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  • Full Time
  • Durham

Duke University and Duke University Health System

Occupational Summary

This full-time position at Duke University supports a Center that teaches journalism and media studies within the Sanford School of Public Policy. The Events and Digital Media Coordinator will coordinate special events with journalists, media experts, alumni and students and generate social media and website content. The coordinator’s challenge will be to grow student participation through an active digital media network and events program, targeting Duke student and campus community audiences. Some eventswill take place after regular business hours and on weekends. This position reports to the Center Director and Associate Director. This is a ten-month opportunity with a flexible start date of August 15, 2018. Organizational Information The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy is Duke University’s hub for the study of journalism. We study the interaction between news media and policy; we support watchdog and accountability reporting in the U.S. and around the world; and we teach about the media’s role in democracy. Founded in 1973, the DeWitt Wallace Center (DWC) is part of the Sanford School of Public Policy, and shares in the School’s mission of teaching, research, and policy engagement, with the goal of putting knowledge in service to society.

Work Performed

A detailed description of functional areas and tasks follows:

Coordinate events: Coordinate special events, including promoting events across campus, assisting visiting speakers with travel arrangements, reserving space and catering services, and providing logistical support during events. Promoting events may include designing and producing event calendars, flyers, posters and signage, using social media, posting notices to event calendars, and coordinating promotional give-aways. The Coordinator also will represent the Center at cosponsored and campus events, including Orientation, Blue Devil Days, freshman activities fair, the Major’s Fair and graduation. (60%)

Digital Media: Post event-related content across all digital platforms (website,social media), monitor traffic on social networks and assist with creation of analytics reports to monitor the effectiveness and reach of the Center’s online media. Coordinator is encouraged to experiment with new forms of online content, and to identify and connect with student communities online. (40%)

In addition the successful candidate will possess the following qualities/attributes:
Background experience in journalism, digital media, media studies, marketing, or communications in personal, professional, or educational context
Familiarity with Duke or other college student communities
Experience with social media and networking
Website design and maintenance skills
Experience using graphic design, video and audio editing software
Appreciation for journalism, public media and higher learning
Ability to work on deadline
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.Education

Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principlesand practices normally acquired through two years of post-secondaryeducation in secretarial science or a related business field.Experience

Work generally requires three years of related secretarial/clericalexperience to acquire skills necessary to administer complex officefunctions related to office management, communications, andbudgetary/accounting activities. OR and equivalent combination ofeducation and relevant experience.

Tagged as: digital media coordinator, event coordinator, marketing

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