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Assistant Professional Practice Professor/Supervising Producer, KOMU-TV

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

Job Description

Assistant Professional Practice Professor/Supervising Producer, KOMU-TV Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Provide classroom instruction in Advanced Broadcast Reporting, and/or related courses; teach weekly technical lab sessions; and teach, guide and supervise student journalists producing prime-time newscasts at the university owned, commercial television station, KOMU. Coordinate all aspects of producing quality news content with students in daily newscasts and across digital and streaming platforms. Provide guidance to student reporters in story development and assembly, writing, producing, investigative reporting, accessing sources, news judgement, ethics and principles of journalism. Provide guidance on working under deadlines and how to make tough calls. Advise students on technical problems in writing scripts and video editing using news production systems and related technical issues. Edit students’ news scripts, provide guidance to students in records requests under Sunshine Laws, and manage special Hold for Release stories. Supervise and guide student producers on news values, interests of target audience, story selection and stacking the show. Lead post-show reviews with students to critique weaknesses and recognize accomplishments. Collaborate with other faculty, staff and students in the newsroom and other news platforms in the School of Journalism including community newspaper, city magazine, digital business publication and NPR member station. Provide service to the School of Journalism, university and industry. Schedule requires nights and occasional weekends depending on news coverage and production needs.


Requires Master’s degree in Journalism and 12 months experience as a producer of TV newscasts.

Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria: skills and background in reporting, producing, editing, writing and managing staff in digital journalism environment; skills and background in teaching student journalists; background in producing quality news coverage; understanding of use of visual and audio journalism, digital video and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.

Application Materials

Apply online by uploading (a) a letter of application that describes your interest in teaching, your teaching philosophy, your thoughts about teaching television journalism and how you would engage today’s students, (b) a curriculum vitae and (c) the names and contact information for three references.
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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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