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Editor-in-Chief, Student Media Center

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Work type: Part-time Temporary, Student employee
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Student Services

Position Title

Editor-in-Chief, Student Media Center



Student Success & Strategy


Position Type

Student Hourly Temporary, Non-Exempt


Number of openings



Work Schedule, Hours per week

Varies, 12 hours per week


Position Grade



Pay Range

$15.47-$19.34 (actual pay depends on qualifications)



Overland Park Main Campus


Job Summary

Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Oversees the Student Media Center, inclusive of the student online newspaper and the student video production team. Plans student-centered editorial content with student editors and staff, including assignment of stories, photos, cartoons and videos, and setting of deadlines. Approves and posts content on Student Media Center website. Conducts regular staff meetings and monitors staff progress. Collaborates with advertising and social media staff regarding content and image presentation. Serves as spokesperson for the Student Media Center. Hires staff with assistance of Student Media Coordinator.


Job Duties

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Writes regular personal column and is prepared to create and/or edit stories and content as needed. 
  • Monitors story assignment progress, deadline adherence and content produced by staff, then approves and posts content in a timely fashion. - 
  • Conducts regular staff meetings to build a foundation of teamwork. - 
  • Hires Student Media Center staff with assistance of coordinator. - 

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.


Required Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent
Must be enrolled in at least nine (9) credit hours at JCCC each semester and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in JOUR 122, News Writing and Reporting. (Transcript required if not taken at JCCC.)
Must demonstrate writing/editing skills. Applicant may be given a writing test during interview
Knowledge of Microsoft Word


Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working on a student publication
Knowledge of Associated Press style
Completion of a minimum of six (6) hours of college-level English or journalism courses (JOUR 120 Mass Media & Society, JOUR 127 Introduction to Broadcasting, JOUR 145 Photojournalism, JOUR 227 Basic Video Production). (Transcript required if not taken at JCCC)
Previous supervisory experience


Required application documents


Cover Letter



Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background Check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Careers Page.

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