The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Center for Health Journalism, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional for this part-time position (30 hours per week).
The Editor will manage news production for the Boyle Heights Beat, a youth-led news project in an L.A. immigrant neighborhood.
The ideal candidate will be fluent in Spanish with strong daily journalism chops.
Additionally , the successful candidate will:
- Manages all aspects of publication production, including keeping youth reporters on track and coordinating with their editors to ensure deadlines are met.
- Mentors/edits youth reporters in all stages of the reporting and writing process including research, field interviews, outlines, writing, fact-checking and meeting AP Style guidelines.
- Coordinates with key partners and oversee outside partnerships and diversification/development efforts, including an outside consultant.
- Schedules and supervises outreach and organization of quarterly community meetings to ensure diverse and robust participation from the community.
- Researches information and verifies facts. Reads, proofs, edits and rewrites copy. Interviews sources when appropriate.
- Shared planning and oversight for new initiatives and partnerships.
- Interacts with all internal and external sources necessary to successfully complete assignments.
Candidate must have fluency in spoken communication in Spanish.
Successful candidates must have demonstrated professional experience in daily journalism including AP style, reporting and editing. Applicants strongly preferred who have demonstrated project management and editorial management as well as experience working with youth.
Salary decided upon experience.
Please provide a cover letter along with resume submission.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (annenberg.usc.edu) was founded in 1971 with generous support from the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, USC Annenberg has 103 full time faculty members, 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs. The School is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development courses 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. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining communication and journalism for the 21st century and beyond.
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s 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.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience with writing, editing, proofreading, and the preparation of materials for publication. Working knowledge of desktop publishing, word processing, graphics, design, and printing.
Preferred Field of Expertise: Applicants who have demonstrated project management and editorial management as well as experience working with youth.
REQ20054129 Posted Date: 12/18/2017
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)