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Cronkite School seeks director of business reporting bureau

September 17, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in business journalism education, seeks to hire a Professor of Practice and Director to lead the school’s new Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau.

The bureau director will manage a team of student reporters covering business and economic issues across platforms for Cronkite News and for distribution to regional and national media outlets during the fall and spring terms. During the summer, the bureau director will be part of the editing team for the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, driving business coverage for the multi-university investigative reporting project.

The Cronkite Business Reporting Bureau will be one of a dozen immersive professional programs at the Cronkite School that produce in-depth news content, innovative digital products and other services for Arizona audiences and professional media outlets across the country. It will operate out of a newsroom in the school’s state-of-the art media complex in downtown Phoenix.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and supervising upper-level undergraduate and graduate multimedia journalism students in the reporting and production of professional-level business journalism content across platforms; developing partnerships with local, regional and/or national media outlets for distribution of student content; working closely with other professional program directors and Cronkite leadership to integrate bureau operations into the school’s larger news operation; performing other faculty responsibilities, such as committee assignments and student recruitment, as assigned.


Required: Six years of major-market or national business journalism experience; bachelor’s degree.

Desired:: Experience editing for newspapers or online platforms; experience leading a newsroom; ability to create content for online platforms, including text, photos, graphics and video; experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in a university setting; bilingual (English/Spanish).

This is a 12-month appointment and holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice.

Application deadline is Sept. 26, 2014, or if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Materials must include: 1) a resume, 2) Examples of stories or projects which the candidate edited, with an explanation of their role in the project and 3) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

Submit materials to:


Attn: Kristin Gilger, Associate Dean

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 302

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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