Associate Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme

 
University of Oxford
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an individual to take on the role of Associate Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme.

The Journalist Fellowship Programme is a flagship programme which is core to the activity and international reputation of the RISJ. The programme founded in 1983 has continued to grow in size and reputation and since its inception around 600 professional journalists from over 90 countries have participated. Collectively the Fellows’ research projects have resulted in an expansive portfolio of practitioner-based research that constitutes a valuable resource both for practitioners and researchers in the field of journalism.

The postholder will lead on developing the Journalist Fellowship programme, with guidance from the Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme and within the overall objectives for the Institute, including leading the development of the academic content of the programme through planning seminars, events and fields trips; identifying and recruiting new sponsors for the programme and ensuring a productive relationship with existing sponsors; taking primary responsibility for the pastoral care and well-being of the Journalist Fellows; ensuring Fellows engage fully in both the academic and social activities of the Institute and the wider University, identifying appropriate academic advisors, providing guidance and supervision of research projects.

You should hold a first degree level qualification (or equivalent) or a substantial experience at a senior level of professional journalism in an international context, and a high level of knowledge and understanding of the UK and international media. Excellent interpersonal relationship-building skills; ability to work both in a small team, and with a wide range of researchers, journalists and stakeholders; proven experience of working in an international environment and sensitivity to different cultural norms and expectations are essential for this post. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in and passion for news media and journalism together with the intellectual capacity and reputation to engage with the wider academic community. Experience of fundraising and marketing would be desirable.

This is a full-time (although part-time may be considered, 30 hours a week) appointment, fixed-term until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement (maximum 2 pages), a CV (maximum 2 pages) and a list of selected publications (maximum 1 page) as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 24 February 2020 with interviews scheduled for week commencing 16 March 2020.

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In your application, please refer to myScience.uk and reference JobID 179933.

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