The Center for Collaborative Journalism in partnership with the Department of Journalism & Media Studies invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a Journalist-in-Residence/Assistant Professor of Practice. The CCJ is interested in a professional journalist with a specialization in multimedia storytelling to include experience with investigative reporting and data journalism.
This is an ongoing 12-month position (full-time, year-round – including summers) in which the candidate will lead core investigative, data and engagement reporting classes for students who learn to produce content for print, online, radio and broadcast news outlets. The candidate will also remain active in a professional journalism capacity by contributing work to CCJ’s partner newsrooms and contributing work to community engagement efforts. The candidate also will assist with CCJ’s ongoing efforts to recruit a diverse group of students into the program.
At least five years in a professional newsroom is required. Full-time experience in multimedia storytelling within the past two years with some experience in radio and/or podcasting is strongly preferred. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university is required, but a master’s degree in journalism or a related field is highly desired. Candidates should have solid experience using technology - including computer-assisted reporting, DSLRs, audio equipment, mobile video, and other multimedia storytelling tools. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud tools is also preferred. Candidates should have strong storytelling skills as well as excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
The Center is a unique community media collaborative combining Mercer’s liberal arts-based journalism and media studies program with the professional expertise of The Telegraph, Georgia’s third-largest daily newspaper, Georgia Public Broadcasting, the third-largest public broadcaster in the country based on population reach, and 13WMAZ, the most-watched television station in central Georgia. The Center also manages Mercer’s low-watt, non-commercial station WMUB.
Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs to more than 8,600 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges. The academic cornerstone of the university, the College of Liberal Arts, is a highly selective, residential institution enrolling over 1,800 students. Recognized with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University is located in historic Macon, Georgia, which is about an hour south of Atlanta.
|Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should visit the website, http://hr.mercer.edu/jobs/, complete a brief online application, and submit the following materials using the online portal: (1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae and (3) contact information for three references.