Grant funded contract post (from 1 Feb 2011 to 31 December 2011)
The postgraduate Journalism Programme at Wits University seeks to fill the post of Online Journalism Lecturer/ Associate Lecturer. The post will include the following main responsibilities:
•Teaching courses and mentoring students in online journalism, including multi-media techniques for the web;
•Conceptualising and developing innovative web-based reporting projects and working with students on those projects, including the building of the websites that house them;
•Supervising student research work at honours and masters level;
•Advising the department on social media and other developments, their implications for our programme, and be willing to develop innovative teaching and research responses to them;
•Maintaining and developing the various websites of the journalism programme and its projects.
Applicants must have a strong record of work in online media and journalism; significant teaching experience; the ability to work independently and in a team; and detailed knowledge of the rapidly developing world of online media. They must have experience of content management systems, website architecture and preferably (but not essentially) basic coding skills, as well as proficiency in using and experimenting with social media.
For appointment at Lecturer level, applicants must be in possession of a PhD or be a professional with significant experience (3 – 5 years) in the industry and at least an undergraduate degree.
For appointment at Associate Lecturer level, applicants must be in possession of a Master’s degree or be a professional with significant experience (2-3 years) in the industry.
Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV (including examples of relevant work), together with the names and email addresses of two referees to: Mrs Pumla Ngcobo, Humanities Human Resources Office, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, Gauteng, South Africa.
Closing date: 22 November 2010