TITLE: Naughton Fellow in Visual Journalism
DEPARTMENT: Poynter News
FLSA STATUS: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Managing Editor of Poynter.org
OVERALL JOB RESPONSIBILITY
The Naughton Fellow in Visual Journalism is a one-year position to support videography, animation, graphic design, data visualization and photography to cover journalism on Poynter.org and its primary social accounts.
- Uses the tools of visual journalism (videography, animation, graphic design, data visualization and photography) to create original stories for Poynter and its social accounts.
- Stays current and informed on industry issues, innovations and trends in order to help Poynter remain responsive to the interests and needs of its constituents.
- Builds Poynter’s capacity for visual storytelling.
- Experiments with new technologies.
- Assists with managing and growing Poynter’s audience.
- Helps edit stories.
- Contributes original reporting and writing on topics of interest to journalists, occasionally.
- Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:Reports to theManaging Editor of Poynter.org. He/she is responsible for conducting daily and long-term assignments under general direction. The Naughton Fellow in Visual Journalism must be able to work independently and collaborate with others.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS
INTERNAL: Requires extensive collaboration with other members of the Marketing/News department, faculty and staff throughout Poynter.
EXTERNAL: Requires contact with journalists at all levels in various media organizations and others in the process of reporting.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: A bachelor’s degree is required. This position requires the ability to meet deadlines, think critically and act in accordance with Poynter's ethics and standards. The Naughton Fellow must have reporting and writing experience, preferably in print, online and for broadcast. An advanced understanding of digital journalism is a must. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required.
PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING: Requires ability to work independently with excellent judgment and discretion about when to involve others.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily sedentary, as bulk of tasks is performed at a computer workstation. Physical requirements include ability to see and color perception in order to proofread, edit on paper and onscreen, and create and view graphics. The employee must have the ability to manipulate fingers to operate computer keyboard and mouse. Naughton Fellow will be expected to work under and meet precise deadlines. Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:Duties are performed in a non-smoking office environment. The workstation is unobstructed and he/she can expect moderate noise levels from general office activity. On occasion, he/she may be required to travel on behalf of the Institute.
OTHER INFORMATION: Employee in this full-time, hourly position will work a five-day schedule, defined as Monday through and including Friday. The Naughton Fellow will generally work between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., during the Institute's normal business hours. Hours will vary depending on events, news developments, etc. The employee is entitled to one-hour (unpaid) for lunch and two 15-minute (paid) breaks. This position may require some overtime.
No phone calls, please.
Position is in St. Petersburg, FL.
Hourly Rate Range: $15-$17 per hour, based on 37.50-hour workweek
Send cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2017
About this company
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism education, and a strategy center that stands for uncompromising excellence in journalism, media and 21st century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach seminars and workshops at the Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and at conferences and organizational sites around the world. Its e-learning division, News University, www.newsu.org, offers the world’s largest online journalism curriculum in 7 languages, with more than 400 interactive courses and 300,000 registered users in more than 200 countries. The Institute’s website, www.poynter.org, produces 24-hour coverage of news about media, ethics, technology, the business of news and the trends that currently define and redefine journalism news reporting. The world’s top journalists and media innovators come to Poynter to learn and teach new generations of reporters, storytellers, media inventors, designers, visual journalists, documentarians and broadcast producers, and to build public awareness about journalism, media, the First Amendment and protected discourse that serves democracy and the public good.