Media Jobs

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.

 

Home Life Reporter , The Democrat and Chronicle
Posted on December 11, 2014

Posting for Home Life reporter

The Democrat and Chronicle is seeking a talented journalist to fill the new position of home life reporter. The D&C is a dynamic media organization and the leader in delivering engaging news, information and watchdog journalism in Rochester, New York.

This reporter will report on interesting local home trends and lifestyle issues beyond work life. The beat places emphasis on the lifestyles of target audiences such as Generation X and includes topics such as community involvement, volunteering/philanthropy, religion/spirituality and the social scene.

The successful candidate will produce a variety of videos, stories and blogs -- from brief items to in-depth enterprise -- and cover breaking news as warranted. The reporter will engage readers and digital users through social media, digital chats and community events, and become the community’s leading voice on home life issues.

Requirements for this position include exceptional cross-platform storytelling and advanced social media skills with a proven track record of self-motivation and self-direction. Candidates should have five years of experience and a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or the equivalent in experience and education.

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.

 

innovation/entrepreneurship reporter , The Democrat and Chronicle
Posted on December 11, 2014

Posting for innovation/entrepreneurship reporter

The Democrat and Chronicle is seeking a talented journalist to fill the position of innovation/entrepreneurship reporter. The D&C is a dynamic media organization and the leader in delivering engaging news, information and watchdog journalism in Rochester, New York.

This reporter aggressively covers innovation and entrepreneurship in our community by uncovering developments at companies large and small, the latest local patents, the collegiate research industry, emerging jobs, and trends in gadgets and technology. Story threads are not limited to the world of business. Content should be highly local, with an emphasis on making technical stories engaging for our key audiences. Watchdog journalism will also be part of the mix.

The successful candidate will produce a variety of videos, stories and blogs -- from brief items to in-depth enterprise -- and cover breaking news as warranted. The reporter will engage readers and digital users through social media, digital chats and community events and become the community’s leading voice on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Requirements for this position include exceptional cross-platform storytelling and advanced social media skills with a proven track record of self-motivation and self-direction. Candidates should have five years of experience and a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or the equivalent in experience and education.

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.

senior engagement editor , The Democrat and Chronicle
Posted on December 11, 2014

Posting for senior engagement editor

The Democrat and Chronicle is seeking an innovative editor to fill the position of senior engagement editor, 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.

The senior engagement editor connects the public with the D&C through outreach, editorials and editorial board management. He or she oversees content that highlights discussions and debates on important community issues, including the editorial/op-ed pages, but also regularly engages citizens through social platforms and events in the community.

The successful candidate should possess expertise in social media, marketing and events planning as well as editorial writing. Requirements for this position include excellent communication skills, effective use of metrics and experience with multiple storytelling techniques across platforms to reach target audiences. Candidates also must have eight years of media management experience and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or a related field.

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.

Associate Digital Producer , The Dinner Party Download
Posted on December 4, 2014
Deadline: December 12, 2014

Position Summary:

The associate digital producer for The Dinner Party Download is part of a small, independent team at American Public Media. Responsibilities include the creation and management of all digital content on a variety of platforms.

Some stories will form as adaptations of radio interviews; others will be conceived of and pursued outside of what's included in the weekly podcast. Candidates should be strong writers with some photography experience. Photo editing is a must. Video is a plus.

The subject matter of website includes movies, books, food and music. Fluency in these areas is expected.

Audience development is key. The producer is accountable for fostering growth in podcast listening, web visitors, social media engagement and email newsletter subscribers. There will be frequent communication and partnership with producers of other programs in the Infinite Guest family.

Additional duties include participation in live events, fundraising, and creating awareness of club membership opportunities.

This position has an application deadline of December 12, 2014.

 
Position Responsibilities:

  • Writes and edits content for the Dinner Party Download website
  • Publishes audio to podcast subscribers on myriad listening services
  • Adapts raw material to web with use of audio-to-text transcription tools
  • Pitches and produces new content from scratch
  • Uses social media to promote web content and engage with users
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Three to five years experience working in a digital publishing environment

 
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience with Wordpress, Drupal or comparable content management systems
  • Excellent language skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading
  • Ability to edit images, audio and video
  • Strong command of HTML
  • Visual design sensibility and basic understanding of usability principles
  • Understanding of basic digital metrics
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision

 

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
Production Assistant , The Dinner Party Download
Posted on December 4, 2014

Position Summary:

The Production Assistant works closely with the producers and hosts to create The Dinner Party Download – public radio's bold, boisterous arts and culture show.  The DPD airs weekly on 140 stations across the country and is known for its savvy, often irreverent take on what's breaking in the entertainment and food worlds.  The show is also an anchor podcast within the Infinite Guest network.

The Production Assistant's primary responsibility is cutting and crafting audio. Meaning, you'll be editing interviews and non-narrated pieces (music 'soundtracks,' scored readings, etc.) into smart, surprising segments that use sound well.  We seek someone with an ear for editing, a creative outlook, and a willingness to dive into raw tape for hours and make it its best self. (Apologies to life coaches everywhere).

Other aspects of production may include: booking interviews; initiating story and new segment ideas; writing copy; assisting with "live" (audience-oriented) events; performing administrative tasks; coordinating cross-over segments or collaborations with other Infinite Guest hosts; and generally maintaining the show's production flow. The Production Assistant is not unlike a sous-chef at a bustling restaurant: there's no shortage of things to do, to learn, to perfect, to explore. And yes, you get to taste the food. 

The ideal candidate would be intensely curious, especially about culture. (What should the show be covering, that it is not?) We're looking for someone with aspirations to grow the public media sphere, long-term. 

This position has an application deadline of Monday, December 15, 2014.


Position Responsibility:

  • Hands-on production: edits audio from raw to final state.
  • Books, produces and edits interviews with high-profile guests
  • Stays current with national and international culture trends
  • Pitches ideas for radio, digital, multimedia/social media projects and stories.
  • Helps assemble planning calendars for upcoming coverage
  • Writes promos and some copy
  • Initiates and researches story and segment ideas and concepts for program
  • Writes introductions and otherwise prepares stories for broadcast, Internet and other platforms
  • Researches sources/guests, background, context; proposes guests
  • Administrative tasks including answering mail, record keeping, data entry, creating daily rundowns and payment/invoicing vouchers
  • Acquires permissions/licenses
  • May direct work of interns
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • One or more years production, editorial or related professional experience
  • Broad experience in audio journalism, storytelling, and/or entertainment

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision
  • Ability to work well with diverse personalities on the show
  • Digital editing knowledge and skill
  • A passion for arts, culture, entertainment, and current events
  • Creative spirit and interest in crafting unique content for broadcast and digital.
  • Ability to maintain productive and positive communication with co-workers
  • Excellent language skills including writing, proofreading; fluent computer skills with the knowledge of basic Internet and computer standards, and common applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments/divisions

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Digital editing experience with DAVID, Pro Tools, or similar programs
  • A bonus: experience staging or producing "live" (audience-oriented) events for radio or other media.
  • A sense of humor is always a plus.

 

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.
Producer/Director, Radio and Television Services , Indiana University
Posted on November 25, 2014

12664 - Producer/Director, Radio and Television Services

Radio & Television Services is looking for a Producer/Director to develop, research, manage, produce, direct, and edit video, audio, or media projects for broadcast or web for any of WTIU/WFIU/RTVS clients, as assigned by the RTVS Director of Educational & Production Services.

Job Summary: Major tasks include the roles of Video Producer/Director/Editor and Video Editor (only) on various projects:

Video Producer/Director/Editor On Projects – Researches, designs, and scripts video production, including producing/directing for field acquisition – primarily via single camera, and elements procurement), post production editing, and delivery of all project deliverables.

Video Editor (Only) On Projects – Analyzes and effects video post-production editing, including digitizing and organizing all elements, editing using non-linear edit system, outputting and delivery to producer or client requirements.


FOR CONSIDERATION: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Submit a resume and cover letter that includes the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references that can comment about your qualifications for the position and a sample reel website.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, communications, or related field and two years of professional experience within a broadcast or professional video production unit, including hands-on experience with a range of video ENG cameras and non-linear video editing systems.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal especially regarding both production and technical matters, with staff and outside clients; and strong story-telling skills.

Demonstrated ability to manage projects and digital workflow in an ENG field and post production environment, and to work both independently and closely with producers/videographers/talent/and production personnel in a strict deadline driven, robust video production atmosphere. Must be able to lift cases weighing up to 50 lbs. and sit and stand for long periods of time.

Preferred: Three years of professional experience; experience with single camera videography, field lighting, and field audio acquisition; strong writing experience; experience with AVID non-linear video editing system.

Note: This position has an irregular weekly schedule, and does involve occasional shifts during evening, weekend, or Holiday periods.

This is a full-time, exempt, professional staff position, eligible for all full-time IU staff benefits. More information may be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo/prof-index.html.

Other: Indiana University-Radio/Television Services (www.radiotvservices.com/), WTIU Public Television (www.wtiu.indiana.edu/), and WFIU Public Radio (www.wfiu.org/) serve south-central Indiana, producing a wide range of radio and television programs for local, state, and national distribution. In addition, RTVS services a robust lineup of both Indiana University and non-university clients.

Applications accepted through December 4, 2014, or until position is filled.


On-line Application:
http://www.iu.edu/~uhrs/jobs/index.html

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Education Editor , The Conversation
Posted on November 25, 2014

Position Description:  Education Editor
Department:  Editorial
Reports to :  Managing Editor
Salary:  TBD

The Education Editor is responsible for leading The Conversation US http://www.theconversation.com/ education  policy coverage.  Reporting to the Managing Editor, the editor will develop story ideas, commission articles from academics and researchers, and prepare those articles for publication.   The successful applicant must be widely read and well informed on education issues and academic research on the subject.  This role would be a mid-career journalist with a background in the area, including a good network of contacts, strong communication skills and the ability to manage relationships with key institutions and academics.  

The Editor will demonstrate the following

  • experience in journalism and editing
  • familiarity with education issues
  • an ability to generate creative and compelling story ideas-a network of contacts including key experts and publications
  • strong organizational skills,
  • ability to write to a daily deadline, manage multiple tasks and work as part of a team.
  • attention to detail
  • strong relationship-building skills
  • ability to work autonomously as well as within a small team
  • some experience in online production


The Conversation US http://www.theconversation.com/ is a platform for public scholarship written by academics edited by journalists and aimed at the general public. It is a non-profit organization located on the Boston University campus.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Jobs.us@theconversation