Xavier University of Louisiana is accepting applications for the open position of Multimedia Project Coordinator. Applicants for the Multimedia Project Coordinator staff position must primarily maintain production schedules, meet media deadlines and coordinate faculty and students working on departmental projects. The Department of Mass Communication publishes the campus newspaper The Xavier Herald, and its website xulastudentmedia.com. The Department produces a signature broadcast The Xavier Spotlight and special production projects across the academic year. Student organizations within the department produce a wide range of print, broadcast and digital media projects. Faculty also produce grant-supported media projects, digital humanities platforms and collaborations with other departments and colleges on campus. AA/EOE
The applicant for the Multimedia Project Coordinator position, therefore, must have prior experience in journalism, traditional and digital content creation and creative storytelling. The applicant should also have pre-and post-production skills including the use of video production and photography cameras, the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and web applications. The applicant should be able to use standard industry editing software. Given the program's emphasis in digital convergence, skills in web content management and digital content creation are highly preferred.
The requirements for the position are a bachelor's degree in the field of mass communication or related discipline, and/or 3-5 years' experience working in mass media fields. The responsibilities of the Multimedia Project Coordinator are:
§ To oversee and supervise all departmental multi-media projects and their accompanying platforms.
§ To create and administer production schedules and to keep deadlines for all faculty and student media projects.
§ To support grant proposal writing, grant supervision and execution; and grant reports.
§ To support media training of faculty and students to enhance media projects quality and standard.
§ To create tutorial videos or perform live tutorials in labs, conduct demonstrations and write how-to manuals on the proper use and handling of all production equipment.
§ To supervise, direct and train work study and student workers.
§ To supervise student projects through departmental organizations or through courses or grants.
§ To upload/stream/publish student produced content to Mass Communication websites, Television and Radio Platforms etc. and the department's social media accounts on a weekly rolling basis.
§ To advise and support student and faculty media projects.
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.