Events and Digital Media Coordinator, Sanford School

North Carolina, United States
09 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Occupational Summary

This full-time position at Duke University supports a Center that teaches journalism and media studies within the Sanford School of Public Policy. The Events and Digital Media Coordinator will coordinate special events with journalists, media experts, alumni and students and generate social media and website content. The coordinator’s challenge will be to grow student participation through an active digital media network and events program, targeting Duke student and campus community audiences. Some events will take place after regular business hours and on weekends. This position reports to the Center Director and Associate Director.

This position is approved through June 30, 2020.

Organizational Information

The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy is Duke University’s hub for the study of journalism. We study the interaction between news media and policy; we support watchdog and accountability reporting in the U.S. and around the world; and we teach about the media’s role in democracy. Founded in 1973, the DeWitt Wallace Center (DWC) is part of the Sanford School of Public Policy, and shares in the School’s mission of teaching, research, and policy engagement, with the goal of putting knowledge in service to society.

Work Performed

A detailed description of functional areas and tasks follows:

  • Coordinate events: Coordinate special events, including promoting events across campus, assisting visiting speakers with travel arrangements, reserving space and catering services, and providing logistical support during events. Promoting events may include designing and producing event calendars, flyers, posters and signage, using social media, posting notices to event calendars, and coordinating promotional give-aways. The Coordinator also will represent the Center at cosponsored and campus events, including Orientation, Blue Devil Days, freshman activities fair, the Major’s Fair and graduation. (60%)
  • Digital Media: Post event-related content across all digital platforms (website, social media), monitor traffic on social networks and assist with creation of analytics reports to monitor the effectiveness and reach of the Center’s online media. Coordinator is encouraged to experiment with new forms of online content, and to identify and connect with student communities online. (40%) 
  • In addition the successful candidate will possess the following qualities/attributes:
  • Background experience in journalism, digital media, media studies, marketing, or communications in personal, professional, or educational context
  • Familiarity with Duke or other college student communities
  • Experience with social media and networking
  • Website design and maintenance skills
  • Experience using graphic design, video and audio editing software
  • Appreciation for journalism, public media and higher learning
  • Ability to work on deadline
  • Perform other related duties incidental to thework described herein.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 08

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post-secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.


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