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Job Descriptions

We're glad you are interested in working for Student Publications at Tarleton State University! Below, please find full descriptions of jobs currently available in our office. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please call (254) 968-9056.

Video Production Manager

Student Publications is currently seeking applications for a video production manager. The video production manager will be responsible for managing operation of the video production and graphic design unit of Student Publication. This position provides strategic oversight and direction for creative services efforts that effectively provide clients within the Division of Student Life with high-quality videos. Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University General expectations of the video production manager are as follows:

  • Meets established deadlines.
  • Maintains regular office hours.
  • Assumes all responsibilities for the functioning of the Video unit.
  • Manages a limited budget that includes equipment and payroll.
  • Meets regularly with the creative services staff.
  • Determines the duties for the staff members and supervises their performance of assigned duties.
  • Establishes policy.
  • Bears final responsibility for all content produced.
  • Responsible for all recruitment efforts for new staff, both hourly and contributing.
  • Approves payroll with the business manager and/or adviser.
  • Appoints two video production assistants and two graphic designers on a semester basis.
  • Coordinates all planning, storyboarding, scripting, casting and editing efforts.
  • Maintains positive relationships with clients who request creative services.
  • Responsible for ensuring all content is accurate and true. This may include copy editing and fact checking.
  • Works in collaboration with the JTAC News editorial board to produce regular online video features for jtacnews.com.
  • Ensures that all project files are properly archived and easily accessible.
  • Initiates disciplinary action according to established procedures when the manager becomes dissatisfied with the performance of a staff member. Also mediates disputes when needed.
  • Completes requirements associated with an Applied Learning Experience in Leadership.
Technical Requirements:

The desired candidate should possess strong management skills, be self-motivated and require little to no supervision. The person should be proficient in Adobe programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, Final cut, etc. The completion of at least one (1) college-level digital media, video production, or similar course is a plus. The candidate should also possess strong and effective oral and written communication skills and be able to work well with others in a very collaborative environment.

How to apply

Apply online! You will be provided with further details/instructions once you have submitted your online application.

Videographer

Student Publications is currently seeking videographers to assist in the creation of promotional videos for the Division of Student Affairs. Videographers are paid per submission. Basic skills should include the ability to artistically conceptualize and execute high quality videos. Must also be able to work with a wide range of clients, ensuring that their vision comes to life through video. Knowledge of programs such as Adobe Premier, After Effects, etc., is very beneficial.

General Requirements:
  • Supporting and adhering to Student Publications guidelines, policies and mission;
  • Completing assignments by or before the submission deadline;
  • Making any edits or suggested changes within a specified time frame;
  • Working to ensure submissions are of highest possible quality.
How to apply

Apply online! You will be provided with further details/instructions once you have submitted your online application.


Advertising Representative (JTAC News)

Student Publications is currently seeking applications for JTAC News Advertising Representative. The advertising representative shall have a general charge and responsibility of insuring that JTAC News is financially self-sufficient in regards to print costs, web hosting services, email services and any other contracted services that aid in the production and distribution of JTAC News. The advertising representative is responsible for creating and maintaining advertising campaigns for the print and online versions of JTAC News as well as any additional special revenue generating projects. The person in this position will aid the department in generating a minimum of $12,000 in advertising revenue. General expectation of this position are as follows:

  • Meets established deadlines.
  • Maintains daily office hours.
  • Meets a monthly sales quota.
  • Provides full, efficient and courteous customer service to all customers.
  • Maintains contacts on bi-weekly basis with all regular customers.
  • Initiates contacts on a regular basis with all prospective customers.
  • Follows and ensures customers adhere to advertising policies of JTAC News
  • Reviews and updates advertising policies/requirements as needed in conjunction with the director of Student Publications.
  • Reviews and determines ad rates on a semesterly basis in consultation with the business manager and director of Student Publications.
  • Develops and implements programs/specials to increase advertising sales.
  • Accurately completes contracts on all advertising sales, submitting them to the business manager on a daily basis.
  • Helps to collect all advertising revenue owed to JTAC News and turns it over to the business manager for deposit.
  • Schedules, coordinates and provides customer service with all national advertising agencies and accounts for both print and online.
  • Prepares a written report, called a “run sheet” one week in advance of each print edition, listing all ads sold and the size of each ad.
  • Submits daily “call logs” to the administrative assistant or director of Student Publications that record all daily contacts with customers and potential clients.
  • Responsible for advertising development, layout and design. Must ensure that it meets the advertiser’s specifications and is approved by the customer prior to print.
  • Seeks out and maintains local advertisers for JTAC News’ Signal Campus kiosks in compliant with the regulations and policies of Signal Campus.
  • Serves as Customer Service Representative for the office by greeting people who enter the office, answering the phone, etc.
  • Responsible for selling advertising for the Grassburr as needed or requested.
  • At minimum, meets monthly with the business manager and the director of Student Publications to review sales quotas, new leads, call logs, and any issues or concerns.
  • Performs other duties as warranted by the director of Student Publications.
Technical Requirements:

The desired candidate should possess strong communication skills, be highly personable, be self-motivated and require little to no supervision. The person in this position should be well organized and have at least a basic concept of marketing and sales. The candidate should also be proficient in design software such as Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.).

How to apply

Apply online! You will be provided with further details/instructions once you have submitted your online application.

Writer

Contributor positions will begin in the fall 2017 term.

The Department of Student Publications is seeking paid contributors to assist in the development of student-driven publications and projects. Videographers are paid per submission. Basic skills should include the ability to produce well researched, well written pieces on various subjects, including features, organizations, news, traditions, events, sports, etc.

General Requirements:
  • Supporting and adhering to Student Publications guidelines, policies and mission;
  • Completing assignments by or before the submission deadline;
  • Making any edits or suggested changes within a specified time frame;
  • Working to ensure submissions are of highest possible quality.
How to apply

Apply online! You will be provided with further details/instructions once you have submitted your online application.

Photographer

Contributor positions will begin in the fall 2017 term.

The Department of Student Publications is seeking paid contributors to assist in the development of student-driven publications and projects. Photographers are paid per submission. Basic skills should include the ability to artistically conceptualize and execute high quality photos. Must also be able to select best photos and edit using Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop.

General Requirements:
  • Supporting and adhering to Student Publications guidelines, policies and mission;
  • Completing assignments by or before the submission deadline;
  • Making any edits or suggested changes within a specified time frame;
  • Working to ensure submissions are of highest possible quality.
How to apply

Apply online! You will be provided with further details/instructions once you have submitted your online application.