JSU NABJ Chapter Officers – Job Descriptions
The President will preside at all meetings and promote the mission of the organization. He/She has the power to appoint all committee members, and shall present all motions to the JSU NABJ body during meetings. The President’s role is most important because he/she is responsible for delegation and must strategically use his or her executive board in order to lead a successful student chapter. The president must enforce the bylaws of the chapter.
Vice President of Multimedia Journalism**
This officer is responsible for assisting the president in managing the chapter’s operations. The VP is responsible for presiding at all meetings that the President cannot attend. The VP/Multimedia is also responsible for coordinating one forum each semester relevant to multimedia journalism.
Vice President of Media Production**
This officer is responsible for assisting the president in managing the chapter’s operations. The VP is responsible for presiding at all meetings that the President cannot attend. The VP/Production is also responsible for coordinating one forum each semester relevant to media production.
This officer is responsible for recording the chapter’s history, maintaining files and keeping attendance. He/She must record the minutes of each meeting and share them with members.
This officer is responsible for managing the chapter’s finances. A chapter’s financial success is contingent upon how the chapter manages its dues and profits from fundraising.
This officer shall be the chief interpreter of the chapter bylaws and “Robert’s Rules of Order.” The Parliamentarian is also charged with maintaining order during meetings and events.
Coordinator of Publicity and Social Media
This officer is responsible for managing the website and all social media accounts, generating publicity about all events and informing members of meetings. The Coordinator must be artistically creative and social media-savvy.
SGA Representatives (2)
The SGA Representatives must attend EVERY SGA meeting, as well as additional meetings called by Student Organizations, and represent the interests of NABJ at those meetings.
**The President and Vice Presidents must ALSO be members of the national organization.
Membership in NABJ has its PRIVILEGES.
- Scholarships, Internships, and Multimedia programs
- Members-only web access, including the online membership directory
- Free subscriptions to NABJ E-News and NABJ Journal
- Discounts to the annual Convention and Career Fair, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Salute to Excellence Gala, Media Institutes, media regional conferences
- Award recipients and program participants receive recognition on NABJ’s website and in the NABJ Convention program book
- Access to NABJobs Online
- Networking access to professional journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.
Visit nabj.org for more information.