Executive Editor

Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University
  • Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Aug 07

Position description

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is seeking an Executive Editor for its new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. The Howard Center, funded through a generous grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation, will be the centerpiece of the school’s first-in-the-nation master’s degree in investigative journalism.

The Executive Editor will have the unique opportunity to develop an immersive, experiential, innovative, hands-on curriculum featuring the Cronkite School’s award-winning faculty and a strong interdisciplinary component drawn from ASU colleges in Business, Law, Engineering, Computer Science and Liberal Arts.

In the first year, the Howard Center's founding editor will lead the formation of the program, including developing courses with professors from other schools that enhance investigative reporting techniques. The Executive Editor also will create partnerships with media outlets, assist in recruiting students for the first class of graduate students and lead searches for other Howard Center staff. Once the center is operational, the editor will oversee national capstone investigative projects for publication in partnership with professional media outlets across the country.


Desired qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of journalism experience at the national or major market level
  • Deep investigative journalism experience
  • Significant experience as a newsroom leader
  • An interest in working with thought leaders in other disciplines to develop wide-ranging methods and knowledge within journalism
  • A collaborative, optimistic leader who can energize top-tier graduate students

This is a full-time appointment and holds the faculty rank of Professor of Practice.

Application instructions

For best consideration, please submit applications by September 30, 2018, or if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

To apply, send a letter of interest, a resume and links to work samples via email to:
[email protected]
Attn: Sarah Cohen
Knight Chair in Journalism
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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