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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5175 

Occ. Group: 

Media Representative


East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; 
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; 
 of people and thought is respected; 
 is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; 
 is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and 
 to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in investigating and reporting news. Performs other duties as assigned. 


Develops and collects information for feature stories, articles and releases.

Conducts personal interviews.

Maintains and exploits news sources and contacts.

Cross checks and verifies sources and information.

Writes clear, concise, accurate news stories.

Reviews and selects photographs.

Recommends publicity and publication for items of news value.

Makes arrangements and preparations for media coverage of conferences, lectures, events and other activities.

Attends press conferences and/or tapes radio releases.

Performs newsroom work such as assigning stories to students for composition, editing and proofing items for publication, and typing news releases, memos, invitations, etc.

Performs other duties as assigned. 


Knowledge of production of films and electronic media productions.

Ability to write news releases and feature articles.

Verbal expression.

Willingness to work and willingness to work with others.

Administrative and supervisory ability.

Verbal comprehension. 


Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Degree in journalism or a related field preferred; plus demonstrate successful work experience in writing news releases and feature articles; working production of films and/or other activities in electronic media productions. 

Date         Skill         Eval             
5/1/83          6     6120312420

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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