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UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Stacy Forster

821 University Avenue, 5115 Vilas Communication Hall
Madison Wisconsin United States 53706


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Job ID: 7174
Job Views: 1513
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Postal Code: 53706
Job Category: Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Negotiable per year
Posted: 05.11.2022

Job Description


The School of Journalism & Mass Communication seeks a full-time instructional academic staff member to teach a full load of courses, which is currently three courses per semester, focused on video storytelling in journalism, strategic communication or a combination of the two. The School is a dynamic program focused on helping students build exceptional skills and critical thinking abilities through hands-on experiences and close collaboration with instructors. Known widely for its curricular innovations and leading-edge scholars and teachers, the School is searching for a colleague who will bring fresh ideas and a commitment to outstanding learning outcomes.

A successful candidate will teach undergraduate and professional master's students in 200-, 300- and 400-level professional skills courses in journalism, strategic communication (public relations and advertising) and classes that cover the two fields. This person would help students develop multimedia skills and knowledge of journalistic and strategic communication writing styles, with an emphasis on video and audio storytelling, and creating an inclusive and equitable climate in their classroom. The course assignments would be at the discretion of the School's Timetable Committee and the director. Potential courses would include video and audio-centric courses such as J425: Video Journalism, which produces The Badger Report, an award-winning newscast reported, written, produced, recorded, produced and edited by students in the class each week (watch at; J456: Long-Form Video; J457: and Storytelling Through Sound (podcasting); as well as other courses in our undergraduate major including (but not limited to): J202: Mass Communication Practices; J335: Principles and Practices of Reporting; J345: Principles and Practices of Strategic Communication; and special topics in advanced video concepts and skills (such as video for social media, video for audience engagement, video for persuasion, corporate video production and investigative video storytelling). Successful candidates may contribute to developing assignments and assessments for video- and audio-related assignments in other courses, as well as new courses in face-to-face and/or in an online format in strategic communication, and video, audio and multimedia journalism. (For more information on our course offerings, visit This person would also be responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and updating equipment needs.

This is a benefits eligible position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
  • 80% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance
  • 10% Develops instructional design and curriculum relevant to a course of instruction
  • 10% Serves as an initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Job Requirements


Master's Degree
Or equivalent in journalism and mass communication or a related field.


A minimum of three years of work experience is required, five years is preferred; the work should be in a communication-related field (journalism, advertising, public relations, corporate or campaign communications, or market research) where the candidate engaged in video storytelling.

Experience required in the basics of professional communication standards/principles/practices, such as journalistic writing styles, analyzing/interpreting marketing data, writing advertising copy, etc.

Prior experience coaching or mentoring employees or teaching is preferred but not required.

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