Job Title – Digital Media Executive in Residence Job Description: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Fall 2022/Spring 2022 Digital Media Executive in Residence Position Number 052383

The Division of Journalism in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University seeks a Digital Media Executive in Residence to join our faculty in fall 2023. This experienced professional will join a growing, innovative community that seeks to provide students with the skills and conceptual knowledge needed to succeed in the fast-changing media landscape.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the division’s efforts to ensure students develop the ability to write well and produce professional multimedia content for on-air broadcasts and student-run news and fashion websites. This faculty member will teach two digital-media classes per semester. They also will provide hands-on training and oversight for the division’s award-winning, student-run media operations, notably SMU-TV, while also collaborating with those who manage other student-media outlets.

We seek an individual with a forward-thinking, collegial mindset and industry experience creating content for multiple platforms. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to bring national visibility to the school through innovative approaches to journalism, industry connections, and the advancement and promotion of student work.

Ideal applicants share the Meadows School’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in journalism and higher education and can articulate how their past experiences have equipped them with the ability to contribute to the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and the student experience.


The ideal candidate will possess at least five years of recent, major-market professional journalism experience with demonstrated abilities in audio, video, and other digital tools that enhance news audience experience and engagement. A bachelor’s degree is required. University-level teaching experience and a master’s degree are preferred. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Application instructions

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by January 2, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applications should include 1) A cover letter describing relevant experience and reason for interest in the position 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a one-page diversity, equity, and inclusivity statement that addresses how the candidate has addressed these issues in the workplace and how they would support them in the classroom or community, 4) the names and contact information for three references.

Applications must be submitted online via . For questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Jared Schroeder at

Journalism at SMU

The Division of Journalism emphasizes teaching students the skills and conceptual knowledge needed to succeed in their careers. Our student media outlets provide opportunities to create professional-level work and develop leadership abilities. Small class sizes allow faculty to know their students by name and interests and foster personalized instruction and mentorship. Our graduates work in media markets throughout the country.

We take advantage of our location in the nation’s fifth largest media market. Our relationship with the Dallas Morning News allows students to work in a nationally recognized newsroom while they learn fundamental skills and concepts in their courses. Students also intern and land jobs at major-network television affiliates, local and national consumer magazines, and the Dallas-Fort Worth NPR affiliate, KERA.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,