Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The General Manager (GM) is responsible for all aspects of Student Life, with the exception of editorial content. Responsibilities include the financial and operations functions of the organization; including monthly reconciliation and review of all budgets, payroll, all procurement and disbursement functions, management of short & long range revenue goals, supervision of business office staff, working with the editorial staff on non-content matters and act as liaison to the WUSMI board of directors.
Student Life is the independent student newspaper at Washington University in St. Louis, MO., published twice a week during the academic year. Average circulation is 5,000 copies per issue, excluding the audience of studlife.com.
The Student Life budget is approximately $320,000 per year.
This position reports directly to the Chair of the WU Student Media Inc. Board on matters related to the business operations of WUSMI and, to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students as a Washington University employee.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITIES:
Manage advertising and income-generating services and operations, including planning and organizing sales efforts, establishing relationships with community vendors, developing price structures, maintaining credit/collection procedures, etc..
Work with editorial staff (WU students) to produce bi-weekly issues of Student Life during the academic year.
Manage operations of the office and physical space for Student Life, including financial operations.
Plan and coordinate annual events for Student Life, including biannual directors meetings for governing Board (WUSMI).
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a business related field, or equivalent work experience.
Management/supervisory and/or sales experience; minimum of 3 years.
Financial management, budgetary and accounting skills.
Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Word, Excel, Quicken.
Knowledge of the publishing industry and 2-5 years experience working in a college newspaper environment.
News and Social Media expertise.
Excellent interpersonal skills,
A team player who is accessible and able to forge relationships within all areas of the paper,
Able to work in a fast paced, student driven environment,
General knowledge of publishing and offset and four-color printing techniques.
The hiring range for this position is $47,151 to $61,289 annually.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter with the attached resume.
You may upload your cover letter and other documents after submitting the application by selecting "add attachment" on the My Activities page, accessible by clicking in the My Activities box on the upper right hand side of your home page at https://jobs.wustl.edu/.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Student Life. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.