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The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University seeks a Web Content Editor for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism and BusinessJournalism.org. The Reynolds Center has trained more than 30,000 journalists and educators since it was established in 2003 with the goal of improving the quality of media coverage of business and the economy. The Center offers in-person and online training in business journalism, supports business coverage via BusinessJournalism.org, and sponsors the national Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism. The web editor will create and edit content that supports the Center’s strategic vision for advancing business journalism in the digital age, including writing and editing the site’s daily content, managing freelance assignments, and coordinating with the Cronkite School’s social media team to maintain the center’s social media channels and email newsletter. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, skilled creator-editor who can develop and execute new initiatives while managing the Center’s core content at a high level.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on Aug. 17, 2021. 

Applicants must apply online through Kenexa by submitting the following:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. resume;
  3. contact information (name, address, email, telephone number) for three professional references.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews unless otherwise indicated.

 Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

 Job Family

Publicity & Promotion

Department Name

Journalism & Mass Comm

Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time

VP Code

VP/EXEC VICE PROV DPC

Scope of Search

Open

Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant-funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

DOE

Close Date

2021-08-17

Category

02

Essential Duties

  • Edits, produces and distributes site content on business, finance and the economy.
  • Manages the BusinessJournalism.org site, including assigning/editing freelancers and leading digital production.
  • Tracks content performance and harnesses those insights and external audience research to ideate fresh content and engagement ideas.
  • Develops new content and delivery strategies across multiple platforms, including audio, video and digital content.
  • Coordinates with the Cronkite School’s social media team to develop and execute social media strategies that promote Reynolds events and content, and engage/grow its audience.
  • Provide support for signature events (including the annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism), workshops and enrichment programs throughout the year that engage journalists with a diverse range of coverage areas. (Occasionally includes travel to conferences/workshops.)
  • Build relationships with journalists, editors and professional associations globally.
  • Provides support in the development of marketing materials for the Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in Information Technology, Business, Communications or closely related field AND one (1) year web design, HTML, CSS experience; certification from recognized program(s) indicating mastery of tools and techniques relevant to assignment may substitute for up to 6 months experience, OR, any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience creating, editing and producing content for digital distribution 
  • Experience following or managing an editorial budget
  • Knowledge of business journalism
  • Experience producing work in content management systems 
  • Experience managing a website, its content, and complementary social media strategy
  • Knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Experience planning and/or executing educational webinars or events

Working Environment

Our office is located at 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix. 

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate to perform essential functions
  • Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals

Department Statement

The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake—accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity—the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow.

Located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city, the School has 70 full-time faculty members, more than 100 full-time professional staff and annual resources of more than $40 million.

Nearly 2,500 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students are enrolled at Cronkite, preparing for careers in journalism, strategic media and related communications fields. Of the undergraduate residential student population, more than 60 percent come from out-of-state and more than 37 percent are students of color. The retention rate consistently exceeds 90 percent, and Cronkite students regularly lead the country in national journalism competitions.

The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education, for which it has received international acclaim. Cronkite offers 15 different full-immersion professional programs in which students work in intensive, real-world settings under the guidance of top-flight professionals and in collaboration with research faculty. The programs enable students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, producing news, information and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation.

The Cronkite faculty is made up of award-winning professional journalists, strategic communications specialists and world-class media scholars. Cronkite professors include five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, digital media thought leaders, top TV producers and correspondents, major metropolitan newspaper editors and strategic communications experts.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit here.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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