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Broadcast Lecturer

Title:                           Broadcast Lecturer

Application Due:        April 8, 2013, for best consideration.  Open until filled.


Founded in 1947, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism has approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately 50 faculty and staff. Merrill is located just 10 miles from the White House and was chosen as one of 12 top journalism schools that took part in the prestigious Carnegie-Knight Initiative.  

Position Summary:

The University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism seeks an experienced video news journalist for a nine-month, non-tenure track, renewable lecturer position beginning in fall 2013.  Primary responsibilities: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in broadcast and multiplatform news production—primarily shooting and editing but also including newsgathering and visual storytelling.  This full-time lecturer will teach students how to shoot and edit news stories for television and the Web using a variety of broadcast equipment and contemporary editing software.  Classes taught will include introductory, intermediate and advanced skills courses that produce visually and editorially compelling video news stories.  Instruction in story development, news judgment and ethics are expected as well.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree; substantial professional broadcast field experience in video shooting and editing; innovative track record with high-production values for broadcast and Internet; experience teaching/mentoring students or beginner video journalists.

Preferences: A master’s degree; Experience in HD production, studio production and show production.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit  For best consideration, apply by April 8, 2013.  In addition to a resume/C.V., cover letter, and list of three references, please submit a supplemental document with links to videos shot, edited and produced by applicant (preferably both breaking news and feature stories). Links to student work supervised by applicant may also be included.