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Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 296107
MEDIA SCHOOL (BL-MSCH-IUBLA)
The Media School at Indiana University is built on a decades-long tradition of journalism, film, media, and communication at one of the nation's premier public universities. Our programs focus on teaching, researching, and creating media from academic, creative, and professional perspectives. The Media School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students, faculty, and staff.
The Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism is looking for an experienced investigative reporter to serve as a managing editor for its working newsroom of graduate and undergraduate students. The students work with professional media organizations on national investigative projects that impact Hoosiers. In just two short years, the center has hosted a daylong journalism symposium of prestigious investigative reporters including Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes , and produced provocative investigative stories with our partners at Gray TV, USA Today and WFYI. Now this Media School-based center is looking to grow, adding more students, more partners and more stories. Help us become a national leader in the expanding not-for profit investigative journalism world while working at one of the premier research and teaching universities in the country.
This position is funded for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
Creates stories for multiple media platforms, including radio, television, podcast, and online productions, that meet production standards and deadlines.
Independently seeks out news focuses, researches information, interprets conflicting data, pitches ideas, writes in-depth articles, and prepares related program materials and segments for broadcast; research may involve time spent in the field conducting interviews.
Ensures all materials produced are engaging and meet professional journalistic standards and practices, including standards for accuracy, ethics, fairness, objectivity, and balance.
Manages partnerships with news organizations to ensure news coverage is representative of all parts of Indiana.
May provide guidance to lower-level Multimedia Journalists.
Other Department Responsibilities:
Coordinates with the director to manage the newsroom to ensure all students are working in a timely and ethical fashion.
Serves as a liaison with partners, including attending weekly planning meeting.
Helps the director recruit undergraduate students for the center.
Has primary responsibility of the newsroom during May, June and July.
Assists the director and the Arnolt Center board with public engagement initiatives, including an annual symposium.
Participates in the annual fall semester boot camps for students.
Works in partnership with the director in developing new partnerships and donors and growing the newsroom.
Works with the director and our partners to develop national stories that adhere to our mission as a university-based investigative reporting center.
Works in the field with students and partners to report when the director cannot.
Maintains databases and digital assets.
Oversees the center's social media presence and works with students to develop and implement a rigorous social media strategy.
Bachelor's degree in broadcast media, journalism, liberal arts, or a related field
2 years in a related field
3 years of reporting experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Proven ability to analyze data
Adheres to the highest ethical standards
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
The Arnolt Center is located in Franklin Hall on the Bloomington Campus.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page .
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.