Job Description:


 Youth Media Specialist

KUSM-TV - Montana PBS

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Montana PBS is hiring a Youth Media Specialist to elevate youth media making and journalism in Montana. This secondary teacher will tap into their experience teaching media making and journalism to collaborate with all departments at Montana PBS as we set out together to support students ages 13-18 to produce original content for broadcast and digital audiences across the state and the nation. The Youth Media Specialist will serve as an ambassador for Montana PBS across Montana sharing PBS resources and conducting media making and youth journalism workshops for teachers and students in large and small settings online and in person while also supporting content production on PBS LearningMedia–a free platform for teachers to use PBS media in their classrooms.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design and implement programs to support Montana high school students and teachers to create original content to share on Montana PBS platforms using PBS developed programs such as the PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs and KQED Youth Media Challenges.
  • Convene and lead a youth advisory board composed of a diverse group of youth ages 13-18 from Montana with the intent to build and maintain strong relationships with Montana youth and plan future initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Montana Digital Academy to develop and teach a course devoted to journalism and youth media production.
  • Collaborate with production and digital engagement staff at MSU and UM to publish youth produced content on Montana PBS broadcast and digital platforms in partnership with Montana PBS Reports: Impact and other Montana PBS programs as needed.
  • Identify partners across the state who currently support youth media making and journalism. Build and cultivate relationships with these like-minded peers and explore opportunities for collaboration.
  • Lead and Co-lead professional development workshops for teachers who want to learn about media literacy and media production in the secondary classroom.
  • Promote PBS LearningMedia to teachers across the state by attending and presenting at conferences and other events for teachers.
  • Build and maintain a database of teachers who teach media production in high schools across the state and engage with them regularly using digital newsletters, social media and face to face meetings when appropriate.
  • Support the work of the Education department as needed by attending and participating in events online and in person.

Required qualifications include:

  1. Degree in Education and a current Montana teaching certificate for grades 6-12.
  2. Demonstrated experience teaching journalism, media making or digital storytelling in a middle or high school setting.
  3. Strong knowledge and understanding of the pedagogy of teaching and learning for middle and high school aged students.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated experience producing content for broadcast and/or digital platforms.
  6. Demonstrated experience facilitating professional development for classroom teachers in both formal and informal settings.

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Job Location: 
Bozeman, MT
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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