Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Journalism and Media Studies Teacher. We are excited to introduce this position, intended to help our students prepare for a lifetime of communication in the “public square.” The Journalism and Media Studies teacher will teach two courses on journalism (including introductory and advanced or special topics in journalism) and guide students in the production of print, online, radio, and film media, including social media and our student publications (The Polygon and Polyglot), based on journalistic principles and best practices. In addition, the Journalism/Media Studies Teacher will educate students in responsible media production and provide them tools for interrogating misinformation and furthering social and racial justice through a variety of media platforms.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Teach two courses in journalism
Return student work in a timely fashion and maintain an accurate and up-to-date online gradebook
Post grades and well-written progress reports according to specified deadlines
Communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year
Advise current student publications, including but not limited to The Polygon (newspaper) and The Polyglot (yearbook)
Inaugurate and guide student podcast development
Develop plans for a student-run radio station
Explore and propose new courses in filmmaking, documentary production, and/or photojournalism
Explore and propose new courses in graphic design
Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Attend community events throughout the school year
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).
Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or media studies or related disciplines required. MA preferred.
Experience: 3 years of teaching experience
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854