Complete the brief online application. Applicants must upload a letter of interest, a C.V. or resume and a list of professional references.
Do you want to help create the right, bright future for journalism? If so, consider spending a year where that's happening every day.
The nation's top journalism school seeks a top-notch news professional who has a strong foundation in the principles of journalism but isn't stuck in past practices. We seek an editor who is ready to help remake a digital production hub and interactive copy desk that is already on the front edge. We want a seasoned pro who will not only speak for the quality and integrity of stories, but also pursue a new relationship with readers. We seek an editor who is savvy about social media as an exciting way to report, publish and engage with the community, and who understands analytics and can help others interpret them to create better journalism.
We build on more than 100 years of tradition and excellence to move boldly into the future. Our student staffs are led by experienced professionals and together deliver award-winning community news. We pride ourselves on innovation, experimentation and taking risks that many newsrooms can't or won't. Our Interactive Copy Desk is the hub of our digital newsroom.
Sound like a good fit? Then apply to be the 2018-2019 News Editor (Knight Visiting Professional) at the Missouri School of Journalism.
We want a person who believes in serving the public, can ask hard but respectful questions about how readers and users interact with our news products, and can help us find creative ways to meet reader needs. We want someone who brings a sense of possibility about the future of news. Someone who is excited about redefining copy editing in the digital age — for all platforms.
The News Editor is based at the Columbia Missourian, a service-oriented news organization that collaborates with professional radio, broadcast and magazine newsrooms at the School of Journalism. You will teach, coach, mentor (and learn) from some of the best students in the country. You will collaborate with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Futures Lab and the Knight Chair in Editing on several experiments in journalism for this new age.
The successful candidate will have: - A proven commitment to accuracy and editing. - Design experience in print and digital products and the ability to oversee real visual storytelling. - An ability to envision multiple ways users interact with information and plan packages for digital and print products with the user in mind. - Curiosity about and comfort with digital tools and trends. - Comfort with or desire/ability to learn: InDesign, html, CSS, Photoshop. - A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field.
Application screening will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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