Media Jobs

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.
Director/Producer, Morning Talk Shows , Minnesota Public Radio
Posted on July 1, 2014
Deadline: July 21, 2014

Position Summary:

The director is mainly responsible for directing two daily news-talk programs, creating and monitoring their sound and overseeing general production. S/he is also involved in producing segments and other elements for the program. Segments include news interviews, regular contributors, special host features and web elements. The director, most importantly, needs to drive all the sonic creativity of the programs, which air between 9a and noon. 

Application deadline: July 21, 2014


Position Responsibility:

• Direct the program, including creating rundowns, selecting music, monitoring deadlines, formatting scripts, coordinating fixes, and managing archiving and related systems. 
• Monitor audio quality and use of sound in program, including liaison with Technical Director. 
• Create, produce and develop regular show segments. 
• Field produce host interviews outside of the studio, along with other show segments as required. 
• Occasionally field-produce special projects for the program. 
• Book, produce and edit host interviews with high-profile guests. 
• Initiate and research story and segment ideas and concepts for program. 
• Write introductions and otherwise prepare content for broadcast, web and other platforms. 
• Train other team members.
• Help plan coverage based on planning calendars and upcoming events. 
• Maintain strong audience and industry relationships. 
• Ensure each day's broadcast is of the highest standards and quality.
• Foster a creative and productive work environment. 
• Collaborate with Operations on engineering and equipment issues.
• Collaborate with Membership during fund drives.
• Perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. 
• Five or more years production editorial or related professional experience 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Ability to produce programs that meet MPR News standards
• Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture
• Excellent knowledge of and broad experience in journalism, including writing, interviewing, and editing. 
• Excellent writing skills. 
• Strong critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to program. 
• Ability to make responsible judgments and to work with little or no supervision. 
• Excellent ability to create story ideas, write, edit and produce program elements. 
• Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure on a consistent basis. 
• Strong research skills. 
• Superior communication skills. 
• Ability to edit digital audio, prepare program content in ready-for-broadcast form, and operate remote and on-site recording equipment. 
• Strong organizational and collaborative skills. 
• Knowledge of public broadcasting industry and ability to establish and maintain contacts with a wide variety of people. 
• Ability to think big and create memorable journalism, but also able to assist with the myriad details of daily producing. 

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 Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 
• Working Conditions: 
o Moderate noise level
o Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Assignment Editor , CBS 2 Chicago, WBBM-TV
Posted on June 23, 2014

Auto req ID    18928BR
Job Title    Assignment Editor
Job Type    Temporary/ Per Diem
CBS Business Unit    CBS Television Stations
Sub-Business Unit    CTS Chicago WBBM-TV
Market    Chicago
Station    WBBM-TV

About Us    CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Job Description    PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Overall responsibility for competitiveness of news coverage
 
PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work at direction of managing editor and producers to follow up on story tips and make beat checks.
  • Manage and coordinate coverage of news through efficient use of resources.
  • Research stories and arrange interviews.
  • Answer questions from public on matters related to news programming.
  • Generate and follow-up on story leads and ideas.
  • Ability to write news stories for broadcast and website.
  • Ability to proficiently use desk top editing and other computer systems
  • Participate in station social media strategies
  • Must be willing to work  hours as assigned
  • Other duties, as assigned.


 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

Required Qualifications    Please see Preferred Qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications    MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • 1 to 3 years in broadcast newsroom, desirable.


EEO Statement    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

To apply online visit sjobs.brassring.com