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Manager of Projects

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Los Angeles, California

The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced project manager with an editorial/journalism background and demonstrated successful management and supervisory experience to support the Center's development of new and continued health journalism and social welfare journalism program offerings, including researching speakers and policy and journalism trends for our Fellowships, helping to launch new initiatives, assisting the Center for Health Journalism Director with special projects and initiatives and helping manage special projects and partnerships with funders.

The Center is a small but growing journalism non-profit founded in 2004. It provides training programs, news partnerships and resources for journalists and helps them and their newsrooms to produce “impact reporting” that serves as a catalyst for change. The Center embraces an expansive definition of health journalism based on the core idea that our health is shaped by conditions in homes, schools and communities – as well as in health care settings. Learn more about us at


At least 5 years of journalism experience, including supervisory oversight and newsroom and/or project management or 5 years of public health or public policy management experience. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated excellent research skills. Skilled in understanding journalism requirements for newsroom coordination and collaboration and for the successful completion of narrative, explanatory and investigative reporting and the management of complex projects, including data and multi-media components.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bilingual candidates welcomed

  • Preferred candidates are deeply immersed in policy, especially health and social welfare policy

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 $70K-$85K
  • This is a grant-funded staff position.
  • 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: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or project administration experience.

REQ20096608 Posted Date: 06/17/2021

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