Director and Professor of Practice at Cronkite News-Los Angeles Bureau

Posted By David Wilhite

Job Description: The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in digital media education, seeks to hire a Director and Professor of Practice to lead the Los Angeles bureau of Cronkite News. The director will work with a team of student reporters who produce news and sports content for digital and broadcast platforms. Content will appear on commercial digital media outlets across the country, as well as Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, and professional partners such as the Pac-12 Networks and Fox Sports West.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leading, editing, teaching and mentoring upper-level undergraduate and graduate journalism students in a daily news environment in the nation’s second-largest media market;
  • Leading students in the hands-on creation of digital and broadcast content
  • Establishing the Los Angeles bureau as a leading source of news and sports information in Southern California
  • Working with other professional program directors at the Cronkite School to plan, manage and produce innovative and professional news and sports content
  • Driving experimentation and teaching new tools and technologies that enhance digital and broadcast storytelling
  • Performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned
  • This is appointment holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice

Required Qualifications

  • Five years of major-market regional or national experience planning, editing and producing broadcast and/or digital content
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desired Qualifications:

  • Exceptional storytelling skills that integrate text, video, photo, graphics and data
  • Experience leading teams of reporters and/or producers
  • Familiarity in social media promotion and distribution and web metrics and SEO
  • Experience guiding student or beginning reporters
  • Bilingual

How to Apply: Submit materials via email to: c/o Mark Lodato, Associate Dean. You must include: 1) a resume, 2) cover letter, 3) web-based samples of work created or produced, and 4) names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

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