The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalismâs Center for Health Journalism seeks an engagement editor who can advance the work of our California media partners, furthering public knowledge, storytelling and engagement around health policy issues.Â
The engagement editor will plan and develop engagement strategies to spur community participation in storytelling, prompt the engagement of stakeholders, and ultimately create community impacts and story resonance through crowdsourcing, participatory journalism, community events, social media and digital and print strategies.
He/she will partner with California journalists, their newsrooms and community leaders to advance policy conversations and, ultimately, the impact of the Centerâs California-based journalism initiatives, including our California Fellowship, our California Data Fellowship and our reporting collaboratives.
Activities include: building strategic community partnerships, leading efforts that highlight discussions and debates on important community issues, and connecting content with creative ways to spur community interaction through events and virtually.
The ideal candidate would be independent and enterprising, possess expertise in newsroom engagement strategies, social media, marketing and events planning. He/she should be adept at collaborating with newsroom partners and community players and have demonstrated skills in bringing together diverse constituencies and in measuring the impacts of these efforts. Frequent and extensive travel throughout the state is required.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position.
The salary range for this position is: $55,000-$57,000
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school's comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website: https://annenberg.usc.edu/
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Journalism experience. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills. Skilled in narrative, explanatory and investigative reporting and able to undertake complex projects, including multimedia components. Adept at storytelling, weaving policy issues with compelling, people-based storylines. Demonstrated finely honed collaborative sense. Knowledgeable about California, its diverse population, its government and politics and its news media.Preferred Education:Master's degreePreferred Experience:7 yearsPreferred Field of Experience:Experience with multimedia dissemination of news reports. Familiarity with health care policy issues. Fluency in Spanish.
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