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University of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism seeks an experienced journalist with significant
networking skills to pilot a grant-supported project to teach student journalists how to cover local news. Reporters,
editors and educators with experience teaching, editing or mentoring student journalists or young reporters are
encouraged to apply.

This is a 12-month, non-tenure-track lecturer position to start in July 2022. The successful candidate will help
launch a local-reporting initiative that will provide news and information to a network of local newsrooms. Funded
by the Klingenstein Family Foundation, this intermediate beat reporting course (JOUR 320) will provide the
foundation for students to successfully navigate advanced and capstone reporting courses as well as ground them
in coverage of social problems.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Newsroom leadership or mentoring experience is also required, as well as eight or
more years of professional experience. The position requires a deep understanding of local journalism, the ability to
manage complex collaborations and an abiding commitment to mentoring student journalists. The successful
candidate also must have rock-solid reporting and writing skills, as well as top-notch news judgment, particularly
regarding coverage of state and local governments.

In addition to launching and shaping the program, the successful candidate will be an editor, a leader, a
collaborator, and a powerful public advocate for the importance of journalism in a democratic society. We are
looking for someone who is excited to explore new forms of storytelling and eager to mentor the next generation of
community journalists.

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