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Bilingual Digital Producer (Adjunct Instructor)

  • Part Time
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Salary: $3,300 per course; commensurate with experience
  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's
  • Minimum Experience Required: 3-5 Years

Website Innovation New Center (INC)

The Opportunity:

Join the faculty of the University of Florida as an Adjunct Instructor for an exciting and unique opportunity to influence and prepare the next generation of bilingual digital journalists. The College of Journalism and Communications seeks to find a Spanish-bilingual industry professional to work in the applied learning environment of the WUFT Innovation News Center (INC). Your teaching will be through professional practice in UF’s student immersion experience of the INC not a traditional classroom lecture environment.

This part-time, non-tenure track appointment is funded with a mission to provide more equitable access to diverse and marginalized communities that have been historically underrepresented in the news industry.  This position requires a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Basic Instructor Expectations:

As an Adjunct Instructor, you’ll work side-by-side in the INC with students during 16-week fall and spring semesters with an emphasis on producing multimedia digital content in both English and Spanish.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Work a 4-hour shift (to be determined, based on candidate’s other commitments) Monday-Friday to teach, train, coach oversee student output.
  • Proactively engage with students during shift through meaningful assignments to report and produce multimedia digital content on deadline including fundamentals of headline writing, copy editing, fact-checking, search engine optimization, social media best practices, and audience engagement/social media analytics.
  • Provide coaching, feedback, mentorship to students that will help them develop the skills necessary to successfully transition to the workforce.
  • Foster a positive learning environment that engages students in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Reply to staff and student inquiries within 24 hours.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications and
  • 3 years professional experience as a digital content producer or related experience.
  • Must be fully bilingual and able to copy edit in Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of WordPress or similar CMS, Adobe Creative Cloud including Audition and Premiere Pro.
  • Experience working with young adults, new professionals, or interns
  • Experience in navigating in and covering diverse populations

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Journalism and Communication is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. To learn more about CJC IDEA efforts, please click on the link: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-about/.

The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student community.

About the Innovation New Center (INC)

The Innovation News Center (INC) is a state-of-the-art professional newsroom at the University of Florida (UF) College of Journalism and Communications (CJC), which is one of the top communication programs in the country. The INC, home of the College’s news, weather and sports operations, is a two-story, 14,000-square-foot facility providing hands-on learning opportunities for more than 400 students each semester. Students work alongside professionals to produce and edit content for seven media properties and companion digital platforms, including the local NPR, PBS and ESPN affiliates, as well as the Spanish-language news operation of Noticias and the Fresh Take Florida news service. All properties are housed at the College. To learn more about the INC: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/inc/

About the College of Journalism and Communications

Accredited by ACEJMC, the college has earned its reputation for excellence over the last half century on the strength of its programs, faculty, students and alumni; the stories they tell; and the difference they make around the world. Our 70 full-time faculty members and 175 part-time instructors serve in four academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Media Production, Management and Technology. We enroll about 2,500 undergraduates both in-person and on-line. More than 800 graduate students are earning master’s and doctoral degrees.  Visit the College of Journalism and Communications website for more information: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/

The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale.

About the University of Florida (UF)

The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities, is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities, and is ranked #5 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. UF has a student body of over 55,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

About Gainesville, Florida

As home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Gainesville and the surrounding area is home to about 250,000 people, a robust arts community, several museums, a world-class health care system anchored at UF, a downtown core known for its restaurants and brew pubs, excellent public and private schools, and abundant nature exemplified by clear, natural springs. Additionally, within 2 hours are attractions such as Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, and historic St. Augustine. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Application Instructions:
Must upload C.V. or resume for consideration. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

To apply for this job please visit explore.jobs.ufl.edu.

Listing Expires: August 26, 2022
Major(s): Journalism, Media Production, Management, and Technology