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Editor-in-Chief, Student Media Center

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Work type: Student employee
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Support, Student Services

Position, Department: Editor-in-Chief, Student Media Center, Student Success & Strategy

Type of Position: Student employee, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies, 15 hours per week

Pay Range: $16.50 

Benefits Category: Partial benefits

Position Summary: 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.

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

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: 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.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.

Disclosure:  If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. 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.

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


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