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Community Editor

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Los Angeles, California

The Community Editor for Center for Health Journalism Digital will follow health journalism and health policy closely, using this knowledge to engage diverse audiences and increase our reach and influence. The job involves promoting all our program initiatives through sophisticated social media strategies and launching and shaping online conversations about health and health journalism. The Community Editor builds community among our Health Journalism Fellows and with a broader online community. You will be expected to improve our reach and impact based on key analytics measurements — increasing engagement, participation, time on site, outside contributors and traffic for Center for Health Journalism Digital. As the main point of contact for our developer, you also will coordinate site improvements and ensure a quality user experience. You will support projects that knit together our family of programs online and in person at journalism conferences, including getting out the word on our Center for Health Journalism Collaboratives and our Health Matters Webinar series. You will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and to refine current practices. The Community Editor will play a key role in bringing in outside contributors for our columns and may be asked to write columns as well. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a newsroom with social media experience
  • Preferred candidates are knowledgeable and well-informed on community health and health policy

Applications should be submitted via usccarreers.usc.edu and should include the following:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter (Our system will allow you to add additional documentation by clicking the “upload” button in the same section where you attach your resume.)

Additional Information:

  • The salary range for this position is $50,000-$65,000.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff and their family; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school's comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website: https://annenberg.usc.edu/.

USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience with writing, editing, proofreading, and the preparation of materials for publication. Working knowledge of desktop publishing, word processing, graphics, design, and printing.


REQ20102291 Posted Date: 06/21/2021

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