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
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.
- 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
- A track record as a friendly, team-oriented collaborator in a
newsroom without silos.
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.
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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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
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