Executive Producer for Multimedia
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is seeking an energetic leader who can help lead ongoing school-wide efforts to develop and advance the creation and production of daily, in-depth and interactive multimedia content acrossplatforms.
The Executive Producer for Multimedia will work with students, faculty and staff throughout Cronkite to encourage the advancement of innovative approaches to multimedia storytelling. Duties include responsibility for the daily production and management of multimedia content for theCronkite News website, supervising student producers and teaching advanced multimedia storytelling and interactive techniques and skills in a newsroom setting. The executive producer will manage daily workflow for the Cronkite News site, integrating multi-platform content produced in multiple classrooms and professional programs, including Cronkite News Service bureaus in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., and a daily television newscast, Cronkite NewsWatch, which airs statewide on Arizona PBS. The executive producer also will manage Cronkite News Service social media promotion and interactivity as well as special multimedia projects, including those produced as part of the national Carnegie-Knight News21 program and Cronkite reporting projects abroad.
The successful candidate will have the technological know-how to help lead the nation’s most advanced digital media journalism education program. But that’s not the total equation. The candidate must be able to apply a strong journalistic approach to the application of technologies, must be able to teach and inspire use of new and existing technologies, must be platform agnostic, and must be able to work with a wide variety of people to seed and execute ideas.
At least five years of newsroom experience and a bachelor’s degree in a related field;
Demonstrated proficiency in copy editing, managing projects in a newsroom setting and making news decisions;
Familiarity with SEO, social media platforms and standard content management systems;
Experience in a university setting and working across an organization to produce an integrated work product.
This is a 12-month appointment and holds the faculty rank of Lecturer.
The deadline for applications is May 30, 2012, or if not filled, the first of each month thereafter until the search is closed.
Application procedure: Materials must include 1) a current curriculum vita; 2) a letter describing how the applicant’s experiences will benefit the Cronkite School’s program; 3) names, positions and telephone numbers of three academic or professional references.
Submit materials to:
Director of Fiscal & Business Services
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004