Adjunct Instructor in Community Reporting
University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
United States

Adjunct Instructor, Media Center Practicum in Community Reporting

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks an adjunct instructor, specializing in text/digital, to teach JOUR 206: Media Center Practicum in Community Reporting in Spring 2022

JOUR 206 gives journalism majors hands-on experience in broadcast, radio, and digital news. It is taught in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s state-of-the-art Media Center in Wallis Annenberg Hall. Students work four hours a week in the Media Center to fulfill this lab shift, which runs concurrently with the core journalism courses Reporting and Writing I and Reporting and Writing II. The practicum is credit/no-credit. JOUR 206 instructors work to support student editors and reporters as they produce content for student-led Annenberg Media outlets. Instructors will work one full day (9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Monday through Thursday on site in the Media Center.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years experience writing for a news outlet. Experience with daily and beat reporting and prior teaching experience is preferred. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Journalism is a plus.

Required Skills/Knowledge Areas:

  • Writing/reporting news on web, print or digital platforms

  • Developing stories and sources 

  • Best practices for journalists on social media platforms.

  • Best practices for audience engagement for journalists

  • Experience with Wordpress or other CMS  

Required Documents:

A cover letter describing your experience and background and an updated CV/ resume. Our system will allow you to add additional documentation by clicking the “upload” button in the same section where you attach your resume.

Applicants should have a primary career elsewhere.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism prepares students to inquire, innovate and lead at the global crossroads of media, technology and culture. The school’s academic rigor, experiential learning opportunities, unparalleled network and state-of-the-art facilities allow students to develop intellectual, professional and ethical depth as they engage with expert faculty. As an epicenter for critical conversations among scholars, industry leaders and cultural icons, USC Annenberg prepares students to advance the fields of communication, journalism and public relations.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

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