Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Sports Journalism

£34,804 - £49,553 yearly
  • The University of Northampton
  • Northampton, UK
  • 19 Mar, 2021
Full time Education Journalism/Content Media

Job Description

About the job

The University of Northampton is seeking an inspirational Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Sports Journalism. You will join a dynamic and collegiate team based in the Culture subject area, with a strong emphasis on student-focused teaching and high impact research. You should have a 'bulging contacts book' and understand the workings of the modern newsroom, regulation of sports journalism, the freelance culture of contemporary journalism and a deep understanding of both online tools and social media, as well as traditional broadcast and print media output.

The successful applicant will teach across a range of practice and theory modules in the programmes in the subject area, including BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism and BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, both of which are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). The successful applicant will be expected to teach contemporary practical sports journalism and regulation to undergraduates and to provide super-supportive personal tuition. You will be expected to help market the journalism degrees based within the University’s Creative Hub on the Waterside Campus which may include occasional Saturday cover for events such as Open Days.

As an academic, you will also be expected to contribute to the research and scholarly output of the subject area and work collegiately with other researchers within the Faculty and wider University.  Research and scholarship are supported through our research centres, mentor scheme, and 25 days of leave for scholarly activity.

About you 

You will have a strong background in practical sports journalism and its regulations and the ability to produce and deliver a high-quality teaching and learning experience across the multimedia journalism field. A related first degree is essential and higher degree desirable.

The successful candidate will be ICT literate, with experience of Adobe editing software, and will ideally have experience in leading modules and programmes in HE and/or FE settings. A track record of effective partnership working (internal and external), to develop entrepreneurial and employability opportunities in related media settings would be strongly advantageous.



  • Degree qualification or equivalent in relevant subject 
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellowship (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale


  • Masters degree in relevant subject 
  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion 
  • Relevant professional qualification 


You will join a dynamic and collegiate team within the Culture Subject area, based in the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, with a strong emphasis on student-focused teaching and high impact research. Within the Culture subject area are programmes in English, History, Music, Media, Journalism and Performance and you might teach modules across a range of programmes.

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.


Closing Date: 18-04-2021