Director of the Multimedia Newsroom
Trinity Washington University
Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive university in the Nation’s capital, seeks a Director of the Multimedia Newsroom to support student journalism across all units and programs at Trinity.
The director will be responsible for overseeing the creation of the multimedia newsroom newly funded by a grant from the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation. The director will be responsible for developing and managing the day-to-day operation of the newsroom and will ensure that the newly revamped Trinity Times—the school’s digital publication—is updated daily with student content. The director will also advise Trinity students in researching, planning, creating, delivering, and promoting multimedia content for all types of media platforms including print, web, video, and audio.
The director must possess a commitment to ethical and professional values of the best of journalism, expressed in the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. The director must develop long-range planning for media development with student leaders and initiate, create, and convene a Trinity Student Media Advisory Board to be comprised of students, faculty with media expertise, alumni, and local media representatives. The director must meet regularly with student media leaders to provide advice, feedback and constructive critique of content.
The director must foster an understanding of diverse perspectives committed to ethical media coverage and help students to write clearly in forms and styles appropriate for media. The director will guide students in understanding and applying the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press.
Reporting to the Program Chair of the Journalism and Media Studies (JAMS) program, the director will be expected to teach one course in the JAMS program each semester, including the summer. This is a full-time, 12-month staff position with some teaching duties as well as administrative responsibilities.
Trinity’s student body includes more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including about 1,000 women in Trinity’s historic women’s college, the College of Arts & Sciences. Another 1,200 women and men enroll in associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in the School of Education, School of Professional Studies, School of Business and Graduate Studies, and School of Nursing and Health Professions. Trinity is the only university in the Washington region classified as both a Predominantly Black and Hispanic Serving institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in journalism or a related field, and at least 7-10 years of journalism experience at a news outlet. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Thorough knowledge of student media advising is desirable.
Please provide a cover letter not more than two pages stating alignment of the applicant’s experience and talents with Trinity’s needs, along with a complete c.v. Interested candidates should submit their credentials through the “Apply Here Now” link below where you will be redirected to our online application.
Trinity is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
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