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Reporter II, Business of Healthcare , MPR
Posted on August 28, 2014

Reporter II, Business of Healthcare #105-15
MPR, St Paul, MN

Position Summary:
The reporter will be responsible for coverage of the business of healthcare, including serving as the lead reporter covering Minnesota's new health care exchange. The beat centers broadly on the money and policy that shape our health care system and access to care. It does not include personal health, public health, medicine or medical research. The reporter's stories will appear on radio and across digital platforms. The reporter will collaborate with colleagues, offer ideas and help shape coverage to inform audiences.
Application deadline: September 15, 2014


Coverage includes:
• Commercial and government health plans
• Provider networks
• Minnesota's health care exchange
• How the ACA is reshaping the health care industry and the provision of care
• Minnesota's non-profit insurers
• Trends affecting health care costs
• Innovation in health care finance, technology, policy, and business models
• The transition from fee-for-service reimbursement to outcomes-based pay


Position Responsibility:
• Report news and compelling enterprise stories.
• Deliver distinctive coverage of the beat.
• Identify themes, trends, key players and develop specialized knowledge of beat.
• Provide "live" reports when needed.
• Work closely with editors and show producers when required.
• Lead or assist in special reporting projects.
• Cultivate broad base of sources.
• Request, collect and organize relevant data.
• Maintain social media accounts.
• Other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
• At least three years of reporting.
• Experience radio reporting.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Desire to dig deeply into stories.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Demonstrated reporting accomplishments.
• Success with database analysis.
• Radio reporting and writing skills.
• Ability to manage multiple assignments.
• Ability to use interviews, documents and public records, Internet tools and social media to gather information, report and tell stories.
• Ability to use sound that engage the listener and convey the emotion of the story
• Develop knowledge of beat
• Ability to work simultaneously on short and long-term projects
• Compelling story teller
• Ability to deliver analytical reporting
• Capacity to report complex stories quickly
• Ability to deliver stories authoritatively, competently
Preferred Skills and Experience
• Relevant social media channels.
• Competent visually.
• Business fluency.
• Conversational in another language.
• Open records laws and procedures.
Reporting To This Position: None.


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

Intern , The Dinner Party Download
Posted on August 28, 2014

Intern, The Dinner Party Download #505-15
Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

Do you have a passion for the arts, entertainment, storytelling, and music? Want to explore the frontiers of food and cocktails? Looking to make waves in public radio? (Do you have a high tolerance for terrible puns?!)  The Dinner Party Download wants YOU to apply for our fall/winter internship.

The Dinner Party Download is a national culture show, airing on 135+ stations, that provides listeners with all of the information and bon mots they'll need to "win" their dinner parties.  Each week's episode brings together interviews with leading entertainers, memorable stories, music, and food trends and serves them up with a fresh, irreverent tone.  This is an opportunity for interns to gain hands-on production experience with one of public radio's fastest-growing shows.

Internships will last up to 6 months. Interns work typically 2-3 days a week, for a total of 15-20 hours.  These are volunteer/unpaid internships and must be completed in conjunction with college-level course credit.

The Intern will be an integral part of The Dinner Party Download team. This job would be perfect for individuals with a deep interest in film/TV, music, books, theater, fashion and art. The DPD team is especially looking for candidates with experience in – or a passion for – the behind-the-scenes production work that makes for great radio (i.e. crafting/editing stories in sound).

Past interns with the DPD have gone on to develop their skills further via internships and (paid) jobs with KPCC, Snap Judgment, Weekend Edition, and, well, The Dinner Party Download.

 
Position Responsibility:

  • Sound editing: edit rough drafts of our Soundtrack, Guest List, and Eavesdropping segments.  (Prior audio editing experience is necessary as a foundation to build upon.)   
  • Research odd news and under-the-radar stories for hosts to discuss in their "Small Talk" segment, as well as for occasional appearances on the business show Marketplace.
  • Research details of historical events we could talk about in our History/Cocktail segment.
  • Identify potential bars/bartenders to pair with the history in our cocktail segment, and practice booking phone interviews with these guests.
  • Record and edit news clip montage to be used in our "Small Talk" segment.
  • Help identify upcoming artworks, people, events that should be on our booking radar.
  • Keep tabs on new books and other media coming into office, and add to database.
  • Log music used in each episode; post completed segments to Soundcloud.
  • There may be opportunities to do "tape synchs" (taped interviews with remote guests.)

 

Required Education and Experience:

Current college student or college graduate. Broadcast journalism, Radio/Film, English, Music, or Audio Engineering majors preferred. Others are still very welcome to apply.
College course credit is required.
 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent written communication skills a must.
  • Knowledge of some sound editing (i.e. Pro-Tools, Audacity, Audition, DAVID, Dalet, etc) a must.
  • Fluent computer skills with the knowledge of basic Internet & computer standards.
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision. (The production team is small, which means there will be bouts of independent work interspersed with 1:1 guidance.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively & effectively with colleagues in multiple departments.
  • Ability to work with changing deadlines & in fast-paced environment.
  • Energetic & motivated to serve online audiences.
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines & quick turnaround.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • We'll provide training on how to use our equipment and DAVID editing system, but pre-existing familiarity with DAVID would be a nice bonus.
  • Openness to creating content for web and fueling the expansion of our site / social media.
  • Some background with field recording a plus.
  • Adeptness with Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets.

 

Reporting To This Position: N/A

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

Community News Reporters , The Dover Post
Posted on August 28, 2014

The Dover Post is looking for community news reporters with at least two years of experience to join our team of dedicated journalists in Dover and downstate Delaware.

Traditional newspapers skills (writing,reporting and knowledge of AP style) are required.  However, candidates also must be comfortable shooting photographs and video (or willing and able to quickly learn.) Knowledge of using social media to engage readers is also important.

We will consider entry-level reporters who have had a solid internship at a weekly or daily newspaper .

Come learn from veteran editors who can help you develop strong enterprise stories and digital content while helping you build a strong foundation  for your career.

We're about an hour from Philly, Baltimore and Washington D.C. as well as some of the best beaches in the mid Atlantic region.

Send resume and links to three clips to Sundra Hominik at sundra.hominik@doverpost.com

Freelance Writers , Aol Tech
Posted on August 21, 2014

Freelance writers who have a strong narrative nonfiction style of writing, but great reporting chops to write episodes of This Built America. We are looking for writers in Oregon, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma and a few other states. So again feel free to send resume and writing samples to me.

Send any resumes and inquiries to me at fara.warner@teamaol.com

Senior editor/writer , Aol Tech
Posted on August 21, 2014

Senior editor/writer. TechCrunch. Want to blog and write for the best tech blog in the world? There's a position open at TC for a senior writer/editor. You'll need to be able to work in a fast-paced, always on environment, feel comfortable publishing with little editing or oversight, but you'll get a lot of freedom to cover technology in all its forms. Should have strong background in finance, particularly venture financing, and a substantial background in vetting deals and start-ups. This is based in SF and again has a salary commensurate with living in the Bay Area

Send any resumes and inquiries to me at fara.warner@teamaol.com

Video creative director , Aol Tech
Posted on August 21, 2014

Video creative director. TechCrunch. Run a video studio, oversee a team of shooters, interact with writers, and create smart sharp viral video along with strategize around bigger ideas for episodic video series. This position is based in SF and has a salary commensurate with living in the Bay Area.

Send any resumes and inquiries to me at fara.warner@teamaol.com

Writer , Aol Tech
Posted on August 21, 2014

Writer. Engadget. We are looking for a writer who can write about consumer electronics technology in a way that makes it knowable to a mainstream audience, but doesn't turn off our hardcore geeks. This is a beginner/midlevel position, based in New York, and could be a great job for someone just a couple of years out of college. The team at Engadget has really turned over the writing and editing at Engadget in recent months so if you love tech and its intersection with society and consumers, this could be a great job for you.

Send any resumes and inquiries to me at fara.warner@teamaol.com

Shanghai Fellowship , National Press Foundation and Fudan University
Posted on August 14, 2014

The National Press Foundation is collaborating with Fudan University to offer a 10-day, all-expenses-paid fellowship for ten U.S. journalists in Shanghai, China. The China Now: Entrepreneurship and More program dates are November 13 – 22, 2014. The deadline for applications is Monday, August 25, 2014 5:00PM EDT.
 
During the program, chosen fellows will meet with business and economic faculty at Fudan University; interview leading Chinese entrepreneurs; discuss reporting issues with Chinese colleagues and more.

DETAILS

APPLICATION

Questions? Contact Jenny Ash-Maher, jenny@nationalpress.org | 202.663.7285

Municipal Reporter I , The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Posted on August 7, 2014

Municipal Reporter I – The Record has two openings for a full-time Reporter I covering municipalities in northern New Jersey. We’re looking for a self-starter who can break news as well as cover breaking news, propose and execute features ideas, spot regional trends and move quickly and surely to contribute developing stories to the Web. The ability to write clean, clear and accurate copy is critical. He or she must have transportation availability to cover assignments and be accessible for assignments during and outside regular office hours. A minimum of six months of daily reporting experience, or its equivalent, is required.

If interested, send a resume, your five best clips and a cover letter outlining what you can bring to the job to

Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor,
The Record, PO Box 471,
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Or email them to Clancy@northjersey.com.

Municipal Reporter II , The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Posted on August 7, 2014

Municipal Reporter II – The Record has two openings for a full-time Reporter II covering municipalities. We’re looking for self-starters who can break news as well as cover breaking news, propose and execute enterprise ideas, spot significant regional trends and move quickly and surely to contribute developing stories to the Web. The ability to write clean, clear and accurate copy is critical. He or she must have transportation availability to cover assignments and be accessible for assignments during and outside regular office hours. A minimum of three years of daily reporting experience, or its equivalent, is required.

If interested, send a resume, your five best clips and a cover letter outlining what you can bring to the job to

Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor
The Record, PO Box 471
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Or email them to Clancy@northjersey.com