Pulitzer-winning Mississippi daily seeks Managing Editor

The Delta Democrat Times, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, 5,000-circulation, six-day daily in Greenville, Miss., is looking for a managing editor to lead its newsroom. The position requires the full spectrum of skills, from page layout to editorial writing and news coverage to special section production. This position is a working position as it requires the candidate to be hands on in the leading of its seven-person staff. Our focus is local news in this Mississippi Delta town and the Delta is an exciting place to lead a news staff.  This is no desk-only job, but most work hours are between 8-5 p.m.

Position includes vacation, 401k, health insurance and your standard package of holidays. Pay is $38-43k based on experience. We are an Emmerich Newspapers property; a Mississippi-owned-and-operated, three-generation family company with a track record of success. If this sounds like an opportunity for which you have been looking , email your cover letter, resume, references and three local editorials you have written to Publisher Jon Alverson at jalverson@ddtonline.com.

Jon Alverson
Publisher and Editor
Delta Democrat-Times
662-378-0761

Weekly newspaper in Enterprise, Ala., seeks staff writer

The Southeast Sun in Enterprise, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 15,000, is looking for a staff writer.

Applicants must possess good writing, photography and time management skills. Knowledge of the AP Stylebook is a must. Social media and video editing skills a plus.

Competitive salary plus benefits. This is a great place to start your career in community journalism. Please send an application with cover letter, resume and references to publisher@southeastsun.com.

South Alabama weekly seeks reporter / editor

 The South Alabamian, a weekly newspaper in Jackson, Ala. seeks a versatile reporter (or editor if you have more experience).

This weekly newspaper covers a small city of 5,000 plus some county news. Cover all kinds of news, write interesting feature stories and cover some community/high school sports.

Good writing, computer and photography skills needed. Prior newspaper experience preferred but not necessary for the right person.  

Most important is a good people person who knows what news is and can find it without having to have it pointed out, a self-starter, accurate in fact gathering with good writing skills.

Less than an hour to Mobile and about two hours to Alabama beaches and Mississippi coastal casinos. Send resume to Publisher Jim Cox, jimcox@tds.net.

Alabama newspapers seeking Sports Journalist

Tallapoosa Publishers, a media company with five newspapers in Central Alabama on the shores of beautiful Lake Martin, is seeking a sports journalist to lead the charge in transforming our Elmore County sports pages from good to great.

We are seeking a person driven to write compelling stories on deadline on multiple platforms and to produce quality sports sections with balanced and in-depth coverage for our three Elmore County papers. We cover seven high schools, youth sports and a wide range of outdoor and recreational sports. A person who can work independently, with great organizational, innovative ideas and time-management skills, will flourish here.

The ideal candidate would possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience, knowledge of AP style and libel law, good photography and video skills and knowledge of Photoshop and the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in handling web and social media posting is also a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering our employees a chance to flourish, a team atmosphere that thrives on journalism excellence, competitive pay and great benefits.

Interested candidates should email resumes and writing samples to editor@alexcityoutlook.com.

UA students win SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

University of Alabama students working for three news organizations won four first-place awards, and were finalists in six other categories, in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 “Mark of Excellence” awards.

UA’s first-place winners are:

► Radio feature: “The high cost of sugar” by Miranda Fulmore, Alabama Public Radio

► Breaking news photography: Hunter sets eyes on governing after SGA presidential win, by Jacob Arthur, The Crimson White.

► In-depth reporting: “College costs: The CW explores the real price of your degree,” by Shahriyar Emami, Will Baggett, Kirstin Carroll and Adam Dodson, The Crimson White

► Best affiliated Web site: Alpine Living New Zealand, by Jonathan Norris, Taylor Armer, Kaylin Bowen and Hailey Grace Steele, UA Department of Journalism and Creative Media

The winners will compete at the national level, with winners to be named at the SPJ’s national conference in September in Baltimore.

Finalists included:

► Breaking news reporting: “SGA elections board resigns,” by Will Jones, The Crimson White

► Non-fiction magazine article: “Sea of dreams,” by Matthew Wilson and Mary Katherine Carpenter, Alpine Living

► Best use of multimedia: “Resilient” – by Christopher Chase Edmunds, Taylor Armer, Cara Walker and Thomas Joa, Alpine Living

► Editorial writing: “Kneeling is not un-American;” “Doug Jones for US Senate;” “UA should have commencement speakers,” by The Crimson White Editorial Board

► Photo illustration: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Kylie Cowden and Jake Stevens, The Crimson White

► General news reporting: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Camille Studebaker, The Crimson White

APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News 2018 Summer & Fall Internships

JCM382 Internship
at The Tuscaloosa News 

Application Checklist

Below is a checklist of items students must submit in order to apply for a Journalism & Creative Media Department coordinated internship at The Tuscaloosa News. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JN 311 (JCM303) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking this course. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Continue reading APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News 2018 Summer & Fall Internships

Guntersville (Ala.) Newspaper seeks Staff Reporter

The Advertiser-Gleam in Guntersville, Ala., is currently accepting applications for full-time staff reporter. The reporter would be required to generate daily stories and photographs on both scheduled events and breaking news as well as feature stories and enterprise pieces. The topics could range from kindergarten programs to school board meetings and breaking news.

We offer an excellent benefit package, including, medical, 401K, paid holidays and vacation.

Applicants must be able to successfully complete a drug screening and have a clean Motor Vehicle Report.

To apply, send your resume and any writing samples to news@advertisergleam.com

 

 

Summer PAID video production internship

The Alabama Farmers Federation is offering a paid summer internship in Montgomery performing a number of duties, including:

  • Shoot, write and edit news and feature packages (averaging 4 minutes)
  • Learn to close-caption shows for broadcast stations and cable network RFD-TV
  • Pitch enterprise story ideas
  • Update show website and social media

Starting dates are generally from mid-May until early August, but can be adjusted if needed.

For additional information, contact
Mary Johns, director of news services
Alabama Farmers Federation
334-612-5671
MJohns@alfafarmers.org

CBS 42 in Birmingham announces spring internships

WIAT CBS42-TV Spring Internship

 

As a part of our commitment to educational enrichment and community service, WIAT-CBS42 Television, Birmingham, Alabama offers a limited number of highly-sought unpaid internships aimed at providing a springboard for college students interested in developing careers in broadcast and journalism. These internships are offered to selected participants currently enrolled in institutions of higher learning. Student interns will experience different phases of a television station’s day-to-day operations as a supplement to their academic curriculum.

Internship Areas:

News Producing

Digital Producing

Editing/Production

Meteorology

Sports Writing and Producing

Required Skills:
WIAT-CBS42 Television internships are made available to juniors and senior, registered in a four-year undergraduate program, at an accredited college or university. Applicants should possess declared majors in communications, journalism, broadcast production techniques or some similar related area. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The applicant must receive academic credit for the internship experience in a course specifically for internship as described and defined by the institution’s own course listing.

General Requirements:
The applicant will be required to present proof of their GPA, be referred by their career services director or professor from the current college, along with a copy of an academic record that reflects the major and minor fields of study in an official document provided by or can be confirmed by your institution.

Able to receive college credit for this internship in a course which requires the internship for credit.

A responsible student that can be recommended for the program by at least two institution professionals, such as a professor, counselor or department chairman.

Willing to work mornings, nights and/ or weekends as assigned and at least two community service projects occurring during the internship period. We will do our best to work with your schedule.

If interested in Digital/Web Operations: In addition to general requirements, must have some writing skills. Experience with web content, video editing or content management systems is a plus, but not required.
WIAT CBS42-TV Spring Internship
The second semester (spring) begins in January and ends in May.

You must submit the following :
Cover letter: Please include answers to the following questions:

1) State clearly the area in which you are interested?

2) Why are you interested in working with WIATCBS42 versus other stations in the market?

3) Specifically what industry job are you hoping to be hired for after graduation and where?

Two letters of recommendation

An official notice of your academic GPA (a grade point average of 2.5 GPA or higher) and proof of your major/minor fields of study. You may not participate in an internship if you are on academic warning or scholastic probation.

Academic proof and letters of recommendation can be attached to your online (email scan) application or mailed to:

WIAT-CBS42 Television
2075 Golden Crest Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Attn: Internship Coordinator

What comes next? 

After your information is received, you will be told whether or not you have advanced to the next stage of the application process. It is imperative that your initial application package is complete and your information is correct when submitting it for review. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Please note: New inquiries/resumes for Spring Internships will NOT be processed after Friday, December 1, 2017.  You will not be notified of the spring internship start until you are accepted.

WIAT-CBS42 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

WIAT does not discriminate in advertising contracts on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender and further requires that in the performance of all WIAT advertising agreements, WIAT requires that each party not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.

 

Selma Times-Journal seeks reporter

The Selma Times-Journal has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter to help cover historic Selma, Alabama and the region known as the Black Belt of Alabama.

This position will focus on news writing and photography but will also include some sports and feature writing. Reporters, in addition to excelling in writing, will also be asked to take photographs and participate in design of our six-day morning daily newspaper. Photographers with interest in writing are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates should possess strong organizational and editing skills and be familiar with newspaper design programs, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and be fluent in AP style.

The Times Journal is just one of the products produced by Selma Newspapers, Inc. SNI is also focused on developing specialty niche products, such as our community lifestyle magazine, Selma The Magazine, and our digital products.

The newspaper is consistently ranked among the best community daily newspapers in Alabama in the Alabama Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Our company offers more than competitive salary and benefit packages, as we are an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc., a community focused multi-media company headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that prides itself on producing quality products and quality people. Those who apply themselves, are productive and are willing to learn and pay their dues will be offered increased opportunities.

Those interested should send a non-returnable resume, with clips of stories and other work examples to Selma Times-Journal editor Justin Averette at justin.averette@selmatimesjournal.com.