Helping Out-of-Work Journalists
Updated, Aug. 29, 2011
This blog entry originally started because of cuts in Gannett’s newspaper division that were announced in June. Now, we hear that MediaNews Group’s consolidations will result in further loss of newsroom jobs.
How we can help: On behalf of my home organization — the Asian American Journalists Association — as well as the National Hispanic Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association, I’m rounding up some journalism job leads to help our colleagues land on their feet.
Please send me openings that come your way. (The honor roll of contributors is at the end of this post.)
The good news: Journalism jobs are available around the world! Also, I’ve posted additional resources — including an AAJA webinar on dealing with layoffs/buyouts.
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AIR Media in Boston: Online strategist/blogger.
American Public Radio has openings in the Twin Cities and throughout California (and you don’t necessarily need a broadcast background — quality journalistic chops are a bigger qualification).
The Associated Press is looking for reporters with at least two years’ experience (“newsperson” on AP’s jobs board) in the New York City and Washington bureaus. E-mail email@example.com. AP is also looking for an experienced hand to lead China coverage, a New York-based markets reporter and a Washington-based political reporter.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Washington correspondent.
The Atlantic in Washington: Managing editor. Apply online.
Baltimore Business Journal: Reporter.
Bay Area News Group Interactive in San Jose: Web content producer.
The Berkshire Record-Reporter in Great Barrington, Mass.: Experienced reporter.
Boston Business Journal/Mass High Tech: Top-tech business reporter.
Boston.com: Senior content producer, Arts & Entertainment.
Central Penn Business Journal: Reporter.
Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee: Reporter.
Chronicle of Higher Education: Reporter.
CQ Roll Call in Washington has a slew of openings.
Daily Item in Lynn, Mass.: Reporter/editor.
Daily Press in Newport News, Va.: Editorial page editor.
The Detroit News is hiring reporters and copy editors. Contact Walter Middlebrook.
Dow Jones Newswires: Media reporter.
ESPN has openings.
ExploreLI.com, a division of Newsday: Editor.
Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville: News editor.
Gatehouse Media New England: Reporting and editing opportunities throughout Massachusetts.
Greenbay Press-Gazette in Wisconsin: Opinion page editor.
Helios Global, a defense contractor, is seeking an experienced magazine assistant editor to begin on July 18 in Tampa. “The successful candidate will have strong journalism, editing, proofreading and copyediting skills. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese and understanding of Latin America is strongly desired. Familiarity with the US military, defense and security issues is a plus. Candidate must be able to attain secret level clearance by the US Department of Defense. Candidate must be able to work in a small team with many shared responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment. Continued employment is based on renewal of government contract.” Send a resume, cover letter and three writing samples to Diálogo Magazine Senior Editor Abraham Mahshie.
Huffington Post Black Voices is looking for an associate Lifestyle editor. “Post Black Voices will spotlight the best and brightest contemporary black thinkers, game-changers and journalists. As Associate Editor you will report into the Black Voices Managing Editor and be responsible for updating the site with breaking news, analysis, blog posts, video and more, optimizing web traffic, promoting content on social media and growing our community.ResponsibilitiesWrite, publish and promote engaging, high-impact Black Voices storiesCurate and manage the Black Voices homepage and/or subsectionsGrow traffic through creative use of social mediaEdit stories as needed, improving clarity and styleImplement SEO best practices on all article pages and content packagesQualificationsVery strong writing skills and previous online publishing experience, including editing, SEO concepts, social media growth and promotionAbility to analyze traffic data and track metrics, and respond to themBasic understanding of HTML, Photoshop and blog publishing platformsBe comfortable in a fast-paced, creatively demanding work environment that requires meticulous attention to detailExtensive knowledge of social media sites and ideas about how to engage HuffPost’s reader community in the issues of the dayEndless energy and ideas for high-quality reliable content, and exceptional drive to maximize its visibility and impact.” Please submit resumes and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huffington Post Latino is looking for an associate editor. “HuffPost Latino will spotlight the authentic voices and perspectives of the best & brightest contemporary Hispanic thinkers, community leaders, and game-changers against a backdrop of a shared cultural legacy which is rapidly evolving as it meshes with the American mainstream. As Associate Editor you will report into the AOL Latino Senior Editor of News and be responsible for updating the site with breaking news, analysis, blog posts, video and more, optimizing web traffic, promoting content on social media and growing our community. Responsibilities• Write, publish and promote engaging, high-impact HuffPost Latino stories• Curate and manage the HuffPost Latino homepage and/or subsections• Grow traffic through creative use of social media• Edit stories as needed, improving clarity and style• Implement SEO best practices on all article pages and content packages• Be an active and supportive member of the AOL Latino / HuffPost Latino editorial team. Qualifications• Very strong writing skills and previous online publishing experience, including editing, SEO concepts, social media growth and promotion• Ability to analyze traffic data and track metrics, and respond to them• Basic understanding of HTML, Photoshop and blog publishing platforms• Be comfortable in a fast-paced, creatively demanding work environment that requires meticulous attention to detail• Extensive knowledge of social media sites and ideas about how to engage HuffPost’s reader community in the issues of the day• Endless energy and ideas for high-quality reliable content, and exceptional drive to maximize its visibility and impact• English fluency a must, Spanish fluency preferred• Avid participant in Hispanic culture and student of evolving trends in this community.” Please submit resumes and writing samples to email@example.com.
Huffington Post Media Group: Assistant editor.
Imagination Publishing in Chicago is in the market for an editor, who “will serve as the lead for one of our financial service publications, and will provide digital project management support for several other clients.” Apply online.
iSharesblog.com, part of BlackRock’s iShares ETF division, is looking for a contractor to manage its blog from July to January. The role, located in San Francisco, could lead to other roles within iShares’ digital content division or at iShares in general. Five to seven years of writing experience necessary and Series 7 a plus. If you are interested, please e-mail your resume to Jennifer.Cronin@BlackRock.com. Responsibilities: · Create, curate and edit content for company blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. · Coordinate and manage the various social media editorial calendars · Work with blog authors to guide new posts through the editing and compliance process · Mine Google Reader and listening tools daily to derive relevant content for all social mediums · Produce and analyze Google Analytics reports on a regular basis to help measure impact of blog content and guide future post strategy · Work closely with Digital Promotions team to elevate chosen content through promotional channels Skills: · Strong writing and editing skills with an eye for detail · Excellent written and verbal communication skills · Tech savvy with thorough knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; familiarity with social media engagement/listening tools such as Spredfast, Hootsuite, and Visible a plus · Ability to meet deadlines while juggling multiple tasks Other requirements and considerations: Ideally 5-7 years experience. Series 7 a Plus.
The Island Packet in Hilton Head, S.C.: Education reporter.
Miss.Fla.) Business Journal: Reporter.
KJZZ.org, an NPR affiliate in Phoenix: Digital media editor.
KMSB, the Fox affiliate in Tucson: Sports anchor/reporter.
KRNV, the NBC affiliate in Reno: Associate producer.
KUT News in Austin is building out broadcast and online staff to investigate Texas government.
Openings at KYMA, the NBC affiliate in Yuma, Ariz., include reporter/anchor.
Lowell Sun-Reporter in Massachusetts: Reporter.
MaineToday in Augusta: Sports copy editor.
Manchester Newspapers in Granville, N.Y.: Reporter.
Marketplace: Senior digital producer for audio and podcasts. E-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate position #232-11.
McClatchy is trying to staff its consolidated copy desk in Charlotte to serve the Charlotte Observer, the (Raleigh) News & Observer and the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald.
Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Va.: Web editorial director.
MPR Morning Edition: Associate producer. E-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Indicate position #231-11.
Motley Fool in Alexandria, Va.: Financial editor.
Nashville Public Radio: Host/reporter.
National Geographic in Washington needs an associate editor, among other openings.
The New York Times has several openings for copy editors. Possible assignments include Business Day, Foreign-National, Sports and Metro. Ideal candidates for copy-editing jobs should have 5 to 7 years’ experience editing news for daily newspapers and Web news sites. To apply, please send a current resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Multimedia positions are also available (but I don’t have information about those openings).
The New York Times International Weekly in Gainesville, Fla.: Designer.
Newyorker.com needs a producer. Responsibilities include updating the front page several times a day and updating other pages in accordance with the weekly magazine cycle; drafting display copy; image research; Web analytics. Candidates should have experience using a CMS (or at least blogging software), experience in a fast-paced news environment, and a copy editor’s attention to detail. Other useful skills include PhotoShop, multimedia, and awareness of SEO and social media. It’s a hourly position, five days a week, no benefits. Hours may include early mornings, nights, and weekends. Send a resume to email@example.com with the subject line “producer candidate.”
The News Herald in Panama City, Fla.: Copy editor/designer.
NYLON and NYLON Guys in New York City is looking for a senior editor. “The editor would work on both magazines (NYLON is monthly and NYLON Guys in bi-monthly) but would have more responsibilities at Nylon Guys. The job would be split pretty evenly between writing and editing, and the person should have a really strong knowledge of fashion, pop culture, and music and a minimum of five years’ experience working at magazines/newspapers/online. This job is a lot of work, but it’s incredibly rewarding.” If you think you’re right for the job, send your résumé and cover letter to Luke Crisell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Public Broadcasting seeks a radio producer to work on the Think Out Loud daily news/discussion program. For more information, go to www.opb.org/insideopb/careers/jobs.
Plain Dealer in Cleveland: Sports copy editor.
Portland Daily Sun in Maine: Reporter.
Queens Chronicle in New York: Editor/reporter.
Reading Eagle in Pennsylvania: Metro reporter.
Roanoake Times in Virginia: Business reporter.
Solar Energy Industries Association in Washington: Senior writer and editor.
Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau: Lead designer.
The Star-Ledger in Newark seeks an assistant metro editor and an entry-level metro reporter (the reporter must have use of a car). For either position, e-mail Associate Editor Tom Curran.
Stars and Stripes in Washington: Editor.
Time Warner has jobs (including at CNN) in Atlanta, New York and Washington. Check out the database.
The Times in Gainesville, Ga.: Two openings for reporters.
Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk: News designer.
Wall Street Journal: Social media editor.
WAMC in Albany, N.Y., an NPR affiliate, has openings.
WBUR in Boston, an NPR affiliate: Managing editor (note: radio experience not required).
WWMT, the CBS affiliate in Kalamazoo, Mich.: Primary anchor.
The Washington Post: Cartographer/interactive map developer.
WFCR in Amherst, Mass., an NPR affiliate, has openings.
WGBH in Boston has several openings.
WKMG in Orlando needs multimedia journalists and more.
WQXR in New York City: Music director.
WSKG in Binghamton, N.Y.: Local Journalism Center (LJC) reporter.
Yahoo Front Page: Lifestyles editor/programmer.
Special thanks for sending great leads!
AAJA’s Amy Alipio, Robert Boos, Minnesota Co-President Emma Carew, National VP-Print Janet Cho, Raymund Flandez, Maria Hechanova, VP-Broadcast George Kiriyama, Kim Moy, Chicago President Ameet Sachdev, Jaymes Song, Cheryl Tan, Dan Wong and Doug Wong; NAHJ’s Secretary Erin Ailworth, Rogelio Aranda, VP-Print Russ Contreras, Sam Diaz, Kevin Olivas, Chris Ramirez, Erik Reyna and President Michele Salcedo; NAJA’s Karen Lincoln Michel; Roll Call’s Melanie Starkey; and UNITY: Journalists of Color President Joanna Hernandez.
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