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Graduate Assistant - Communication & Digital Media

Graduate Assistant - Communication & Digital Media

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/15/2024
Administrative Staff
Full Time

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Oversee social media platform development in coordination with faculty and students
  • Synchronize the social media work of department work study
  • Oversee podcasting and greenscreen studio rooms (scheduling, facilitating use between stakeholders, filing relevant maintenance requests, basic upkeep)
  • Liaison between faculty, staff, service-learning clients for use of CollegeTowne media facilities
  • Produce content for the department in cooperation with department work study
  • Aid in the creation of content for department admissions and marketing events, the department’s digital publications, and content that promotes events sponsored by the department
  • Facilitate documentation for departmental grant applications, when available
  • Coordinate with O’Pake fellows to determine and document best practices for CollegeTowne media resources

Job qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfort with multimedia production, or a willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute multiple complex projects at once
  • Willingness to think creatively and critically
  • Friendliness and coachability

General Description of GA as Media Resource Supervisor 

The graduate assistantship as Media Resource Supervisor is a critical position for ensuring a positive and engaging online presence for the communication and digital media department.  Our departmental majors and minors are active in the University community as they serve as O’Pake Fellows, Marketing Interns, and leaders in service-learning projects for local businesses. Their work is highlighted in our departmental publications and social media channels. However, the work of our majors and minors only tells part of the story. The Communication and Digital Media Department is also a service-oriented department in that we provide writing program and media resources and training to students/faculty in other disciplines through the use of podcasting rooms, the CTowne computer classroom, and greenscreen studio.  

The 21st Century requires community outreach in the form of vidcasts, podcasts, blogs, social media posts, infographics, broadcast news coverage, narrated slidedecks, etc. The Media Resource Supervisor assists the department in meeting the needs of the University community through media facility oversight and reservations, technology training, and social media outreach using a variety of web-based platforms. 

The GA position helps fulfill the University’s Strategic Plan by contributing to the following areas/objectives: 

University Strategic Plan Objectives-- 

Academic Experience 

OBJECTIVE: Encouraging Intellectual Development 

Student Experience 

OBJECTIVE: Recruiting and retaining students who can be successful at the University and contribute to the academic community and student experience. 

OBJECTIVE: Inspiring an Engaging Intellectual and Creative Life. 

  • Increasing our commitment to enrich the experience of academically motivated and talented students.

Stewardship 

OBJECTIVE: Fostering Engagement. 

  • Committing to our caretaking responsibility of alumni and families through activities and enhanced relationship building.

GA Outcome 

In reflection of the University’s mission to foster ethical leaders with moral courage, students working in the graduate assistantship as Media Resource Supervisor gain valuable leadership skills, management skills, and faculty mentoring in the design and oversight of ethical and impactful media content creation and oversight. The GA will acquire new skills in the use of various media applications and technology equipment, and s/he will have a professional portfolio of original media content that can be used for future employment opportunities.