Educator for high school journalists

Syracuse, New York

Date Posted July 16, 2021
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Part-time
Salary $7,000 +


The Syracuse Press Club and its partners at the Stand Newspaper and Syracuse City School District are seeking a part-time educator to help lead a group of high school students through a 20-week intensive multimedia journalism course called The Syracuse Journalism Lab.

The educator will coach a media class at the city’s Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central high school through the creation and publication of a multimedia journalism project and, along the way, teach students about the fundamentals, ethics and importance of multimedia journalism.

The educator will also facilitate the mentorship of students in partnership with SCSD staff and professional journalists who volunteer to help students one-on-one as they complete the course. The ultimate goal is to inspire and train diverse students for journalism jobs in the Central New York journalism market, with the hope of making local newsrooms reflect the racial and economic diversity of the region they cover. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The temporary, part-time position is expected to last between early August of 2021 and early January of 2022 and cannot be done remotely.

It is expected to pay a minimum of $7,000 and up to $14,000 if fundraising goals are reached.

Deadline to apply is July 25. 


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Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and any other relevant material to Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-hire background check to be allowed to work in a Syracuse high school.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Syracuse Press Club encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.



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