Media Jobs

Intern, Documentary Research and Production, American RadioWorks , American Public Media
Posted on April 23, 2015
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Do you follow national news and consume documentaries and in-depth journalism? You should be a part of the team that produces American RadioWorks, one of best documentary radio outlets in the world. We have recently received funding to report on the issue of human trafficking in the U.S. Help producers and reporters with finding great guests and do background research for reporting trips. Transcribe interviews from the field. This internship position will assist with the production of radio, podcast and web projects at American RadioWorks, the national documentary unit of American Public Media. The internship will provide basic training in documentary radio production.

American RadioWorks (National Arts & Ideas)
Title: Intern, Human Trafficking Documentary Research & Production

Duration: 6 months
Start date: July 1, 2015
Hours: 20 hours/week

Pay rate: $15/hour
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015


Applications will not be considered without a cover letter.

Position Responsibility:
• Conducts library and Internet research
• Conducts research for producers and correspondents to support stories
• Transcribes interviews
• Writes blog posts, as assigned
• Fact-checks documentaries and web site as needed
• Helps track interview archives on internal web site
• Contributes to editorial and web meetings
• Contributes to weekly podcast production
• Secures permission to license audio material
• Helps maintain show archives and equipment, as assigned
• Performs various administrative tasks


Required Education and Experience:
• Current enrollment in - OR recent graduation from - a bachelor's degree program, preferably with an emphasis in journalism, communications or a related field


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently
• Candidate must be able to type and work on PC-based programs like Windows XP, Word and Excel, and must possess general computer skills, including Internet research
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrated interest in public affairs journalism and the documentary form
• Daily tracking of regional and national news through radio, newspapers, TV and the Web
• Knowledge of public radio
• Ability to learn new computer programs quickly
• Ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to manage time and task load independently


Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Demonstrated journalism, radio and news writing experience
• Documentary and in-depth project experience
• Experience with Mac-based programs like Pro Tools editing software helpful
• HTML skills or an interest in learning HTML helpful


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

Intern, Off-Ramp , Southern California Public Radio
Posted on April 16, 2015
Deadline: May 4, 2015

Position Summary:

This internship is an opportunity for industry 'beginners' (i.e., broadcasting/journalism students or recent graduates) to get involved in a practical way with the real-world demands of producing an award-winning, groundbreaking public radio news program. The duties outlined below are consistent with providing a meaningful experience for the intern and SCPR.

This is a five-hour-per-week paid internship. The term of this position is six months.

Deadline to apply is May 4, 2015.

Position Responsibility:

  • Some editing, producing, and reporting
  • Assist in Off-Ramp's newsletter and grant reporting
  • Assist with research of story ideas/segment concepts
  • Assist in booking interview guests
  • Assist in other show production duties as requested
  • Write online content, including blog entries and show segments
  • Find and pitch new stories for the show

 
Required Education and Experience:

  • Current college student or recent graduate (within 12 months)
  • Experience in a journalism environment

 
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong writing, editing, research and communication skills
  • Ability to manage several different projects at once
  • Ability to manage daily workload efficiently (good time management skills)
  • Ability to meet deadlines as assigned
  • Ability to pitch original, captivating story ideas
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and a basic understanding of HTML
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of broadcasting

 
Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Interest in a journalism career
  • Ability to conceive of, pitch, and execute compelling radio stories
  • Familiarity with the values/sound of public radio
  • An appreciation for Off-Ramp's diverse, personal approach to radio journalism
  • Some experience working in a broadcast or newsroom environment
  • Knowledge of digital editing technologies
  • Willing to think outside the box of conventional journalistic style

 

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
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping


Working Conditions:

  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions
Associate Producer , Marketplace
Posted on April 9, 2015

Position Summary:

Silicon Valley is one of the most exciting places in the country. It is home to some of the largest, and most influential companies in the world, and it is unmatched as a center of innovation.

Marketplace is looking for an Associate Producer who is creative, innovative and excited about producing coverage that can bring the business and culture of the tech industry to life for an audience of millions of listeners.  This role is a key part of Marketplace's technology team.  S/he will be teamed with and support the lead technology reporter and assist in producing a steady stream of audio and digital content.  The Associate Producer will play a significant role in planning and producing daily tech coverage, as well as longer term feature coverage, series, two-ways and special reports.  S/he is responsible for everything from research and booking interviews, to field producing, reporting and producing two-ways.  S/he may also be responsible for producing additional multimedia elements including blog posts, tweets and other social media.  S/he will work closely with the Technology Editor and is responsible for knowing the tech beat, developing sources, and helping to produce elements that meet Marketplace's editorial standards, sound, and style.

If this aligns with your passion and you're qualified, please apply.

Position Responsibility:

  • Support Technology Reporter in all aspects of reporting, research and production.
  • Research and create daily and long-term tech elements for marketplace.org and Marketplace programs, using audio, video, photos and a variety of digital formats.
  • Research sources/guests, background and context; propose and produce interviews for hosts.
  • Field produce and studio produce reporters/hosts for stories and projects: research elements and events, log and edit audio, lay up mixes, handle logistics from booking to travel.
  • Help plan coverage by maintaining planning calendars and assisting with other planning duties as assigned.
  • Acquire permissions/licenses.
  • Administrative tasks may include answering mail, record keeping, and data entry.
  • Attend tech events.
  • Support Marketplace shows in the event of breaking tech news.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Required Education and Experience:

  • BA degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Three or more years production, editorial, or related professional experience.
  • Broad experience in news gathering, editing and writing.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to explain complex concepts to lay listeners using innovative approaches.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure as well as long-term deadlines.
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
  • Knowledge of current events.
  • Ability to maintain productive and positive communication with co-workers.
  • Excellent language skills including writing, proof reading; fluent computer skills with the knowledge of basic internet and computer standards, directory structures and common applications.
  • Digital editing knowledge and skill.
  • Basic field production skills.
  • High degree of comfort with and understanding of multimedia technologies, including digital video, audio and photography.
  • Critical judgment skills and the ability to make sound decisions.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Production or reporting experience at a national level.
  • Digital audio field recording and editing.
  • Understanding and ability to apply Web design and usability principles. Comfort with and understanding of multi-media technologies, including digital video, audio and photography.
  • Experience with content management systems.
  • Experience/knowledge of online journalism.
  • Knowledge of public broadcasting industry and ability to establish and maintain contacts with a wide variety of people.

 

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.
Senior Editor / Bureau Chief , Marketplace
Posted on April 2, 2015

Position Summary:

Marketplace is looking for a Senior Editor/Bureau Chief to run its team of talented reporters in New York, oversee its New York Bureau, and represent the organization in the country's financial capital. We seek an experienced journalist, ready to provide leadership for his or her team with a clearly-articulated vision for Marketplace's New York coverage over the coming months and years.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of pitching, commissioning and editing news spots and features for radio and for Marketplace's digital platforms. Producing imaginative and original content on challenging deadlines is the foundation of this job, with its mission to explain the world of business and money in an entertaining and engaging manner. The ideal candidate should have a firm command of key financial and economic principles, an aptitude for breaking down complex ideas and transactions in sophisticated and radio-friendly ways, and an understanding of the culture of Wall Street and the financial markets. Applicants should have significant experience in commissioning and delivering ambitious series and coverage strands with high-production values.

S/he will develop strategy for distinctive coverage, assigning features, news spots and digital reporting that meet Marketplace's standards for originality, insight and sound. The Senior Editor/Bureau Chief also will initiate partnerships with other organizations to sustain loyal - and find new – audiences on air and online. The Senior Editor/Bureau Chief also will be responsible for producing Marketplace's digital coverage of news, features and blogs out of New York, so the ideal candidate should demonstrate an ease with shepherding platform-native content.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in hiring and managing a cohesive team.

The ideal candidate possesses the top-level journalistic judgment and the strong leadership skills necessary to develop and maintain a positive, diverse, creative, high-performance culture. S/he will help shape organization and department policies. S/he is in charge of the bureau's administrative and technical needs.

The position is based in New York.

Position Responsibilities:

Bureau Chief:

  • Provide editorial leadership for bureau and mentoring of bureau staff.
  • Represent Marketplace in New York to government agencies, academic institutions and New York-based news organizations.
  • Oversee bureau facilities, including the maintenance and updating of technical equipment and necessary supplies.
  • Oversee the New York intern program.

 

Senior Editor:

  • Ensure that all material reflects Marketplace style, approach and journalistic standards.
  • Hire and lead staff by:
  • Creating a culture of constructive performance coaching and regular, on-going feedback.
  • Encouraging creativity, invention and productivity.
  • Embracing diversity in staff make-up.
  • Creating and encouraging individualized development opportunities and plans for staff.
  • Supervise other desks and reporters, as assigned.
  • Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth.
  • Work within a team environment, responding to the needs of all Marketplace programs.
  • Recruit, cultivate and edit freelance reporters.
  • Monitor relevant desk and acquisition budgets.
  • Write the daily financial summary ("The Numbers") in rotation with other editorial staff.
  • Initiate and edit new spots and features stories for Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech Report.
  • Substitute produce programs, if/as assigned.
  • Respond when breaking news develops on the beat, and also other topics when necessary.
  • Editorially manage staff reporters and freelance contributors.
  • Lead editorial meetings, and daily and long-range planning, as assigned.
  • Manage relationships with other productions, as assigned.
  • Edit copy and audio before broadcast.
  • Ensure that independent producers follow production standards.
  • Strive to be well-read and is well-informed about news, current events, business, economics, history and public policy.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum seven years journalism experience.  
  • Demonstrated experience in news and feature production, particularly news magazines and special programming.
  • Experience in news gathering, editing and writing.
  • Supervisory/management experience is required.  Management experience must demonstrate an ability to create and enforce high standards and an ability to teach, inspire and lead.

 
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Able to function independently on enterprise stories and/or within a strong team environment.
  • Well-established editing skills with an understanding of the need for interpretative reporting on often complex and many-layered issues.
  • Superior abilities in creating story ideas, writing, editing, and producing and reporting programs and program elements.
  • Well-established contacts and knowledge of the journalism community.
  • Ability to deliver material to national-quality programs on deadline.
  • Sound critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to the program.
  • Extensive knowledge of broadcast journalism.
  • Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.
  • Ability to work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels of experience.
  • Leadership and personnel skills and ability to motivate staff and develop high performing teams.
  • Ability to motivate employees, train and grow staff.
  • Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.

 
Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Radio experience would be helpful.
  • Ability to excel at live reports and host two-ways.
  • Background in business, finance and the economy and an understanding of societal issues that revolve around money.
  • Experience on nationally distributed broadcast news-information program.
  • Ability to operate remote and on-site recording equipment, editing audio, and prepare all elements of program in ready-for-broadcast form.

 
Reporting To This Position: Reporters and/or other editorial staff.

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 walk, sit, and stand; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 
  • Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level, occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
Assistant Metro Editor , San Francisco Chronicle
Posted on April 2, 2015

Would you like the opportunity to work with world-class journalists at San Francisco’s most iconic media brand?  Are you a journalist with excellent multimedia and social media skills?

The San Francisco Chronicle is looking for an energetic, versatile, creative journalist with a knack for working across print and digital platforms to produce top-quality work.

What will you do?

  • Find and assign breaking-news stories and online talkers.
  • Edit stories for grammar, style and facts.
  • Write stories for the Chronicle’s breaking-news online site, SFGate.
  • Post digital content.


What will you need to be successful?

  • Thorough knowledge of grammar and Chronicle and AP style.
  • Thorough knowledge of local, national and foreign news as well as features and sports.
  • An eye for a good story.
  • Ability to turn quick, snappy prose.
  • Ability to pace self to meet deadline.
  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience working in a fast-paced news environment, publishing content on the web or wire on deadline.
  • At least three years of editing experience
  • At least three to five years of newsroom management and/or team leadership experience.


About the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate:

San Francisco has always been a city on the edge — of technology, thought, food and culture.  Here seismic shifts, literally and figuratively, constantly reshape the landscape. We deliver news and provocative perspectives that engage the smart, forward-thinking people who choose to live on the edge. 

SFGate provides a 360? view of San Francisco, wildly reflective of right now. Provocative, energetic, unapologetic, the Gate is in constant conversation with the world's most eclectic city. It is the digital thermometer that reads the temperature of San Francisco's moods, trends, and interests, and shares it with the world.

Join our Team!

Data Journalist , San Francisco Chronicle
Posted on April 2, 2015

Use data to tell important stories about a changing region.

As a data journalist, you will use numbers to find, bolster and report stories. You will generate your own story ideas based on data as well as work with reporters and editors across the newsroom on projects that require number-crunching. You will seek out public databases and aggressively gather information from government agencies, organizations, businesses, sports leagues and other entities via Freedom of Information Act requests and other strategies. You will find a way to turn that data into approachable, informative stories that resonate with readers online, on mobile, and in print.

What you will do:

  • Tell stories that matter
  • Generate your own story ideas
  • Work collaboratively with journalists to add data reporting to their works
  • Create visualizations of data
  • Balance daily deadline journalism with ambitious project reporting


What it will take to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5+ years doing database reporting
  • Experience managing projects
  • Experience negotiating and acquiring public records
  • Experience identifying and developing data applications
  • Familiarity with Excel, Access, PHP, ArcView, MySQL


About the San Francisco Chronicle & SFGate:

The Chronicle is world-class journalism, San Francisco style. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye, The Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. It’s not afraid of being controversial or of doing things that haven’t been done. It’s bolder, brighter, fearless. It’s news that is delivered to the discerning reader through multiple platforms. SFGate provides a 360-degree view of San Francisco, wildly reflective of right now. Provocative, energetic and unapologetic, the Gate is in constant conversation with the world's most eclectic city. It is the digital thermometer that gauges the temperature of San Francisco's moods, trends and interests — and shares them with the world.

Join our team of world-class journalists.

Data Visualization Designer , San Francisco Chronicle
Posted on April 2, 2015

Help lead the digital transformation of one of San Francisco’s most iconic media brands, driving key  initiatives to optimize print while accelerating digital growth. The San Francisco Chronicle has an opening for a creative, energetic, data designer to join the design team. We cover news and events that impacts the people who live, work and care about San Francisco and the surrounding region. In addition to providing excellent journalism, our team designs and maintains all platforms that publish it, from our daily paper to sfchronicle.com and our iPad app. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working on deadline in a fast-paced environment. The data designer will be responsible for creating infographics, data visualization and interactive projects. The designer should be a self-starter who is comfortable finding and getting information through Freedom of Information requests and information from a wide array of contributors, services and databases. This job requires you to analyze data and present it in ways that are both intuitive and innovative on sfchronicle.com and the newspaper.

What will you do?

  • Demonstrated experience in applying design expertise to the expression of data.
  • Design and data visualization skills, as demonstrated by a portfolio of data visualization and other   relevant work.
  • Gather data through FOIA requests, and from outside contributors and services
  • Interrogate information to find the story behind the data
  • Create daily and long-term infographics, data visualization and interactive projects


What will it take to be successful?

  • Knowledge of graphics and visualization tools such as Adobe CS5 Suite and experience with responsive web design techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to take complex information and translate it for use in graphic or interactive web pieces.
  • Experience with current web standards, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and relevant code libraries such as JQuery and D3.js.
  • Experience with data analysis and data visualization.
  • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.


About the San Francisco Chronicle & SFGate:

The Chronicle is world-class journalism, San Francisco style. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye. The Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. It’s not afraid of being controversial or of doing things that haven’t been done. It’s bolder, brighter, fearless. It’s news that is delivered to the discerning reader through multiple platforms. SFGate provides a 360-degree view of San Francisco, wildly reflective of right now. Provocative, energetic and unapologetic, the Gate is in constant  conversation with the world's most eclectic city. It is the digital thermometer that gauges the temperature of San Francisco's moods, trends and interests — and shares them with the world.

Join our Team!

Multimedia Editor , San Francisco Chronicle
Posted on April 2, 2015

Would you like the opportunity to work with world- class journalists and photographers at one of San Francisco’s most iconic media brands?
 
The San Francisco Chronicle is looking for an energetic, versatile, creative multimedia editor with a knack to produce top -quality work under the constant deadline pressure of today’s news business.
 
What will you do?

  • Manage and coach visual content creators to support them to produce high- quality still images and video content for Chronicle platforms and products.
  • Evaluate in coming visual content for quality, accuracy and relevance to related content and target audiences.
  • Serve as an effective collaborator between the visuals staff and newsroom editors/producers on b oth daily and project visual coverage.
  • Identify and assign staff and freelance photographers to appropriate assignments.
  • Contribute written and/or visual content to The Take, .sfchronicle.com’s digital photography section.
  • Effectively manage the Chronicle’s visual representation in our various social media platforms.
  • Identify, manage and produce both short and long-term visual projects.


What will it take to be successful?

  • Knowledge of software programs such as PhotoMechanic, Photoshop, Final Cut X (or Premiere), Microsoft Word, Google products.  Overall understanding of InDesign, HTML, CSS, and other coding and design programs preferred.
  • Experience in editing of Cambria (Headings)  photographs, video, audio and captions.
  • Knowledge of photo graphic/video/audio equipment and how it functions, including how to use the iPhone to effectively capture visual content.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others effectively.
  • Ability to collaborate across departments and sections of the organization.
  • Be able to work nights and weekends when required.

 
About the San Francisco Chronicle & SFGate:

The Chronicle is world-class journalism, San Francisco style. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye, The Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. It’s not afraid of being controversial or of doing things that haven’t been done. It’s bolder, brighter, fearless. It’s news that is delivered to the discerning reader through multiple platforms. SFGate provides a 360-degree view of San Francisco, wildly reflective of right now. Provocative, energetic and unapologetic, the Gate is in constant conversation with the world's most eclectic city. It is the digital thermometer that gauges the temperature of San Francisco's moods, trends and interests — and shares them with the world.
   
Join our Team!

Reporter: Privacy/Cyber Crime/Dark Web , San Francisco Chronicle
Posted on April 2, 2015

Do you want to join the team that reinvents business coverage at the Bay Area’s definitive news source?

Cover the underbelly of the tech world at the Bay Area’s definitive news source.

As a privacy, cyber crime and dark web reporter, you will play a vital role in shaping how the San Francisco Chronicle reports on technology and business.

You will aggressively cover a world that is often left uncovered, bringing to light stories that impact the regional, national and global economy, and affect the very future of the Internet.

The privacy, cyber crime and dark web reporter will work closely with the 15 reporters, editors, copy editors, online producers and designers in the business department. In this role, you will be responsible breaking stories about data breaches and hacking attacks, writing informative analyzers that put complicated issues into perspective for a general audience, and pursuing enterprise stories about the strange ways people use the Internet.

The privacy, cyber crime and dark web reporter will blog regularly and use social media to find stories and promote Chronicle content

What will you do?

  • Move fast and break news.
  • Work with the business editor to develop a beat that makes Internet security an engaging topic for a general audience, helping make the San Francisco Chronicle a must-read in Silicon Valley and for those who follow the technology industry.
  • Discover and tell stories that others haven’t, or won’t.
  • Grow a digital audience by writing for web and effectively using social media.
  • Produce world-class journalism working collaboratively with editors, reporters, website producers, photographers and other journalists.


What will it take to be successful?

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5+ years writing or editing experience at a newspaper, magazine, digital news or tech-related website.
  • Experience writing about Internet security, using Tor and finding stories about the dark side of the Internet
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Great story ideas
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Able to effectively manage time, juggling multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated success in a deadline-driven environment
  • Social media expertise


About the San Francisco Chronicle & SF Gate:

The Chronicle is world-class journalism, San Francisco style. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye, The Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. It’s not afraid of being controversial or of doing things that haven’t been done. It’s bolder, brighter, fearless. It’s news that is delivered to the discerning reader through multiple platforms.

SF Gate provides a 360-degree view of San Francisco, wildly reflective of right now. Provocative, energetic and unapologetic, the Gate is in constant conversation with the world's most eclectic city. It is the digital thermometer that gauges the temperature of San Francisco's moods, trends and interests — and shares them with the world.

Intern, Documentary Reasearch and Production , America Radio Works, American Public Media
Posted on March 26, 2015

Are you an audio nerd? Like to listen to podcasts in your sleep? Digest the news with your breakfast? You should be a part of the team that produces American RadioWorks, one of best documentary radio outlets in the world. Help producers and reporters with finding great guests and do background research for reporting trips. Pitch ideas for our weekly podcast. Transcribe interviews from the field. This internship position will assist with the production of radio, podcast and web projects at American RadioWorks, the national documentary unit of American Public Media. The internship will provide basic training in documentary radio production.

Title: Intern, Documentary Research and Production, American RadioWorks
Duration: 6 months
Start date: June 15, 2015
Hours: 20 hours/week
Pay Rate: $15/hour
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

A cover letter is required along with an updated resume and application.

Position Responsibility:
• Conducts library and Internet research
• Conducts research for producers and correspondents to support stories
• Transcribes interviews
• Writes blog posts, as assigned
• Fact-checks documentaries and web site as needed
• Helps track interview archives on internal web site
• Contributes to editorial and web meetings
• Contributes to weekly podcast production
• Secures permission to license audio material
• Helps maintain show archives and equipment, as assigned
• Performs various administrative tasks


Required Education and Experience:
• Current enrollment in - OR recent graduation from - a bachelor's degree program, preferably with an emphasis in journalism, communications or a related field


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently
• Candidate must be able to type and work on PC-based programs like Windows XP, Word and Excel, and must possess general computer skills, including Internet research
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrated interest in public affairs journalism and the documentary form
• Daily tracking of regional and national news through radio, newspapers, TV and the Web
• Knowledge of public radio
• Ability to learn new computer programs quickly
• Ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to manage time and task load independently


Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Demonstrated journalism, radio and news writing experience
• Documentary and in-depth project experience
• Experience with Mac-based programs like Pro Tools editing software helpful
• HTML skills or an interest in learning HTML helpful


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

MIJE/POLITICO Journalism Training Program

The Maynard Institute will partner again in 2015 with POLITICO and American University to run the POLITICO Journalism Institute, a program that will bring  a dozen promising college students from around the country for training in covering politics and government.

The program will run from June 5-12. Expenses including transportation and housing will be covered. The application deadline is May 8.

"Expanding the diversity of the press corps that covers Washington continues to be a critical need. We are pleased to partner again with POLITICO and American University and build on the success of last year’s program in training a new generation of journalists, said Maynard Institute acting executive director Evelyn Hsu.

More information about the program and a link to the application is here.