Job Opportunities with the Lab

Field Coordinator – News Literacy + Digital Storytelling

The Montana Media Lab at the University of Montana School of Journalism seeks a field director for its News Literacy and Digital Storytelling initiative aimed at providing news literacy and digital storytelling trainings to rural and Native American youth across Montana.

This is a 10-week, full-time contract position May 1 – July 15, 2021. This position involves four weeks of travel across Montana in June and early July.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing relationships with four target middle and/or high schools and communities in rural Montana for on-site digital storytelling and news literacy trainings in June and July 2021
  • Developing week-long news literacy and digital storytelling curriculum in collaboration with the director of the Montana Media Lab and middle and high school administrators and teachers in targeted Montana communities, including end of week news literacy presentations for communities at large
  • Managing travel and accommodation logistics
  • Supervising student instructors
  • Serving as on-site coordinator and lead instructor in four target Montana communities in June and July 2021
  • Documenting outreach efforts through photos, audio and video for promotional use
  • Evaluating the program and conducting closing out duties

Basic qualifications:
Applicants must have a four-year degree in journalism, communications or a related field and experience with project management.

Preferred qualifications:
Middle or high school teaching experience; audio and video recording and editing skills; experience working in underrepresented communities.

Compensation:
$10,000-$12,000 depending on experience

Application procedure:
Send cover letter and resume to Anne Bailey at info@montanamedialab.com by April 23, 2021.


Student Instructors – News Literacy + Digital Storytelling

The Montana Media Lab at the University of Montana School of Journalism seeks three student instructors for its News Literacy and Digital Storytelling initiative aimed at providing news literacy and digital storytelling trainings to rural and Native American youth across Montana.

This is an 8-week, full-time contract position May 15- July 15, 2021. This position involves four weeks of travel across Montana in June and July.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching digital storytelling and news literacy at four target middle and/or high schools and communities in rural Montana in June and July 2021
  • Developing and implementing weekly news literacy and digital storytelling curriculums in collaboration with field coordinator, school administrators and teachers including end of week news literacy presentations for communities at large
  • Documenting outreach efforts through photos, audio and video for promotional use

Basic qualifications:
Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student preferably pursuing journalism, communications, education, Native American studies or a related field.

Preferred qualifications:
Teaching experience; audio and video recording and editing skills; experience working in underrepresented communities.

Compensation:
$6,000-$7,000 depending on experience

Application procedure:
Send cover letter and resume to Anne Bailey at info@montanamedialab.com by April 23 , 2021.