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Coordinator - Journalism and Strategic Media

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Work Type: Classified
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Clerical Support, College of Media & Entertainment

Job Title

Coordinator - Journalism and Strategic Media


Journalism and Strategic Media


$30,287 - $37,102; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Serve as the main contact for the School of Journalism and Strategic Media (SoJSM); serve as the social media contact person for SoJSM; respond to questions from prospective students and the public--especially when generated through social media, respond to faculty, students, staff and the general public. Perform routine office matters such as responding to information requests via social media, phone or email. Serve as backup to Executive Aide based on workload needs or absence. Maintain reaccreditation files to assist with completing self-study and track assessment plan indicators and faculty public service efforts. Provide social media coordination assistance to Director related to student recruiting and retention efforts. Schedule and be able to conduct tours for prospective students and assist with coordination of SoJSM high school recruiting activities. Complete hiring forms and oversee student workers and tutors. Maintain and reconcile student worker/tutoring and faculty travel budgets. Coordinate SoJSM events such as Lecture Series or Career Fairs, including arranging location, menu, audio/visual equipment, parking, etc. Perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related area required.
Note: a high school diploma or high school equivalency and four years of related experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated record of progressively responsible social media and office experience required.

Desirable Related Experience

Prior experience working in a higher education academic or student services setting highly desired.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants 

REQUIRED TESTING: Typing, Proofreading, Bookkeeping, Word, and Excel. Tests are administered by Wood Personnel. To be considered, you must test no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 26, 2022.

Please click here or call Wood Personnel at 615-890-8400 to register to complete the testing online. The link will also be provided via email once your application is submitted.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
Click here for additional information. 


MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: May 25, 2022

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