University of Kansas

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks an accomplished and innovative journalist to be the next news director/executive producer of the School’s award-winning newscast and online content.

The successful applicant will have multi-platform journalism experience and have the knowledge, skills, and passion to help students prepare a daily TV newscast, support student-generated broadcast and web site content, and teach undergraduate courses. Successful candidates should have the ability to teach in areas such as media writing, multimedia reporting, digital media, visual communication, and advanced media courses. The successful applicant must be organized, energetic and innovative, and work effectively with students and others.

This full-time, 12 month position is non-tenure track and will be 50% managing the newsroom and newscasts and 50% teaching undergraduate courses.

Duties:
50%

  • Assist and instruct students on
    – Producing effective and quality newscasts
    – Writing effective and quality content for broadcast newscasts, sportscasts, live events, special projects and the web
    – Using critical thinking skills to find, create, and post quality content
    – Creating effective and quality graphics
    – Being an effective and reliable assignment desk editor/web producer
    – Having effective and quality on-camera and editing skills
    – Responding to breaking news/weather/sports events
  • In coordination with other course instructors, the executive producer will establish working newsroom shifts and other events for students
  • Coordinate broadcast entries for state and national competitions
  • Create and maintain relationships with state and national broadcast professional organizations and to facilitate internships and jobs
  • Produce new recruitment video during summers
  • Other duties as assigned

50%: Teach two classes each semester and one course each summer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Journalism or related field; or have an advanced degree in progress to be completed within two years
  • Have excellent video and editing skills as evidenced in application materials
  • At least 5-years of professional broadcast experience, including working with digital media production
  • At least 5-years of professional experience in producing a daily newscast and/or website
  • Experience working with students in professional, scholastic, or university settings
  • Experience with content management as evidenced in application materials

Review of applications begins on June 10, 2017 and continues as needed throughout the posting period to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Salary & Benefits: Competitive and based upon experience

For More Information: journalismsearch@ku.edu

To Apply: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/8722BR

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