The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, one of the nation’s top journalism schools, seeks to hire a part-time Lecturer and Co-director to join Cronkite News and help lead Cronkite Noticias, the school’s Spanish-language professional program.
The co-director will help lead, edit, mentor and teach a student team of bilingual journalists that produces daily and in-depth multimedia content for Cronkite Noticias and Cronkite News, the student-staffed, faculty-led news division of Arizona PBS. The team will focus on issues relevant to both Spanish- and English-speaking audiences, with a particular emphasis on health disparities, social justice and borderlands issues. Cronkite Noticias offers Spanish-language content for audio, broadcast, digital and social media. The content not only gets showcased on Cronkite News/Noticias platforms, but media partners from across the Southwest region – including Univision and more than a dozen news outlets – regularly publish and air the work. The team may produce content in English and Spanish, and this position will focus more on digital and social platforms.
The state-of-the-art newsroom operates out of the Cronkite School on ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus in the nation’s 11th-largest media market. The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education in which students create professional content under the guidance of award-winning, experienced professionals. The program also serves as a test bed for innovation, experimenting with emerging techniques and new forms of storytelling. Cronkite News has reporting bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
Duties and Responsibilities
Leading, editing, teaching and mentoring upper-level undergraduate and graduate journalism students in a daily news environment, developing the next generation of bilingual journalists
Building and nurturing a network of media partners to distribute bilingual news and information throughout the region
Demonstrating commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in both professional practices and as contributor to an inclusive working and learning environment
Working collaboratively with other professional program directors and media partners to plan, manage and produce innovative and professional news and information content across platforms
Driving experimentation and teaching new tools and technologies that enhance digital and broadcast storytelling
Performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned
This appointment is a nine-month, part-time, 50% FTE and a benefits eligible position and holds the faculty rank of lecturer.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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Five years of regional or national experience planning, producing and editing digital and/or broadcast (television or audio) content, or equivalent experience
Experience cultivating sources, developing story ideas and writing and/or editing digital content
Knowledge of AP style
Experience in social media promotion and distribution, web metrics and SEO
Ability to work with and mentor students
Bilingual, with strong editing skills in Spanish and English
Experience supervising a team
Experience covering or directing coverage of borderlands issues
Fluency with standard content management systems, such as WordPress
Proficiency with photo editing tools
Experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in a university or newsroom setting
Application deadline: August 2, or if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
Application procedure: Materials must include: 1) a resume, 2) Web-based samples of work created or produced, and 3) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.
All finalists will be asked to submit a statement that addresses their experience and commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion over the course of their careers and outlines how they would advance DEI goals at the Cronkite School. The statement should be no longer than 500 words.and outlines how they would advance DEI goals at the Cronkite School. The statement should be no longer than 500 words.
About Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Arizona State University
About the Cronkite School
The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake—accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity—the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow.
Located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city, the School has 70 full-time faculty members, more than 100 full-time professional staff and annual resources of more than $40 million.
Nearly 2,500 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students are enrolled at Cronkite, preparing for careers in journalism, strategic media and related communications fields. Of the undergraduate residential student population, more than 60 percent come from out-of-state and more than 37 percent are students of color. The retention rate consistently exceeds 90 percent, and Cronkite students regularly lead the country in national journalism competitions.
The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education, for which it has recei...ved international acclaim. Cronkite offers 15 different full-immersion professional programs in which students work in intensive, real-world settings under the guidance of top-flight professionals and in collaboration with research faculty. The programs enable students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, producing news, information and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation.
The Cronkite faculty is made up of award-winning professional journalists, strategic communications specialists and world-class media scholars. Cronkite professors include five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, digital media thought leaders, top TV producers and correspondents, major metropolitan newspaper editors and strategic communications experts.
About Arizona State University
ASU is one of the largest and most innovative public research universities in the country, undertaking a bold reinvention of higher education as a New American University. With four campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, it serves more than 127,000 students on campus and online. For the past six years, it has been ranked No. 1 for innovation by U.S. News & World Report.
In the last decade, ASU has developed numerous new programs and units that bridge disciplinary boundaries to enable the exploration and discovery of new knowledge, while developing practical solutions to serve Arizona and the world at large. The university has strong and simultaneous commitments to educational access, excellence, and impact, and assumes significant responsibility for the cultural, social and economic vitality of its surrounding communities.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to
race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
basis protected by law. More detailed information can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.