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Learning and Development Specialist

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Los Angeles, California

Are you interested in playing a crucial role in supporting ambitious investigative and explanatory reporting on community health, the role of racism on life outcomes, and the well-being of children and families? The USC Annenberg School of Journalism’s Center for Health Journalism is the preeminent training institute devoted to these issues in the country. We’re seeking a key player as Learning Specialist with journalism, public health and project management skills.

The Learning Specialist will provide project management, writing and research support across our initiatives, including our website redesign, our reporting collaboratives and Fellowships. The job includes grant report and proposal writing. The Center provides professional education and online resources – through intimate in-person programs, incisive columns on health topics and webinars. This role calls for someone with clear writing, research and communication skills, project management experience, and an understanding of health policy. The Center for Health Journalism encourages applications from diverse applicants.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of newsroom journalism experience preferred. Public policy/public health research and non-profit management skills also could be relevant.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, research, oral communication and organizational experience.

Applications should be submitted via 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 pay range for this position is $60,000-$75,000.
  • 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:

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 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 Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in developing and conducting training classes. Development of instructional materials.

REQ20102285 Posted Date: 06/24/2021

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