Ball State University
The ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism and Strategic Communication at Ball State University (BSU) offers undergraduate majors in strategic communication: advertising; strategic communication: public relations; media design and development; journalism education; and journalism with concentrations in photographic storytelling, magazine media, mass communication, and news writing & reporting, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The Holden Strategic Communication Center is the state-of-the-art home to the School’s student agency, McKinley Ave. The agency works in cooperation with BSU student media including the Daily News (print and online newspaper), Ball Bearings (print and online magazine), and Byte (online entertainment magazine), which are housed in the Unified Media Lab. The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development is the School’s interdisciplinary storytelling lab that combines human-computer interaction, usability and user experience, design thinking, and transmedia storytelling to develop innovative strategic communication projects. Faculty research interdisciplinary topics in usability and user experience, virtual and augmented reality, mass communication, and storytelling both individually and cooperatively utilizing wide-ranging methods including eye-tracking and psychophysiology in the School’s Unified Research Lab.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: The Project Manager will support the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication’s (SJSC) innovative project ecology curricular initiative. The project manager will manage, monitor, facilitate, coordinate, assess, develop, and promote faculty-led student projects, including research projects. In collaboration with the School’s director, Emerging Media Design and Development Center director, and Unified Research Laboratory coordinator; the Project Manager will develop long-term, ongoing, and mutually beneficial project partnerships with internal university and external community partners to support the advancement of a project-based curriculum in School.
The position will reside in and support the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development (EMDD), where the majority of project teams currently exist. Additionally, for the SJSC, the project manager will manage the project curricular innovation initiative and manage the Unified Research Lab (URL).
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, mass communication, public relations, strategic communications, marketing, journalism graphics or related field. Experience with media project management and media writing or graphic design or cross-platform storytelling. Demonstrated workplace communication skills.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in grant writing; experience in event planning and coordination; experience working in commercial and academic environments; experience authoring IRB-approved research protocols; experience in web content development and web content management systems.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31699. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Johnny Sparks. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 15, 2022.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.