Student Media Heads
Job Description for Odradek Editor
The student managing editor position for ODRADEK, Valdosta State University’s student-supported arts annual literary magazine, requires a knowledge of proofreading and editing skills and experience writing and/or evaluating prose and poetry. The Managing Editor will be responsible for selecting editorial and production staff, supervising editorial selection of work to be presented in the annual, and working with the faculty advisor to layout and produce the magazine and host an annual
In addition to responding to VSU students who have submitted their work, the editor(s) is responsible for the following tasks:
*Keeping regular office hours in the Odradek office
*Advertise meetings and market regularly
*Stock shelves for distribution of the Odradek
The successful candidate for Managing Editor should have a fundamental understanding of the rich variety of media for literary and artistic expression. The editor should also possess the capacity to line-edit text and work with visual and other media to present the best possible publication reflecting the full range of Valdosta State student, faculty, and alumni literary and artistic expression.
Job Description for the Spectator Editor
The Spectator editor should have:
1. demonstrable managerial, organizational and communication skills
2. basic, demonstrable knowledge of
a. news writing
b. editorial writing
d. copy editing
e. libel/privacy/first amendment law
f. responsibilities of a free press
g. professional ethics
h. ability to recognize and rank news events as they affect readership
i. knowledge and designing multimedia material for the internet
3. demonstrable computer skills, including
a. desktop publishing, preferably Quark
b. PDFing for printed publications
In addition, the editor must be willing and able to devote at least 20 hours each week to overseeing the production of the newspaper while balancing the demands of being a full-time student.
Newspaper experience is all but essential because the editor will be expected to lead an organization responsible for maintaining an unfettered channel of communication that routinely operates on a budget exceeding $100,000.
Job Description for WVVS Station Manager
The top executive position at WVVS is now titled Station Manager (formerly listed as General Manager). The Station Manager is the student responsible for day-to-day oversight of the student staff operations. The Station Manager is further responsible to the faculty advisor (who serves as a defacto General Manager) for the execution of procedures, which will ensure the continuation of legal operation (as directed by the Federal Communications Commission’s Rules and Regulations) of the station with the result that the station’s federal broadcast license will continue to be renewed.
- The Station Manager is the direct liaison from the faculty advisor to the student air and management staff and has primary responsibility for compliance with station policies as set forth in the organizational constitution and by-laws and codified in the station handbook.
- The Station Manager is the station’s direct liaison to the campus community.
- The Station Manager is expected to work closely with the faculty advisor in planning the annual budget request and budget administration on a monthly basis during the fiscal year.
- The Station Manager represents the station on the Campus Communications Board, in meetings with University administrators, and other official committee/public functions as directed.
Job Description for On Tap Chief Editor
The chief editor oversees the whole content and makes sure the flow of the magazine is seamless. As a top editor, this person is responsible for making all the final decisions and is constantly getting reports from the managing editor, creative director and the executive editor. List of activities: oversees production; liaisons with writers, artists, designers; keeps progress notes; organizes electronic files; takes responsibility for meeting all deadlines; and takes responsibility for the completed pdf file of the issue getting to the publisher and to The Spectator web developer.