JEA is hiring a journalism curriculum specialist

JEA is hiring a journalism curriculum specialist

JEA is hiring a journalism curriculum specialist to start in July 2023.

JEA’s curriculum is the premier product-service for members. JEA aims to stay on the forefront of education so members can continue to access cutting edge materials for their students. 

Job description:

In order to continually upgrade and maintain JEA’s existing curriculum resource, JEA seeks to hire a journalism curriculum specialist with experience teaching at a middle or secondary level, familiarity with WordPress, experience developing curriculum and with a history of professional development related to curriculum development.

The person filling this position will work remotely, will work part time (approximately 10-20 hours per week), will be contracted (six month renewable) and will report to JEA executive director. In addition, they will work closely with staff and the educational initiatives director.

The journalism curriculum specialist duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Convert existing lessons to the “One Slide” format and update materials with more current examples that reflect JEA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Create at minimum one lesson per week that reflects trending initiatives in education and features stories currently in the news. 
  • Provide links between new lessons and existing curriculum so members draw connections between the foundational teaching of journalism and adaptations we make as education changes worldwide. 
  • Work with the educational initiatives director to create specialized programming for national conventions, JEA Advisers Institute and for other special events such as Scholastic Journalism Week.
  • Promote the curriculum across various communication channels including social media.

The compensation will be $10,000 for the first six months with the option to renew for an additional six months upon successful completion of a performance review.

Anyone interested in applying should submit a letter of interest explaining why you would be the strongest candidate for this position and an updated resume to Val Kibler at by June 1, 2023.

Founded in 1924, JEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, promoting professionalism, encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity. It is headquartered at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

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