The West Virginia University Reed College of Media seeks a dynamic journalist and media innovator for the position of Ogden Newspapers Professor in Journalism beginning in Spring or Summer 2019.
We are seeking a unique candidate with a deep enthusiasm for re-inventing journalism, an entrepreneurial spirit, a start-up mindset, and a national recognition in the media industry. This high-profile position will be responsible for leading the College’s Master’s Degree program in Media Solutions and Innovation, a fellowship program in newspaper ownership, and related graduate and undergraduate curriculum. We are seeking candidates with relevant journalism experience who can excel in one or both of the following areas of innovation:
Digital leadership and entrepreneurship, audience development, community engagement, content distribution, and analytics.
Digital innovation including AR/VR/360°/MR; AI, bot building and maker journalism; data reporting and visualization; and other innovative storytelling methods.
This high profile administrative/faculty position includes a related teaching assignment in both undergraduate and graduate courses that support these programs.
The ideal candidate must have a deep understanding of the current media innovation and entrepreneurship environment and should demonstrate experience in or an aptitude for curriculum development and administration. The College is looking for an ambitious and creative individual who will excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work culture and be able to work independently and with members of a team.
A master’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies, Communications, or a related relevant field, and significant industry experience in one or more of the areas listed above is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be considered if they also have at least twenty years of high level industry experience. Collegiate-level teaching and experience in curriculum development and management are strongly preferred.
Qualified applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, and list of three references. Review of applications will begin October 5, 2018 through November 15 2018. The position will begin in Spring/Summer 2019.
Internal Number: 10013
About West Virginia University Reed College of Media
The WVU Reed College of Media is an ACEJMC-accredited program with more than 1,200 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university has approximately 30,000 students and is located in Morgantown, WV, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, and a three-hour drive to Washington, DC.
Our program exhibits a spirit of invention, risk-taking and resourcefulness, and we celebrate our rural landscape as a metaphor for agility and resilience. We are recognized for our willingness to challenge traditional practice, and we have grown an innovative program rooted in collaborations across academic, industry and community boundaries. At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://careers.wvu.edu
For additional information about the Reed College of Media,... please see http://reedcollegeofmedia.wvu.edu and the Media Innovation center at https://mediainnovation.wvu.edu/