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Adjunct Instructor, Media Center Practicum in Community Reporting,
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20140758
The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks an adjunct instructor, specializing in text/digital, to teach JOUR 206: Media Center Practicum in Community Reporting Spring 2024
JOUR 206 gives journalism majors hands-on experience in broadcast, radio, and digital news. It is taught in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalismâs state-of-the-art Media Center in Wallis Annenberg Hall. Students work four hours a week in the Media Center to fulfill this lab shift, which runs concurrently with the core journalism courses Reporting and Writing I and Reporting and Writing II. The practicum is credit/no-credit. JOUR 206 instructors work to support student editors and reporters as they produce content for student-led Annenberg Media outlets. Instructors will work one full day (9:00 a.m. â 5:30 p.m.) Monday through Thursday on site in the Media Center.
Applicants should have a minimum of three years experience writing for a news outlet. Experience with daily and beat reporting and prior teaching experience is preferred. Bachelorâs or Masterâs degree in Journalism is a plus. Applicants should have a primary career elsewhere.
Required Skills/Knowledge Areas:
Writing/reporting news on web, print or digital platforms
Developing stories and sourcesÂ
Best practices for journalists on social media platforms.
Best practices for audience engagement for journalists
Experience with Wordpress or other CMSÂ Â
A cover letter describing your experience and background and an updated CV/ resume. Our system will allow you to add additional documentation by clicking the âuploadâ button in the same section where you attach your resume.
The hourly range for this position is $36.37 â $45.46. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
USC reserves the âAdjunctâ appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year, but in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.
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 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.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ email@example.com. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
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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