Managing News Editor

San José State University

San Jose, CA

ID: 7065621
Posted: April 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,500/month - $7,900/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position
The Managing News Editor develops and implements a news content strategy supporting enterprise-level strategic goals. The incumbent assists in leading planning and content meetings, creates and edits content for multiple digital platforms, conveys strategic insights informing the design and production of news projects, and collaborates with the marketing team on content for campus-wide e-newsletters, ensuring timely completion and adherence to strategic goals. The Managing News Editor will create a broad range of content in support of the university¿s academic endeavor, including news stories, features, profiles, fundraising impact stories and major gift announcements. News content related to the Division of Academic Affairs and its colleges will be used to engage key university stakeholders, including alumni, donors, legislators, faculty, staff, students and others. The incumbent is a key member of the unit¿s leadership structure, working collaboratively with the Strategic Communications and Marketing team. As directed by the Senior Director, Strategic Communications/Chief Storyteller, the incumbent may support a range of enterprise-level strategic communication and marketing priorities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- In consultation with the Senior Director, Strategic Communications/Chief Storyteller, proactively reach out and collaborate with campus leaders, faculty, staff and other colleagues to stay abreast of the latest SJSU news across all areas of the university¿in order to strategically position and promote SJSU¿s academic endeavors.
- Manage timely news story research, planning, development, as well as collaborate with marketing team to promote news on SJSU¿s digital and multimedia platforms, including websites, blogs, social media, video and audio (including podcasts).
- Manage SJSU¿s enterprise-level news content and platforms, including the Newsroom blog, News content on the university homepage and top-level pages, social media and campus-wide digital signage.
- In consultation with the Senior Director, Strategic Communications/Chief Storyteller, lead content curation and creation for university e-newsletters, segmented by SJSU¿s key audiences (e.g. staff/faculty/students, alumni, legislators, donors).
- In collaboration with the Strategic Communications and Marketing team, including the Senior Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications and Marketing and Senior Director, Media Relations, develop and maintain a positive, productive relationship with SJSU student news reporters and their faculty advisors.
- In collaboration with Strategic Communications and Marketing team, facilitate news content sharing with CSU Chancellor's Office for CSUniverse and other publications, as requested.
- As an expert editor, provide formative, structural and technical feedback to staff, contract and student news writers. Serve as the editorial approver on all news stories.
- Originate, research and develop written and multimedia news content supporting SJSU's strategic goals. Gather and analyze complex data and information and present it in a clear, coherent manner that speaks to a general audience.
- With a keen eye on local, regional and global trending news, provide vision, guidance and editorial direction to news team on how to best position content on social media and emerging communication platforms to build and enhance the reputation of the university.
- Supervise, oversee, and recruit contract/freelance and student news writers, including providing context and vision, guiding research and interview approaches, articulating story assignments, providing editorial feedback and training, and performing final review/approval of copy.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.


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