Thursday, April 28, 2005

Intriguing job opportunities

These positions at the University of Missouri School of Journalism caught my eye.

The first came from the ACES message board.
University of Missouri School of Journalism

You're a newsroom assigning editor or team leader who loves the work but longs for the chance to pursue new ideas or handle a big project. You're a senior reporter who'd like to try editing without permanently surrendering your byline. You're a copy editor who wants to walk on the other side. Or maybe you just want a change of venue and a new intellectual challenge to recharge your professional batteries.

This is the fellowship you've been looking for: no need to abandon the newsroom to re-enter the classroom. As a professional-in-residence at the Missouri School of Journalism, you'll help edit The Columbia Missourian, a daily community newspaper. The Missourian, led by professionals and staffed by talented student reporters, photographers, designers and graphic artists, is a perfect laboratory for innovation and ambition. We have the resources, freedom and desire to dare new things.

You'll teach a course or two, and work with Missouri's Knight Center in Editing to help define and develop programs for 21st century journalists. Along the way, you can explore your favorite subject in one of the university's many courses. If you want to take risks, polish your skills and help shape the journalists of tomorrow, this is the place to put your talent and leadership to the test.

You'll receive a stipend of $50,000, to cover salary and expenses, for an 11-month fellowship. You'll return to your newsroom with a fresh outlook, ready to raise the editing bar.

Interested in joining us at the world's first and finest journalism school?

Send a resume and cover letter summarizing your experience and interest in a fellowship. Please include a 1,000-word autobiographical essay that defines your journalistic vision, a separate 1,000-word proposal for the kind of project you'd like to do as an editor at The Missourian, and samples of six stories you wrote or edited.

Please send all application materials to Anne Colmery, University of Missouri School of Journalism, 120 Neff Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 or via e-mail to (preferred method).
This next one comes from the ACES jobs board.
Instructor, News-Editorial

The Missouri School of Journalism has an opening for an instructor to serve as a news editor helping produce the Columbia Missourian, a six-day community newspaper managed by professional faculty and staffed by journalism students. We're looking for an editor with solid news judgment and outstanding copy editing and design skills. This editor will also help implement EmPrint, a new process for digital delivery. As instructor, you will work with some of the best students in the country in the newsroom and in the classroom. The job includes producing pages, proofing, paginating - -- all the things large and small that editors do every day, while coaching students seeing things for the first time. There is also opportunity to learn by taking courses toward an advanced degree.

Details: This is a 12-month appointment. Some night and weekend work is required. You must have a bachelor's degree or better. Three-plus years professional experience is preferred.

Send cover letter and resume to Anne Colmery, News Editor Search,School of Journalism, 120 Neff Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211 or e-mail materials to (preferred). E-mail questions to Mike Fuhlhage, search committee chair, at


At 2:37 PM, April 28, 2005, Blogger Niko Dugan said...

I don't know -- you'd have to teach kids like me to edit real guud.

Mike Fuhlhage was at ACES as the leader of the Missouri delegation. He's also known as "Mike from Mizzou" on Tom Mangan's blog.

At 3:22 PM, April 28, 2005, Blogger Nicole said...

Good to know, Niko.

But doesn't teaching sound fantastic?

At 10:59 PM, April 28, 2005, Blogger tom said...

Mike's a way-cool guy... I could say "well, I have his e-mail" but it's already on the ad.

My hunch is the pay isn't much but if you're single and about 5 years out of school it could be a pretty good gig; my other hunch is if you've got a master's you'd have a much better chance.

Mike sounds like he adores his job, small paycheck and all.

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