The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to be ourÂ Media Center Coach focused on storytelling for international students across all platforms
Description: Work in a fast-paced news environment with journalism students in the Media Center at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism who are producing daily news stories for radio, television and digital including social media, newsletters and audio briefings. This position is primarily working with students telling stories forÂ an international student audience. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and editor who is fluent in English and Mandarin and may have video experience along with digital and social media expertise.Â This position requires someone who is patient and nurturing to students who have little to no journalism experience. Applicants must be available for 5 consecutive hours twice per week, or for one full day, Monday through Thursday.
Support and guide students in identifying story ideas and managing deadlines.
Work one-on-one with student reporters on story development, interviewing, writing, gathering sound or pictures, using ambient sound, recording voice tracks and the final production of their stories.
Provide writing tips for students whose native languages are not English.
Help translate when students need assistance.
Guide students in distributing content through social media and other means.
Provide consultation on legal, ethical and usage questions.
Conduct workshopsÂ for studentsÂ if needed.
Degree required: BA or BS
At least five years of journalism experience.
Digital, social and multimedia experience preferred.
Mandarin speaker or multilingual.
Familiarity with AP Stylebook.
Applicants should submit a cover letter to Professor Christina Bellantoni, Director of the Annenberg Media Center, describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through USCâs job site.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is among the nationâs leading institutions devoted to the study of communication, journalism and public relations.Â With an enrollment of 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
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