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Managing Director of News Co/Lab

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in journalism education, seeks to hire a Managing Director to direct the day-to-day operations for the News Co/Lab at Cronkite School. This appointment holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice.

The News Co/Lab is a collaborative lab that experiments with ways to increase “news awareness,” defined as the ability of a person and/or a community to find, understand, use, share, and create news. News awareness is a hybrid of media literacy, digital literacy, and community collaboration. It is essential to active participation in 21st century communities, where the public, through social media, plays a key role in the flow of news.

The lab is developing new ways to increase news awareness through experimentation in partnership with journalists, teachers, librarians, technologists, and other community members in the United States and internationally.

The managing director will work with faculty members Dan Gillmor, founder and director of the News Co/Lab, and Eric Newton, lab co-founder and Cronkite School innovation chief.

Working closely with the Lab Director and Cronkite School leadership, the managing director’s duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a small but growing staff, including students and volunteers.
  • Project planning and implementation for community-newsroom partnerships, including travel and outreach to stakeholders ranging from community organizers, nonprofits, librarians, religious leaders, technologists and journalists.
  • Project design and implementation for a science news literacy program for both journalists and educators, including online education and training.
  • Co-creation and implementation of measuring systems, including data collection, surveys, interviews, and other methods to determine the impact of lab experiments.
  • Development of a communication strategy, and creating/editing external communications in multimedia formats a variety of digital platforms, including social media.
  • Editing presentation materials and external reports.
  • Preparing reports for funders detailing grant deliverables, including strong data visualization elements, assisting the lab founder and director with additional grant applications as needed.
  • Overseeing preparation of lab budgets and spending, and maximizing operational efficiency and coordination in a goal-oriented, positive, rapidly changing, startup environment.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have hands-on experience in flexible program/project management, as well as topic knowledge in several of the following areas: news literacy, journalism, media, technology, research and education. Strong communication, supervisory and project management skills are required. A bachelor’s degree is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Postgraduate courses or degrees in the above topic areas is desirable, as is community-level experience in engagement, transparency or media literacy programs. Experience working with professors, especially in distance learning situations, is also helpful.

This position is funded by external sources and may terminate when funding is no longer available.

Application deadline: November 18, 2017 or if not filled, the first of each the first of each two-week period thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include: 1) a resume, 2) a letter describing the applicant’s experiences and how they would benefit the Cronkite School, 3) web-based samples of work edited, created or produced, and 4) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Submit materials via email to: cronkitejobs@asu.edu.
Attn: Sandy Mancilla Rannow
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/

Professor of Practice Sports Knowledge Lab

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in sports journalism education, seeks to hire an Executive Editor and Professor of Practice to launch and lead the Sports Knowledge Lab. The lab is part of the Global Sport Institute, an international sports research and knowledge lab based at Arizona State that connects people to the power of sport by translating and amplifying complex sports research to broad, global audiences.

The primary role of the lab is the publication of GlobalSportMatters, a dynamic multimedia storytelling platform that will be the go-to source for must-read and must-know data and advice from across the world of sport, filtered and enhanced by the unique perspective and lens of the Global Sport Institute.

The editor will lead, edit, oversee and teach a student team in the production and presentation of a variety of curated and original content from across the globe that will examine the impact of sport on society and provide context for top sports headlines from around the world. Content will include long-form writing, documentaries, articles, newsletters, data visualization and podcasts. In addition to students enrolled for credit in this professional immersion experience each semester, the editor will hire and supervise students workers and student volunteers to assist in content production, as well as freelance writers. The editor will also plan and coordinate events that help advance the Global Sport Institute's mission.

GlobalSportMatters will provide compelling angles that not only deepen people’s understanding of issues that fit within the framework of the GlobalSportMatters mission but provide unique context, knowledge and tools that can lead to change.

The intended audience for GlobalSportMatters is anyone, anywhere in the world, who is looking to stay informed about the positive impact of sport, making sport better, and looking for useful answers that can be applied and used in a real world context. This could include team owners, leaders of sports leagues and governing bodies, coaches, parents, fans and academics.

The editor will work with Ken Shropshire, the CEO of the Global Sport Institute, who will guide the mission of GlobalSportMatters to align with the Institute. He/she will join the award-winning faculty who direct Cronkite School professional programs, including former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., former BET Vice President Retha Hill, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Jacquee Petchel, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steve Doig, Pulitzer Prize-winning data editor Sarah Cohen, former news anchor Vanessa Ruiz, former sports columnist and new Arizona Sports Hall of Fame inductee Paola Boivin, National Sports Emmy Award-winning producer Brett Kurland, and former Knight Foundation journalism innovator Eric Newton.

The Sport Knowledge Lab will be the 14th 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
  • Leading experimentation with and teaching of new tools and technologies that enhance digital storytelling
  • Driving audience engagement through social media and SEO
  • Performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned.

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

Required Qualifications:
Five years of major-market regional or national experience planning, producing and editing content; 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 Qualifications:
Experience managing teams in a newsroom environment; extensive knowledge of and experience with sports; 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).

Application deadline: Nov. 10 or if not filled, the first of each the first of each two-week period thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include: 1) a resume, 2) a letter describing the applicant’s experiences and how they would benefit the Cronkite School, 3) web-based samples of work edited, created or produced, and 4) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

Submit materials via email to: cronkitejobs@asu.edu.
Attn: Brett Kurland
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 student-staffed, faculty-led news division of Arizona PBS that serves as a test bed for innovation across the news industry.

The bureau director will join the award-winning faculty who direct Cronkite School professional programs, including former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., former BET Vice President Retha Hill, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Jacquee Petchel, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steve Doig, Pulitzer Prize-winning data editor Sarah Cohen, former news anchor Vanessa Ruiz, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Denver Post News Director Kevin Dale and former Knight Foundation journalism innovator Eric Newton.

The bureau director will lead, edit, oversee and teach a student team charged with conceptualizing and producing highly innovative multimedia content for Cronkite News 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 visualization 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 13 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
  • Forging partnerships with news organizations and technology companies to create an innovation test bed for the industry
  • Working collaboratively with other professional program directors and media partners to plan, manage and produce innovative and professional news and information content across platforms
  • Managing design and production of digital products for the Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative, a national investigative multimedia reporting program for top journalism students from across the country
  • Performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned.

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

Required Qualifications:
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 Qualifications:
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).

Application deadline: Sept. 25, 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.
Attn: Rebecca Blatt, 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/

Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is seeking a visionary leader to serve as the inaugural Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership.

The Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership will teach and provide leadership across the curriculum in areas related to the digital transformation of media, including leading change. She or he will work with Cronkite leadership, experts across the university and external partners to develop and promote programs and approaches that prepare the next generation of journalism leaders and innovators and will serve as a thought leader, writing and speaking nationally and internationally on transformative change within the news industry.

The new endowed professorship will join the Cronkite School’s six other distinguished named chairs and professorships: the Knight Chair in Journalism, held by former New York Times data editor Sarah Cohen; the Weil Family Professor of Journalism, held by former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.; the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism, held by former syndicated business columnist Andrew Leckey; the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism, occupied by Julia Wallace, former editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Journal- Constitution; the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport, filled by Kenneth L. Shropshire, author and international expert in sports, business, law and society; and the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Visiting Professor in Business Journalism, held jointly by former CNN Wall Street correspondent Susan Lisovicz and former Boston Globe investigative editor and Pulitzer winner Walter V. Robinson.

The Sue Clark-Johnson Professorship in Media Innovation and Leadership is named in honor of the pioneering news media executive who led innovations in news during a 41-year career with the Gannett Co. Prior to becoming the first female head of the Gannett Newspaper Division, she served as chair and CEO of Phoenix Newspapers and senior group president of Gannet’s Pacific Newspaper Group. After retiring from Gannett in 2009, Clark-Johnson was executive director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU and a professor of practice at the Cronkite School. She died in 2015.

The Cronkite School, located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in the nation’s 11th largest media market, is a global leader in professional and innovative digital news media education. The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education in which students create professional content under the guidance of top professionals in Cronkite News at Arizona PBS, a daily news operation that serves as an immersive and innovative learning laboratory for students and provides Arizonans with daily news coverage of critical issues on broadcast and digital platforms. The Cronkite School emphasizes curricula and programs that experiment with new forms of storytelling, audience engagement, digital interactivity, data visualization, audience analytics and revenue models.

This is a nine-month appointment and holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice. Qualifications

Required: Ten years of senior-level leadership experience in a news organization; record of accomplishments and thought leadership related to the future of news; bachelor’s degree

Application deadline: Sept. 22, or if not filled, the first of each two-week period thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include 1) a current curriculum vita; 2) a letter describing the applicant’s experiences and how they would 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: Eric Newton, Innovation Chief and Professor of Practice
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/.

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: September 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: Bill Silcock, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
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/.

Executive Managing Editor – Regional Journalism Collaboration for Sustainability

Arizona PBS, operated by the Cronkite School, is forming a new regional journalism collaboration with leading public media outlets in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Denver and is seeking an Executive Managing Editor.

The Regional Journalism Collaboration, which will focus on in-depth coverage of sustainability issues, will be based at Arizona PBS in Phoenix. Partner stations include PBS SoCal and KPCC Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles, Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver and KJZZ in Phoenix.

The RJC for Sustainability, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a new news entity comprised of 20 full-time and part-time journalism professionals with expertise in platforms (digital, radio and television) and function (beat reporting, community engagement, data journalism, editing, entrepreneurship, explanatory journalism, finance, innovation, interactives, investigative reporting, leadership, producing, revenue generation and social media).

Journalists in the RJC focus on emerging solutions to many of humanity’s most pressing challenges: water, renewable energy, climate change and urbanization. The combined reach of the RJC partner stations is approximately 8.9 million TV households and 15 million radio households. Work produced by the team will be distributed nationally via broadcast and digital public media platforms.

For more information and to apply, visit the ASU Jobs Page.