Media Jobs

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.

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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
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.