Lecturer in broadcasting – University of Kent (Chatham)

Do you have substantial experience in broadcasting or digital journalism and the ability to utilise your expertise to teach the key skills deployed in reporting and creating content for broadcast and online audiences?

Location:  Chatham
Salary:  £35,326 to £39,739 per annum pro rata
Grade:  Grade 7 Academic
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  28
Contract Type: Fixed Term – 12 Months
Release Date:  Thursday 28 July 2022
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 August 2022  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  LSSJ-168-22

Do you have substantial experience in broadcasting or digital journalism and the ability to utilise your expertise to teach the key skills deployed in reporting and creating content for broadcast and online audiences?

If so, this Lecturer position within the Centre for Journalism could be a great opportunity for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher with expertise in contemporary multimedia broadcasting techniques to join our dynamic team in Medway.

This part time role (0.8 FTE) is available on a fixed-term basis for 12 months.

As Lecturer in Broadcasting, you will:

  • design and deliver effective teaching in the skills required to be a journalist in the digital age
  • teach undergraduate, postgraduate and apprentice-level students the skills and aptitudes required to pass the National Council for the Training of Journalist’s Diploma in Journalism and National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ)
  • transfer media industry experience in the form of practical skills, methods and techniques
  • contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content, and on the assessment of students’ work.

To succeed in this role you will have: 

  • a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • substantial experience in national or regional broadcasting or digital journalism in the UK or abroad
  • advanced knowledge of broadcast regulation, codes and standards as they apply to practicing journalists
  • an understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on academic content and issues relating to student need

What we can offer you:

As a member of our team you can expect an open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing throughout your time with us. Our friendly and close-knit Medway campus at Chatham Maritime is a vibrant mix of modern and historic buildings offering outstanding state of the art facilities and a unique place for learning and working. You’ll enjoy a competitive salary, generous annual leave, an excellent pension scheme, on-site parking and a range of great staff benefits and discounts.

The Centre for Journalism offers a uniquely successful combination of vocational and academic training and has graduates working in newsrooms throughout the world. We have just won the contract as training partner for the BBC’s new Level 7 senior journalist postgraduate apprenticeship. We welcome people who share our passion for telling powerful stories (whether in print, broadcast or digital journalism) and are committed to providing our students with the skills to become highly talented multimedia professionals who will help shape the future of this global industry.

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