The Missouri School of Journalism seeks a supervising producer for
its documentary journalism center. The ideal candidate will have at
least five years of experience in documentary-related or
journalism-related work. This 12-month faculty member will serve
the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism and its
hands-on teaching approach to creating documentary content.
Candidates must excel at storytelling and have experience with the
tools necessary to create long-form, visual documentary content.
The successful candidate must be able to take part in the
day-to-day operations of the center, including the following
- Teaching several of the center’s courses, including courses
that involve teaching aspects of camera work, field audio and
- Supervising a laboratory for the production of documentary
- Operating film company Method M Films
- Managing the center’s Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival
- Supervising numerous documentary screenings for the students,
school and community each year
- Identifying ways to innovate with the other School of
Journalism newsrooms and agencies.
- Managing the submission of student capstone films to
appropriate film festivals and contests; and managing licensing of
student documentaries for public exhibition
- Along others in the center, maintaining and improving a
curriculum of documentary courses
A bachelor’s degree from an
accredited college or university and at least five years of
experience in the documentary or journalism field.
Candidates will be evaluated on highest degree earned.
Applications must include an academic CV or professional resume,
links to recent creative or journalistic work by the candidate,
references in the field and a cover letter that must also include
an analysis of the current documentary landscape. Applicants also
must provide 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.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Hiring is expected to be completed in the
third quarter of 2022 with an immediate start date.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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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