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Missouri Sports Journalism Visiting Professional

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Do you want to help prepare bright young people for a future in sports journalism? Consider spending a year at the nation's top journalism school, where that happens every day.

The Missouri School of Journalism seeks a top-notch editor who has a strong foundation in the fundamentals of sports journalism but isn't stuck in the past. We seek an individual who’s ready to be part of an award-winning team focused on creating great journalists and great journalism.

Sound like a good fit? Then apply to be a Visiting Professional in sports journalism at Mizzou. You will work with some of the best journalism students in the country. You'll work one-on-one as an editor with these talented soon-to-be-professionals as they cover collegiate, prep and pro sports for the Columbia Missourian and you'll also teach a class in sports journalism. You will have real impact on the development of the next generation of journalists as a mentor and will help shape future beat reporters, feature writers and newsroom leaders. The Missourian newsroom works in text, audio and video, and as a teaching lab we’re always ready to try new ideas.

This job is based at the Missourian, a community-oriented news organization that collaborates with professional radio, broadcast and magazine newsrooms at the School of Journalism.

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible 12-month faculty appointment, which may be renewed for an additional year.

Job duties include:
  • Working with the sports editor and other newsroom editors to assign and edit a team of eager journalists, in both daily coverage and in deeper enterprise work.
  • Help edit and produce the award-winning Sports section of the print edition of the Missourian.
  • Help produce the digital sports products of the Missourian and other platforms in the converged newsroom.
  • Teach a journalism class every semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.
This position may require working nights and weekends; work hours will vary depending on news coverage and production needs, which will be determined in consultation with the sports editor.


Minimum qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.
  • 5 years professional experience.
The committee is also interested in candidates who bring:
  • A proven commitment to accuracy and editing.
  • Design experience in print and digital products and the ability to oversee visual storytelling.
  • An ability to envision multiple ways users interact with information and plan packages for digital and print products with the user in mind.
  • Curiosity about and comfort with digital tools and trends.
  • The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls on their feet.
  • A proven track record of producing quality news coverage.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • A track record as a friendly, team-oriented collaborator in a newsroom without silos.
Application Materials

Apply online by uploading (a) a letter of application that describes your interest in the job, your teaching philosophy, and your thoughts about teaching sports journalism; (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information for three references, and (d) a one-page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Application screening will begin immediately.

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 .

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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