Media Jobs

Social Media and Community Engagement Manager , Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on January 22, 2015

OPB Seeks Social Media and Community Engagement Manager
 
OPB is looking for a Social Media and Community Engagement Manager to ensure that OPB’s social media accounts are engaging and timely sources of regional news, and are providing information about OPB, including institutional messages and programming notes. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to: http://www.opb.org/about/jobs/director-of-digital-strategy-and-community-engagement/.  OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reynolds Fellowship , Reynolds Journalism Institute
Posted on January 21, 2015
Deadline: February 1, 2015

RJI seeks innovative ideas and projects for 2015-2016 Reynolds Fellowships

• Special consideration given to mobile engagement and monetization projects

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization; however, RJI staff also invites submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.

Successful collaborations are often in one of three categories but are not limited to these categories:

•Transformation of an idea into a market tested prototype;

• Development and deployment of a prototyped product or service into a substantial market test to prepare it for angel or venture investment or a
full launch of the project;

• Scholarly research that leads to publication of new understandings about the practice of journalism.

There are three types of fellowships for 2015-2016: residential, non-residential and institutional.

Residential fellows spend eight months on the University of Missouri campus. Non-residential fellows explore their ideas from their home
or office, with an occasional visit to campus. The institutional fellowship allows an individual to remain at their post at a news organization or
other institution while developing an idea.

Each fellowship includes a stipend. Residential fellows receive an $80,000 stipend and a $10,000 one-time housing or relocation allowance.
Non-residential fellows receive a $20,000 stipend, plus research and travel support. The institutional fellowship stipend – $20,000 – is paid to the company or institution and can be used for salary relief or for another purpose to best ensure the success of the fellowship project.
Reynolds fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and foreign journalists.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. For more information or to apply: http://rjionline.org/fellowship.

Contact Roger Gafke at rjifellows2015@rjionline.org with questions.


About the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute:

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute works with citizens, journalists and researchers to strengthen democracy through better journalism. RJI seeks out the most exciting new ideas, tests them with real-world experiments, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness and delivers solutions that citizens and journalists can put to use in their own communities.

Senior Producer , Marketplace (temporary)
Posted on January 15, 2015

Position Summary:

This is a temporary, 3-4 month maternity fill-in position for our Senior Producer of Marketplace, from March-June, 2015.

The position is ideal for a dynamic leader, who would work closely with host Kai Ryssdal and an ambitious team of producers, reporters and editors on Marketplace's flagship program. (S)he will be responsible for maintaining journalistic standards while sustaining Marketplace's sound.  (S)he ensures meeting of production standards and overall quality. (S)he also will serve as advocate and ambassador for the afternoon program service internally and externally.

Position Responsibility during the 3-4 months:

• Oversees editorial direction and ensures production standards are met.
• Senior assigning editor, ensuring forward-looking, insightful and innovative daily news coverage.

• Serves as senior quality control staff member for program material.
• Works closely with program host and producers to maintain and develop existing segments, and continue to foster an environment of creativity and experimentation.
• Supervise and manage direct staff through coaching and on-going feedback.

• Oversees programming pipeline
• Sees and organizes the whole.
• Responsible for holiday staff and program planning.
• Manages budgets as needed.
• Assists with fundraising as appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent;
• 8-10 years experience including three years at management/supervisory level.
• Experience in radio news production, particularly news magazines programs.
• Supervisory/management experience is required - experience must demonstrate an ability to foster high standards and an ability to coach, inspire and lead.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Solid news judgment, including an awareness of general news. Someone who thinks big and can create memorable journalism, but who also can manage the myriad details of daily and weekly producing.
• Flexible under daily deadline pressure, able to work effectively and collaboratively with hosts and other staff.
• High journalistic standards and a vision of what (s)he wants show to be each day and over the long term.
• Ability to say no diplomatically to freelancers, peers, and senior staff.
• Must have sense for the Marketplace style, rhythm, and sound.
• Highly motivated, well organized and flexible.
• Must care passionately about excellence in all aspects of the program. Must have tremendous energy, ambition, and drive to make Marketplace programs even better.
• Ability to research and develop programming that assimilates financial/consumer information.
• Strong oral communication, interviewing skills; writing and editing skills.
• Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams.
• Ability to motivate, train and grow employees.
• Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Digital audio editing experience preferred;
• Knowledge of public radio.

Reporting To This Position:

• 2 Associate Producers
• 1 Producer


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 at extensive periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community
  • 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.
  • Hours: Generally skewed early morning to early afternoon (approximately 7:30am-4pm,) but variable based on needs of show.
Team Editor , Gatehouse Media
Posted on January 13, 2015

Help guide a team of veterans and young journalists at Gatehouse Media in Delaware. We’re looking for an editor who will oversee a team of reporters covering community news in central and southern Delaware for four weekly publications that play an important role in the communities they serve and their websites that strive to break news on a regular basis. The editor should have at least two years of editing and management experience or five years of reporting experience with some editing skills.

Send a cover letter explaining why you're perfect for this position and your resume to Sundra Hominik, executive editor at sundra.hominik@doverpost.com.

Intern, Digital , Marketplace
Posted on January 13, 2015
Deadline: January 23, 2015

Position Summary:

At Marketplace we're helping to reinvent how audio and digital reporting is consumed in an always-on, mobile world. And our digital newsroom is offering an excellent internship opportunity for those who have an active interest in journalism and digital media.

Marketplace Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis.  Parking or bus/train pass will also be reimbursed.

The internship will last six months.  The application deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015.

 
Position Responsibility:

Learn and perform a variety of digital production, research, and editorial tasks, including analytics tracking and photo editing.
Write copy, fact check, and publish audio.
Contribute ideas for stories and other editorial material.
Content management system use and understanding.
Database and web projects.
 

Required Education and Experience:

A demonstrated interest in journalism (i.e. produced work for publication, worked at school newspaper/radio, etc.)
Work study programs can be honored as long as the goals of the program fit in with internship duties and requirements.
 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
Understanding of CMS systems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn new software programs.
Self-starter with an appetite for learning radio.
 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Coursework or experience in radio or digital journalism.
 

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 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.

Reporter I, General Assignment , Minnesota Public Radio
Posted on January 8, 2015
Deadline: January 23, 2015

The Reporter I, General Assignment position 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: January 23, 2015

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.

Social Media and Community Engagement Manager , Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on December 23, 2014

OPB is looking for a Social Media and Community Engagement Manager to ensure that OPB’s social media accounts are engaging and timely sources of regional news, and are providing information about OPB, including institutional messages and programming notes.

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

OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Immersion Workshop , Metcalf Institute
Posted on December 11, 2014
Deadline: February 6, 2014

Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems

June 7 – 12, 2015
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Are you looking for career-changing investigative reporting tools and sources to help you produce compelling environmental stories for your news audience? Do you want a break from daily deadlines and an opportunity to network with journalists from around the world? Metcalf Institute’s 17th Annual Science Immersion Workshop gives journalists from all backgrounds and media fresh story ideas, a better understanding of the scientific process, and expert sources by exposing them to the inner workings of science, through hands-on experience in environmental research in the field, laboratory, and conference table.

The fellowship includes travel support, room and board, and career-changing professional training, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment.

Apply for the workshop here by February 6, 2015.

Community Content Editor , The Democrat and Chronicle
Posted on December 11, 2014

Posting for Community Content Editor

The Democrat and Chronicle is seeking an innovative editor to fill the position of community content editor. The D&C is a dynamic media organization and the leader in delivering engaging news, information and watchdog journalism in Rochester, New York.

This editor oversees community news on all platforms and finds fresh content to reach target audiences in new ways. He or she works with partners, services and contributors as well as D&C journalists to produce a comprehensive and robust report.

Requirements for this position include excellent communication skills, exceptional planning and organizational skills, the ability to build coalitions around evolving needs and exceptional core journalism skills (reporting, producing and editing). Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, five years of media management experience and proven proficiency in applying analytics to content strategy.

Rochester has a rich history in innovation and entrepreneurship and maintains a knowledge-based economy fueled by 18 area colleges and universities.  The downtown area is undergoing a transformation that includes a move by the D&C next year to a new building. Rochester is a comfortably sized metro area with beautiful suburbs, reasonable commutes and high quality of life.

 

Content Coach/Mobile , The Democrat and Chronicle
Posted on December 11, 2014

Job description for content coach/mobile

The Democrat and Chronicle is seeking an innovative editor to fill the position of content coach for mobile, one of the top management positions in the newsroom. The D&C is a dynamic media organization and the leader in delivering engaging news, information and watchdog journalism in Rochester, New York.

This content coach guides reporters and photographers in planning for mobile first with the best storytelling approach for target audiences. He or she must be able inspire staff to experiment, learn and grow to meet rapidly evolving consumer needs. The coach works closely with journalists before, during and after the creation of content.

The successful candidate understands how to use writing to reach specific audiences, how to tell stories in unique ways and how to use multimedia to complement the written word. This coach will work across the newsroom and will directly oversee the work of a team of reporters and photographers.

Requirements for this position include exceptional coaching ability, excellent communication skills, insatiable curiosity about the competition, effective use of metrics and experience with multiple storytelling techniques across platforms. Candidates also must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and five years of media management experience.

Rochester has a rich history in innovation and entrepreneurship and maintains a knowledge-based economy fueled by 18 area colleges and universities.  The downtown area is undergoing a transformation that includes a move by the D&C next year to a new building. Rochester is a comfortably sized metro area with beautiful suburbs, reasonable commutes and high quality of life.