Assistant Professor – Magazine, News & Digital Journalism

Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York)

Posted 8 months ago

The Magazine, News & Digital Journalism Department invites applications for an experienced magazine journalist to teach students in the journalism program. The successful candidate will have recent national magazine experience as either a writer or editor for digital and print environments and possess ability with digital platforms and tools.

The tenure-track position values and prioritizes teaching. Undergraduate and graduate courses focus on gathering, producing, and distributing content for an audience across platforms. The curriculum ranges from basic reporting, writing, and editing to in-depth reporting projects and incorporates all elements of storytelling, including audio, video, social-media tools, and audience engagement. The Newhouse School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

In addition to teaching, tenure-track hires are expected to pursue creative and/or scholarly activities that position them as a well-known expert or authority in the field and bring national visibility to Newhouse. They also must conduct service on behalf of the department and school by advising students, assisting with speaker series and immersive reporting projects, and organizing industry field trips/outreach. The start date is fall 2020.

For full description and online application instructions, go to:

Cover letter; resume or vitae; three work samples (or link to digital portfolio); and names, addresses, and a list of three references must be attached online. Review of applications begins October 31 and will continue until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.

For more information, contact Melissa Chessher, Department Chair/Search Committee Chair, Magazine News & Digital Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Phone: 315-443-4038. Email:


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