Instructor in Journalism in Practice

University of California Los Angeles

Instructor – Reporting and Writing II: Journalism in Practice

Job #JPF06967
  • UNEX-EXTENSION HUMAN RESOURCES / Continuing Education / UCLA

Application Window

Open date: October 1st, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.

Course Description:

This course builds on the skills, discussion, and analysis from Reporting and Writing I to take a more hands-on approach to various styles of journalism. Students learn about cultivating sources, conducting tough interviews, how to organize an investigative story, and other skills that are crucial to on-the-ground journalists. Assignments and discussions are more in depth, and students work during the quarter toward a final project feature story that tests what they’ve learned. Students also build a more complex toolbox of writing techniques and begin to shape their voices as writers and media creators. The goal is that at the conclusion of this course, students learn firsthand what it means to work in media and hopefully want to continue the journey.

Instructor Duties:

•Develop or update course syllabus to meet campus approval requirements, in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director and Program Manager.
•Prepare course materials and learning assessments appropriate to the subject matter.
•Deliver instruction as assigned.
•Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform as appropriate.
•Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after course end date.
•Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
•Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner.
•Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A minimum of 7-10 years of experience as a news reporter with proven track record of success writing and reporting news at a digital pace for global audiences on multiple platforms
• Advanced degree in Journalism or related discipline preferred
• Experience teaching college level preferred
• Experience teaching adult learners preferred
• Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
• Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
convey complex concepts and information
• Highly effective interpersonal skills
• Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional associations such as
Society of Professional Journalists strongly preferred

Division: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06967

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• A minimum of 7-10 years of experience as a news reporter with proven track record of success writing and reporting news at a digital pace for global audiences on multiple platforms
• Advanced degree in Journalism or related discipline preferred
• Experience teaching college level preferred
• Experience teaching adult learners preferred
• Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
• Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
convey complex concepts and information
• Highly effective interpersonal skills
• Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional associations such as
Society of Professional Journalists strongly preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.(Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06967

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Campus Information

The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.