The position requires an ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships—both internal and external—within a multicultural environment. Physical Demands The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal • May be required to travel to other buildings on campus. • May be required to travel to community partners and outside customers, vendors, or suppliers • May be required to attend conferences and training sessions within the Bay Area or at in- or out-of-state locations Work Environment The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. • Typical office environment—shared office possible • Mostly indoor office environment • Office with equipment noise and frequent interruptions
Required Knowledge:
Knowledge Required: • Familiarity with journalistic practices and culture • Familiarity with journalism ethics and diversity Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods Familiarity with news operations in markets of varying sizes Preferred: • Familiarity with metrics used in newsrooms Familiarity with SEO and community management Active user of social media Skills • Excellent administrative and communication skills Demonstrated writing, editing and proofreading skills Demonstrated organizational skills, including time management Experience using Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Qualtrics or other survey tools, Zoom or other conference tools, online calendar management, and posting to a website using WordPress or other content management systems • Project management • Event planning Abilities • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships • Coordination with partners • Ability to do research and write reports • Ability to work in a team and to work independently • Ability to prioritize • Strong personal ethics - Ability to work under time pressure and tight deadlines - Ability to handle external relationships with sensitivity and diplomacy
Required Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required. 3 – 5 years relevant experience Salary Information Hiring Range: $2377.38 - $2732.42 semi-monthly, commensurates with experience
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Application Process:
This is a one-year fixed-term position beginning 7/1/18 – 6/30/19, and may be renewed annually. Fixed-term positions are contingent on continued availability of work and funding, and are at-will. Your at-will employment status means you or Santa Clara University (the “University”) may terminate your employment, with or without cause, and with or without notice. EEO Statement Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences. About Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees. Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States. To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to