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26 Mar

Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Staff Positions

In Job Openings,Uncategorised by collegianit / March 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Collegian Media Group is now accepting applications for staff positions for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Our organization is one of the largest student employers on campus; annually we hire over 150 students to contribute to several publications, advertising team, and other student positions in our organizations.

The following leadership positions are open for application:

  • Advertising account executive
  • Writers for all publications
  • Designers for all publications
  • Photographers for all publications

 The editors of The Collegian newspaper, Manhappenin’ Magazine, and the Royal Purple yearbook collect staff applications, coordinate interviews, define positions and duties, and hire all positions. 

Interested applicants should fill out the Student Position Application on our website or the K-State Handshake job board. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and examples of journalism experience. 

For questions about these positions or additional student opportunities with Collegian Media Group please e-mail John Walter ([email protected]), associate director.

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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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.