Media Jobs

Investigative Researcher , First Look Media
Posted on July 24, 2014

First Look Media seeks to re-imagine journalism for the digital age, combining the promise of technological innovation with the power of fearless reporting. Founded by Pierre Omidyar, the organization will pursue original, independent journalism that is deeply reported and researched, thoroughly fact checked, and beautifully told. We are driven above all by a belief that democracy depends on a citizenry that is not just highly informed, but deeply engaged. In all our work, we are committed to strict standards of accuracy and honesty, a willingness to report our own errors and inconsistencies as well as those of others, and a deep respect for the transformative power of true stories.

First Look is looking for an Investigative Researcher. The Investigative Researcher works as part of a dynamic team of investigative and data journalists in collaboration with First Look Media staff around the world. The Investigative Researcher will work collaboratively to execute the research and reporting needs of FLM, identifying opportunities to pursue stories, and working iteratively with colleagues on both short and long-term projects.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the position is investigative research, and thus a combination of editorial judgment and strong research skills is required, including the ability to research, analyze and synthesize information into actionable material, both as background and publishable content. A strong familiarity with government documents and FOIA is preferred.

The researcher will use expert knowledge of information sources, tools and contacts to piece together information that shapes our journalism at every phase of the reporting process. They’ll formulate strategies for supporting both investigative projects and daily breaking news events, and maintain awareness of emerging trends across a wide subject area, with an emphasis on national security issues and the intelligence community.

Utilizing their strong communication skills, the Investigative Researcher will share their knowledge of current trends and best practices in information sources with colleagues across First Look Media.

Qualifications:

-6+ years news research or equivalent experience.

-Proven track record of informing high-quality, published journalism

-Demonstrated proficiency in online databases including but not limited to Arachnys, DJX, Guidestar, Lexis-Nexis, PACER and TLO.

-Demonstrated proficiency using open source intelligence including but not limited to FEC data, IRS data, FARA, SOPR and government contract databases

-Familiarity with domestic and international FOI laws

-Expert ability searching the Internet, including public records databases and social media content

-Awareness and knowledge of emerging web-based tools and social media sites

-Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Access

-Comfort learning new technologies and tools

-Strong journalistic skills.

-Excellent written and oral communication skills

-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

-Ability to work effectively in a fast-moving, multi-project, team environment.

-Expert knowledge in the content and format of information resources, including the ability to critically evaluate, select and filter them.

-Masters Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent work experience.

Shanghai Journalism Fellowship , National Press Foundation and Fudan University
Posted on July 24, 2014

The National Press Foundation and Fudan University (China) are collaborating on a program to bring U.S. journalists to Shanghai, China. China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014 is an all-expenses-paid, ten-day fellowship in Shanghai where 10 U.S. journalists will have the opportunity to meet with business and economics faculty at Fudan University, interview leading Chinese entrepreneurs and explore issues such as China’s globalizing economy and environmental changes in China. The program takes place November 13 – 22, 2014.
 
DETAILED INFORMATION
APPLICATION

 
U.S. journalists from all media all eligible to apply. The fellowships will cover travel and lodging, plus a daily meal stipend. The deadline for applications is 5:00PM EDT Monday, August 25. Questions? Contact Jenny Ash-Maher, jenny@nationalpress.org
 
This Journalist to Journalist program is a collaboration of the National Press Foundation and Fudan University (China) and is funded by Prudential Financial, Inc.

Writers Wanted , Digital Magazine Project
Posted on July 16, 2014

Writers Wanted

We are also seeking to hire multiple writers for the as-yet-unnamed digital magazine project headed up by former Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi and former Salon.com columnist Alex Pareene. The magazine will feature deeply reported investigative journalism, along with commentary, media criticism, and scathing satire, written by the entire staff individually and in collaboration with one another.
 
We’re looking for candidates from a variety of backgrounds, from public service journalism to humor writing. While the single most important qualification is an ability to write with wit and style, some other skills are also useful:
 
— Experience reporting on corruption and fraud, in business or any level of government.
— The ability (and willingness) to collaborate with other writers, as in a television “writers’ room.”
— Facility with prose imitation and parody.
— Magazine-length narrative feature-writing experience.
— A finely-tuned sense of outrage.
— But not a tiresome one.
— Fearlessness.
 
The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate some combination of these traits and skills. Research, editing, and on-camera experience are additional pluses, but by no means requirements.
 
We will look at all resumes, but the best way to get our attention is with a brief cover letter (written like a human, not a cover letter-generating robot) and a list of clips of your favorite work. Feel free to be eclectic: In-depth investigations, blog posts, satirical writing and funny Tweets are all acceptable clips.
 
All staff writers will, at least in the first months of the magazine’s existence, be strongly encouraged to live in or relocate to the New York City area.
 
Send applications to resumes@firstlook.org

Journalists, Technologists, Designers and Developers , First Look Media
Posted on July 16, 2014

San Francisco or New York

First Look Media seeks to reimagine journalism for the digital age, combining the promise of technological innovation with the power of fearless reporting.

Founded by Pierre Omidyar, the organization will pursue original, independent journalism that is deeply reported and researched, thoroughly fact checked, and beautifully told. We are driven above all by a belief that democracy depends on a citizenry that is not just highly informed, but deeply engaged. In all our work, we are committed to strict standards of accuracy and honesty, a willingness to report our own errors and inconsistencies as well as those of others, and a deep respect for the transformative power of true stories.

We are looking for talented journalists, technologists, designers and developers to join our team. If you would like to be considered please apply here!

Journalist , Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on July 10, 2014

OPB is looking for a journalist for our Bend Bureau to produce enterprise features and spot news stories covering Central Oregon, with a reporting territory that extends to Oregon's borders to the east with Idaho and south with California. These stories will appear on multiple platforms, including OPB’s radio broadcasts and opb.org. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to: http://www.opb.org/insideopb/careers/jobs/. 

OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME PRODUCERS , Entercom
Posted on July 3, 2014

PART-TIME  AND FULL-TIME PRODUCERS Entercom San Francisco, CA

Entercom San Francisco’s FM sports station “95.7 The Game” occasionally has available hours for part time radio producers on weekends or to be available as fill in for vacations and illness. Candidates should have a minimum of two years experience, strong communication skills, a passion and ability to book guests, proficient and engaged in social media, technically savvy and able to multi-task and very well organized.  Must be computer literate.  Occasionally we have an opening for fulltime producer. 

To be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www.entercom.com and click on “Careers”. 

Entercom San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PART-TIME AND FULLTIME ANNOUNCERS , Entercom
Posted on July 3, 2014

PART-TIME AND FULLTIME ANNOUNCERS Entercom San Francisco, CA

Entercom San Francisco occasionally has available hours for part time radio announcers on weekends or to be available as fill in for vacations and illness. 

Candidates should be able to function in various dayparts in a professional manner that is appropriate for the audiences of our San Francisco stations. Talent should possess previous on-air radio experience in a major market.

Occasionally we have an opening for fulltime on air talent.

To be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www.entercom.com and click on “Careers”. 

Entercom San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TEMPORARY PART-TIME PROGRAMMING INTERN , Entercom
Posted on July 3, 2014

TEMPORARY PART-TIME PROGRAMMING INTERN Entercom San Francisco, CA

Entercom San Francisco, is currently accepting applications for an unpaid, part-time programming intern to assist our radio stations. The working hours vary and the position is available now and until filled.

Candidates will answer phones, run errands, and assist the Morning Show Producer with any other duties they may require. We are looking for someone with an upbeat and friendly attitude, who is responsible, reliable, and organized, specifically for showing up on time. Candidate should also feel comfortable knowing they may be put on-air once in a while.

Ideal candidate will have prior customer service experience. You will receive hands on experience and learn how a show operates. You will also have a lot of fun!

Position requires the following:
- Must be available at least 1 day from Monday-Friday.
- Must have a GPA of C or above.
- Customer service experience preferred.
- Production skills a plus.
- Internet search skills a major plus
- Must have upbeat, friendly personality.
- Must be able to take direction and think on their feet. CANNOT BE SHY!
- Ability to perform under Time Pressure
- Must be a currently enrolled college student and receiving college credit.

To apply for this position, please go to http://www.entercom.com and click on “Careers”. 

Entercom-San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer.

TEMPORARY PART-TIME RADIO PROMOTION ASSISTANTS , Entercom
Posted on July 3, 2014

TEMPORARY PART-TIME RADIO PROMOTION ASSISTANTS Entercom San Francisco, CA

Entercom San Francisco (96.5 KOIT, 95.7 The GAME and 98.5/102.1 KFOX) is currently accepting applications for a number of paid promotion assistants.  We are looking for the best of the best! All promotion assistants will be available during one semester (Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer).  This is a part-time, 15-20 hours per week position and must be flexible.

Candidates will assist the Marketing and Promotion staff with promotions, public relations and special events throughout the Bay Area. Part-time promotion assistant’s duties also include some office and clerical work, as well as participation in contest and event coordination. Each promotion assistant will receive a broad experience in radio promotions and opportunities are available to learn about other departments as well. Each job opening averages approximately 15-20 hours per week and includes days, nights, weekends and holidays, and may be used for college credit.

Position requires the following:

- Must be a currently enrolled college student or have graduated from college within the last six months.
- Must have a valid California Driver's license and a clean driving record and willing to drive company cars around the Bay Area.
- Must have a GPA of C or above.
- Course of study in communications/broadcasting or marketing/public relations is preferred.
- Must have good communication skills - phone and writing.
- Must have excellent office and computer skills.
- Must be familiar with the 96.5 KOIT, 95.7 The GAME and 98.5/102.1 KFOX format.
- Must have flexible hours and be able to work at least 15 hours per week, includes days, nights, weekends and holidays.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

To apply for this position, please go to http://www.entercom.com and click on “Careers”.

Entercom-San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer.

Reporter II (temporary) , Marketplace
Posted on July 1, 2014
Deadline: July 11, 2014

The application deadline for this position is July 11, 2014.

Position Summary:

Do you get a lift from making radio? Do you get a buzz from business news? Do you love the adrenaline rush that comes with reporting stories on a daily deadline?

If your answer to these questions is an unhesitating and enthusiastic "yes!" then Marketplace has a unique opportunity for you. We are looking for a journalist interested in working as a business and financial news reporter in New York City.  Our Midtown Manhattan bureau has a short-term vacancy, beginning August 8 this year and ending May 29, 2015. We want to fill that slot with someone who has proven radio reporting abilities, and who has both a nose and yen for business and financial news.

The Marketplace portfolio of broadcast and online content is aimed at explaining how people cope with a constantly changing economic environment. An ability to identify the key players and synthesize multiple strands of any story is essential. A Marketplace reporter should be able to write sharp, concise and accurate copy, for radio or Web, on tight deadlines. Scripts and posts should illustrate trending ideas and analyze emerging patterns with smart interviews and innovative structures.

The successful candidate will bring solid contacts and an ability to offer an insightful take on the business news of the day, in sound-rich packages, in live interviews, in long-form articles, and in timely blog items. He/she will have mastered pitching original ideas in multiple formats across a variety of platforms. He/she needs to be able to produce content for digital platforms and ideally has a presence in social media.

Marketplace aims to inspire audiences with authoritative, distinctive and trusted content: finding those stories is the motivating force in all of our reporters.

Position Responsibility:

  • Pitch and report ideas for daily spots, features and digital elements on the financial industry and other corporate sectors, for Marketplace shows and Marketplace.org.
  • Cover a variety of assignments plus an area of expertise.
  • Produce for website with writing and photography (supplying additional audio, visual material, related Web resources)
  • Deliver substantive reports quickly on varied subjects as shows need.
  • Ready to train to deliver live reports and host 2-ways.
  • Consistently deliver stories with Marketplace's writing style and pace.
  • Develop ideas/proposals for reports and programs, both by the reporter and by other reporters, hosts and commentators.
  • Provide breaking-news spots and live two-ways to the Morning Report as part of a rotation.
  • Gather information and audio for reports and programs.
  • Report special projects/series.
  • Produce or assist in producing special programming, as assigned.
  • Operate production and studio equipment and facilities.
  • Assist other reporters, producers and editors with information.
  • Maintain a wide variety of sources; expand involvement of Public Insight Network
  • Other duties as assigned, including meetings and other events.


Required Education and Experience:

  • BA degree or equivalent
  • Five or more years reporting or similar experience. Some experience at a national level preferred.

 
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Consistent ability to deliver stories with program writing style and pace.
  • Experience producing digital content, and a desire to produce it.
  • Develop signature sound of voice and writing.
  • Able to work simultaneously on short- and long-term projects.
  • Depth of knowledge and experience within a specialization are important, but breadth in terms of general industry knowledge is required.
  • Pitch original ideas and turn them into stories.
  • Superlative oral and written skills with ability to deliver originality in writing.
  • Capacity to deliver quick turn-around reporting.
  • Ability to develop stories with multiple interviews, scene changes and strong knowledge of subject matter.
  • Finds unexpected angles in stories, even in saturated topics.
  • Ability to handle broad variety of complex assignments.
  • Ability to deliver top-quality stories.
  • Ablity to set fresh directions in stories.
  • Knowledge of various process approaches and necessary resources for a given project/assignment.
  • Demonstrated reporting and production skills.
  • Ability to maintain high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of balance and fairness.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Skill in creative use of sound, writing and story telling.
  • Ability to develop mastery of all recording and production equipment and techniques.

 
 
Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Radio reporting experience
  • National reporting experience
  • Knowledge of specific industries
  • Digital production expertise


Reporting To This Position:   None  

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: 
  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 
  • Working Conditions:
  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.