The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to teach JOUR 307: Reporting and Writing II, specializing in Text.
JOUR 307 provides students with foundational skills to report, write and produce journalism content across multiple platforms, including broadcast, digital and text.
Applicants should have a minimum of three years actual reporting experience as a text reporter for a newspaper or digital outlet where text pieces were the primary product. That experience should include a mix of spot news/daily reporting and long-form/long-term reporting (such as enterprise stories, special projects, investigative, etc.) Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have written for web, digital, app and social media platforms.
Minimum Qualifications:Â Masterâs degree in Journalism (or related field) is preferred. Bachelorâs degree (coupled with longer professional career/experience) is acceptable.
We particularly seek a candidate who is proficient in the following areas:
Required Skills/Knowledge Areas:
Writing/reporting across multiple platforms including (but not limited to): newspapers, web sites, apps, push alerts, e-newsletters, and social media platforms.
The pitching process in media newsrooms and for freelancers.
Infographics, Maps, Interactives and Digital Elements (requires proficiency and understanding of tools such as Google Maps, Piktochart, Infogram, Timeline JS, Juxtapose, Storymaps, SoundCite, Storify, etc.)
News project design and story development.
A working knowledge of coding/Design Skills, including required knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS, and some JQuery, but instructors do not have to teach coding. They do need to be able to answer student questions and should be ahead of most of our students in the fall when it comes to coding.
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.
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.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
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