Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing/Professional Practice Professor
University of Missouri
February 9, 2018
100000.00 - 160000.00
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Build the future, teach the future of news editing
Are you an experienced newsroom professional who is leading the digital transformation and eager to see what’s next? Are you ready to launch a new generation of journalists? Then we’re interested in you. We are the Missouri School of Journalism, the world’s journalism school, and we are currently seeking an outstanding editor to serve as our endowed Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing. You’ll play a key role in the newsroom of 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.
Is this the right job for you? The answer is yes if you:
Recognize great stories and shape content to ensure that it’s compelling and informative
Manage and prioritize the growing list of tasks that editors are involved with, from writing multiple headlines to making sure a text alert is delivered
Collaborate across workgroup boundaries to get things done
Emphasize accuracy, fairness and integrity in all aspects of journalism
Understand the importance of engaging with readers, listeners and viewers
Value and take responsibility for working with diverse communities.
You don’t need to have formal teaching experience, but a passion for editing, as well as for developing the next generation of journalists, is required. This is one of ten endowed chairs at the school of journalism and the only one focused on the art and science of editing, which like many things in journalism is undergoing great change. You’ll be part of a skilled and focused faculty and also have 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.
This renewable, benefit-eligible, nine-month faculty position carries the academic rank of Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track), and will serve as the Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing.
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 24964. Required application materials are a resume, a cover letter that includes your vision for the Chair, 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 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is fall 2018.
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
At least ten year of journalism experience, with a national reputation and evidence of significant journalistic work in the areas of digital editing and producing
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Internal Number: 24964
About University of Missouri
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 more 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.