Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair/Profes
University of Missouri
January 4, 2018
80000.00 - 128000.00
Full Time - Experienced
Academic/Education, Editorial, Print
4 Year Degree
The University of Missouri School of Journalism is seeking a visionary leader ready to help transform a newsroom and inspire the next era of great journalists at the world’s top-ranked journalism school.
If you’re an innovative, creative, community-minded journalist, we’re offering an opportunity to put all of your talents to work at the Columbia Missourian, one of the nation’s first daily newspapers and part of the famous “Missouri Method” where students learn by doing in a 24/7 digital and print news environment. You’ll work with a dedicated faculty and smart, motivated students. You’ll lead the effort to use new techniques and tools to make relevant, thoughtful and engaging content for your audience, across a variety of platforms.
The ideal applicant must have a solid foundation in journalistic storytelling with a proven track record of meeting news consumers with vital information, where and how they want it. We’re looking for someone who has helped transform news organizations, with a track record of hiring and mentoring diverse and talented staff and making a difference for the people you’ve served.
Your teaching role will be enhanced and powered by the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair endowment, which you will help guide and oversee. This chair position and endowment, along with the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism endowment at the school’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, are two primary programs in the Missouri School of Journalism’s support of community and local journalism.
You’ll team up with a world-class research institute where faculty and professionals work together to build prototypes and experiment with new techniques for news delivery. You’ll oversee professional editors, managing a team with a multitude of talents in writing, editing and storytelling across platforms. You’ll teach students who are curious, ambitious and passionate about the future of news.
Along with these rich built-in resources, you’ll have many opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned agencies that are headquartered at the school, such as Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting and the American Society of News Editors, along with the other professional newsrooms at the school including an NBC-affiliated TV station, an NPR radio station, the digital-born Missouri Business Alert and Vox magazine.
This benefit-eligible, renewable, 12-month faculty position carries the academic rank of Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track) and will serve as the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair and Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2018.
Please visit the MU’s Human Resources website (hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic) to access the online application system. Please reference job number 24953. Required application materials are a cover letter, a one-page vision statement about how you might re-invent a community newsroom and a list of at least three references. Applications must be made online and will not be considered without all application materials. Review of applications will begin in February of 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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.
To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility and ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer
As the Missouri Community Newspaper Manager Chair and Executive Editor you must have:
At least 5 years’ experience of writing, editing and managing staff in a digital publishing journalism environment.
The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls in the 24/7 audience engagement environment.
A proven track record of implementing budgets.
A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 33,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 305,000 alumni, Mizzou is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.
MU students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 120 countries. For m...ore than a decade, the university has welcomed record enrollments. In fact, the fall 2015 student body includes Mizzou’s largest number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, the state’s biggest international student enrollment and a record number of students from minority groups.
Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. AAU membership helps Mizzou attract external funding and recruit top faculty and students.