Media Jobs

US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange , The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University
Posted on October 22, 2014
Deadline: November 30, 2014

US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange: Cross-Cultural Enhancements to Journalism Programs at Regional Institutions of Higher Education: Call for Applications

The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana; http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/index.shtml) and the Regional Press Institute (RPI/Saint Petersburg, Russia; http://pdi.spb.ru/) announce the US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange: Cross-Cultural Enhancements to Journalism Programs at Regional Institutions of Higher Education. This exchange will provide journalism instructors at post-secondary institutions in Russia and the United States with the opportunity to engage in professional development activities that will enhance their ability to train skilled journalists capable of thriving professionally and producing globally-aware journalism.

Russian participants will travel to Indiana University-Bloomington for a two-week stay in order to engage in professional development activities that include attending journalism classes, meetings with journalism faculty, visits to local media outlets that provide internships to students of journalism, and a presentation on some aspect of contemporary Russia to interested students and faculty.

US faculty participants selected for the exchange will visit Saint Petersburg, Russia for two weeks in May, 2015 in order to engage in the following activities:

1) seminars in the history of Russian journalism and contemporary Russian mass media, as well as seminars in contemporary Russian society, culture, and politics;

2) educational and cultural excursions in Saint Petersburg and its environs;

3) visit to journalism faculty in the nearby Russian cities of Pskov or Novgorod to compare methods and approaches to journalism education;

4) visits with representatives of student, local, regional, and national newspapers;

5) visits with representatives of broadcast and electronic media providers;

6) pursuit of independent projects;

7) a one-day conference that will bring together US and Russian participants in the exchange to review their experiences of the program, discuss common challenges and opportunities facing journalism education in the two countries, further their knowledge of Russian/American journalistic and educational practices, and establish Russian-American professional relationships between individual participants, laying the groundwork for future international collaboration among the institutions of higher learning represented in the exchange.

In Russia, RPI will coordinate all academic and logistical aspects of the program.

Immediately prior to departure for Russia, the US participants will travel to Indiana University-Bloomington for a 3-day orientation organized by REEI. The orientation will cover language fundamentals, contemporary Russian social issues, history of Russia, and contemporary Russian urban customs and attitudes.

REEI will provide US faculty participants with: 1) round-trip transportation between their local airports and Indiana, and between Indiana and Saint Petersburg, Russia; 2) lodging in Bloomington and Saint Petersburg; 3) a per diem to offset the cost of meals not otherwise provided in Bloomington and Saint Petersburg; 4) coverage of all program-related costs in Saint Petersburg.

The exchange program has a regional focus in both countries, and is intended to bring particular attention, on the US side, to the place of international studies at Minority-Serving Institutions. We therefore invite applications for the exchange from journalism faculty at institutions in the US Southeast that have been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). Special preference will be given to applications from faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Applications should include the following:

1) CV (in English)

2) A statement of interest (maximum 500 words) that includes: A) an account of how participation in the exchange program will contribute to the applicant’s professional development and to the enhancement of the journalism program at his/her home institution; B) a brief outline of a small-scale research or curricular enhancement project that can be conducted while in Saint Petersburg.

3) A letter of support from the applicant’s department chair or dean.

Application materials should be submitted in PDF files to: reei@indiana.edu

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2014.

Questions about the program may be directed to Mark Trotter at martrott@indiana.edu.

Assistant Professor - JOURNALISM / Broadcast , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

Department: JOURNALISM / Broadcast
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates must have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional
experience. We seek a generalist colleague with professional experience in convergent and trans-platform/multimedia storytelling, especially production and editing in a contemporary broadcast news environment. Demonstrated
experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Familiarity with the theory and practice of new and social media.
• Ability to contribute to the development of innovative curriculum in emerging technologies, such as mobile and cross-platform applications in journalistic storytelling.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach in the Department’s undergraduate broadcast core, including but not limited to courses in contemporary broadcast news gathering methods and skills used in professional settings as well as digital audio and video production and editing.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to
diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct. 10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may
be sent separately if preferred.

Assistant Professor - JOURNALISM / Digital media entrepreneurship or digital public , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

Department: JOURNALISM /
Digital media entrepreneurship or digital public
engagement/public relations
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates must have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional experience. We seek a generalist colleague with either professional media experience or an academic research agenda in digital public engagement/public relations or digital entrepreneurial media practices, such as those found in the “incubator culture,” along with a desire to collaborate with our faculty working in these areas. Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Ability to develop new curriculum to help students in different disciplines (including journalism) to
collaborate in planning and executing innovative digital media projects.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach in the public relations core and/or build on the Department’s Digital Media Entrepreneurship curriculum. The successful candidate in digital public engagement/public relations will teach
strategies to interact with audiences online using social and other participatory media and/or could be a digital entrepreneur, who would teach how to create digital media start-ups as part of his/her responsibilities.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to
diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct. 10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if preferred.

Assistant Professor - Journalism/Participatory Media or Ethnic/Community Media , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

Department: JOURNALISM /
Participatory media or ethnic/community media
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates must have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional experience. We seek a generalist colleague with either professional media experience or an academic research agenda in participatory media or in ethnic/community media along with a desire to collaborate with faculty working in these areas. Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Knowledge of trends in digital culture, new/mobile media and participatory/citizen media as they intersect
with ethnic/community media.
• Ability to apply these trends in developing courses, which may potentially be interdisciplinary efforts
with any of the following: African Studies, Asian American Studies, Central American Studies,
Chicana/o Studies, Jewish Studies, Queer Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Gender and Women
Studies.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will develop curriculum in mobile journalism, social and new media, and teach in the Department’s emergent participatory media and/or ethnic/community media courses. The successful candidate could teach the relevant strategies for developing digital projects and programs in the student media outlets as part of his/her responsibilities.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active
learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct. 10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Linda Bowen, chair

Department of Journalism

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may
be sent separately if preferred.

Assistant Professor - Journalism/Visual Communication , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330

Department: JOURNALISM /
Visual Communication
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates who have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional experience are encouraged to apply. We seek a generalist colleague who will help converge the broadcast and print foci of the department through an expertise in digital video production. Experience in the creative production of professional video and/or multimedia content. Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Ability to develop curriculum to teach visual storytelling through short- and long-form documentaries
using equipment, such as camcorders, DSLR cameras and mobile digital devices for online and social
media platforms.
• Portfolio of diverse subjects in professional and/or academic work in visual communication.


Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach in the Department’s visual communication core, including but not limited to
courses in photojournalism as well as documentary, video editing and data visualization.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to
diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct.10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening
deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.


To apply:


Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if preferred.

Producer - State of Wonder , Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on October 15, 2014
Deadline: November 7, 2014

OPB Seeks Producer, State of Wonder
 
OPB is looking for a Producer for our weekly radio arts and culture program, State of Wonder. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to:

http://www.opb.org/about/jobs/producer-emstate-of-wonderem/. 

OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Managing Editor - The World , Public Radio International
Posted on October 15, 2014

The World is a one-hour, nationally distributed weekday radio public affairs program co-produced by WGBH, the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International (PRI). The show offers a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe, developed specifically for an American audience. The World’s companion website, pri.org, offers a similar mix of news and features along with slideshows, videos, blog posts, podcasts, and interactive graphics that expand on the radio content. The World and pri.org use social media and other relevant tools to maximize user engagement and enhance the user experience.

Position Overview

WGBH and Public Radio International are seeking an experienced, senior journalist to manage PRI.org and its related social and digital properties. The managing editor is responsible for both strategic direction and day-to-day publishing. That includes directing the editorial identity and growth of PRI.org as a trusted guide to global news, issues, and experiences that connect people across cultures.

PRI.org is the digital home for PRI. The site’s content and engagement originates from the newsroom of PRI’s The World, a dedicated digital staff, PRI’s other productions and outside editorial partners. This position manages a growing digital team of eight people between Boston and Minneapolis, directly supervises the digital news editor and production editor, and reports to PRI’s Vice President, Interactive Media and the executive producer of PRI’s The World.

The position’s main responsibilities include:

•    Establish and maintain the identity and personality of PRI.org by supervising multimedia content selection, homepage management, editing, and writing style.
•    Oversee the operations and user experience of the site, its social properties and content feeds to digital editions (e.g., PRI mobile apps, Flipboard, Google Currents, SoundCloud, etc.)
•    Manage the 8-person digital team, including social media and digital producers, editors, writers and a front-end developer.
•    Advance a culture of multimedia storytelling and social media engagement within PRI’s The World’s 30-person newsroom.
•    Work with the VP, Interactive Media to set strategy and meet goals to grow our global digital audience and engage it in discussions, content co-creation and other actions based on content.
•    Use analytics for the site, its social properties and digital products to track success, analyze experiments and tactics, and propose new products.
•    Work with editors of PRI’s show and editorial partners to expand content on the site and share best digital practices.
•    Propose innovations to our digital infrastructure to advance our storytelling and engagement.

Skills Required

The Managing editor, PRI.org should have a minimum of 7 years of journalism experience driving coverage in a news environment and at least two years’ experience in a leadership position in an online news organization, with responsibility for audience growth and management of direct reports. Other skills and experience should include:
•    High emotional intelligence, with examples of being strong enough to push for cultural change yet diplomatic enough to inspire support
•    Excellent online writing, editing and multimedia production skills
•    Demonstrated success in using social media to expand the reach and impact of a news product.
•    Experience working with web and social analytics to drive audience growth and engagement around defined metrics and goals.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of current global news — foreign reporting experience preferred

Educational Requirements

BA required; Master's degree preferred.

Social Media Journalist of Across Women's Lives , Public Radio International
Posted on October 15, 2014

Social Media Journalist of Across Women's Lives
Public Radio International

The Social Media Journalist works as part of a 10-person team to extend a community of 150,000 people who follow and participate in PRI.org and The World’s coverage. The journalist will be central to 15 months of special coverage aimed at engaging millions of Americans in an examination of efforts around the world to improve the well-being of communities by raising the status of women. The journalist will create and schedule multimedia social posts, repost relevant items from verified sources, identify and maintain relationships with fans and online influencers, monitor and engage with followers on PRI’s sites and social properties, alert communities of interest about specific stories, track social metrics and produce a weekly newsletter.
 
The social media journalist needs to have multimedia reporting experience, a successful record of building and maintaining a large follower network for an organization, and active and sizeable personal social accounts. The journalist will need to research data and stories, mine social analytic tools to find sources, identify influencers and measure the success of individual social outreach tactics. The ideal candidate would have experience in data journalism, social media analytics and covering international gender and development issues. This position is in Minneapolis and reports to the News Editor of PRI.org.
 
Main duties:

  • Research and produce features, such as blogs, audio and video posts, GIFs, infographics and photo packages, that help people engage with our stories
  • Build, encourage and moderate communities in social media using existing and new accounts for the project
  • Work with editors and reporters to expand their social media skills, help them diversify their sources and tell stories in a digital form
  • Network daily with people and organizations in the gender status and development areas to build audience and communities that enrich our coverage
  • Write and grow subscribers to our weekly Human Needs newsletter
  • Create radio, web and social media call-outs for audience participation
  • Track metrics to test social media strategies and adjust accordingly
  • Help produce occasional reports for staff and funders

 
Skills and experience required:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a full-time journalist, preferably in a daily newsroom
  • Excellent writing skills, with precision and style
  • Ability to communicate well online with diverse communities
  • A basic understanding of HTML
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Multilingual and multicultural competency
  • Strong, working knowledge of international news and issues
  • Experience covering gender issues and/or international development
  • Active personal social media accounts
  • Strong Internet and database research skill

 
Preferred experience:

  • Basic audio and video editing skills
  • Photo editing with some graphic design
  • Experience tracking and interpreting social media analytics
  • Experience in interactive and data journalism
  • Ability to track data and projects in spreadsheets, with a basic understanding of APIs

 
Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@pri.org to apply.
 
PRI embraces diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Visual Journalist of Across Women's Lives , Public Radio International
Posted on October 15, 2014

Visual Journalist of Across Women's Lives
Public Radio International

The Visual Journalist works as part of a 10-person team to commission and create explanatory videos, slideshows, animations, graphics, data visualizations, maps, polls and interactive elements for PRI and The World’s web and social properties. The journalist will be central to 15 months of special coverage aimed at engaging millions of Americans in an examination of efforts around the world to improve the well-being of communities by raising the status of women. The journalist will work closely with editors, reporters and social media journalists to define, create and edit visual elements to extend The World’s storytelling on that issue over the web and social networks.
 
The visual journalist needs to have data and multimedia reporting experience, including experience shooting and editing videos and photos. The journalist will need to identify, vet and clean data sources, create interactive and static graphics from data, produce explanatory videos and slideshows in collaboration with reporters and editors, find and obtain outside visuals to accompany stories, develop GIFs and other graphic elements for social posts, and work with independent photographers, videographers, animators and developers. The ideal candidate would have a portfolio of strong reporting work on complex issues, including a range of visual storytelling experience. This position will be in Boston or Minneapolis and reports to the Multimedia Editor of PRI.org.
 
Main duties:

  • Collaborate with editors, reporters and social media journalists to research and create short explanatory videos, slideshows, animations, graphics, data visualizations, maps, polls and interactive elements
  • Research, write and produce digital-only stories and blog posts with strong visual elements
  • Oversee and edit work by photographers, videographers and animators
  • Research and find visual elements to accompany stories, blogs and interviews from PRI shows and editorial partners
  • Create social posts to support visual stories
  • Create and post visual call-outs for audience participation for use on the web, email and social media
  • Track, analyze and report on the audience reach and engagement of visual storytelling elements and call-outs

 
Skills and experience required:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a full-time journalist, with at least one year focused on visual or multimedia journalism
  • Excellent writing skills, with precision and style
  • Multilingual and multicultural competency
  • Knowledge of advanced HTML
  • Strong, working knowledge of international news and issues
  • Knowledge of editing audio, video and photos in Adobe’s Creative Suite
  • Experience with storyboarding for explanatory visual storytelling
  • Experience in data-based journalism and creation of graphics, preferably in a daily newsroom
  • Active personal social media accounts
  • Strong Internet and database research skill

 
Preferred experience:

  • Experience covering gender issues and/or international development
  • Graphic design training or experience
  • CSS and javascript knowledge
  • Familiarity with using APIs

 
Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@pri.org to apply.
 
PRI embraces diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Director and Professor of Practice , Cronkite Digital Production Bureau - ASU
Posted on October 8, 2014
Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in digital media education, seeks to hire a Director and Professor of Practice to lead the school’s new daily Digital Production Bureau.

The bureau director will teach and manage a student team charged with conceptualizing and producing highly innovative multimedia content. It will be one of a dozen immersive professional programs at the Cronkite School in which students create news and information content for Cronkite News and for distribution to regional and national media outlets.

Specifically, the Digital Production Bureau will be responsible for Web production and audience metrics, social media strategy and execution, search engine optimization, and the creation and employment of visual elements such as graphics, interactives and data to tell strong stories.

The bureau will operate out of a newsroom in the school’s state-of-the art media complex in downtown Phoenix.

Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching and supervising upper-level undergraduate and graduate multimedia journalism students; overseeing daily production of the Cronkite News website; introducing and teaching new tools and technologies that enhance digital storytelling; driving audience engagement through social media and SEO; working collaboratively and successfully with other professional program directors and media partners to plan, manage and produce innovative and professional news and information content across platforms; performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned.

Qualifications
Required: Six years of major-market, regional or national experience planning and producing digital content; exceptional story-telling skills that integrate text, video, photo, graphics and data; expertise in social media promotion and distribution and Web metrics and SEO; familiarity with HTML and standard content management systems; experience with new tools and technologies for digital storytelling; a bachelor’s degree.

Desired: Experience managing Web-based projects; experience designing digital news content; experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in a university setting; bilingual (English/Spanish).

This is a 12-month appointment and holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice. This position is funded by external sources and may terminate when funding is no longer available.

Application deadline: October 15, 2014, or if not filled, the first of each month thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include: 1) a resume, 2) Web-based samples of work created or produced, and 3) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

Submit materials via email to:
cronkitejobs@asu.edu
Kristin Gilger
Associate Dean
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication actively encourages diversity among its applicants and work force.