Highly skilled, energetic journalist and/or journalism educator who can advise and teach students to create content for a variety of media platforms, including print publications, websites, social media, mobile and other forms of digital media. Our ideal candidate has significant experience as a journalist, with the skills to teach writing, editing and other core journalism courses as well as familiarity with latest editing tools and techniques, and the ability to motivate students and staff to embrace media innovation.
This is a 12-month position that includes teaching two courses in the School each academic year. The person hired will have an office at the Student Media Center and will be expected to spend several hours each day/evening in the SMC newsroom, working with students and other faculty.
The University of Mississippi has been ranked as one of "America's Best College Buys" by Forbes and the University's Honors College has been named one of America's finest. Oxford has been recognized nationally as one of America's best places to live, and the university has been recognized six straight years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as A Great College to Work For.
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Media Studies, Communications, or a related field from an accredited college or university. AND Experience: Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties.
About University of Mississippi-School of Journalism and New Media
Students at the School of Journalism and New Media are being prepared for thriving professional careers in journalism through superior education and hands-on, real-world experience at the University of Mississippi.
The School’s degree programs – the Bachelor of Arts, the Master of Arts, and the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications – give students the opportunity to understand the changing roles of journalism and integrated marketing communications from different perspectives while developing the multimedia and intellectual skills necessary to succeed in the media industries.
Students also have the opportunity to immediately apply the skills learned in the classroom by gaining paid experience at the S. Gale Denley Student Media Center, where students can be published in The Daily Mississippian or The Ole Miss yearbook, gain on-air experience by reporting for NewsWatch or Rebel Radio, or get a glimpse of the business side of journalism by working for the student-run advertising division.