- A Master’s degree in Communication with specialisation in journalism and media studies and/or development communication (NQF Level 9).
- A minimum of 2 year’s teaching experience of undergraduate and honours students at a higher education institution.
- Experience in postgraduate supervision.
- Publication of academic articles/Presentation of work at academic conferences.
- Involvement in community engagement activities.
- Professional experience as an editorial journalist.
- Experience in creating different types of digital media for news.
- Experience in using online learning management systems for presentation of lesson content and assessment.
FUNCTIONAL / TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS)
- Sound understanding of the broad communication discipline with emphasis on journalism in the 21st century.
- Ability to teach in a face-to-face, blended, or online environment.
- Ability to use the MS Office Suite.
- Adobe Creative Suite competencies (with emphasis on InDesign and Photoshop).
- Ability to create study material.
- Ability to create a learning environment.
- Within higher education: The ability to teach all journalistic programmes offered at the NWU.
- Within industry-related environments: Competent in journalistic writing, editing, design, social media, data visualisation and analysis, multimedia storytelling and magazine journalism.
- Experience in broadcast journalism and news management a plus.
- Team player.
- Sound relations with colleagues.
- Able to work independently.
- Strong work ethic
The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.
ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Prof Lida Holtzhausen on 018 299 1645
ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Mr Byron Louw on 018 285 2304
CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2023
PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES: 01 January 2024
Kindly take note: applications must be submitted online through the official NWU vacancy website.
Incomplete applications and those submitted through any other platform will not be considered.
The University subscribes to and applies the principles of Employment Equity (EE) Act and is committed to transformation. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the EE Act and NWU Employment Equity Plan.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.
If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.