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Correspondent, News , American Public Media
Posted on August 5, 2015

Correspondent #109-16
News - American Public Media
Location: St Paul, MN, USA
Pay: $31.94 - $47.91 Hourly Full Time
Full Benefits

The three candidates selected for this role will have an impressive track record of investigative reporting and will form a new team to dig into important issues. The group will deliver exclusive, high-impact investigative reports that shine a bright light and seek accountability from powerful leaders and institutions. They will report and produce across platforms – on-air for MPR News, online at mprnews.org and may also partner with other news organizations. The pace of the work will vary, with some stories reported individually and others as a team. This role will at times collaborate with the American Radio Works team to create distinctive, in-depth journalism that connects with diverse audiences.

Application deadline: August 26, 2015

Position Responsibility:
• Regularly deliver high-impact, investigative journalism.
• Have a passion for reporting that enlightens the public and strengthens democracy.
• Propose and execute long-term projects.
• Identify and pursue investigative angles in a breaking news story.
• Be willing to play the lead role on a big story and be supportive when your work isn't front and center.
• Cultivate and maintain a wide variety of sources.
• Infuse colleagues with the desire to expose issues.
• Adhere to the highest ethical behaviors and practice.
• Regularly request public records.
• Manage multiple assignments of short and long duration.
• Regularly develop and propose lines of reporting.
• Share data, questions and ideas with other members of the team.
• Support other reporters from across the company with training on public records requests and other investigative techniques.
• Regularly contribute to podcasts, blogs and social media.
• Perform public outreach as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
• Ten or more years' experience in journalism, reporting or editing.
• Five years' experience reporting for radio.
• Proven track record of breaking high-impact investigative stories.
• Beat reporting experience and accomplishment.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Ability to deliver investigations that break news and have impact.
• Exceptional critical thinking abilities.
• Exceptional analytical abilities.
• Strong reporting and writing skills across platforms.
• High-level digital audio production skills, including ability to produce in ProTools and/or Dalet.
• Ability to tell compelling radio stories through creative use of audio and storytelling techniques.
• Strong interviewing skills.
• Dexterity with state and federal public records requests.
• High level of detail orientation.
• Ability to work quickly and under demanding deadlines.
• Ability to work methodically, over time.
• Ability to overcome obstacles to information and people.
• Ability to distill complex information and present it clearly.
• Ability to think visually.
• Familiarity with defamation and privacy laws.
• Mastery of many apps/tools commonly used by investigative reporters, such as Document Cloud and deep web search tools.
• Comfort and creativity in use of social media.
• Deep knowledge of a beat or several other topics, such as education or public health.
• Ability to mentor and guide the work of others.


Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Data reporting and visualization.
• Database management.
• Competency in another language.
• Experience being on camera.
• Experience collaborating with other news organizations.


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

Race and identity editor , Vox Media
Posted on August 5, 2015

Vox Media
DC Office

Vox.com is a user's guide to the news, helping readers make sense of everything from the protests in Baltimore to the 2016 election to Game of Thrones. We want to create the single best resource for news consumers anywhere. To build that resource, every day we move quickly to deliver the best context, reporting, and analysis to the news that matters most for our readers.

We are looking for a fast-moving, forward-thinking, innovative editor to lead a team of writers focused on gender, sexuality, race, and criminal justice. The editor would work in our DC office to manage that coverage, and contribute to it themselves.

We’re looking for someone with:

-A minimum of six years experience writing and editing

-A deep understanding of how to structure and pace a story

-Demonstrated knowledge of, passion for, and experience writing or editing stories focused on race and identity

-The ability to take a story from "good enough" to "great"

-Strong organization skills, plus experience juggling multiple daily deadlines

-Headline-writing magic and experience packaging stories for the web

-A history of identifying interesting and important stories before they hit the mainstream

It would be nice if you had:

-Management experience

Duties:

-Conceptualize and implement an editorial strategy for the race and identity team

-Edit and assign daily and longterm stories

-Manage and develop a team of writers

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, three clips, and a cover letter. Please include in your cover letter three key longterm stories you would focus on as a race and identity editor at Vox.

About working at Vox Media: This is a full-time position with benefits based in DC. The chosen candidate will be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web. Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Staff writer, gender issues , Vox Media
Posted on August 5, 2015

DC Office
Vox.com is a user's guide to the news, helping readers make sense of everything from the protests in Baltimore to the 2016 election to Game of Thrones. We want to create the single best resource for news consumers anywhere. Every day we move quickly to deliver the best context, reporting, and analysis to the news that matters most for our readers.

To build that resource, we are looking for a staff writer to focus on the intersection of gender issues and pop culture, politics, and social justice — from the unique challenges faced by a woman presidential candidate to the latest news in abortion legislation to the treatment of women in gaming and beyond. The writer would work in our DC office.

We’re looking for someone with:

-A demonstrated knowledge of, passion for, and experience writing about issues affecting women

-A roster of sources on your beat

-Headline-writing magic and experience packaging stories for the internet

-A history of identifying interesting stories before they hit the mainstream

-An eye for both the quick and viral as well longer, more in-depth stories that, combined, create a rich and unique service for the reader

Duties:

-Conceptualize and implement a coverage strategy in your topic area

-Write daily and longterm stories — including reported pieces and analysis — on your beat that provide comprehensive coverage of the subject area

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, three clips, and a cover letter. Please include in your cover letter three key running stories you would focus on in this role.

About working at Vox Media: This is a full-time position with benefits based in DC. The chosen candidate will be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web. Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Associate Producer, Marketplace , Marketplace
Posted on August 4, 2015

Position Summary:

Marketplace is looking for an ambitious, creative radio producer with strong digital chops to help make our flagship show with Kai Ryssdal even stronger.

You'll join an innovative staff constantly working to create more conversational, more ambitious content. We're looking for someone who wants to push the edge of our listener and digital experience, who is imaginative and creative, and who thrives on the deadline pressure of a daily radio and multimedia show.

Marketplace is the most widely heard business show in the country on radio or TV -- a show known for an irreverent approach to business and economic news. This is an exciting place to work, and could easily be the most challenging and satisfying job you'll ever have. And you get to do it in sunny Los Angeles.

We're looking for a producer who is innately curious; driven to find new and compelling ways to tell stories both on the radio and on digital platforms; interested in directing the show; well organized and detail-oriented; willing to experiment; and able to thrive in a quick paced, competitive environment. We encourage risk-taking and failure.

The Associate Producer will work on Marketplace's flagship show in a wide range of editorial and broadcast production tasks, including directing the show.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, book, produce and edit host interviews, including with high-profile guests and newsmakers.
  • Book and prep guests quickly and in breaking news situations.
  • Identify and evaluate talent for potential as regular guests on the program.
  • Field produce host interviews outside of the studio, along with other show segments as required.
  • Work closely with host and senior producer to develop signature show segments featuring host.
  • Produce digital content on Marketplace's social media and digital platforms.
  • Help foster a creative and productive work environment.
  • Pitch and produce signature Marketplace elements, including non-narrated pieces and host features.
  • Serve as one of two directors of the program, including creating rundowns, selecting music, monitoring deadlines, formatting scripts, coordinating fixes, and managing archiving and related systems.
  • Manage timely delivery for all elements of the program.
  • Train production assistants and interns, as needed.
  • Monitor audio quality and use of sound in program, with technical director.
  • Collaborate with other show directors to establish standard practices, maintain musical "voice", and to identify and resolve director concerns. 
  • Fill in for other positions at Marketplace, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Three or more years radio production, news gathering, editorial, or related professional experience
  • Excellent news judgment.
  • Ability to quickly write and edit smart, compelling content for a variety of platforms.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve.
  • Independence, initiative and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to program.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure on a consistent basis.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Superior communication, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Experience in editing digital audio
  • Experience in multi-media production.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous employment working in a national news organization.
  • Field production experience.
  • Directing experience.
  • Reporting experience.

 

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
Assistant/Associate professor of Journalism , Utica College
Posted on July 14, 2015

Utica College has a tenure-track Assistant/Associate professor of Journalism position open beginning August 1, 2015.
 
The successful candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or related field. Previous news media experience required. The ideal candidate will have expertise producing content across multiple platforms. Previous teaching experience preferred. Candidate will be expected to develop multimedia courses and teach some combination of the following: Multimedia Web Design, Information Gathering and Storytelling, Introduction to Mass Communications, Editing, Media Writing/Media Writing Lab, Watchdog Reporting, Media Ethics, Sportswriting and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will also be expected to aid in the development of the department’s digital presence.
 
Located in the heart of Central New York, Utica College is a fully independent, private, non-sectarian, comprehensive institution founded in 1946. We are home to approximately 2,800 undergraduate students who come from 45 different states and 39 different countries. A typically class size is 20. Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
 
For position information or to apply please visit: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1340.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
 
Utica College is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Utica College considers applicants for all positions on the basis of ability, potential, and valid qualification without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, *sexual orientation, *gender identity, gender expression, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, veteran status, or any other protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by the law.

Apply Here : http://www.Click2Apply.net/nfxsvtt

Washington and Lee University , Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism
Posted on June 2, 2015

Washington and Lee University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an experienced journalist to hold the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism, beginning in the fall of 2016.

The Chair is responsible for one of our signature programs, a business journalism sequence that provides specialized education in journalism with an emphasis on business. The business journalism program combines two of Washington and Lee’s historic strengths—its accredited journalism department and its Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics.

Duties include teaching courses on reporting on business and the economy and overseeing an internship program. The Chair is an endowed position at the rank of professor. Candidates should have extensive business journalism experience and a graduate degree; an earned doctorate is preferred but not required. Experience in media management and teaching are also preferred.

Washington and Lee is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications begins Oct. 1, 2015.

To inquire or apply contact:
Professor Toni Locy, locyt@wlu.edu
201 Reid Hall
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450


Data Visualization Reporter , Eater, Vox Media
Posted on May 21, 2015

Eater is seeking a food world reporter dedicated to visualizing the news in interesting, informative, and creative ways. This reporter will work for our national news and reports teams and will be tasked with finding, cleaning, and examining data, experimenting with ways to create interesting and engaging stories on the web, and providing a data-backed perspective to major stories. The ideal candidate has a keen news sense and an enterprising spirit, is comfortable with all manner of data sets and studies, and is familiar with the latest online storytelling tools.

You’re passionate about helping readers explore news and data under tight deadlines. You're a smart, friendly, pragmatic problem-solver, and you’ve worked in a newsroom and understand how they work.

Excellent communication skills are vital, as is a dedication to publishing work which is always of the highest quality, on tight deadlines. The right candidate will be highly collaborative, creative, organized, flexible, and reliable.

You must be able to:

  • Know how to tell a story
  • Tell those stories as happily with charts and maps and photos as with words
  • Feel comfortable with basic charting and graphic tools and the sense of a good data story
  • Keep on top of the news, trends, and the work of competitors
  • Push Eater into new coverage territories like tech, science, politics, and more
  • Work with our product team on smart and visual presentations of major stories
  • Work well both independently and as part of a team, and juggle multiple simultaneous projects with varying lead times.
  • Be comfortable with basic statistical analysis
  • Be comfortable with Excel, basic programming, database systems, and front-end web development


Ideally you have:

  • An Intense passion and knowledge about the world of restaurants, food, and drink
  • A critical, seasoned eye for news and an aptitude with dealing with difficult stories
  • Excellent organizational skills, focus, and attention to detail
  • A consuming work ethic; you are what you do
  • This job is located in our New York office.


About Vox:

Vox Media is one of the fastest growing media companies today, combining smart content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 155mm people each month who rely on us for a modern, intelligent take on the world. Vox Media is seven distinct media brands, each reaching young, affluent adult audiences: News (Vox.com), Technology and Lifestyle (The Verge), Sports (SB Nation), Gaming (Polygon), Food and Nightlife (Eater), Fashion and Shopping (Racked), and Real Estate and Architecture (Curbed).

Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

News Editor , Racked, Vox Media
Posted on May 21, 2015

Racked is looking for a full-time news editor to oversee our national news desk. The ideal candidate is an excellent and quick writer/editor with a proven track record of breaking news. This person will own and build out Racked's news program. We are looking for someone who can not only manage a news schedule, but who can also react quickly to breaking news.

Experience at a major news outlet and knowledge of the fashion/beauty/wellness industries is preferred. This job is based in New York City, and you'll be working from our offices. Pay and benefits package are competitive.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and assign out news coverage
  • Manage the Racked homepage and publish schedule
  • Top edit and oversee two news desk writers
  • Build out news calendar; work with freelancers on longer-form pieces
  • Bring new contributors and ideas to the team
  • Assist in marketing published content via social channels and professional connections


Requirements:

  • Minimum two years' experience editing news content at a newspaper or website
  • A competitive streak; you delight in scooping the competition
  • A critical, seasoned eye for storytelling in any medium
  • Excellent organizational skills, focus, and attention to detail
  • A passion for and knowledge of the fashion, retail and/or beauty/health worlds


About Racked:

Racked covers style, shopping, and beauty as they affect the day-to-day lives of our discerning readers. We’re seriously interested in topics that aren’t so serious, whether that’s a new designer collaboration, an out-there wellness trend, or a celebrity making a career out of having the world's greatest life. Our rapidly-expanding team seeks to tackle the news with faster, better and more in-depth coverage, to provide analysis into the inner workings of these major industries, and to explore what’s coming up next--and why you should care.

Now a part of Vox, Racked is looking to expand its offerings with the help of talented new editors, writers, and video producers. We’re re-imagining what a fashion blog can be. Come join us.

About Vox:

Vox Media is a technology-driven media company. Using our modern media platform Chorus, we develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for a monthly audience of over 70 million passionate people around the world. As one of the fastest growing online publishers, we own and operate brands in six distinct categories: Vox.com in news, SB Nation in sports, The Verge in tech and culture, Polygon in gaming, Curbed in design and real estate, Eater in dining and nightlife, and Racked in shopping and fashion.

Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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