University of Oklahoma Department of Student Media
March 1, 2013
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POSITION TITLE: Adviser, Features
JOB FUNCTION: The Features adviser manages OU Student Media's multiple-publication
features department. Recruit, train and advise staffs for award-winning
publications such as Sooner yearbook, Sower magazine, various special
sections and other projects. Oversee printing and payroll budgets,
marketing and sales efforts, portraits and production schedules.
There is also the possibility of serving as an adjunct instructor teaching a
practicum or class in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass
Communication each semester.
Prefer 60 months professional experience in media, ideally with 24
months in collegiate advising. Prefer experience managing a budget and
Applicants are required to submit professional portfolio demonstrating
strong design, photo and writing skills.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications OR equivalent work
and education related experience.
36 months professional experience in media.
Demonstrated knowledge of writing, editing, design, photography and
printing techniques necessary to train and advise student employees and
Demonstrated knowledge of skills required for classroom teaching or
staff training or development.
Demonstrated excellent leadership skills, including the ability to train
and motivate student employees and student volunteers.
Demonstrated excellence in communication skills.
Demonstrated experience with production and deadline schedules.
Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
or other layout programs.
Demonstrated ability to manage a budget, overseeing revenue and
expenses, as well as sales and promotions.
Demonstrated evidence of excellence interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability of long-term planning.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated evidence of excellent follow-through skills.
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