Inactive Listings

The following positions have closed, expired, been filled, or the application deadline has passed. For a list of active listings please click here.

Closed, Filled, or Inactive Listings

  • Columbia College Chicago: Assistant Professor, Cinema and Television Arts
  • Emory University: Senior Lecturer or Assistant Professor – Department of Film and Media Studies
  • George Mason University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Directing and Screenwriting
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts: Faculty Position in Screenwriting in the Kanbar Graduate Film Program
  • UNC School of the Arts: Assistant/Associate Professor of Screenwriting

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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST

IMPORTANT: Candidates should send resume, cover letter and other materials to humanresources@wgaeast.org

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Writers Guild of America, East, a labor union representing writers in film, television, news and digital media, is seeking a Communications Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate is interested in the labor movement, the entertainment industry and political activism. The job requires a tech and media savvy individual with excellent writing skills who can thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Communications Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications, and will work with staff across multiple departments and our members. The Coordinator will assist on concurrent media campaigns, Guild events. organizing efforts and policy initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain and update the Guild’s website and social media accounts
  • Assist with internal and external communications
  • Research and compile data to support membership engagement initiatives
  • Update and maintain databases of press contacts
  • Assist with all media-related aspects of the Writers Guild Awards

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of WordPress, working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Understands best practices for online and social media engagement
  • Ability to manage projects, as well as be part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Adobe Apps
  • Some experience in strategic communications and public relations related to working with an entertainment company, union or political organization

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A proven track record of growing online support and engagement through digital platforms
  • Familiarity with CRM software like Action Network and Eventbrite
  • Basic graphic design and video editing skills, preferably using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience running effective online ad campaigns through Facebook and Google Adwords

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The WGAE offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including health insurance, pension and 401(k). This is a full-time position.

Posted June 5, 2017

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seiu

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
Job Title: Executive Communication Coordinator and Speechwriter Grade: E
LocationWashington, D.C.

Purpose:

The Executive Communications Coordinator and Speechwriter serves as a member of the SEIU communications team and is primarily responsible for writing major addresses, brief remarks, talking points and internal communications for the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer. They will also be asked to write for other executive officers and International union leaders when necessary.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Primary writer of speeches, remarks, talking points, articles, opinion editorials, blog entries, and other public or internal comments by the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer, and other SEIU officers as needed.
  • Ensures that the relevant strategy, audience specific message development, branding, and other core goals are accomplished in each piece.
  • Working with the schedulers, the communications team, and other senior staff, maintains awareness of the International President’s and International Secretary-Treasurer’s schedules and the expected length and topics for upcoming speaking engagements.
  • Develops internal communications from the executive office to Local leaders and international staff, including emails, call scripts and internal talking points.
  • Coordinates internal communications to Local leaders at International Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Under the supervision of the communications director, works with the communications team, senior staff, and others to keep abreast of SEIU’s positions on key events, issues and policy, and develop messaging and text that fulfills the relevant strategy.
  • Works with the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer and other executive officers to develop an understanding of their style and preferences for speeches.
  • Under the supervision of the communications director, works with the media staff, or other senior staff during the review, editing and approval process to produce a high quality final product.
  • Collaborates with design, video, other creative staff and/or consultants to ensure that powerpoints, flash movies, photos, video or other collateral elements that accompany the speech are prepared and help execute the strategy for the presentation.
  • Works with local leaders or others at sponsoring organizations to ensure all information is gathered so each speech meets expectations for the presentation.
  • Prepares and provides final, correctly formatted text for officers’ use, for posting online, and for other purposes as needed.
  • Meets all deadlines to allow for review and advance delivery to officers.
  • Does independent research to support and strengthen presentations and articles. Maintains records of research and back-up materials that verify statements.
  • Works with the communications director and the media team to coordinate the public remarks with information made available to the media.
  • Available to respond quickly and productively to last minute requests.
  • Participates in spokesperson training and speech delivery preparation for International officers.
  • Maintains a comprehensive electronic archive of speeches, remarks, and presentations, both as prepared and as delivered.
  • Does other writing as needed by the communications department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of the work of the department.

Contacts:

Must be able to represent the International Union with local leaders, members, staff, and outside organizations utilizing independent judgment and a high level of professionalism.

Interfaces with high-level organizational and external contacts, including:

  • SEIU officers, division leadership, International senior staff, project and program managers, field, political, and organizing directors, local union officers and staff.
  • External: news media, politicians, government officials, corporate counterparts, partners and allies.
  • Vendors: design and production companies, consultants, pollsters, freelancers, video and multi-media producers, advertising agencies.

Ensures that sophisticated choices are made about appropriate vendors and support services.

Direction and Decision Making:

Reports to the Deputy Director of Communications and works with extreme independence.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others without supervision.
  • Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Must use a high level of judgment and discretion in resolving problems within the Communications Department and throughout SEIU.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling SEIU affairs.
  • Must be able to work with International and local union elected leaders and senior staff in complex and sometimes politically sensitive situations.
  • Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence.
  • Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and set and meet deadlines, and ensure that staff team does the same.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, or related field, and or five to eight years of related work experience or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Outstanding writing skills. Excellent verbal and analytical skills.
  • Through knowledge of correct use of grammar, construction and spelling.
  • Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Proven ability to write for diverse audiences and translate complex policy initiatives into speeches that effectively communicate SEIU’s core values and goals.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategy on campaigns, such as political, legislative, organizing, and contract, as well as experience working with community allies, desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of media relations strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. Knowledge of advertising techniques and familiarity with all aspects of literature, audio-visual, and online production process. Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with principal officers of non-profit organizations, elected officials, or other principal officers, with proven trustworthiness for handling sensitive and confidential information. Ability to meet high standards for accuracy, quality, responsiveness, integrity and discretion.
  • Good interpersonal communications and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly produce high-quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with strong project and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to take direction and editing from others.
  • Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude.
  • Experience working in a dynamic work environment essential.
  • Internet-savvy with solid technology experience, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and related programs.

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Travel and long and extended hours required.

Application Requirements:

A resume is required for all applications. A cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

Benefits:

SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holiday and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/q7wtrs3w5r

PI96870588

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Television Writing-Film Program & Theatre Program – Columbia University, School of the Arts

The Film and Theatre Programs in the School of the Arts at Columbia University seek to fill a joint position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice (practice faculty), specializing in television writing, to teach graduate level courses to both screenwriters and playwrights effective July 1, 2017. The MFA Film Program offers a concentration in screenwriting, and the MFA Theatre Program offers a concentration in playwriting. The program aims to attract candidates who have extensive professional experience in the television industry and teaching experience.

Candidates for Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice of the Arts must have a demonstrated capacity for creative work and exhibit the potential for continuing to make significant contributions to their areas of professional practice and accompanying pedagogy.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.

Masters degree or equivalent experience preferred. Candidates would ideally have experience working, teaching and advising in feature film screenwriting as well.  Experience working in new media is also a plus.

The ideal candidate would have teaching experience on the graduate and undergraduate level.

Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Priority Deadline is January 15. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The School in especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at:  academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63567

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
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seiu

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

Job Title: Executive Speechwriter Grade: E

Location: Washington, D.C.

Purpose:

The Executive Speechwriter serves as a member of the SEIU communications team and is primarily responsible for writing major addresses, brief remarks, and talking points for the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer. They will also be asked to write for other executive officers and International union leaders when necessary.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Primary writer of speeches, remarks, talking points, articles, opinion editorials, blog entries, and other public or internal comments by the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer, and other SEIU officers as needed.
  • Ensures that the relevant strategy, message development, branding, and other core goals are accomplished in each piece.
  • Working with the schedulers, the communications team, and other senior staff, maintains awareness of the International President’s and International Secretary-Treasurer’s schedules and the expected length and topics for upcoming speaking engagements.
  • Under the supervision of the communications director, works with the communications team, senior staff, and others to keep abreast of SEIU’s positions on key events, issues and policy, and develop messaging and text that fulfills the relevant strategy.
  • Works with the International President and International Secretary-Treasurer and other executive officers to develop an understanding of their style and preferences for speeches.
  • Under the supervision of the communications director, works with the media staff, or other senior staff during the review, editing and approval process to produce a high quality final product.
  • Collaborates with design, video, other creative staff and/or consultants to ensure that powerpoints, flash movies, photos, video or other collateral elements that accompany the speech are prepared and help execute the strategy for the presentation.
  • Works with local leaders or others at sponsoring organizations to ensure all information is gathered so each speech meets expectations for the presentation.
  • Prepares and provides final, correctly formatted text for officers’ use, for posting online, and for other purposes as needed.
  • Meets all deadlines to allow for review and advance delivery to officers.
  • Does independent research to support and strengthen presentations and articles. Maintains records of research and back-up materials that verify statements.
  • Works with the communications director and the media team to coordinate the public remarks with information made available to the media.
  • Available to respond quickly and productively to last minute requests.
  • Participates in spokesperson training and speech delivery preparation for International officers.
  • Maintains a comprehensive electronic archive of speeches, remarks, and presentations, both as prepared and as delivered.
  • Does other writing as needed by the communications department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of the work of the department.

Contacts:

Must be able to represent the International Union with local leaders, members, staff, and outside organizations utilizing independent judgment and a high level of professionalism.

Interfaces with high level organizational and external contacts, including:

  • SEIU officers, division leadership, International senior staff, project and program managers, field, political, and organizing directors, local union officers and staff.
  • External: news media, politicians, government officials, corporate counterparts, partners and allies.
  • Vendors: design and production companies, consultants, pollsters, freelancers, video and multi-media producers, advertising agencies.

Ensures that sophisticated choices are made about appropriate vendors and support services.

Direction and Decision Making:

Reports to the Director of Communications and works with extreme independence.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others without supervision.
  • Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Must use a high level of judgment and discretion in resolving problems within the Communications Department and throughout SEIU.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling SEIU affairs.
  • Must be able to work with International and local union elected leaders and senior staff in complex and sometimes politically sensitive situations.
  • Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence.
  • Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and set and meet deadlines, and ensure that staff team does the same.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field, and five to eight years of related work experience and three to five years of executive speechwriting experience for a principal with public profile required. Or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Outstanding writing skills. Excellent verbal and analytical skills.
  • Through knowledge of correct use of grammar, construction and spelling.
  • Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Proven ability to write for diverse audiences and translate complex policy initiatives into speeches that effectively communicate SEIU’s core values and goals.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategy on campaigns, such as political, legislative, organizing, and contract, as well as experience working with community allies, desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of media relations strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. Knowledge of advertising techniques and familiarity with all aspects of literature, audio-visual, and online production process. Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with principal officers of non-profit organizations, elected officials, or other principal officers, with proven trustworthiness for handling sensitive and confidential information. Ability to meet high standards for accuracy, quality, responsiveness, integrity and discretion.
  • Good interpersonal communications and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly produce high-quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with strong project and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to take direction and editing from others.
  • Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude.
  • Experience working in a dynamic work environment essential.
  • Internet-savvy with solid technology experience, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and related programs.

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Travel and long and extended hours required.

Application Requirements:

A cover letter is required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

Benefits:

SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holiday and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/3mfzszdqng

 

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temple

NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY
Film and Media Arts – Screenwriting

POSITION:        
Full-time tenure-track faculty appointment in Film and Media Arts

RANK/SALARY:    
Assistant Professor, tenure-track appointment in Film and Media Arts. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS:      
Film & Media Arts seeks a screenwriter or screenwriter/director to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The ideal candidate will have professional screenwriting credits for produced narrative films and/or television, as well as prior teaching experience. Experience in writing for documentary films and other media is also desirable, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the theory, as well as the craft, of writing for the screen. Teaching duties will range from introductory to advanced screenwriting and television serial writing courses. Screenwriters who have experience directing will also have the opportunity to teach directing and script to screen courses. The successful candidate will be expected to advise undergraduates and graduate students on their thesis screenplays and productions. An MFA or equivalent professional experience is required; recognition in the form of grants or awards is desirable.  The Department strongly encourages applications by women and minority candidates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and mentor students; maintain a visible profile of research and/or creative activity; and engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and the profession.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:       
The Film & Media Arts Department is an internationally recognized program in documentary, independent narrative, and experimental forms. The program encourages a cross-disciplinary mix of theory and practice including hybrid and digital arts production, and a history of producing socially conscious filmmakers.   Film & Media Arts is a member of Temple’s Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, which includes the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts and the Boyer College of Music and Dance. It is located on the University’s main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. For more information about the department, consult the web site at www.temple.edu/fma. Fall 2016 enrollment in Film and Media Arts is 600 students—560 undergraduate and 40 graduate students—served by 21 full-time and numerous affiliate faculty.  The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA and PhD  degrees.

APPOINTMENT DATE:       
July 1, 2017

APPLICATION:
Please e-mail (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) representative course syllabi, and (4) names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers and email address of 3 references to:  palmore@temple.edu

PLEASE BE SURE THE FILE NAME FOR ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS BEGINS WITH YOUR LAST NAME.  FOR EXAMPLE:  Smith.TempleApplication.pdf or Smith.TempleCV.pdf.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:   
Begins September 26, 2016; continues until position is filled.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:    
LeAnn Erickson, Search Committee Chair
c/o:  Mrs. Florence Palmore
Temple University
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Rock Hall, Dean’s Suite, 1st Floor
1715 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19122
Email:  palmore@temple.edu
Phone:  215-204-8097

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED (Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date)

  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation directly from the reference
  • A statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • Screenwriting examples and a DVD sample of work made from screenplays

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Hofstra University

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Department Of Radio, Television, Film

Faculty Position in Screen Writing

The Department of Radio, Television, Film seeks to fill an anticipated opening beginning in Fall 2016, for a one-year, fulltime appointment as assistant professor to teach screenwriting. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in screenwriting and script analysis, including: short form narrative fiction, feature length narrative fiction, various television formats and series writing. The candidate should further demonstrate proficiency with a variety of genres, including: comedy, satire and drama. Additional requirements include significant professional work experience and ongoing creative production over which they have principal control. MFA or MA with significant professional experience required.

Salary range is competitive.

Please email a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Professor Phil Katzman, Chair, Department of Radio, Television, Film, at rtvfdpc@hofstra.edu. Please submit all documents in .DOC, .DOCX, or .PDF format only.

Review of applications will begin immediately, however the position will remain open until filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Hofstra University is the largest, private, liberal arts institution on Long Island, NY.  It is located 25 miles east of Manhattan and includes the following schools: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies; The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; School of Education; School of Health Professions and Human Services; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; and Honors College.  There are about 500 full-time faculty members, approximately 6,900 full-time and part-time undergraduates, 2,900 graduate students, 800 law students, and 350 medical students.

 


 

UCLA

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
PROGRAM DIRECTOR (CONTINUING EDUCATOR)
WRITERS’ PROGRAM

UCLA Extension, a global leader in professional and continuing higher education, seeks a creative and innovative individual to serve as Program Director for its world renowned Writers’ Program (Job Code: JPF02337).

Leading the world’s largest self-supporting continuing education creative writing and screenwriting program, the Program Director is responsible for operational and administrative oversight of hundreds of courses annually which entail fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for the youth market, publishing, feature film writing, and television writing.  The Writers’ Program’s complex portfolio contains multiple certificate programs, offered onsite and online; an annual four-day Writers Studio; nine-month Master Classes; numerous scholarships, literary prizes, and competitions; public events; consultation and manuscript services; and a robust website managed by the Program’s staff.

Program Director will work collaboratively with several hundred writers and allied professionals who teach and has general oversight of administrative staff who implement various dimensions of the Writers’ Program. Additionally, this position will be instrumental in fostering effective relationships with UCLA faculty, leading practitioners, as well as other UCLA Extension academic and administrative staff in the design of innovative programs.

Candidate must have experience either within higher education or a public service not-for-profit organization. Teaching experience in a higher education environment strongly preferred.  Change management and the ability to influence, lead and direct a diverse group of staff, instructors and other internal and external stakeholders is highly essential for success in this position.   Candidate must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity and be familiar with educational methods and the latest technologies in traditional, hybrid and online classroom settings.  This position requires excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and a highly collaborative working style. An advanced degree in literature or writing is required; PhD is preferred.

Serving a vital community outreach and engagement role for the UCLA campus, UCLA Extension is the largest organization of its type in California and is considered to be one of the top 10 programs in the United States. UCLA Extension serves 50,000 students per year with over 5000 classes and over 2500 instructors. UCLA Extension is entirely self-supporting, receiving no state or campus funding for its operations. Thus, the incoming Program Director must have demonstrated success in budget management and fiscal responsibility.

The salary range for the Program Director is $80,000 -$95,000 annually which is commensurate with previous work experience and salary history. This position is a renewable two year academic appointment.   The University offers competitive benefits including full health, dental, vision, and retirement plan. For more information about UCLA Extension, please visit www.uclaextension.edu.

Qualified applicants for this position may be considered for the department Director of the Arts which is currently vacant. The maximum salary for the Director of Arts is $125,000 annually.

Please submit CV and cover letter (including Job Code JPF02337) to:

Roksana Bahram, via the following quick link:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02337

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Emerson

Artist-in-Residence | Screenwriting
Department of Visual and Media Arts
Emerson College

The Department of Visual and Media Arts invites applications for a full-time faculty position in screenwriting.  The appointment is for a one-year Artist-in-Residence beginning September 1, 2016.

An MFA or other terminal degree is preferred.  Ideally, successful candidates will have significant professional experience and college level teaching; candidates must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Teaching experience at the graduate level is a plus.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching introductory to advanced classes in writing television, features and/or writing short film and video.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities.  Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Visual and Media Arts is a vibrant and engaged community of artists, creators and scholars, with more than 100 full- and part-time faculty members and over 1700 majors.  The department offers general education courses in art history, BA degrees

in both media studies and media production, a BFA in media production, an MFA in media art and a low-residency MFA in writing film and television.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context.  It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major media outlets, arts institutions, and research centers.  The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 671 graduate students from 71 countries and all 48 states.

Applicants must submit a current curriculum vita, letter of application, and contact information for three references through our applicant portal @: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/11973

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Communications Workers of America
Position available: writer/communicator

CWA is a progressive, diverse and activist union, representing workers in communications, media, airlines, public service, health care, higher education and manufacturing.

CWA is seeking a versatile, outstanding writer for a range of projects. Primary responsibility for our weekly electronic newsletter, blog posts, quarterly membership publication, columns and op-eds, and support for social media communications. The successful candidate also will be engaged in media outreach and CWA strategic campaigns.

The position requires high-level written communication skills and inter-personal skills.

Description of duties:

  • Full responsibility for the weekly electronic newsletter for leaders and activists. This person will conceptualize/research/write/locate photos and graphics and work with technical assistant.
  • Be fully engaged in media outreach on CWA issues, and contribute creatively to message framing and campaign planning as part of the communications team.
  • Responsibility for conceptualizing/research/writing/photos/graphics for CWA quarterly membership publication, working with other communications staff.
  • Responsibility for a variety of writing projects as assigned. Assignments may include worker profiles and issue campaign materials, materials for media kits, communications to support locals’ media programs, others. All require clear, concise and compelling writing skills.

The successful candidate will work with all levels of CWA leadership and staff and must be able to work under and meet tight deadlines, translate complicated subject matter into compelling and engaging written work, and work well as part of the communications team.

Requirements: At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree and work experience that demonstrates superior writing skills, ability to work well in a deadline-oriented position and ability to support the goals of CWA’s Communications program.

Samples of recent work and references are required. Successful candidate must be able to work extended hours and weekends on short notice. Some travel.

Location: Washington, D.C., 501 3rd Street, N.W.

Send resumes to johnpokeefe@hotmail.com

John O’Keefe
O’Keefe Search
919-303-5903

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FACULTY POSITION
Professor of Film and New Media – Screenwriting
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Film and New Media Program at NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a full-time non-tenure track multi-year position in Screenwriting, to begin Fall 2016. We are looking for an established screenwriter and teacher, with experience in writing short and feature narrative films. We encourage applicants with an MFA in screenwriting to apply and are especially interested in working screenwriters with experience teaching various forms of writing; including narrative, documentary, experimental, web series, mobile and interactive media.

Demonstrated professional and teaching ability in directing is a plus, as is written and oral fluency in languages other than English. Experience developing course materials is required. The selected candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues and students in a multicultural education setting.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per year, advise students, and participate fully in University and program service.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016, and the position will be open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, two different types of sample writings (e.g. fiction, documentary, non-dramatic) of produced films, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student feedback, reference letters, etc.), and two syllabi for courses. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.screenwriting.position@nyu.edu.

About NYUAD:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems, both local and global.

In its sixth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

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Last Updated: May 29, 2018

 

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