COLLEGE PARK (9/25/18) — The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking an accomplished journalist to lead the new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.
The Howard Center is funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation. The center’s director “will produce groundbreaking investigative projects while training the next generation of watchdog journalists. We are looking for someone with the vision, skills, ideas and commitment to carry out that dual mission,” according to the university’s job posting.
For more information and to apply, visit the university’s jobs website.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking an director to lead its Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. Funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Howard Center will produce groundbreaking investigative projects while training the next generation of watchdog journalists. We are looking for someone with the vision, skills, ideas and commitment to carry out that dual mission.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Newsroom leadership or mentoring experience required as well as 10 or more years of professional experience. The position requires a deep understanding of investigative journalism, the ability to manage complex collaborations and an abiding commitment to mentoring student journalists. In addition to launching and shaping the center, the successful candidate will be an editor, a leader, a collaborator, and a powerful public advocate for the importance of investigative journalism in a democratic society. We are looking for someone who is excited to explore new forms of storytelling and eager to mentor the next generation of investigative journalists.
Preferences: Advanced degree and/or university-level teaching experience.
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking applicants for two full-time faculty positions and one professional staff job.
Associate Professor: The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) invite applications for a tenure-track/tenured position in computational journalism at the assistant or associate professor level. This will be a joint position with the College of Journalism and the iSchool, with the tenure home in the College of Journalism. Read more.
Lecturer: The Merrill College is seeking a full-time, professional track faculty member with digital design experience. Do you want the opportunity to teach bright, energetic students and lead our school in thinking about design and interactive journalism? Are you interested in working collaboratively with students and faculty to design creative digital experiences published through the college’s news organization? Come join us! Read more.
Recruitment Coordinator: The coordinator will be responsible for performing student recruiting functions for Merrill College while also establishing and maintaining procedures that align with the university’s policies and procedures. Read more.
Help us develop the next generation of fearless journalists at the University of Maryland. To apply for any of these positions, visit the university jobs website.
Morris and Dinich. Photo: AWSM student chapter.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The student chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media hosted ESPN’s Heather Dinich this week. One of the primary discussions was about resumes – and how to make them stand out. Student Chapter President Marissa Morris wrote down the best tips that were offered and we’re happy to pass them along here to all Merrill students:
1. Make yourself stand out. She spoke to several of her editors at ESPN and they see thousands of resumes a year. Find something that makes you unique and different and would be something they remember about you.
2. Before going on an interview make sure you know everything about the organization as well as the person you are interviewing with. Heather’s editors at ESPN explained this is so important because it shows that you did your homework and are dedicated to getting the job.
3. Employers really do look at your social media accounts. Make sure they are appropriate!
4. When choosing clips, find ones that relate to the job you are applying for. In addition, chose clips that show different styles of writing. For example, a game recap, an opinion piece, and feature story.
5. It is okay to venture into something different such as news or politics. Sometimes that will make you a better sports reporter!
6. Remember that it is all going to work out! Heather explained that she wished someone shook her and said, “It will all be okay!” when she was looking for jobs right out of school. She said you will receive many rejection letters but you can’t let this discourage you.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Philip Merrill College of Journalism currently has two faculty and three staff positions open. Details about all the job openings and how to apply are available online at the University of Maryland’s ejobs website.
There’s also more information on the Merrill College jobs page.
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