As part of its USC Annenberg Leadership Initiative, the Annenberg School of Journalism is seeking media professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise for a yearlong fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to explore their journalism passions while building newsroom management skills. This is a fixed-term, 12-month appointment working in Annenberg’s state-of-the-art Julie Chen-Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center, where students produce content across all platforms.
A community reporting fellow position is included in the USC Annenberg Leadership Initiative. The ideal candidate is a journalist seeking a leadership opportunity who can use newsroom experience to guide students in reaching, engaging with and reporting on diverse communities. This person is responsible for developing and implementing new programs on http://www.uscannenbergmedia.com/ and maintaining existing programs aimed at these communities.
If selected, you will:
• Oversee students as they produce high-quality news and information targeted to specific communities across a variety of platforms
• Develop community reporting projects for the media center that engage multiple audiences within USC and across Los Angeles
• Manage a team of students and student editors working to produce high-impact journalism for local communities
• Monitor industry trends and innovations and work with student editors to incorporate these in developing best practices in community reporting
• Use new storytelling tools and leverage existing platforms to reach audiences
• Work alongside our professional practice faculty of highly experienced, award-winning journalists
• Have the opportunity to audit Annenberg classes and publish your own work
This is one-year, grant-funded position that pays $70,000.
• Past leadership experience, ideally in a digital role
• Strong understanding of social media and content creation using multiple formats and platforms
• Expertise covering communities across wide-ranging cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds
• Background in dynamic, visual storytelling
• Passion for teaching and mentoring
• Early career-professional, 5-10 years of journalism experience
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Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.
REQ20041431 Posted Date: 03/17/2017 Apply Share this Job
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