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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Miller School seeks multimedia news director to join faculty

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University is seeking a multimedia news director with the initiative to try the untested, experiment with innovation, and teach quality visual storytelling to our students. We need a team player who can be accountable, solve problems and lead our award-winning student journalists to the next level.


A successful candidate will

  • Teach courses for television and multimedia performance and storytelling.
  • Lead innovation to reshape our news operations.
  • Collaborate student broadcast news content through KKSU-LP TV, KSDB-FM, The Collegian newspaper, social media and other platforms.
  • Collaborate with student media and various on-campus communications offices.

Note: A nine-month contract will allow this professional to continue consulting or similar activities during summer months.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate will

  • Hold a four-year degree in a journalism-related field.
  • Have 5+ years of full-time, relevant professional TV experience in news producing, anchoring or management in a multi-platform news environment.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of news production, writing and reporting.
  • Have the ability to work within a live broadcast environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • A master’s degree
  • Some college-level teaching experience

Application materials

  • Letter of application
  • Resume or vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A portfolio of your professional work

Application documents are to be submitted as a single email attachment. The files are to be collated in the order described above and saved as a single .pdf file. Submit the file to jmcjobs@k-state.edu. All other inquiries should be emailed to Dr. Tom Hallaq, Search Committee Chair, at thallaq@ksu.edu.

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2016, and will continue until filled.

Salary and benefits

The salary for this position is competitive and aligns with similar positions at other institutions. The K-State benefit package includes a retirement plan, group health and life insurance, worker’s compensation, vacation, sick leave and other benefits. For additional information on benefits, see www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview.

The school

At the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications you'll find experienced instructors dedicated to preparing students to compete in the exciting, ever-changing field of journalism and mass communications. Our nationally accredited program is named for A.Q. Miller of Belleville, who was a pioneer Kansas journalist. The A.Q. Miller School includes approximately 600 majors and offers specific sequences in print and electronic journalism, public relations, and advertising. For more information about the school, visit http://jmc.k-state.edu/about/.

The college

The programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are central to K-State’s historic and present missions.  The college contains more than 20 departments and offers a number of special programs and secondary majors. With more than 7,000 students, it attracts the largest enrollment of any K-State college. It also offers approximately 85 percent of all freshman courses and 65 percent of all credits taught. More information about the College of Arts and Sciences is available at http://artsci.k-state.edu.

The university

K-State is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The land grant university has been ranked second in the nation when it comes to the top universities to work for in 2015 according to rankings released by Glassdoor.com and reported by Forbes magazine. The University is aggressively implementing a plan to be nationally recognized as a top 50 public research university by 2025. Current enrollment is over 24,000 students. Visit http://www.k-state.edu for more information.

The community

Manhattan, Kansas, located in the beautiful Flint Hills region, was named number one in the 10 Best College Towns by Livability.com and a preferred retirement destination by The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and chosen by CNNMoney.com and SmartMoney.com as a top place to retire. See the official city website at http://cityofmhk.com.

Kansas State University values continuing education for its employees and provides tuition assistance for classes taken through Kansas State University.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.