How, normally I simply tweet out a job posting — even if it’s for a job at USC Annenberg — but I feel like this one requires more than 140 characters.
tl;dr apply for the digital gig here: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/39405
First, the job description that we posted, due to institutional policies, is dry and traditional… I completely understand why we posted it and the truth is a job post description rarely finds you the ideal candidate that you are looking for.
For me, though, the posting does not capture the tone of the awesomeness of this new digital job. So I decided to post my UNOFFICIAL version of the job here:
The right person will join Annenberg’s tradition of innovation, and enrich the School’s ability to equip our students to work on converged platforms, lead and collaborate in participatory journalism, and build online audiences. We seek practitioners and scholars who will join us in affecting change with an eye on the public interest and an embrace of all voices. The ideal candidate will be of the Web, not simply on it.
- Guide and develop our student-led digital news publication and help re-define the direction of our multi-platform publications into a more converged, digital era.
- Work closely with our graduate and undergraduate students to help them cover and tell the stories of our diverse communities, guiding what they produce in the newsroom and what they learn in the classroom.
This is the ideal job for the person who is tired of asking for permission to innovate and is ready to collaborate and help develop and grow a modern, digital news organization. If you want to directly shape the future of our industry – through experimentation and innovation – and have fun doing it, with great weather, this is the job you’ve been looking for.
The University of Southern California is an AA/EO employer and is seeking to create a diverse community.
Self-proclaimed unicorns who talk but don’t work need not apply… narwhals, on the other hand, are highly encouraged.
This gig, in short, it to run the digital side of our converged Media Center. We have an *amazing* new building with the latest in resources. We’re looking for someone to help lead the digital way!
Feel free to reach out to ask me questions or apply here: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/39405