Multimedia Producer

Illinois Public Media seeks a Multimedia Producer. Illinois Public Media has a unique opportunity to work on our statewide public radio talk show, The 21st. We are looking for a producer to join our innovative team. This is not your typical public radio show; we are looking for people who enjoy taking risks, creating great radio and digital content. We are a small, diverse team who love what we do and like to have fun while we do it. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please apply.

Primary Function:
Help shape all aspects of the broadcast and digital production of The 21st, Illinois Public Media's daily, one-hour talk show.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with host and production team to create timely, relevant and inclusive programming on the news, culture and stories that matter to Illinois. That includes working closely with the host and production staff to conceive, book and produce segments; pre-interview guests; write scripts; screen calls. The idea is to create daily programs that stand out among local and public media with topics that surprise, guests who captivate and stories that connect with listeners.
  • Demonstrates sound news judgment, the highest journalistic ethics and an understanding of the sound and role of public media. Identifies voices and views that we don’t tend to hear on public broadcasting and develop specific topics of coverage, series and signature segments.
  • Keeps up-to-date on news, arts, culture and other local and regional issues. Reads a wide range of national and regional newspapers, news sites, blogs, magazines, journals, books, social media and other sources to identify engaging topics of conversation. Identifies the “big idea” or shared experience underlying local, national and international news stories to develop surprising regional angles and conversations.
  • Writes and edits copy for web and social media; prepare and post stories and images; repackage interviews and segments for sharing online and engage with audiences through social media. Plays a key role on The 21st team helping to expand the reach and impact of the show on air, online and in the community. Communicates effectively with current and potential partners.
  • Participates in pledge drives, marketing activities, community engagement projects and other audience interactions as assigned on behalf of Illinois Public Media.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Required

  1. Demonstrated experience in journalism including working on deadline in a news environment; booking guests or interviewing people; writing as a student or professional journalist; and use of social media.
  2. Demonstrated experience with digital audio editing programs such as ProTools, Adobe Audition or Hindenburg
  3. Any one or any combination totaling three (3) years (36 months) of the following types of preparation:

a) progressively more responsible work experience in the production and presentation of radio or
television programs, social media, and/or print or online journalism
b) vocational training in radio and/or television production, journalism, social media, news or
feature writing and/or announcing or closely related fields
c) college course work in radio/television, journalism, social media, news or feature writing or closely related fields

  • 60 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)
  • 75 semester hours equals one (1) year and six (6) months (18 months)
  • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
  • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s degree equals three (3) years (36 months)

Qualified candidates will have:

  1. Ability to connect local, regional and national current events and issues in ways that are relevant to the audience.
  2. Ability to write clearly and concisely for broadcast and web.
  3. Familiarity with libel rules, social media policies and best practices.
  4. Ability to learn and comply with FCC rules, emergency alert system requirements, and severe weather coverage policies.
  5. Ability to learn and follow the codes of ethics adopted by Illinois Public Media.
  6. Skills in using audio recording equipment and digital cameras and editing software, Adobe preferred.
  7. Skills for adding multimedia content to websites using web content standards.
  8. Skills for using social media.
  9. Demonstrated reporting and writing skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to identify and pitch timely, diverse and relevant story ideas.
  11. Ability to meet strict broadcast deadlines.
  12. Ability to work accurately with strict attention to detail.
  13. Ability to work well with colleagues and the public.

This is a full-time Civil Service Media Writer/Producer/Announcer I position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (transcripts or diploma) by November 26, 2018. An online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three references.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Niala Boodhoo niala@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

Lecturer in Digital Advertising

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is seeking a full-time lecturer in digital advertising. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with summer session teaching opportunities. The position is expected to begin August 2019.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess and demonstrate a high level of relevant skill, ability, and experience in content creation and dissemination across digital, mobile and social media communication channels and platforms. A Ph.D. in an advertising-related field (e.g., mass communication, strategic communication, marketing) or a master’s degree in advertising or related field and professional experience is required. Candidates must have experience using tools and software that are relevant to digital advertising and brand communication. Other professional experience in native advertising and content marketing, managing campaigns on social media platforms, online brand management, and/or digital PR is highly desirable. Previous experience teaching undergraduate students will also be considered a plus.

This position will focus on developing and teaching skills-based undergraduate courses in digital advertising and public relations delivered in traditional and online formats. Opportunities for teaching in the online master’s degree in strategic brand communication also exist.

About Us: The Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois was established in 1959 by Charles H. Sandage, considered by many to be the "father of advertising education." Today, the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising celebrates Sandage's legacy and his vision with a program that is broad enough that students learn critical, analytical and problem-solving skills, yet is also professionally relevant. Our faculty incorporates these values in teaching and scholarship that is focused on understanding, evaluating and communicating the many facets of advertising. The department is home to approximately 620 undergraduate advertising majors and 50 master’s students in the two master’s programs offered by the department.

Candidates for the position should create a profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference. All required information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 

University of Illinois Illinois Public Media, College of Media Broadcasting Engineer

The University of Illinois’ Illinois Public Media seeks a Broadcasting Engineer to perform the installation, removal, operation, and maintenance of radio and television equipment essential to the operation and broadcast of the WILL stations. The person in this position will help complete the transition to Digital Radio and TV broadcasting.

Applicants must have either (A) credit for 60 semester hours of college course work, with a minimum of 30 semester hours in electrical engineering or electronics, (B) Associate degree in electronics or radio/television engineering, successful completion of a trade or vocational school program in electronics or radio/television engineering lasting two academic years, 18 months of experience in radio and television engineering or television engineering or (E) any combination of A – D that totals 18 months. This position also requires current, demonstrated experience in: installing, maintaining, and integrating studio, remote control, digital broadcast computer equipment, and transmitter digital/analog equipment for radio/television, including application of FCC rules and regulations; broadcast audio, video, and transport stream IP networking systems; Broadcast electronic circuit test equipment for troubleshooting digital signals to board and/or component level; Broadcast proprietary software such as: digital audio delivery systems; digital radio and TV automation systems; radio and TV traffic systems; HDTV PSIP creation systems; digital audio and video networked server systems; digital video switchers; and digital software-controlled terminal gear.

To view a full description of the position and requirements and to apply online please visit jobs.illinois.edu and submit an exam request for Broadcasting Engineer. Electronic application and Civil Service exam request (two separate documents) must be received by close of business on Friday, November 9.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to:
Stephanie Swearingen
HR Officer Staff Human Resources
52 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-2137
sswearin@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. University Administration welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a written contingent offer.

 
Assistant Professor of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism seeks a colleague for a tenure-track assistant professor position in augmented reality and virtual reality, including the interaction between the old and new media systems and platforms. Successful candidates should demonstrate an innovative research, creative activity and teaching agenda. This tenure-track, nine-month position will begin August 2019.

Academic scholars and journalism practitioners are encouraged to apply. Scholars must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Journalism practitioners must have a master’s degree or equivalent and have amassed an outstanding record of achievement in the profession.  All candidates should possess the potential for high-quality research and teaching. The word “research” is interpreted to include not only traditional research and scholarship, but also to encompass professional journalistic work (labeled “creative activity” in the Illinois promotion and tenure guidelines).

Candidates with special interest in original research or creative works in one or more of the following areas will be given higher priority:

  • Immersive storytelling
  • Ethics of AR/VR use
  • Mobile and interactive design
  • Digital/multimedia journalism experience, including multilinear storytelling
  • Social and new media use
  • Other innovative technologies used to gather and to distribute news and information
  • Audience engagement analytics and application
  • Big data and society, including analyzing, visualizing, and telling stories with data
  • Gaming and digital narrative
  • Locative and mobile media mapping

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research/creative works program with the potential to attract outside funding and to work collaboratively with faculty across the campus. Teaching duties will include AR/VR/MR media courses and development of courses and graduate seminars in a variety of areas related to storytelling in innovative technologies. An ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching and outreach is desired.  

Faculty members in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois publish in flagship journals, assume leadership roles in major associations and engage in significant creative endeavor. They collaborate across disciplines at the university, including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the School of Information Sciences and the Cline Center for Democracy.

In addition to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, our faculty work with master’s students in Journalism’s M.S. program and, together with the departments of Advertising and Media and Cinema Studies, train doctoral students in the Institute of Communications Research. The College of Media is also home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois; UI-7, the university’s cable channel; and CU-Citizen Access, a community-based newsroom with a heavy emphasis on data journalism.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background — including research, creative endeavor, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience — make the applicant suitable for the position; curriculum vitae, samples of work, and a list of full contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by Oct. 29, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the position has been filled.  For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 
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