Job Information

University of Utah Student Platform Manager – The Daily Utah Chronicle in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/12/2022

Requisition Number PRN12034N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Student Platform Manager – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 12-15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00475 - Student Media Council

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00 - 13.00/h DOE

Close Date 04/12/2022

Job Summary

Student Media at the University of Utah seeks a student to become the Platform Manager of The Daily Utah Chronicle – the independent student voice of the university since 1890. This position is responsible to help manage and oversee the business and development of the newspaper to ensure its success.

This position will help oversee the following aspects of the Chronicle: print and digital distribution, analysis and research, audience growth, quality control, and platform growth.The Platform Manager reports to the department Director and is expected to maintain a close working relationship to the newspaper’s editorial content leadership.

Timeline: Applications will be reviewed as received. Student Media intends to fill this position during the Spring Semester 2022.



  • It is expected that the platform manager and content leadership will meet to set goals and plans at the beginning of each semester and regularly meet to review, revise, and improve progress towards reaching those goals and implementing plans.
  • Newspaper Distribution: Manage delivery staff to ensure that newspaper delivery occurs on schedule and is done correctly. Responsible to manage the maintenance and repair of all newspaper distribution racks with the delivery staff. Actively improve the distribution process and work to increase circulation and distribution of the newspaper on campus and to the campus community. This includes evaluation of all distribution points on and off campus.
  • Analysis & Research: Be trained and understand how to interpret the results and data in Google Analytics and other digital platforms (email, social media, etc.). Develop and display other key metrics (readership, etc.) to enable content planning and other decisions affecting the platform. Provide appropriate reports to content and department leadership. Together with Director and Business Manager, conduct research and focus groups to assist in decision making and content planning.
  • Audience Growth: Assist and help manage marketing for the platform through social media, events, advertising, and other marketing opportunities on campus. Generate and suggest new ideas to help the platform gain and retain audience.As appropriate, implement ideas or assist in implementation with content leadership.
  • Quality Control: Consistently review physical and digital publishing to ensure content is being presented correctly. Examples below: Did the printed edition line up correctly, are there color issues, etc. that need to be addressed with the printer? Are web pages appearing displaying content correctly and links functioning, etc? This position does not have a role in reviewing content for quality, that responsibility rests with the correct content leadership for the platform (editors, etc.).
  • Platform Growth: Coordinate with Advertising Managers to develop and pursue advertising opportunities: New advertising ideas or opportunities within the platform. New advertisers. Coordinate with content leadership to develop and pursue new content opportunities.The role of this position will be to conduct research, help implement necessary technology or software, etc. – NOT to develop content.
  • General: Become familiar with the best practices of other schools’ media programs and use that knowledge and experience to help improve the platform as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous experience and/or education and training in business or product management.
  • An interest in or experience with journalism/news/media is preferred.
  • Willingness to familiarize self with the platform, platform leadership, and the content of the platform. Preference is given to applicants with prior experience in the platform.
  • Experience in working with or managing others and in leading a team.
  • Computer proficiency and ability/willingness to learn new programs and software.
  • Experience or knowledge of marketing, brand management, audience growth, and engagement. If applicant does not have this type of experience, a willingness to study and learn is required.
  • Must be enrolled University of Utah student progressing satisfactorily towards a degree.
  • Major or minor in business, strategic communication, management, marketing, or similar preferred.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.