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18 Dec

CMG seeks full-time advertising adviser

In Announcements,Job Openings by collegianit / December 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Collegian Media Group at Kansas State University seeks a fulltime, 40-hour per week, advertising adviser to lead a student staff to sell print and digital ads for the K-State Collegian, Manhappenin’ magazine and other promotional guides.

The Board of Directors hires a student ad manager. He or she hires and supervises the sales staff. The advertising adviser works directly with the ad manager to select staff, set sales goals, coach the staff and provide training throughout the semester.

The advertising adviser is responsible for guiding students to be successful in sales, managing national advertising accounts, resolving client disputes and working collaboratively with a team. The advertising adviser is responsible for meeting revenue requirements as determined by the CMG director and approved by the Board of Directors.


The adviser’s role is to oversee the decisions, tasks, responsibilities and job placement of student employees within the department and provide guidance on all things advertising related including conflicts with clients and billing. The advertising adviser must be comfortable with new media and excited about the possibilities of providing digital and print advertising bundles to clients.


  • Train, direct and guide the advertising management, sales and creative teams.
  • Work with student ad managers to develop advertising campaigns.
  • Help set goals and monitor progress.
  • Sell national advertising and maintain accounts.
  • Develop annual sales projections for the organization.
  • Manage billing payment collection and invoicing monthly.
  • Collaborate with CMG staff and other departments to develop and monitor long-term revenue solutions.
  • Track sales volume and traffic within the department.
  • Through weekly meetings with sales staff, ensure client accounts are being handled efficiently and professionally.
  • Recruit potential ad staff and oversee the hiring of sales reps and creatives. 
  • Assist students in marketing all CMG publications and platforms.
  • Other duties assigned by the director.

QUALIFICATIONS: Four-year degree, three years’ advertising and digital media experience, two years of managing or training salespeople, understanding of print and digital media sales.

Desired: familiarity with collegiate student media. Knowledge of digital, mobile, tablet and app development. Experience with the agency model.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications begins immediately until a successful candidate is hired

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26 Nov

Collegian Media Group seeks full-time Director/Instructor

In Job Openings,Uncategorised by collegianit / November 26, 2019 / 0 Comments
About This Role: The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Collegian Media Group(CMG) are seeking to fill a cooperative position of an Director of Collegian Media Group / Instructor. This position is a full time, benefits eligible, 12 month appointment. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1st, 2020. An example some of the duties this position will be responsible for are below:

  • Teach a three course load in Journalism and Mass Communications related to reporting, media design, and data visualization.
  • Serve as adviser CMG publications, including the Collegian and companion publications. Participate in planning sessions, provide feedback for student leaders, encouraging creativity and promoting successful risk-taking.
  • Support journalistic endeavors to create student journalistic opportunity, helping grow, guide, correct and nurture the next generation of journalists.
  • Serve as administrator of the CMG corporation, including
    • Execute the directions of the CMG board of directors and successfully implement changes.
    • Keeping board aware of non-profit’s achievements and weaknesses.
    • Acting on committees for the board, including financial and fundraising.
    • Preparing financial and managerial documents while planning monthly board meetings.
  • Act as manager of the daily operations of the CMG, including:
    • Oversee day-to-day activities of the nonprofit; hire and supervise the permanent staff reporting to the director.
    • Act as CMG treasurer
    • Supervise CMG employees
    • Interface with vendors
    • Prepare yearly budget, track charges and be responsible for the bottom line.
Why Join Us:
We Support Diversity and Inclusion: The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.


What You’ll Need to Succeed: Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to motivate and lead a team.
  • Excellent journalistic writing and copy-editing skills
  • Experience in leading a staff publishing on multi-platforms on a regular (multiple times per week) basis.
  • Experience in teaching writing, media design or data visualization.
  • Master’s degree in journalism or relevant field.
  • Understanding and commitment to the First Amendment and a school journalist’s rights.
  • Adherence to journalistic standards as outlined by the Society of Professional Journalists Code of ethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of industry experience.
  • Publishing experience on multiple platforms.
  • Fluent in social media platforms.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment


How to Apply: Please submit the following documents:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest outlining specific skills and experiences related to the position
  3. Name and contact information for three professional references


Review of Applications Begins: Immediately and continues until the position is filled.


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $ 85,000 to $ 92,000 annual salary


Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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27 Jun

Seeking Collegian carrier for 2018/2019 school year

In Job Openings by collegianit / June 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Collegian is hiring a permanent carrier to deliver papers across campus and Manhattan. A car and a safe driving record are required, along with availability between 5 and 10 a.m. in the summer and between 6 and 8 a.m. in the fall and spring.

In the summer the carrier picks up from Salina and delivers 5,000 copies to about 40 locations. The summer pay is $150 per week, which covers mileage to Salina.

In the fall and spring semesters, the papers are delivered to campus for distribution on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The carrier covers one of five routes, with about 40 locations. The pay is $20 per day.

This job comes with the opportunity to advance to head carrier, which includes supervisory responsibility, earning $40 per delivery day during the fall and spring. The job requires a responsible person who can work reliably without direct oversight.

To apply, send a letter of interest and job history to [email protected] A background check will be performed as a condition of employment.

Student Publications Inc. d/b/a Collegian Media Group is an equal opportunity employer.

04 Jan

Collegian Media Group grabs five awards at the Kansas Press Association contest

In Announcements by collegianit / January 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Please congratulate the following Collegian Media Group staffers on placing in the 2018 Kansas Press Association contest. The KPA contest is for news organizations throughout Kansas, so our winners were competing with professionals. Kansas State is the first university in Kansas to submit collegiate work into the contest.

The following employees placed in the 2018 KPA contest:

First Place, Photo Illustration, George Walker and Olivia Bergmeier, Manhappenin’ magazine

Second Place, Feature Story, Molly Burt, Manhappenin’ Magazine

Second Place, Front Page Design, Audrey Hockersmith and Gabrielle Farris, Collegian

Second Place, Best Online Ad (Motion), Allie Dieter, Collegian

Third Place, Best Online Ad (Motion), Allie Dieter and Acacia Thalmann, Collegian

14 Dec

Collegian Announcement

In Announcements by collegianit / December 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

Starting with the Spring 2016 semester, the Kansas State Collegian will shift more reporting to its digital platforms as it moves to publishing online-only editions from Saturdays through Mondays. Printed editions will continue on Tuesdays through Fridays.

The move fills two needs. One is to make our reporting more accessible to a new generation of students, most of whom use a smart phone as their primary way of finding out what’s news. Collegian editor-in-chief Jon Parton, senior in political science, points out the need for the change. “When news travels as fast as it does, it’s important that we stay ahead of it,” Parton said.

We also aim to help the business community market its products and services more efficiently. The Collegian remains the single best way for a business to reach the most members of the K-State community any day, and our advertising staff wants to make it even easier for merchants to reach their customers. “Advertisements that are integrated through both the Collegian’s print and digital news sources tend to result in better data,” said Melissa Huerter, advertising manager and sophomore in advertising. “The combination allows for ads to be seen by a wider audience across multiple channels.” He outlines the benefits to the newsroom here.

Parton has been discussing the change since spring 2015 with Collegian Media Group management. In October, Parton and Stephen Wolgast, the director, presented their ideas to the company’s board of directors, which approved changes to the publishing schedule.

“We need to go where students spend their media time,” Wolgast said, “and that is on smaller screens.” When considering the change Wolgast consulted Garrett Kays, chairman of the Student Senate’s Privilege Fee Committee. In December Kays explained the shift to Student Senate, which provides funding to Collegian Media Group. Most of the company’s revenue comes from sales.

Tim Lindemuth ’77, chairman of the board and the retired editor of K-Stater magazine, approved of the new direction. “Jon made clear that the shift will let the newsroom staff spend less time producing a print edition and more time reporting the news,” he said.

The Collegian was founded in 1896 and today is the oldest continuously operating student organization at K-State. A leader in digital reporting, it was one of the first newspapers—collegiate or professional—to go online in 1994. The staff has won dozens of awards from around the country for its reporting, including two national awards, a Pacemaker and a Pinnacle, in 2015 alone for its online edition. The Collegian was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Associated Collegiate Press in 1988.

At the end of the Fall 2015 semester, its web site recorded 2.69 million page views in the preceding 12 months, an 8.6 percent increase over the previous year, driven in part by a 13 percent increase in returning visitors to the site.

Collegian Media Group, which also publishes the Royal Purple and PurplePedia, is the fifth-largest employer of students on campus, providing pre-professional experience in marketing, graphic design, information technology, business administration and journalism to nearly 200 students each year.