Director of Editorial Projects - Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Director of Editorial Projects - Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
Job ID: 20713
Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date:  July 24, 2019

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, founded in 2006, has become nationally recognized for its innovative programs. The only public graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism.

As the profession continues to reinvent itself for the digital age, the Newmark J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the reporting, writing, interactive, technological, and entrepreneurial skills they need to find stories and tell them effectively. The school currently offers a Master of Arts in Journalism, a unique bilingual M.A. in Journalism for students fluent in English and Spanish, and the nation's first M.A. in Social Journalism.

Students are taught by veteran reporters and editors and learn by doing in the media capital of the world. A required paid summer internship gives our master’s students a head start when they look for jobs.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism is seeking a Director of Editorial Projects. The Director has three main responsibilities: to serve as editor of the NYCity News Service; to coordinate the School’s various editorial brands, including the Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express, and to direct the School’s Reporting and Writing Program. The News Service supports and promotes student work by publishing original reporting and aggregated student worked published elsewhere. This position reports to the Associate Dean.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Develops editorial guidelines for publishing original student work, both individual pieces and group projects;
- Establishes partnerships between the School and external outlets; works with colleagues to enhance the reach of the various outlets through the News Service;
- Works with the Development Office to seek grants and other external funding to support specific projects;
- Organizes annual awards entries of student work; ensures faculty and students are aware of various opportunities, requirements, and deadlines;
- Oversees current courses, including Craft 1, Craft 2 Advanced Writing and Reporting, Feature Writing, Narrative Writing, National Political Reporting, Opinion Writing, and Investigative Reporting;
- Works with faculty to establish and ensure course outcomes in line with the School’s learning outcomes, recruit and mentor faculty for these courses, develop new courses as appropriate, and establish connections with local news outlets to support the publication of student work;
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.

A preferred candidate should have:
- Experience as a news reporter and five years of experience as a news editor, preferably in New York City.
- Experience working under daily deadline pressures and overseeing others in a newsroom.
- Demonstrated record of working with young reporters to improve their reporting and writing skills and helping to advance their careers.
- Familiarity with the five boroughs of New York City and with the City’s governmental infrastructure and will be able to help students  develop news sources for their stories.
- Familiarity with online, social media, and mobile publishing technologies for news and will have experience working in a multimedia and data-driven environment.
- Forward thinking, experimental approach to news, demonstrating a willingness to try new reporting tools and storytelling forms.
- Excellent editing skills, possess a high level of motivation and creativity and have excellent interpersonal and cultural competency skills needed to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and other staff members.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities, and strong organizational skills.

CUNY Title Overview
- Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center.
- Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes.
- Develops and manages Center's budget and operations.
- Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities.
- Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues.
- May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives.
- Manages professional and clerical staff.
- Performs related duties as assigned.

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