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Executive Managing Editor – Regional Journalism Collaboration for Sustainability Arizona State University Journalism & Mass Communication Campus: Downtown Phoenix
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Job Description: A new regional journalism collaboration among five leading public media outlets in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Denver is seeking an Executive Managing Editor . The Regional Journalism Collaboration, which will focus on in-depth coverage of sustainability issues, will be based at Arizona PBS in Phoenix. Partner stations include PBS SoCal and KPCC Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles, Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver and KJZZ in Phoenix. The RJC for Sustainability, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a new news entity comprised of 20 full-time and part-time journalism professionals with expertise in platforms (digital, radio and television) and function (beat reporting, community engagement, data journalism, editing, entrepreneurship, explanatory journalism, finance, innovation, interactives, investigative reporting, leadership, producing, revenue generation and social media). Journalists in the RJC focus on emerging solutions to many of humanity’s most pressing challenges: water, renewable energy, climate change and urbanization. The combined reach of the RJC partner stations is approximately 8.9 million TV households and 15 million radio households. Work produced by the team will be distributed nationally via broadcast and digital public media platforms. This position is funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and may terminate when funding is no longer available.
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Essential Duties: The Executive Managing Editor will work on a daily basis with correspondents and producers at each partner station, providing editorial leadership, coordinating and editing assignments and working with the rest of the RJC team on platform distribution, data and digital elements, social media and community engagement, and revenue and sustainability planning. In addition, the Executive Managing Editor will work with top students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, who will be contributing cross-platform sustainability reporting each day. The Executive Managing Editor will report to the RJC Oversight Committee of leaders at each RJC partner organization and will be based at Arizona PBS in downtown Phoenix. Arizona PBS is operated by the Cronkite School and is one of the nation’s largest public media platforms. The successful candidate will be a journalist of the highest caliber with strong newsroom experience, an innovative thinker who doesn’t just accept change but leads it with energy and imagination and someone who is comfortable making decisions and working across teams and platforms in a dynamic news environment. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and five (5) years of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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Desired Qualifications: •Seven (7) years of news experience •Experience leading a news unit or organization •Experience delivering news on multiple platforms •Experience working in or with public media •Evidence of leading and responding to innovation and change •Evidence of effective organizational, communication and strategic skills •Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills •Demonstrated editorial judgment and experience in interacting with clients and the public Working Environment: Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Department Statement: The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs. The school, which was named in Cronkite’s honor in 1984, prepares the next generation of journalists in both the time-honored fundamentals embraced by Cronkite and the multimedia skills necessary to thrive as journalists in the digital age. Housed in a $71 million state-of-the-art media complex in downtown Phoenix, the school has been featured in The New York Times and The Times of London as a leader in 21st century journalism education. It is the home of Arizona PBS, the Carnegie-Knight News 21 initiative and the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The Cronkite School offers 10 professional programs, including a nightly television news broadcast, digital news bureaus in Washington and Phoenix, sports bureaus in Los Angeles and Phoenix, a strategic public relations agency, an entrepreneurial digital innovation lab, a digital production bureau, a business bureau and a newsgathering and civic journalism bureau.
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Close Date: 10-November-2017 Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Background Check Statement: ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. Instructions to Apply: Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Application procedure: Materials must include: 1) a resume, 2) Examples of stories or projects which the candidate edited, with an explanation of their role in the project and 3) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 36682BR or go directly to: