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Media Board Applications

Applications for the 2015-2016 Jacksonville University student media leadership positions have opened! Students interested in these year-long positions and accompanying scholarships should complete the attached application and email it to Dr. Therese O’Connell ([email protected]no later than Friday April 3, 2014.

Interviews will be conducted by the JU Media Board during the week of April 6-10.

Download: 2015-2016 Student Media Leadership Application

 

 

 

 

Editor-in-Chief ($6,000)

  • The editor-in-chief of “The Navigator” is responsible for overseeing all editorial content published in the paper and is held accountable for operating and accurate and ethical news source.
  • The EIC will lead the newspaper staff in the publication of 10 print editions throughout the year as well as weekly online editions.
  • To do this, the EIC is required to edit and approve all content that goes into the paper, including but not exclusive to stories, art, letters to the editor and opinion columns. The EIC is the only student that can control publication of editorial content in the paper. Therefore, he or she is responsible for maintaining the paper’s integrity and image on campus. Strong editing, fact checking and judgement abilities are essential to success in this position.
  • The EIC must schedule, attend and lead all Navigator meetings throughout the year. He or she is responsible for hiring students for staff editorial positions, such as writers, photographers, and section editors, and reserves the right to dismiss students from those positions when necessary.
  • Each print edition, the EIC is responsible for addressing the student body in the form of an editorial column.
  • In addition to editorial responsibilities, the EIC will organize all technical aspects of the paper’s operation. This includes scheduling print dates with Florida Sun Printing and ensuring high print quality throughout the year, going with business manager to meet with advertisers, managing paper distribution after each publication, attending all meetings with the JU Media Board, and resolving any issues with administration that may arise.
  • The EIC is also responsible for maintaining the shared student media website judolphinmedia.com.
  • As the leader of largest and oldest student media on campus, the EIC is responsible for representing “The Navigator” with a professional and respectful demeanor at all times.

Business Manager ($4,000)

  • Take the lead in initiating and developing relationships with local business partners interested in advertising in print or online forms
    • This includes solicitation of new partners; gas money is awarded from ad revenue on a yearly basis
    • Anyone associated with The Navigator may seek new advertising partners and receive commission of 20% of the ad fee collected, awarded at the end of each semester
  • Obtain signed contracts from partners and file them in a secure place
  • Process payments via the Square Reader
  • Prepare and send invoices within two days of the ad’s running
    • Partners may request digital or physical proof of the ad’s running at this time; including such attachment is good practice and is encouraged
    • A log must also be maintained listing the invoice number, amount, and payment status with date
  • Communicate with Dr. O’Connell regarding the status of The Navigator account
  • Begin training the assistant business manager to assume this position the following year

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The Aquarian 

Scholarship positions require some experience and are often selected from the experiential staff. All positions require a resume to be attached with application form. For any questions regarding the available positions please contact [email protected]

Editor-in-Chief ($3,000; $1,500 per semester)

The position requires leadership skills to direct the editorial team in the selection, design, and layout stages of publication and to see the work through to distribution of the magazine. The Aquarian Editor should be able to:

  • Negotiate with printers and observe the contract carefully.
  • Work amicably with the faculty advisor and staff.
  • Draft a budget that itemizes all intended expenditures to present to the Media Board; accounting for and not exceeding the budget for the project.
  • Recruit a staff to share all aspects of the publication process including publicizing the Aquarian, receiving entries, evaluating the literary and artistic submissions, setting deadlines for publication, preparing the copy for the printer, distributing the Aquarian to students, notifying students whose work was accepted for publication and arranging for the presentation occasion and other events.
  • In selecting an Editor for the Aquarian, preference will be given to applicants with some publication experience and a record of participation in creative writing or arts.

Assistant Editor ($1,500; $750 per semester)

The position requires the Assistant Editor to aid the Editor-in-Chief in the selection, design, and layout stages of publication and to see the work through to distribution of the magazine. The Aquarian Assistant Editor should be able to:

  • Publicize the Aquarian through social media and the Aquarian website.
  • Aid in receiving entries, evaluating the literary and artistic submissions, preparing the copy for the printer, distributing the Aquarian to students, notifying students whose work was accepted for publication and arranging for the release party and other events.

Lead Designer ($1,750; $875 per semester)
*A simple portfolio of design work is required with application

The position requires the Lead Designer to aid the Editor-in-Chief in the selection, design, and layout stages of publication and to see the work through to distribution of the magazine. The Aquarian Lead Designer should be able to:

  • Design and assemble a professional quality magazine and submit it to the printer by the determined deadline.
  • Assist in negotiating with printers and observe the contract carefully.
  • Design all promotional materials for submissions, events, and recruitment.
  • Aid in receiving entries, evaluating the literary and artistic submissions, preparing the copy for the printer, distributing the Aquarian to students, notifying students whose work was accepted for publication and arranging for the release party and other events.

 

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Dolphinium Records ($6,250 to be distributed between positions)

President

  •  Oversees label operations and is responsible for development and implementation of yearly goals with Dr. Olson and the board. These activities include publicity and marketing plans, radio promotions, and recording needs; works with label offices to create new opportunities for Dolphinium including booking and management services; supervises label staff, and reports to Dr. Olson.

Vice President:

  • Assists the President in label operations and is responsible for organizing. The VP is in charge of publicity activities, strictly enforcing deadlines on publicity and media contacts, maintaining publicity databases and supervises label staff in marketing area.

Recording Manager: 

  • Technically minded individual capable of overseeing our recording sessions, live shows, and cooperative technology ventures. Manages and maintains our equipment, and is in charge of supervising student use of the equipment. Assists Dr. Olson with tracking, editing, and setting up live sessions for Dolphinium Artists.

A&R and New Media Manager:

  • Manages our web presence in consultation with Dr. Olson (Facebook and twitter updates, as well as supervising our website content), and is responsible, in conjunction with the president, with scouting out and reviewing new artists for the label and label showcases.

 

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JU Dolphin Radio

($11,000 altogether, additional $3,500 to be distributed by Manager in consultation with advisor)

Station Manager ($5,000)

 

Position Summary

The Station Manager of Dolphin Radio is, first and foremost, a leader for the other staff members and students who operate the station. This individual maintains and improves the effectiveness of the radio station’s on-air and off-air presence. The Station Manager also works closely with the faculty advisor and serves as a liaison between Dolphin Radio and the Jacksonville University Media Board. This position is a very demanding role requiring patience, stamina, and decisiveness. Candidates already involved with the station will be given special consideration, but anyone familiar with the radio industry and/or radio equipment will be considered.

Requirements

  • Must have completed at least one semester of COMM 395-01 Dolphin Radio Practicum
  • Maintain good academic standing with Jacksonville University
  • Must have successfully completed Dolphin Radio Training Plan and Contract
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of broadcasting equipment
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of broadcasting/audio editing software such as StationPlaylist®, Audacity®, and Adobe Audition®
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, as well as other various computer software and skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Works well with others/strong sense of teamwork
  • Can balance professionalism with fun
  • A strong sense of character and a true passion for radio

Description of Essential Job Duties & Expectations

  • Work with the Faculty Advisor to set goals for the station
  • Attend all Jacksonville University Media Board budget meetings as well as other meetings designated by the Media Board
  • Attend and teach COMM 395-01 Dolphin Radio Practicum class
  • Attend and lead biweekly executive staff meetings
  • Update Faculty Advisor on a weekly basis about the Station’s workings, problems, successes, etc.
  • Work with Finance Officer to formulate the budget and track expenses
  • Monitor the recruiting, selecting, motivating, training, and supervising of the volunteer staff
  • Acts as a liaison between Dolphin Radio and Jacksonville University as a whole
  • Is familiar with the By-Laws and the University Guidelines for Student Media, as well as making sure the station maintains compliance with these By-Laws
  • The Station Manager should expect to work at least an average of 15 hours a week into station presence and management.

 

Finance Officer ($1,500) 

 

Position Summary

The Finance Officer is responsible for creating, managing, and updating Dolphin Radio’s budget and finances. This individual will keep invoices and records of all expenses, payments, and deposits made to the station’s account. The Finance Officer is also in charge of completing Purchase Orders, Departmental Deposits, and other University forms. Candidates already involved with the station will be given special consideration, but anyone familiar with the radio industry and/or radio equipment will be considered.

Requirements

  • Must have completed at least one semester of COMM 395-01 Dolphin Radio Practicum
  • Maintain good academic standing with Jacksonville University
  • Must have successfully completed Dolphin Radio Training Plan and Contract
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, as well as other various computer software and skills
  • Understand, at minimum, a basic understanding of budgeting, accounting, and/or other forms of finance management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Personable and easy to get along with
  • Dedicated, motivated, and committed to the improvement and bettering of Dolphin Radio
  • Beginner to intermediate knowledge of broadcasting equipment
  • Beginner to intermediate knowledge of broadcasting/audio editing software such as StationPlaylist®, Audacity®, and Adobe Audition®
  • Understand and familiar with finance management techniques at an advanced knowledge (preferred, but not required)
  • Exceptional time management skills and punctuality; approaches and meets deadlines early

Description of Essential Job Duties & Expectations

  • Create, update, and manage the station’s budget
  • Act as a liaison between Dolphin radio and Jacksonville University’s, Controller’s office and Finance department
  • Works closely with the Station Manager and Program Director to complete appropriate financial forms in their wholeness and as efficient and swift as possible
  • Attend biweekly executive staff meetings
  • Is familiar with the By-Laws and the University Guidelines for Student Media, as well as making sure the station maintains compliance with these By-Laws.
  • The Finance Officer should expect to work at least an average of 9 hours a week into station presence and management.

 

The Dolphin Channel News 

– Station Manager ($5,000)

– Executive Producer ($3,500)

 

Dolphin Network ($2,500 to be distributed by advisor)

– Master Control Coordinator

– Operations Assistant

 

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