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Faculty, Sports Production

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in sports journalism and communication, seeks to hire a sports television broadcast professional to serve on the faculty to teach and lead students in the production and direction of live multi-camera sports event coverage for web broadcast. The team is responsible for web broadcast of approximately 40 sporting events each fall and spring semester. This course will include both classroom instruction and field instruction/supervision. Some game coverage occurs on nights and weekends. Game productions appear on the Pac-12 Networks digital channels.

The Cronkite School offers majors in sports journalism at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. The programs include a broad range of immersive professional experiences that reflect the school’s “teaching hospital” approach to education. These include faculty-supervised sports bureaus in Phoenix and Los Angeles, where students regularly produce content for commercial outlets that include The Arizona Republic, Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports West, Pac-12 Networks, mlb.com and more.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Instructs students in a classroom environment on the various aspects of live multi-camera sports event coverage, including producing, directing, camera and play-by-play
• Leads students at game venues in the technical planning and engineering of live multi-camera event coverage for web broadcast, predominantly of athletic events that include basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball and gymnastics
• Schedules and directs student production team and on-air talent
• Responsible for scheduling and set-up of equipment, including TriCaster, HD cameras and Audio mixer
• Ensures high production standards and quality control on live production
• Some evening and weekend work required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Understanding of engineering multi-camera event coverage for web broadcast
• Understanding of maintenance, usage and design of specialist equipment used in event coverage and video production, such as Tricasters
• Demonstrated ability to address operational/technical equipment problems
• Demonstrated ability to produce and direct sports coverage for broadcast
• Knowledge of the rules and regulations of college sports
• Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively
• Knowledge of cinematography principles, digital media formats and streaming methods
• Skill in production and editing
• Knowledge of broadcast rules, regulations and guidelines
• Knowledge of broadcasting production techniques and standards
• Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in related area AND two years’ experience in related field; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

This nine-month renewable appointment holds the faculty rank of Lecturer.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Materials must include: 1) cover letter, 2) a resume, 3) web-based samples of work created or produced, and 4) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Application deadline is April 21, 2017, or every two week thereafter until the position is filled.
Submit materials via email to:
cronkitejobs@asu.edu
Mark Lodato
Assistant Dean
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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/.

Science Television Professor of Practice

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University seeks to hire a Professors of Practice with expertise in long-form television journalism to lead student reporting and production teams in the creation of a magazine program dedicated to research efforts at Arizona State University for air on Arizona PBS.

The Cronkite School, located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the nation’s 12th largest media market, is a global leader in professional and innovative digital news media and public relations education. The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education through a dozen immersive professional programs in which students work under the direction of experienced professionals producing news and information for audiences in Arizona and beyond. Cronkite operates Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations, which reaches 1.9 million households across 80 percent of the state. The Cronkite School and Arizona PBS recently received the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for a Cronkite student-produced documentary on heroin that reached more than 1 million Arizonans on television and radio.

ASU is redefining the 21st-century research university as a knowledge enterprise. Building on a long legacy of excellence, ASU has nearly tripled its research funding over the past decade and is now recognized as one of the fastest-growing large research enterprises in the U.S. ASU’s interdisciplinary, solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development recently earned it the distinction of being named the most innovative school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Duties and Responsibilities
Directing upper-level undergraduate and graduate journalism students in a for-credit experience five day a week during which students report and produce professional-level television content on science and other research topics underway at ASU. Under the direction of the Professor of Practice, content will be produced in a magazine television format for a series to air on Arizona PBS and shared with other interested outlets.

Qualifications
Required: Five years of major-market, national or regional television reporting, editing or producing experience. A bachelor's degree.

Desired: Ability to create strong visual content for television and other platforms; experience with graphics and other visual storytelling techniques; experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in a university setting.

This 12-month renewable appointment holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice.

Application deadline: April 21, 2017, or if not filled, the first of each month thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, 3) video work samples, and 4) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.
Submit materials via email to:
cronkitejobs@asu.edu

Mark Lodato
Assistant Dean
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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/.

Professors of Practice, Cronkite Borderlands Initiative

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University seeks to hire two Professors of Practice with expertise in Latino and borderlands news coverage to lead student reporting teams for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS.

The Professors of Practice will be part of the school’s Southwest Borderlands Initiative, in which advanced student journalists specialize in coverage of Latino communities and immigration and border issues. They will work daily with teams of student reporters who report and produce content for digital and broadcast platforms. The student journalism is distributed to professional media outlets nationally and is a featured component of Cronkite News (https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/), a multi-platform news organization that includes Arizona PBS, the state’s public television station. Spanish-language content is featured at Cronkite Noticias (https://cronkitenoticias.azpbs.org/), a website focusing on the economy, education, sustainability, immigration and other issues of importance to the region’s Latino communities, as well as in a Spanish-language newscast.

The Borderlands program is one of more than a dozen immersive professional programs at the Cronkite School that include a nightly student newscast distributed to 1.9 million households on Arizona PBS; news reporting bureaus in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. that cover public policy issues for Arizonans; sports reporting bureaus in Phoenix and Los Angeles that provide sports coverage for professional outlets; and a New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab that develops new digital products for media clients. Students in these programs work in a newsroom setting under the direction of full-time faculty with extensive professional experience.

Duties and Responsibilities
Directing upper-level undergraduate and graduate journalism students who report and produce professional-level news content on Latino, immigration and border issues in the U.S. and Mexico for distribution across media platforms; working with Cronkite leadership to establish the bureau as a leading source of news and information about Latino communities; working with other professional program directors at the Cronkite School to plan, manage and produce innovative and professional news and information content; developing partnerships with local, regional and/or national media outlets for distribution of student content; teaching classes as assigned in English and/or Spanish; performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned.

Qualifications
The ideal candidates will have complementary skills sets that cover the following areas:
• Experience covering Latino issues
• Bilingual in Spanish and English
• Experience editing and/or producing for digital and broadcast platforms
• Experience editing at a professional level in Spanish
• Experience leading teams of reporters and/or producers
• Experience guiding student or beginning reporters
• Bachelor’s degree

Required: Seven years of major-market, regional or national experience professional journalism experience with an emphasis on coverage of Latino issues; bilingual in Spanish and English; bachelor’s degree

Application deadline: March 31, 2017, or if not filled, the first of each month 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.

Submit materials via email to:
cronkitejobs@asu.edu
Kristin Gilger
Associate Dean
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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/.

Director and Professor of Practice, Cronkite News Digital Desk

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in digital media education, seeks to hire a Director and Professor of Practice to lead the Digital Desk at Cronkite News.

The bureau director will lead, edit, oversee and teach a student team charged with conceptualizing and producing highly innovative multimedia content for Cronkite News, the student-staffed, faculty-led news division of Arizona PBS, and for distribution to regional and national media outlets. The team is responsible for web production and design, including the creation and employment of visual elements such as graphics, video, photo, interactives and data to tell compelling and powerful stories. The team also is responsible for leading audience metrics and engagement, search engine optimization and social media strategy and execution for Cronkite News.

The Cronkite News Digital Desk program is one of a dozen immersive professional experiences at the Cronkite School that reflect the school’s “teaching hospital” approach to education. Students engage at least two full days a week in programs that include a nightly television newscast distributed on Arizona PBS, an innovation and entrepreneurship lab where students create new digital products and services, news reporting bureaus in Washington, D.C., and L.A., and a Spanish-language bureau where students report and produce news content across media platforms for Spanish-speaking audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Leading, editing and teaching upper-level undergraduate and graduate journalism students in a daily news environment in the nation’s 12th largest media market
• Overseeing daily production and driving strong visual content and design for the Cronkite News website
• Leading experimentation with and teaching of new tools and technologies that enhance digital storytelling
• Driving audience engagement through social media, SEO and immersion reporting experiences
• Working collaboratively with other professional program directors and media partners to plan, manage and produce innovative and professional news and information content across platforms
• Working as part of the Carnegie-Knight News21 team in the summer, supporting a national investigative multimedia reporting program for top journalism students from around the country
• Performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned.

Qualifications
Required: Five years of major-market regional or national experience planning and producing digital content; exceptional storytelling skills that integrate text, video, photo, graphics and data; expertise in social media promotion and distribution and web metrics and SEO; familiarity with HTML and standard content management systems; experience with new tools and technologies for digital storytelling; a bachelor’s degree.

Desired: Experience managing digital teams; experience designing and producing video and other visuals for digital audiences; experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in a university or newsroom setting; bilingual (English/Spanish).

This is appointment holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice.

Application deadline: Feb. 28, or if not filled, the first of each month 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.

Submit materials via email to:
cronkitejobs@asu.edu
Kristin Gilger
Associate Dean
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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/.

Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Audience Engagement

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is seeking two assistant professors to teach and conduct research in digital media and audience engagement.

The Cronkite School is a global leader in professional and innovative digital news media education. Located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in the nation’s 12th largest media market, the school operates Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations, as well as a dozen professional immersion programs that serve as laboratories for both research and student learning.

Required qualifications for the assistant professor positions are a Ph.D. with an emphasis on traditional and emerging quantitative and qualitative research techniques, multivariate statistical analysis, analytics tools and software.

The ideal candidate also will have professional experience in digital media, a background in digital audience data and their use to engage audiences and create new digital products, and a demonstrated ability to grow a digital audience using research, content, engagement and analytics. The candidate should have a robust knowledge of site and social analytics tools and practical experience testing content variables across digital platforms. The ideal candidate also will have a rich interest in social media, the ability to track real-time social conversations and enthusiasm for the opportunities in social journalism.

The Cronkite School offers Bachelor of Arts, Master of Mass Communication and Ph.D. degrees. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. ASU is a large Research I institution.

Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2017, or if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include 1) a current curriculum vita; 2) a letter outlining employment history, educational philosophy, scholarly research or creative interests and a description of how the applicant’s experiences will benefit the Cronkite School; and 3) names, positions and telephone numbers of three academic or professional references.

Submit materials via email to:
cronkitejobs@asu.edu
Attn: Marianne Barrett, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Louise Solheim Professor
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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/.

Senior Faculty Member

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University seeks to hire a senior-level faculty member to begin Aug. 16, 2017.

The duties of the position include research, teaching and providing service to the academy and the profession. The required qualifications for the position include an earned doctorate in journalism, mass communication or related field and substantive research and teaching experience in higher education. The successful candidate will be a tenured faculty member and have a substantial track record of scholarly research. The ideal candidate also will have substantive experience in sponsored-research projects.

Arizona State University is redefining the 21st century research university as a knowledge enterprise. Building on a long legacy of excellence, ASU has nearly tripled its research funding over the past decade and is now recognized as one of the fastest-growing large research enterprises in the United States. ASU’s interdisciplinary, solutions-focused approach to research, entrepreneurship and economic development recently earned it the distinction of being named the #1 most innovative school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Cronkite School, located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the nation’s 12th largest media market, is a global leader in professional and innovative digital news media and public relations education. The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education through a dozen immersive professional programs. Cronkite operates Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations which reaches 1.9 million households across 80 percent of the state. The Cronkite School and Arizona PBS recently received the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for a Cronkite student-produced documentary on heroin that reached more than 1 million Arizonans on television and radio.

Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2016; if not filled, the first of each month thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include 1) a current curriculum vita (or resume); 2.) a letter outlining employment history, educational philosophy, scholarly research or creative interests, and a description of how the applicant’s experiences will benefit the Cronkite School’s program; 3.) names, positions and telephone numbers of three academic or professional references.

Submit materials to:

Senior Faculty Member Search Committee
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Email: CronkiteJobs@asu.edu

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication actively encourages diversity among its applicants and work force.