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The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks an adjunct instructor to teach JOUR 307: Reporting and Writing II, specializing in writing for print or online news platforms.
JOUR 307 provides students with foundational skills to report, write and produce journalism content across multiple platforms, including broadcast, digital and text.
This is an in-person, part-time position based in Los Angeles. Candidates cannot work remotely.
Applicants should have a minimum of five years experience writing and reporting for a newspaper or digital news outlet. That experience should include daily reporting as well as features, profiles and/or enterprise or special project stories. A strong candidate also has an understanding of important issues in the current media landscape, including diversity, ethics and changes in how news is delivered and consumed. Prior teaching experience is preferred, and a Bachelor or Masterâs degree in journalism is a plus. Applicants should have a primary career elsewhere.
Required Skills/Knowledge Areas:
â¢ Writing/reporting news on web, print or digital platforms
â¢ Developing stories and sources
â¢ Best practices for journalists on social media platforms.
â¢ Experience with Wordpress or other CMS
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The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism prepares students to inquire, innovate and lead at the global crossroads of media, technology and culture. The schoolâs academic rigor, experiential learning opportunities, unparalleled network and state-of-the-art facilities allow students to develop intellectual, professional and ethical depth as they engage with expert faculty. As an epicenter for critical conversations among scholars, industry leaders and cultural icons, USC Annenberg prepares students to advance the fields of communication, journalism and public relations.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
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