Media Jobs

Apprentice News Clerk - Digital News , KPCC
Posted on October 29, 2014

Position Summary:

KPCC's Digital News team is seeking an apprentice news clerk to assist the department in a wide range of editorial, broadcast and digital production tasks.

This is a six-month temporary, part-time assignment (30 hours per week), with an option to extend up to a year.


Position Responsibility:

The apprentice may be assigned to do any combination of the following:

Conduct research and pre-interviews.
Perform a variety of audio and/or digital content production tasks.
Write and edit copy as assigned.
Secure permission to license audio material and images for the Web.
Handle listener correspondence including social, blog comments, email and voicemail as assigned.
 

Required Skills and Experience:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
Strong writing skills: highly fluent in English with a deep knowledge of AP style guidelines, spelling, geography, and world events.
Working knowledge of audio equipment and digital editing.
Solid research skills and experience.
Computer literacy and proficiency with Word, Outlook, etc.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet changing deadlines.
Good organizational skills with ability to multi-task.
Critical reading and listening skills are required.
Determined to accomplish assignments with accuracy and on deadline.
Consistent and reliable attendance is an essential component of the job.
 
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.

Assistant Producer, Digital , Minnesota Public Radio
Posted on October 29, 2014
Deadline: November 7, 2014

The Assistant Producer, Digital will play an important role in maintaining the high standards of MPR News' digital properties.

Application deadline: November 7, 2014

Position Responsibility:
 • Plan, edit and write weekend news stories and features for MPR News digital properties
• Copy edit stories and features for spelling, grammar, style and general accuracy on a regular basis.
• Prepare text, photos and audio for digital properties
• Manage social media distribution for MPR News through Twitter, Facebook and other services as needed.
• Provide routine site maintenance functions for the MPR Web site as needed.
• Assist with production of digital projects as needed.
• On occasion, coordinate with news staff to gather information for digital properties
• Follow established workflow and production routines.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English or similar field or equivalent experience.
• 2 years of experience in writing, editing and digital production work


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Interest, knowledge and experience in producing news for digital platforms.
• Excellent language skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines..
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple content areas.
• Ability to maintain productive and positive communication with co-workers.
• Proficiency in the use of social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook
• Familiarity with local and national news.
• Knowledge of basic digital production tools and standards.
• Strong interpersonal skills.


Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Fluency in Spanish, Hmong or east African languages

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:
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.

Reporter I, General Assignment , Minnesota Public Radio
Posted on October 29, 2014
Deadline: November 8, 2014

The general assignment reporter will cover daily, general news in the Twin Cities primarily for MPRNews.org and MPR News radio newscasts. The reporter will have strong, fast writing and reporting skills along with an innate digital sensibility – understanding how mobile, social and visual tools can be used in news reporting and audience engagement. Daily assignments will cover a broad range of topics. The reporter at times will work collaboratively with the radio reporters. The reporter also may be asked to follow a certain topic if necessary.

Application deadline: November 8, 2014


Position Responsibility:
• Provide daily news coverage for all digital platforms and newscasts
• Understand key issues and news of note in the Twin Cities
• Build knowledge and sources in the Twin Cities
• Provide short audio reports for radio newscast
• At times, serve as re-write reporter
• At times, serve as live-blogger
• Contribute to select social media channels
• Collaborate when needed with radio reporters
• Collaborate when needed with visual reporters
• At times, provide live reports via conversations with radio hosts
• Contribute regularly to blog
• Participates on special projects when assigned
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree.
• Minimum two years' reporting experience as staff writer at a daily newspaper, web site or news organization
• Experience reporting in a metropolitan area
• Accomplishment with data-base reporting


Skills and knowledge
• Excellent reporting and writing skills
• Ability to write spot news quickly and accurately
• Reporting and writing on deadline
• A flair for storytelling
• Superior critical thinking ability
• Reliable news judgment
• Re-writing others' reporting and live blogging
• Effective use of social media in newsgathering and dissemination
• Ability to think creatively about web content – video, visuals, additional charts/graphs, etc
• Ability to cover municipal, county and school governments, police and fire news
• Blogging within a news environment
• Reliable ethical compass
• Knowledge of the principles of Minnesota's open meetings and open records laws
• Comfort with document/database analysis
• Ability to use social media to engage audience
• Some audio editing experience preferred
• Ability to debrief on the radio as needed
• Able to generate compelling story ideas
• Ability to work on broad variety of complex assignments

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:
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.

Digital Producer , Minnesota Public Radio, News
Posted on October 29, 2014
Deadline: November 7, 2014

The Digital Producer manages content production throughout the day, collaborates with the on-duty editors and reporters to help identifying stories for staff coverage, and monitors audience analytics to inform story selection and placement strategy.


Application deadline: November 7, 2014

Position Responsibility:

Edit, manage and optimize the overall presentation of audience-facing assets across MPR News digital properties. At a minimum:
• Ensure that website and apps are on the news at all times, selecting and placing staff, NPR and wire stories and related materials for maximum timeliness, impact and appeal to MPR News audiences.
• Communicate digital strategy and needs for the day to, and collaborate with, reporters, editors, show producers and others across the newsroom to create the most comprehensive and thorough digital news report possible.
• Write, edit and produce stories, headlines, photos, captions, audio, graphics and other elements as required; direct and set priorities for other producers and story editors during the day. Follow through to ensure all assignments are complete.
• Monitor audience analytics throughout the day -- Webtrends, Google Analytics -- to inform big-picture story assignment and selection thinking. Report out numbers everyday to appropriate stakeholders; evangelize and support newsroom understanding.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in journalism or similar field or equivalent experience.
• 6 years experience in writing, editing and producing in a digital news environment.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• You will often be working alone: You must be able to demonstrate the ability to be trusted to work unsupervised.
• Demonstrated fluency with standard content management systems (proprietary, WordPress, Drupal, or equiv.)
• Demonstrated fluency in HTML, Adobe Photoshop (or equiv.), Microsoft Office (or equiv.), Google Apps (maps, spreadsheets, fusion tables or equiv.).
• Superior writing and editing abilities in a news environment, along with a thorough grounding in AP style and principles of SEO and SMO.
• Demonstrated and effective presence on social media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and desktop apps (HootSuite or equiv.)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

• Facility with video production
• Fluency in Spanish, Hmong or east African languages
Reporting To This Position: None
Schedule:
The hours for this position are approximately 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

• 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.

US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange , The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University
Posted on October 22, 2014
Deadline: November 30, 2014

US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange: Cross-Cultural Enhancements to Journalism Programs at Regional Institutions of Higher Education: Call for Applications

The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana; http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/index.shtml) and the Regional Press Institute (RPI/Saint Petersburg, Russia; http://pdi.spb.ru/) announce the US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange: Cross-Cultural Enhancements to Journalism Programs at Regional Institutions of Higher Education. This exchange will provide journalism instructors at post-secondary institutions in Russia and the United States with the opportunity to engage in professional development activities that will enhance their ability to train skilled journalists capable of thriving professionally and producing globally-aware journalism.

Russian participants will travel to Indiana University-Bloomington for a two-week stay in order to engage in professional development activities that include attending journalism classes, meetings with journalism faculty, visits to local media outlets that provide internships to students of journalism, and a presentation on some aspect of contemporary Russia to interested students and faculty.

US faculty participants selected for the exchange will visit Saint Petersburg, Russia for two weeks in May, 2015 in order to engage in the following activities:

1) seminars in the history of Russian journalism and contemporary Russian mass media, as well as seminars in contemporary Russian society, culture, and politics;

2) educational and cultural excursions in Saint Petersburg and its environs;

3) visit to journalism faculty in the nearby Russian cities of Pskov or Novgorod to compare methods and approaches to journalism education;

4) visits with representatives of student, local, regional, and national newspapers;

5) visits with representatives of broadcast and electronic media providers;

6) pursuit of independent projects;

7) a one-day conference that will bring together US and Russian participants in the exchange to review their experiences of the program, discuss common challenges and opportunities facing journalism education in the two countries, further their knowledge of Russian/American journalistic and educational practices, and establish Russian-American professional relationships between individual participants, laying the groundwork for future international collaboration among the institutions of higher learning represented in the exchange.

In Russia, RPI will coordinate all academic and logistical aspects of the program.

Immediately prior to departure for Russia, the US participants will travel to Indiana University-Bloomington for a 3-day orientation organized by REEI. The orientation will cover language fundamentals, contemporary Russian social issues, history of Russia, and contemporary Russian urban customs and attitudes.

REEI will provide US faculty participants with: 1) round-trip transportation between their local airports and Indiana, and between Indiana and Saint Petersburg, Russia; 2) lodging in Bloomington and Saint Petersburg; 3) a per diem to offset the cost of meals not otherwise provided in Bloomington and Saint Petersburg; 4) coverage of all program-related costs in Saint Petersburg.

The exchange program has a regional focus in both countries, and is intended to bring particular attention, on the US side, to the place of international studies at Minority-Serving Institutions. We therefore invite applications for the exchange from journalism faculty at institutions in the US Southeast that have been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). Special preference will be given to applications from faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Applications should include the following:

1) CV (in English)

2) A statement of interest (maximum 500 words) that includes: A) an account of how participation in the exchange program will contribute to the applicant’s professional development and to the enhancement of the journalism program at his/her home institution; B) a brief outline of a small-scale research or curricular enhancement project that can be conducted while in Saint Petersburg.

3) A letter of support from the applicant’s department chair or dean.

Application materials should be submitted in PDF files to: reei@indiana.edu

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2014.

Questions about the program may be directed to Mark Trotter at martrott@indiana.edu.

Assistant Professor - JOURNALISM / Broadcast , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

Department: JOURNALISM / Broadcast
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates must have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional
experience. We seek a generalist colleague with professional experience in convergent and trans-platform/multimedia storytelling, especially production and editing in a contemporary broadcast news environment. Demonstrated
experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Familiarity with the theory and practice of new and social media.
• Ability to contribute to the development of innovative curriculum in emerging technologies, such as mobile and cross-platform applications in journalistic storytelling.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach in the Department’s undergraduate broadcast core, including but not limited to courses in contemporary broadcast news gathering methods and skills used in professional settings as well as digital audio and video production and editing.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to
diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct. 10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may
be sent separately if preferred.

Assistant Professor - JOURNALISM / Digital media entrepreneurship or digital public , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

Department: JOURNALISM /
Digital media entrepreneurship or digital public
engagement/public relations
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates must have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional experience. We seek a generalist colleague with either professional media experience or an academic research agenda in digital public engagement/public relations or digital entrepreneurial media practices, such as those found in the “incubator culture,” along with a desire to collaborate with our faculty working in these areas. Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Ability to develop new curriculum to help students in different disciplines (including journalism) to
collaborate in planning and executing innovative digital media projects.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach in the public relations core and/or build on the Department’s Digital Media Entrepreneurship curriculum. The successful candidate in digital public engagement/public relations will teach
strategies to interact with audiences online using social and other participatory media and/or could be a digital entrepreneur, who would teach how to create digital media start-ups as part of his/her responsibilities.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to
diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct. 10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if preferred.

Assistant Professor - Journalism/Participatory Media or Ethnic/Community Media , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

Department: JOURNALISM /
Participatory media or ethnic/community media
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates must have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional experience. We seek a generalist colleague with either professional media experience or an academic research agenda in participatory media or in ethnic/community media along with a desire to collaborate with faculty working in these areas. Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Knowledge of trends in digital culture, new/mobile media and participatory/citizen media as they intersect
with ethnic/community media.
• Ability to apply these trends in developing courses, which may potentially be interdisciplinary efforts
with any of the following: African Studies, Asian American Studies, Central American Studies,
Chicana/o Studies, Jewish Studies, Queer Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Gender and Women
Studies.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will develop curriculum in mobile journalism, social and new media, and teach in the Department’s emergent participatory media and/or ethnic/community media courses. The successful candidate could teach the relevant strategies for developing digital projects and programs in the student media outlets as part of his/her responsibilities.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active
learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct. 10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Linda Bowen, chair

Department of Journalism

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may
be sent separately if preferred.

Assistant Professor - Journalism/Visual Communication , California State University, Northridge
Posted on October 15, 2014

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330

Department: JOURNALISM /
Visual Communication
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications:

Required: Candidates who have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional experience are encouraged to apply. We seek a generalist colleague who will help converge the broadcast and print foci of the department through an expertise in digital video production. Experience in the creative production of professional video and/or multimedia content. Demonstrated experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.

Desired:

• Ability to develop curriculum to teach visual storytelling through short- and long-form documentaries
using equipment, such as camcorders, DSLR cameras and mobile digital devices for online and social
media platforms.
• Portfolio of diverse subjects in professional and/or academic work in visual communication.


Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach in the Department’s visual communication core, including but not limited to
courses in photojournalism as well as documentary, video editing and data visualization.

Additional responsibilities:

Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to
diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Oct.10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening
deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.


To apply:


Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to linda.s.bowen@csun.edu. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if preferred.

Producer - State of Wonder , Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on October 15, 2014
Deadline: November 7, 2014

OPB Seeks Producer, State of Wonder
 
OPB is looking for a Producer for our weekly radio arts and culture program, State of Wonder. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to:

http://www.opb.org/about/jobs/producer-emstate-of-wonderem/. 

OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.