Part-Time Faculty-Public Relations Writing (Fall 2021)
Public Relations Department
$1370 per credit hour minimum
Fall 2021 Semester
Class meets Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:50am
Unionized Position Code
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse
University is seeking an individual to teach PRL 608 Public
Relations Writing on Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:50am, Fall 2021
Semester (3 credits).
Description: This course explores the written communication
expected of entry-level public relations and public diplomacy
professionals, along with the basic understanding of how the media
professionals research, write, and report the news. The instructor
for this course will need to instill proficiency in the following
· Demonstrate the level of proficiency in written communication and
the level of mastery of standard public relations formats and
vehicles expected of entry-level public relations professionals;
· Describe the importance of storytelling as it relates to public
relations and reaching publics;
· Discuss the needs of the news media and their audiences and the
fundamentals of media relations;
· Write materials and communications to meet the needs of clients
· Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the rules and guidelines
for writing using AP style
Master’s degree preferred. Professional experience in public
relations, with responsibility for producing written materials for
public relations, is necessary.
Job Specific Qualifications
Mastery of, and adherence to, excellent writing standards is
imperative; the instructor has a heavy volume of grading.
Experience in writing for Web environments and the use of social
media is a definite plus.
It is understood that teaching assignments may include the
- Developing a syllabus.
- Ordering in advance books and materials for students in the
class to purchase on or before the first day of classes.
- Preparing for classes.
- Holding office hours each week to meet with students in the
class and others.
- Grading in a timely manner student assignments and examinations
for the course; and turning in mid-semester progress reports and
final grades according to University regulations.
- Ability to personally instruct the class in the assigned
classroom on the days it is designated to meet.
- Ability to hold office hours on campus.
- Ability to grade all assignments and examinations.
- Ability to operate standard classroom instructional technology,
which may include computer, projector, document camera, etc.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
curriculum vitae and cover letter.
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