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The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s 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.
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 Center’s 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.
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.
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Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Minimum 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.
REQ20040060 Posted Date: 01/30/2017 Apply Share this Job
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