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Instructor in Digital Video News Production/Broadcast Journalism

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Instructor in Digital Video News Production/Broadcast Journalism

Job no: 527736
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Journalism/Communication, Instruction

Department: Journalism
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
October 11, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a current resume/CV, contact information for three professional references, and a cover letter.

If you have further questions about the application process, please contact the search chair, Professor Seth Lewis:

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by review date.

Department Summary
The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The School also supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, more than 50 graduate employees, and approximately 50 student employees. Founded in 1916, the SOJC is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation. The School has a recently opened Experience Hub, bringing a range of new production facilities for social media, VR/AR, podcasting, and broadcasting.

The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,600. The Eugene metro area (pop. 375,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains.

Position Summary
The University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication is looking for an innovative instructor for our video journalism courses — one who has relevant professional experience in broadcast television news, short-form video for social media, and/or related specialties in producing video journalism. Amid the growing variety of video platforms and possibilities online, the candidate ideally will have the capacity to teach students to adapt audiovisual forms of journalistic storytelling for social, mobile, and digital media.

Our journalism program emphasizes professional development, experiential learning, community engagement, and a commitment to social justice and diversity/inclusion. Students participate in hands-on learning, from professional-style TV news production to sports broadcasting (including e-sports) to student-run programs such as Duck TV. The SOJC recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation that includes an immersive media lab, podcast studio, social media analytics lab, broadcast/photography studio and screening room, and an e-sports broadcasting site.

The instructor hired for this role will teach 2-3 courses per term (8 courses per school year, including courses involving Duck TV oversight, an introduction to multimedia storytelling, reporting for broadcast media, and a television newscast class, among other courses as appropriate). We seek a candidate who will also guide the broadcast/video journalism sequence toward digital delivery and beyond traditional TV news.

The position will be based in Eugene, Oregon, and will primarily focus on undergraduate teaching. However, the faculty member may find opportunities to teach or co-teach in connection with our Multimedia Journalism master's program in Portland and/or our Eugene-based Journalism master's program.

Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $55,000-$60,000.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in Journalism or related field. Significant professional experience can substitute for an advanced degree in some cases.
  • Three years of professional experience in broadcast news, or a related area of video production.

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to teach reporting and writing.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience producing video journalism for social/mobile media.
  • Possess a vision for preparing students for the future of audio- and video-based journalism.
  • Experience teaching at the university level.
  • Expertise using drones for video production.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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