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.
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:
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/.