Media Jobs

Business Reporter , The Detroit News
Posted on July 31, 2014

Local Desk

Business Reporter:  The News is seeking an experienced, aggressive general assignment reporter who can immediately contribute to our business desk news gathering operation. Duties will include covering breaking news of regional and local significance, filing to the web site, identifying and reporting trend and enterprise stories. A background in business reporting or computer assisted reporting and multimedia skills are a plus.

Interested candidates should contact

Joanna Firestone
jfirestone@detroitnews.com
(313) 222-2739

Or for additional questions contact:

Walter Middlebrook
WMiddlebrook@detroitnews.com
Assistant Managing Editor
The Detroit News
(313) 222-2429

General Assignment Reporter , The Detroit News
Posted on July 31, 2014

BREAKING NEWS DESK

General Assignment Reporter:  The News is seeking an experienced, aggressive general assignment reporter who can immediately contribute to our Breaking News and online news gathering operation. Duties will include covering breaking news of regional and local significance, filing to the web site, identifying and reporting trend and enterprise stories and contributing to our online operation. Computer assisted reporting and multimedia skills are a plus.

Interested candidates should contact

Dawn Needham
dneedham@detroitnews.com
(313) 222-2175

Walter Middlebrook
WMiddlebrook@detroitnews.com
Assistant Managing Editor
The Detroit News
(313) 222-2429

 

Washington Correspondent , The Detroit News
Posted on July 31, 2014

Local Desk

Washington Correspondent: The News has an opening in the Washington bureau. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Local Desk and duties will include covering and breaking news of regional and national significance, providing insight into how Washington politics, policies and lobbying impact Michigan and providing long-term revelatory and explanatory enterprise on significant topics of local and national interest.

Interested candidates should contact:

Joanna Firestone
jfirestone@detroitnews.com
(313) 222-2739

Or for additional questions contact:

Walter Middlebrook
WMiddlebrook@detroitnews.com
Assistant Managing Editor
The Detroit News
(313) 222-2429

Executive Producer , Think Out Loud | Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on July 31, 2014

OPB is looking for an Executive Producer for our daily talk show, Think Out Loud.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to: http://www.opb.org/insideopb/careers/jobs/. 

OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.