The Missouri School of Journalism seeks applicants with multimedia and digital expertise in photo, video and audio journalism to join our faculty. The position is a 12-month hire and carries the academic rank of Assistant Professor, Professional Practice, non-tenure track.
Responsibilities: Faculty at the Missouri School of Journalism work with some of the world's brightest, most ambitious journalism students in the classroom to teach the skills and thinking necessary to produce deadline-driven daily stories, as well as in-depth photo, text, video and multimedia projects for real-world media outlets.
Stories are distributed across multiple platforms and for multiple audiences with an emphasis on the School's professional outlets: Columbia Missourian, Global Journalist, NBC affiliate KOMU-TV, NPR affiliate KBIA-FM, Missouri Business Alert and Vox Magazine.
Faculty have opportunities to engage in emerging media research and the innovation of delivery methods, processes and audiences through the Reynolds Journalism Institute, a think tank that engages media professionals, scholars and citizens in programs aimed at improving the practice and understanding of journalism in democratic societies.
Duties : Teach students hands-on multiplatform storytelling techniques and strategy in beginning, intermediate and advanced journalism classes, with an emphasis on understanding audiences and platforms to produce stories for cross-platform distribution.
Supervise students working on stories for varied media outlets including the School of Journalism's professional newsrooms: Columbia Missourian, Global Journalist, NBC affiliate KOMU-TV, NPR affiliate KBIA-FM, Missouri Business Alert and Vox Magazine. Collaborate with faculty editors in those newsrooms to foster innovative projects and content.
Advise undergraduate and graduate students seeking internships and careers in cross-platform journalism.
A successful candidate must have a minimum of five years experience as a practicing professional journalist with skills and interests in visual and multimedia editing and story production. Design skill and teaching experience are a plus.
Applications must include a letter of interest, a C.V. or resume and list of professional references.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Commensurate with education and experience.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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