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Syracuse University Professor of Practice in Broadcast & Digital Journalism in Syracuse, New York

The Broadcast & Digital Journalism Department (BDJ) at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is seeking a seasoned multimedia journalist to join our team as a fulltime Professor of Practice (PoP).

The successful candidate will have a track record of excellence in reporting news, at a network or in a major news market, on multiple platforms including: television, web, and social media. Specifically, the successful candidate will have extensive experience reporting; shooting and editing video; and storytelling for broadcast, web and social media platforms. Additional skills such as data journalism/visualization and audio storytelling/podcasting are a plus.

This position is the perfect opportunity for an experienced multimedia journalist who is interested in teaching the next generation of journalists how to tell stories across multiple platforms. A Professor of Practice is expected to stay active in the professional world of journalism and may use their summers to continue working in journalism. This position has a start date of August 2023.

About the Newhouse School of Public Communication

Widely regarded as the nation’s leading communications school, Newhouse is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 180 graduate students. It is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café, and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. The Dick Clark Studios and the Allen Gerry Center for Media Innovation include a high-tech entertainment production space, and provide the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students a strong preparation for careers in the profession.

Our students come from around the world and secure a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPA.

About the Broadcast & Digital Journalism Department

The Broadcast & Digital Journalism Department (BDJ) at the Newhouse School is regarded as one of the top training grounds for broadcast and digital journalists. Newhouse BDJ alumni are employed at all levels of journalism organizations around the world. BDJ alumni help provide students with an employment pipeline into the professional world.

The BDJ faculty are a diverse group of journalists with extensive professional experience and varied academic research and creative interests. We are passionate about the goal of training the journalists of tomorrow. We require our students work very hard at developing their skills. This requires us to work just as hard to give them what they need. Teaching in BDJ is not a step into semi-retirement.

The BDJ faculty also practice “service after the sale,” by building professional connections to help students find first jobs and continue to consult on future career moves. We have an excellent track record in building the Newhouse BDJ alumni network.

The department has a close working relationship with a number of news organizations. For example, Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a partner with our Graduate Capstone experience in Washington, DC. BDJ students produce stories in our nation’s capital tailored for individual Nexstar stations around the country. Also, we partner with The E.W. Scripps Company on its innovative Scripps Journalism Career Program and supply students to both Hearst and TEGNA producer training programs.

To learn more about the BDJ department, our faculty and our students, visit our website: