The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to teach JOUR 598: Journalism Capstone Project (TEXT).Â This class requires the TEXT instructor to act as an editor for graduate student culminating projects. Duties include story pitch approvals, story structure/direction, copyediting and final project approval. This will be a team-taught course involving one or two other instructors.
Requirements for consideration are:
Applicants should have a minimum of ten years reporting experience as a text reporter for a newspaper or digital outlet where text was the primary product. That experience should include a mix of spot news/daily reporting and long-form/long-term reporting (enterprise stories, special projects, investigative, etc.) Some experience with large, in-depth, long-term reporting projects is also required. Applicants must demonstrate that they have written for web, digital, app and social media platforms (and that they have an understanding of the different types of writing, design and production required for those different platforms).
Previous teaching experience encouraged but not necessary.
Required Skills/Knowledge Areas:
Modern Journalism Research methods.
Cross-platform reporting and text writing.
The pitching process in media newsrooms and for freelancers.
The ability to edit the accompanying text and page design of Infographics, Maps, Interactives and Digital Elements.
News Project Design and story development.
Other Skills desired, but not required:
Past work in audio and/or video for broadcast and/or digital, familiarity with photography and data journalism methods, some knowledge of coding or digital design.
Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through USCâs job site.
B.A., B.S., M.S., or an M.A. degree in a related field.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is among the nationâs leading institutions devoted to the study of communication, journalism and public relations.Â With an enrollment of 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.
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