Adjunct Instructor, Media Center Practicum in Live Production – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks an adjunct instructor, specializing in Video/Audio, to teach JOUR 206: Media Center Practicum in Live Production SPRING 2024.

JOUR 206 gives undergraduate journalism majors hands-on experience in television, radio, and digital news. It is taught in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s state-of-the-art Media Center in Wallis Annenberg Hall. Students work four hours a week in the Media Center to fulfill this lab shift, which runs concurrently with the core journalism courses Reporting and Writing I and Reporting and Writing II. The practicum is credit/no-credit. JOUR 206 instructors work to support student editors and reporters as they produce content for publication on student-led television and radio broadcasts and social media platforms. Applicants must be available to work on campus for one full day during the approximate hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m, Monday through Thursday.

Applicants should have a minimum of five years of broadcast television and/or radio reporting or producing experience, including deadline-driven and breaking news. A strong candidate demonstrates a thoughtful understanding of current issues in the industry, including equity and inclusion in journalism. Prior teaching experience is a plus.

Required Skills/Knowledge Areas:

  • Writing/reporting for broadcast radio and television
  • Best practices for journalists on social media platforms.
  • Working on deadline and in a breaking news environment
  • Experience with iNews, News Boss, or other similar software

Applicants should send a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through USC’s job site.

The hourly range for this position is $36.37 – $45.46. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC reserves the “Adjunct” appointment for faculty teaching less than full-time at USC, who are employed full-time in a primary profession or career elsewhere. Adjunct faculty typically teach only one course per year, but in exceptional cases, may teach one course per semester, if approved by the dean.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism prepares students to inquire, innovate and lead at the global crossroads of media, technology and culture. The school’s academic rigor, experiential learning opportunities, unparalleled network and state-of-the-art facilities allow students to develop intellectual, professional and ethical depth as they engage with expert faculty. As an epicenter for critical conversations among scholars, industry leaders and cultural icons, USC Annenberg prepares students to advance the fields of communication, journalism and public relations.

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