Interim Director of O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Program
Marquette University, Diederich College of Communication
March 9, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The J. William & Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for an Interim Director of the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Program. The College is seeking a dynamic individual who can provide expertise and leadership for the program over the next academic year.
The Interim Director would serve as coach/mentor to O’Brien Fellows, providing advice on tackling major investigative and public service projects, including working with editors from the fellow’s home organization. In addition, the Interim Director would serve as the public face of the program, host the O’Brien conferences, engage in public outreach and recruiting of O’Brien Fellows, manage the budget and work with the O’Brien program’s student employees. The Director would also be a member of the Journalism and Media Studies faculty and carry a teaching load of 1/2 for the academic year. It is expected that one of the courses would be investigative journalism.
All applicants must go through the Marquette University employment page at https://employment.marquette.edu/ and search for posting number 201101271.
B.A. required. M.A. or advanced degree preferred.
At least 10 years of experience, including leading investigative or major enterprise stories and teaching at the university level.
Familiarity with investigative journalism
Understanding of how to access large and small news outlets
Experience in leading outstanding in-depth or major enterprise journalism projects on multimedia platforms, as well as an understanding of using data and data-mining tools is preferred. Candidates should also have the ability to teach journalism courses including investigative journalism, be comfortable with budget management, and be willing to serve as the public face of the O’Brien Fellowship Program. An M.A. or advanced degree preferre
About Marquette University, Diederich College of Communication
Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University
The College of Communication advances knowledge and prepares students for intellectual, artistic, professional, and ethical leadership in a complex technological and multi-cultural world. The College uses a core of common knowledge, values and communication skills to improve understanding of communication as a cultural and social process ...and to develop the skills necessary for success in constantly changing information environments. Specifically, we are committed to learning centered on critical thinking, theoretical development, aesthetic judgment and evaluation, professional skills and standards, socio-cultural impact and relationships, and the ethical and moral questions facing the field.
Following the Catholic Jesuit tradition, we apply our resources and talents within an urban setting to improve the lives of our neighbors and the academic and personal lives of each student, staff member, faculty member, and administrator in the college.