The Journalism and Media Studies Department at Marquette University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Editor/Project Director position with the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS), which is a project of the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. The individual would begin on January 1, 2019 in a part-time capacity. Effective July 1, the individual would become full-time.
The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS), located within the Diederich College of Communication, is an award-winning online news organization that provides professional reporting on urban issues facing Milwaukee's central city. NNS is a pivotal resource for community residents, providing news and information on a wide variety of issues including education, public safety, health and wellness, arts, and housing. Working under the guidance of the Editor, and alongside part-time professional reporters and social media experts, student interns at NNS learn first hand how Marquette's commitment to social responsibility and community engagement is made manifest by reporting on the lives of communities of color in Milwaukee.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Editor/Project Director of NNS is expected to direct news coverage; edit text and multimedia stories; manage the news service, including a part-time staff of four reporters and deputy editor/web director and a web/social media director; and recruit and supervise college interns. Additional responsibilities include working with journalism classes, responding to and managing inquiries, questions, and complaints; maintaining and enhancing community relationships; seeking partnerships with media outlets to expand reach of NNS journalism; fundraising and grant writing. The Editor/Project Director carries a 1-2 teaching load, advises students, and is an active member of the department and college.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Masters Degree preferred or substantial progress toward the terminal degree.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Qualifications include a minimum of 5-10 years of professional multi-media and management experience, and a deep commitment to serving the low-income Milwaukee urban neighborhoods covered by NNS. An M.A. degree in journalism is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants :
NOTE: Review of applications will begin November 19th and continue until the position is filled.
Applications must include: 1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate's vision for the position, 2. A resume, 3. Evidence of teaching experience, 4. Evidence of successful professional expertise and 5. Names, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers of at least three references.
Internal Number: 10580
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.