Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism is currently seeking an Assistant Director, Career Services. Reporting to the Associate Dean, the incumbent works to implement a multifaceted strategy of educating, advising and supporting students in their efforts to find employment opportunities. Serves as the department’s primary career counselor for a portfolio of students with a wide variety of interests and specializations, with a particular focus and leadership role working with faculty and students in the new data degree program, dual degree computer science candidates and students interested in computational and investigative journalism. Responsible for developing a strategic plan with annual reports to identify and build out relationships with key companies, players and targets of opportunity at the intersection of technology and media and in the evolving realms of data and computational journalism.
He/she provides career-counseling appointments for students and recent graduates and tailored advising on career paths, employment opportunities, resume and cover letter reviews, interviewing skills, salary negotiation and more. Serves as an expert resource on the industry and employment landscape for students, faculty and administration, with special knowledge about opportunities in data and computational journalism. Serves as a first contact and a resource of information about events, departmental offerings and internship and job opportunities. Directs students and alumni to various resources helpful in job searches. Handles publicity for employment opportunities, career events, deadlines and other special events. Conceives and delivers career education programming to students.
The incumbent manages all aspects of selected internship programs and Columbia-based fellowships. Makes connections between applicant pool and employers. Pitches and creates new postgraduate internship/fellowship programs, particularly in the field of data journalism.
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent required. Master’s degree preferred and a minimum of 3–5 years of related experience, preferably on the editorial side of journalism, student counseling and or academic management in the field.
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Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience