The West Virginia University Reed College of Media and Daily Athenaeum seek a dynamic and innovative Digital Media Advisor to serve in a Teaching Assistant Professor position to support instruction in journalism and advise student media staff at the Daily Athenaeum (WVU's independent student-run newspaper) and U92-FM college radio station. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of digital media, and its use in news gathering, reporting and audience development.
This position will teach undergraduate courses in Introduction to Media Writing; and will manage, develop and coordinate the course across sections and with adjunct instructors to ensure consistency and effectiveness in course instruction. This position will teach, advise and mentor students in various capacities and roles at the Daily Athenaeum and U92-FM. This includes using social media to drive reader and listener engagement, promote advertising, build website traffic and optimize content. The ideal candidate will understand the difference between social media platforms and how to use each to increase audiences for both digital and print products; create workflow for social media; use analytics and other metrics to measure audience response; use digital platforms to break news and interact with users; and write, produce and upload digital news content.
This is a 12 month position and will begin July 1, 2018.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.