Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair/Profe

Location
Columbia, MO
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job ID 24953
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia



Job Description

Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair/Professional Practice Professor

The University of Missouri School of Journalism is seeking a visionary leader ready to help transform a newsroom and inspire the next era of great journalists at the world's top-ranked journalism school.

If you're an innovative, creative, community-minded journalist, we're offering an opportunity to put all of your talents to work at the Columbia Missourian, one of the nation's first daily newspapers and part of the famous "Missouri Method" where students learn by doing in a 24/7 digital and print news environment. You'll work with a dedicated faculty and smart, motivated students. You'll lead the effort to use new techniques and tools to make relevant, thoughtful and engaging content for your audience, across a variety of platforms.

The ideal applicant must have a solid foundation in journalistic storytelling with a proven track record of meeting news consumers with vital information, where and how they want it. We're looking for someone who has helped transform news organizations, with a track record of hiring and mentoring diverse and talented staff and making a difference for the people you've served.

Your teaching role will be enhanced and powered by the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair endowment, which you will help guide and oversee. This chair position and endowment, along with the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism endowment at the school's Reynolds Journalism Institute, are two primary programs in the Missouri School of Journalism's support of community and local journalism.

You'll team up with a world-class research institute where faculty and professionals work together to build prototypes and experiment with new techniques for news delivery. You'll oversee professional editors, managing a team with a multitude of talents in writing, editing and storytelling across platforms. You'll teach students who are curious, ambitious and passionate about the future of news.

Along with these rich built-in resources, you'll have many opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned agencies that are headquartered at the school, such as Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting and the American Society of News Editors, along with the other professional newsrooms at the school including an NBC-affiliated TV station, an NPR radio station, the digital-born Missouri Business Alert and Vox magazine.

This benefit-eligible, renewable, 12-month faculty position carries the academic rank of Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track) and will serve as the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair and Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2018.

Qualifications

As the Missouri Community Newspaper Manager Chair and Executive Editor you must have:

• At least 5 years' experience of writing, editing and managing staff in a digital publishing journalism environment.
• The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls in the 24/7 audience engagement environment.
• A proven track record of implementing budgets.
• A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
• Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
• The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom's many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
• A bachelor's degree.

Other Information

For questions, please contact Mark Horvit, search committee chair, at horvitm@missouri.edu

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Required application materials are a cover letter, a one-page vision statement about how you might re-invent a community newsroom and a list of at least three references. Applications must be made online and will not be considered without all application materials.

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