Job Opportunity: International Reporting Concentration Director

  • By Ellen Lai

The International Reporting Concentration at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism seeks a new director, beginning on July 1, 2018. Although full-time professors at the CUNY Journalism School may apply and incorporate those responsibilities into their workload, the position may be filled by part-time professors and adjuncts.

The primary responsibilities of a program director include:

  • Overseeing the curriculum for the courses in the concentration, updating them consistently to ensure that they reflect the latest trends in the industry
  • Recruiting and overseeing the professors teaching the courses, to ensure that the students’ learning experience is of the highest quality
  • Teaching at least one three-credit course per academic year
  • Maintaining active ties to working professionals in support of guest speakers and publishing opportunities for student work
  • Conceiving and hosting events in support of the concentration
  • Developing contacts with employers to assist the Career Services office in identifying relevant internship and employment opportunities
  • Promoting the concentration with prospective and current students
  • Maintaining contacts with alumni from the concentration
  • Maintaining the content on the School’s website that describes and promotes the concentration

The ideal candidate would have 10 years of professional journalism experience working in multimedia formats, teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to reporting from a variety of perspectives.

Applicants should email a resume, along with a cover letter that explains their interest in the position, the extent of their international reporting journalistic experience, and their teaching experience to Dean Sarah Bartlett ( and Associate Dean Andrew Mendelson (

The deadline for applications is May 21, 2018.