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Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing/Professional Practice Professor

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University of Missouri-Rolla

Columbia, MO

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Employer University of Missouri

Location Columbia, Missouri - 65211

Salary Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Posted Feb 09, 2018

Ref 24964

Function Writing & Editing

Specialty Academic, Editor / Editorial, News & Journalism

Level Manager (Supervisor)

Metro Area Other

Duration Full Time

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Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing/Professional Practice Professor

Build the future, teach the future of news editing

Are you an experienced newsroom professional who is leading the digital transformation and eager to see whats next? Are you ready to launch a new generation of journalists? Then were interested in you. We are the Missouri School of Journalism, the worlds journalism school, and we are currently seeking an outstanding editor to serve as our endowed Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing. Youll play a key role in the newsroom of the Columbia Missourian, one of the nations first daily newspapers and part of the famous Missouri Method where students learn by doing in a 24/7 digital and print news environment.

Is this the right job for you? The answer is yes if you:

Recognize great stories and shape content to ensure that its compelling and informative

Manage and prioritize the growing list of tasks that editors are involved with, from writing multiple headlines to making sure a text alert is delivered

Collaborate across workgroup boundaries to get things done

Emphasize accuracy, fairness and integrity in all aspects of journalism

Understand the importance of engaging with readers, listeners and viewers

Value and take responsibility for working with diverse communities.

You dont need to have formal teaching experience, but a passion for editing, as well as for developing the next generation of journalists, is required. This is one of ten endowed chairs at the school of journalism and the only one focused on the art and science of editing, which like many things in journalism is undergoing great change. Youll be part of a skilled and focused faculty and also have opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned agencies that are headquartered at the school, such as Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting and the American Society of News Editors.

This renewable, benefit-eligible, nine-month faculty position carries the academic rank of Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track), and will serve as the Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing.


At least ten year of journalism experience, with a national reputation and evidence of significant journalistic work in the areas of digital editing and producing

A minimum of a bachelors degree.

Application Process:

Please visit the MUs Human Resources website (************************************* to access the online application system. Please reference job number 24964. Required application materials are a resume, a cover letter that includes your vision for the Chair, and a list of at least three references. Applications must be made online and will not be considered without all application materials. Review of applications will begin in February 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is fall 2018.

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 excellence.

To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility and ADA Education at ************ or *******************.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer

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