Specialist associate lecturer in journalism – University of Kent (Chatham)

Do you have specialist knowledge in contemporary multimedia journalism techniques, ideally in the area of reporting, and the ability to utilise your expertise to design and deliver effective teaching of the skills required to be a journalist in the digital age?

Location:  Chatham
Salary:  £35,326 to £39,739 per annum pro rata
Grade:  Grade 7 Academic
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  7
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-167-22

Do you have specialist knowledge in contemporary multimedia journalism techniques, ideally in the area of reporting, and the ability to utilise your expertise to design and deliver effective teaching of the skills required to be a journalist in the digital age?

If so, this Specialist Associate Lecturer position within the Centre for Journalism could be a great opportunity for you.

This part time role (0.2 FTE) is available on a fixed-term basis for 12 months.

As a Specialist Associate Lecturer you will:

  • Design and deliver effective teaching of 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)
  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and materials which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • Act as a mentor for students in the capacity of personal tutor

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Substantial experience in national or regional journalism in the UK or abroad
  • Understanding of the professional requirements set out by the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ diploma qualifications

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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