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Company: University of Missouri-Columbia
Opportunity for innovative multimedia editor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 24, 2013
Job ID: 1477985



Do you want to help create the right, bright future for journalism?  If so, consider spending a year where that's happening every day. 

You: A top-notch visual editor who isn’t confined by definitions like videographer, photojournalist, reporter, or infographics editor. You see possibilities in visual storytelling everywhere, and get excited at the notion of using every existing tool and a few that haven’t been dreamed of yet. You understand the possibilities depend on the platform and tailor your work with specific audiences in mind. You’re willing to work with young journalists who have lots of passion and little experience. You’re willing to experiment with ways to blend narratives so words, graphics, video, stills all work together seamlessly, not as separate pieces. You’re willing to tell students and the industry about your important failures and successes. 

Us:  The nation's top journalism school with a professional daily newsroom at its center.  We build on more than 100 years of tradition and excellence to move boldly into the future.  Our student staffs are led by experienced professionals and together deliver award-winning community news.  We pride ourselves on innovation, experimentation and taking risks that many newsrooms can't or won't.

Sound like a good fit?  Then apply to be the 2013-2014 Knight Visiting Multimedia Editor at the Missouri School of Journalism.  Our team of editors each year welcomes a visiting professional to learn, work and teach side-by-side with some of the most forward-thinking people in the industry.  In the coming year, we specifically want someone to be a key member of our digital visual team. You’ll work on daily turns and big projects. We want a person who believes in serving the public and can help us find creative ways to meet reader needs.   

We want someone who brings a sense of joy and possibility about the future of news. Someone who can help discover how stories are best told and presented in online, on tablets or on your mobile phones. Someone able to learn and lead in our newsrooms and classrooms, and eager to share those lessons with the news industry at large. 

Did we say learn? You can take courses, at the j-school or elsewhere on campus at a very low cost while here. Or let’s say you hunger for new skills in CSS. There’s a free class for that and many other technical programs. Or you want the latest from thought leaders on digital publishing. There’s a conference for that, and it’s free too. Be sure to bring a brown bag,; in one week, lunches here might feature a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, a nationally known editor, a journalism scholar and an international war reporter. 

As Visiting Editor, you will be based at the Columbia Missourian, a service-oriented news organization that collaborates with professional radio, broadcast and magazine newsrooms at the School of Journalism.  You will teach, coach, mentor (and learn) from some of the best students in the country.  You will collaborate with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Futures Lab and the Knight Chair in Editing on several experiments in journalism for this new age. 

When your year in our innovation playground is over, you'll be ready for a new challenge. 

The successful candidate will have:

-- A proven commitment to accuracy.

-- An ability to envision multiple ways users interact with information, and plan packages for digital products with the user in mind.

-- Proven skills in audio, video and still photo editing.

-- Proven skills in design.

-- Comfort with or desire/ability to learn emerging software applications for visual storytelling and infographics.

--A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.

 Application screening will begin immediately. Applications must include a letter of interest, a C.V. or resume and a list of professional references. Please visit to access the online application system. The job opening ID is 10014. 

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that successful candidate will share this commitment. MU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.


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