Multimedia Journalism Instructor AY

Virginia Tech School of Communication

Job no: 529382
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: School of Communication
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description
The Virginia Tech School of Communication invites applications for a one-year nontenure track instructor appointment (with potential for renewal) to begin in August 2024. The instructor will teach four courses per semester. Potential courses include Multimedia Reporting and Advanced Multimedia Reporting, and visual news reporting.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in journalism or closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with college teaching experience, applied experience with Adobe Creative Suite, experience with digital photography and videography in order to prepare news content for television, print, and online media, and a knowledge of broadcast interviewing and on-camera performance techniques. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge and experience in providing an equitable and inclusive educational environment that supports the learning of a diverse student body.

The School of Communication serves more than 1,000 undergraduate students across five majors (sports media and analytics, public relations, multimedia journalism, communication, and advertising) and 30 graduate students in its MA in communication and MA in reputation management degrees.  Virginia Tech ranked 5th in the 2022 Sportscasters Talent Association of America ranking of sports broadcasting schools and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.

Screening of applications will begin 05/16/2024. The candidate will be notified before references are contacted. applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: 1) a cover letter briefly detailing the applicant’s prior teaching experience (if applicable) and fit with the job description, school, and Virginia Tech’s Principles of Community, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts). Applications must be submitted electronically at

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in journalism or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • College-level teaching experience
  • Applied experience with Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Working knowledge of digital photography and videography with mirrorless cameras and ENG cameras 
  • Knowledge of broadcast interviewing and on-camera performance techniques 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in providing an equitable and inclusive educational environment that supports the learning of a diverse student body

Appointment Type

Salary Information
Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

Additional Information
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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