We have a terrific job coming open at Western Kentucky University – adviser to our Talisman magazine and website.
The Talisman student-run magazine launched in Fall 2016 as a life and culture magazine published twice yearly, building on the tradition and foundation of the Talisman yearbook, which was widely regarded among the nation’s best. You can view the Fall 2016 issue at https://issuu.com/wkutalisman/docs/issuu3.
The magazine has a companion website, WKUTalisman.com, which quickly engrained itself in the WKU culture. In its first year, WKUTalisman.com won a Pacemaker, the top honor for a collegiate publication and the 18th to be awarded under the Talisman name.
We have high expectations for the magazine and website, and expect them to take a place among the nation’s best student publications right away, joining our College Heights Herald newspaper and WKUHerald.com digital news products. Together, our publications have 33 Pacemakers and count two dozen alumni as Pulitzer Prize winners.
We intend to fill the Talisman Adviser position by July 1. It is a year-round job with the prime duty of advising the Talisman but also being part of the WKU Student Publications team of six professionals and helping oversee our successful ventures into specialty publishing.
WKU Student Publications is an independent office housed within WKU’s Division of Academic Affairs but not aligned with any program, school or college. However, we maintain close working relationships throughout the university. We operate out of the Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center, a state-of-the-art facility funded by our alumni, in the heart of WKU’s beautiful campus.
WKU is a university of about 20,000 students with a nationally known School of Journalism and Broadcasting, which includes the nation’s top photojournalism program as well as a thriving broadcasting program, a top-notch journalism writing program and a rapidly growing narrative film program. WKU is located on a commanding hill – hence our athletic teams’ nickname of Hilltoppers – in Bowling Green, Kentucky, one of the nation’s best college towns, about an hour north of Nashville and 90 minutes south of Louisville.
Intrigued by what you see? Check out the posting at http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=80897, and apply to come join us on the Hill!
Questions? Chuk Clark, WKU Student Publications director, 270-745-4206