The Journalism Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics explores and addresses the ethical dimensions of news practices, tools and technology platforms that distribute news. It hosts and sponsors international events and programs, which attract senior media professionals and garner significant press attention. The Program Manager supports the senior director of the program in implementing the strategic objectives of its Trust Project, which develops tools that incorporate the evidence of trustworthy reporting into news practices, tools and platforms. The Journalism Program Manager reports to and works with the Senior Director of Journalism.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Program Management
Manage the Trust Project grants program including, but not limited to, Maintain relationships with grantees, Send out and collect grant documentation, Confirm newsroom grantee work has been completed, Manage payment process through the relevant university offices; Work with senior director of the program to foster Center's relationship with newsroom network, including management of the program's Facebook group
2. Event Management
Manage journalism events, including but not limited to: Developing participant list and communicating with participants throughout the process, Managing the event budget, Securing room and catering, Preparing any necessary materials such as signage, handouts, nametags, Preparing event reports
3. Manage Program Budget and Contracts
Track program spending and budget, Manage expense reports, with SPO on tracking expenditures, Create monthly budget report, Manage journalism contracting
4. Manage journalism research
Research issues related to Trust Project development
Research issues related to trust in the news more generally
Write reports based on research
5. Other duties as assigned, including
Prepare documents and slides for presentations and workshops
Provides Work Direction
Provides direction to student assistants after coordinating with the Center's Senior Director of Journalism.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. The position requires an ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationshipsboth internal and externalwithin a multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal May be required to travel to other buildings on campus. May be required to travel to community partners and outside customers, vendors, or suppliers May be required to attend conferences and training sessions within the Bay Area or at in- or out-of-state locations
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Typical office environmentshared office possible Mostly indoor office environment Office with equipment noise and frequent interruptions
Knowledge Required: Familiarity with journalistic practices and culture Familiarity with journalism ethics and diversity Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods Familiarity with news operations in markets of varying sizes
Preferred: Familiarity with metrics used in newsrooms Familiarity with SEO and community management Active user of social media
Excellent administrative and communication skills Demonstrated writing, editing and proofreading skills Demonstrated organizational skills, including time management Experience using Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Qualtrics or other survey tools, Zoom or other conference tools, online calendar management, and posting to a website using WordPress or other content management systems Project management Event planning
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships Coordination with partners Ability to do research and write reports Ability to work in a team and to work independently Ability to prioritize Strong personal ethics - Ability to work under time pressure and tight deadlines - Ability to handle external relationships with sensitivity and diplomacy
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree required. 3 5 years relevant experience
Hiring Range: $2377.38 - $2732.42 semi-monthly, commensurates with experience
Internal Number: STF000968
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.