The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to be ourÂ Media Center Coach focused on audio storytelling
Description: Work in a fast-paced news environment with journalism students in the Media Center at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism who are producing news stories on daily and long-term deadlines for radio, podcasts and audio briefings. The ideal candidate will have radio production experience along with digital expertise.Â This position requires someone who is patient and nurturing to students who have little to no journalism or audio production experience. Applicants must be available for 5 consecutive hours twice per week, or for one full day, Monday through Thursday.
Support and guide producers in identifying story ideas and managing deadlines.
Work one-on-one with student reporters on story development, interviewing, writing, gathering sound or pictures, using ambient sound, recording voice tracks and the final production of their stories.
Provide tips on how to make improvements.
Assist students in producing multimedia elements to go along with text reporting.
Guide students in distributing content through social media and other means.
Provide consultation on legal, ethical and usage questions.
Radio, podcast, web and multimedia experience preferred.
Spanish speaker or multilingual a plus.
Familiarity with AP Stylebook.
Proficiency with Adobe Audition audio editing software.
Familiarity with NewsBoss, Premiere editing, digital production and social media.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, addressed to Professor Christina Bellantoni, Director of the Annenberg Media Center, describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, and an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae through USCâs job site.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is among the nationâs leading institutions devoted to the study of communication, journalism and public relations.Â With an enrollment of 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.