Assistant Professor, Broadcast & Digital Journalism

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075530 Job Title Assistant Professor, Broadcast & Digital Journalism Location S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by department chair and senior associate dean

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach students in one of the preeminent Broadcast and Digital Journalism programs in the country. The full-time position starts Fall 2021.

This hire will support the Newhouse School’s goal of producing highly-skilled and ethical journalists who can work across multiple platforms in different roles for both traditional and innovative news organizations. Teaching students how to report on diverse communities is also a priority of the Newhouse School.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate experience with multiplatform news production including television, digital and social media. Candidates who can also demonstrate experience in newsroom management of journalists working across these platforms are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates will indicate enthusiasm and promise for exemplary teaching, whether through prior teaching experience or similar professional roles mentoring/supervising young journalists.

The successful candidate will need to show potential for conducting academic scholarship or industry-related creative activity/research that will position the hire as a recognized expert in the field. Participation in service and committee work for the department, the Newhouse School, and Syracuse University is expected.a


Master’s degree or higher is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess curiosity and the ability to learn new technologies as he/she keeps up with the dynamism of the ever-changing industry.

Primary teaching responsibilities include courses required of all Broadcast & Digital Journalism majors: cross-media news writing, audio reporting and newscast production, digital and social media content production, video reporting and newscast production. Elective courses taught may include classes in newsroom management and/or specialty reporting (investigative, political, health, etc.).


In addition to an academic year teaching load and pursuing a research/creative agenda that brings national visibility to the School, this faculty member will also engage in a variety of service duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students, school and university committee service, curriculum development and assessment, and community/industry outreach.


Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

About the Newhouse School

Widely regarded as the nation’s leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduates, 180 residential master’s degree students, 200 online master’s degree students and 15 doctoral degree students. They are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. The typical admitted first-year student has a 3.8 GPA .

The school’s 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex is a leading-edge learning environment where students are exposed to the tools and technologies used by professionals in the field. Features include Dick Clark Studios, a high-tech entertainment production facility that rivals many Hollywood studios; the Diane and Bob Miron Digital News Center, complete with a contemporary news set, a green screen, state-of-the-art lighting systems and cameras; the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation, a creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends; the Emerging Insights Lab, a state-of-the-art social media command center; and the Collaborative Media Room, home to the student-produced multimedia news site.

In January 2020, the S.I. Newhouse Foundation announced a $75 million gift to the Newhouse School, the largest donation to Syracuse University in its 150-year history and one of the largest ever to any communications school.

About the Broadcast & Digital Journalism Department

The Broadcast & Digital Journalism Department ( BDJ ) at the Newhouse School is regarded as one of the top training grounds for broadcast and digital journalists. Newhouse BDJ alumni are employed at all levels of journalism organizations around the world. BDJ alumni help provide students with an employment pipeline into the professional world.

The BDJ faculty are a diverse group of journalists with extensive professional experience and varied academic research and creative interests. We are passionate about the goal of training the journalists of tomorrow. We require our students work very hard at developing their skills. This requires us to work just as hard to give them what they need. Teaching in BDJ is NOT a step into semi-retirement.

The BDJ faculty also practice “service after the sale,” by building professional connections to help students find first jobs and continue to consult on future career moves. We have an excellent track record in building the Newhouse BDJ alumni network.

The department has a close working relationship with a number of news organizations. For example, Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a partner with our Graduate Capstone experience in Washington, DC. BDJ students produce stories in our nation’s capital tailored for individual Nexstar stations around the country. Also, we partner with The E.W. Scripps Company on its innovative Scripps Journalism Career Program and supply students to both Hearst and TEGNA producer training programs.

Newhouse BDJ students have done very well in national competitions over the years.

To learn more about the BDJ department, our faculty and our students, visit our website:

Applications should include the following:
• Cover letter that identifies the ways in which professional experience will translate into the classroom.
• Resume/vitae
• Portfolio website URL

List of four references with knowledge of your work, including name, title, address and email/phone contact information for each reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by February 15, 2021. The search will continue until this position is filled.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


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Quick Link Job Posting Date 01/08/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 02/22/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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