Greenwood, Miss., 5-day daily seeks general assignment reporter

The Greenwood, Miss., Commonwealth, a 3,500-circulation five-day daily, has an opening for a general assignment reporter. You’ll work hard, and in return we’ll provide both good coaching and interesting and varied assignments. You’ll cover local government, education, police and courts, plus enterprise work and features. Photography and/or videography skills would be helpful.

The Commonwealth publishes Tuesday through Saturday mornings. It is regularly judged one of the best small daily newspapers in Mississippi. It also publishes a general-interest quarterly magazine.

Greenwood is in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, an area with a complex civil rights history as well as a rich and varied culture, including great restaurants. It is farm country, but among its major employers are also Milwaukee Tool and Viking Range. Greenwood is also a place that values a newspaper willing to cover both the easy stories and the hard ones.

Compensation range is $26,000 to $30,000, depending on candidate’s abilities. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k) pension plan, life insurance, two weeks of paid vacation and up to one week of sick leave.

Send resume, references and three of your best writing samples to Editor Tim Kalich at tkalich@gwcommonwealth.com.

 

 

Tim Kalich

Editor and Publisher

Greenwood Commonwealth

329 Hwy. 82 West / P.O. Box 8050

Greenwood, MS 38935-8050

Phone 662-581-7243

Fax 662-453-2908

 

WBHM Birmingham radio announces internships

Internship application is now open at WBHM 90.3 FM in Birmingham, Ala.

Interns are students currently enrolled in high school or college, or recent graduates who have been out of school for less than a year. Interns will work for school credit. A faculty advisor will be involved, and WBHM staff will report to the advisor on a regular basis.

All interns can expect ongoing feedback and coaching presented in a respectful manner. Interns and adult learners will be evaluated at the end of the semester. At this time, the option of an additional semester will be reviewed by WBHM if the intern/adult learner wishes to continue. After the additional semester, and at WBHM’s sole discretion, interns/adult learners may continue to intern with WBHM and the possibility of payment for hours worked may be considered.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interns and adult learners must work at least 15 hours/week on a set schedule.
  • Interns must commit to a semester-long internship. WBHM follows UAB’s academic calendar.
  • WBHM has a business casual dress code. Interns and adult learners are expected to look neat and professional.

TO APPLY

  • For news department internships, fill out the WBHM News Internship Application and e-mail to gigi@wbhm.org along with a resume and cover letter.
  • Applications for the fall are due on August 9.
  • For all other internships, email the point person for that department (see below).

 

DEPARTMENTS:

News: 
News interns will work with WBHM’s news director and reporters to help produce local news content for radio and WBHM.org. Interns will learn how to do interviews, how to use audio recording equipment and editing programs, and how to produce their own original spots and sound-rich features for broadcast and digital platforms. Strong digital skills are a plus. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and the WBHM News Internship Application to News Director Gigi Douban at gigi@wbhm.org.

Programming/Production:
Programming/Production interns will work primarily with WBHM’s Program Director producing promos and/or short features to air on WBHM. Using digital editing, they will ultimately be responsible for conceiving, writing, editing and mixing their work, the goal being to air on WBHM. They may also record audio in the field as well. Additional work could include working with the automations system and audio consoles. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Michael Krall at michael@wbhm.org.

 

Seattle PBS station seeks visual journalism editor

Visual Journalism Editor

March 13, 2019

Coordinate the work of Cascade Public Media’s local Content teams in order to create a consistent and distinctive visual approach and strategy to the rich mix of multimedia journalism for KCTS9 public television and Crosscut. Foster a culture of collaboration and innovation in pursuit of reaching a broad and diverse audience, and creating a bright future for public media in our increasingly digital world.

Qualified applicants please apply here.

Cascade Public Media strives to promote diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our content and across all of our brands. Diversity is more than a commitment—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

SCOPE OF POSITION

The Visual Journalism Editor is a highly organized digital media expert who coordinates the work of our multimedia content teams in the development, production and distribution of local stories for KCTS9 public television and Crosscut. The Editor is responsible for overseeing Photo and Editing staff, along with serving as key influence over Video Producers. The role is aimed at pulling together and harmonizing Cascade Public Media’s innovations and best practices around how we tell stories in video, photos and multimedia for digital uses, while maintaining excellence for our broadcast, digital and emerging audiences.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

I. Manage

  1. Work to grow and support newsroom behaviors in developing a consistently high-quality stream of multimedia content
  2. Directly oversee the team of video editors and staff photographers
  3. Manage weekly visual production meetings and daily editorial check-ins, manage story budget and enforce deadlines
  4. Manage visual journalism budget. Responsible for production equipment allocation
  5. Liaise with company’s legal department and outside counsel regarding various visual issues

II. Collaborate

  1. Co-drive an ambitious vision for doing more within the visual storytelling space alongside the Content, Digital and Marketing teams to evolve new digital experiences and special projects
  2. Demonstrate and apply understanding of digital newsgathering, storytelling and audience-engagement innovation
  3. Work with the section editors to champion the use of innovative storytelling techniques and platforms

III. Develop

  1. Work with the Executive Editor to create a culture of mutual respect, support and collaboration in the Cascade Public Media newsroom
  2. Develop an effective and efficient workflow for CPM visual storytelling
  3. Inspire and mentor our visual teams to advance through timely and constructive input, and professional development opportunities
  4. Develop a culture where data is used daily to measure performance of our local content, and to inform story angles, experimentation and future planning
  5. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in broadcasting, journalism, communications, new media, business or a related field or equivalent experience required; advanced study or a graduate degree preferred
  2. At least eight years of experience producing and directing broadcast and journalistic multimedia content in a deadline-oriented environment
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of content production in a multi-platform environment, including broadcast and digital
  4. Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with peers; significant experience organizing and managing multiple priorities, and in developing and managing projects
  5. Experience with digital media platforms and programming approaches with new models of content creation
  6. Experience negotiating agreements and developing/managing financial resources
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills for building and fostering key internal and external business relationships, as well as the ability to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
  8. Ability to continuously improve processes and systems
  9. Enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing journalism environment
  10. Deep understanding of journalism ethics and practices, with nonprofit or public media experience preferred
  11. Experience with AVID, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro, After Effects, Canon C100, C300, Canon 5D dSLR, a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington State driver license
  2. Ability to work a varied schedule, including evening, weekends and some holidays required
  3. Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
  4. Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
  5. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background.

New publishing company looks for innovative journalists

Interested in revolutionizing community journalism? Still agree that print is not dead, but on the rise and desperately needed in today’s climate?

Then you will love working at the newspapers owned by Kingfisher Media.

The Leeds Tribune and Selma Sun are fast-growing weeklies under new ownership that need editors and reporters to lead our coverage of news, sports, features, education – everything important to the cities we cover.

The Leeds Tribune covers Leeds, Ala., located just outside of Birmingham along the booming Interstate 20 corridor. The Selma Sun covers the historic city of Selma, Ala., and Dallas County, which are on the cusp of major growth and change.

Kingfisher Media is owned by Cindy Fisher, a veteran journalist with a passion for establishing successful business models for community newspapers that involve integrating traditional news coverage with video, social media engagement and TV elements to create a new way to present news to an engaged and eager audience.

Join our team and our journey of taking journalism to the next level with innovative ways to reach the next generation of readers.

Email a resume and cover letter to Publisher Cindy Fisher at publisher@leedstribune.com or publisher@selmasun.com. Learn more about us at www.leedstribune.com and www.selmasun.com.

Auburn-Opelika News seeks reporter/photographer

The Opelika-Auburn News and its online site, OANow.com, is seeking a talented reporter/photographer who will serve as our criminal justice reporter, cover the city of Opelika, and take a lead role in our photography needs such as routinely providing photo galleries for online and lead art for 1A in print.

We also would like someone who has an eye for good sports photography, as this hire likely will help in our sports coverage, including Auburn University athletic events. The criminal justice beat is one of our top areas of reader interest and one full of great story opportunities.

Interested applicants should go to the “Jobs” link on the upper-right portion of oanow.com to complete an application, and also email a cover letter and resume to editor Troy Turner, tturner@oanow.com.

Summer Internship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Seacrest Studios

Dates:     Beginning the week of June 3 – August 9th, depending on school schedule

Journalism Internships – Non-paid/Experience only – 4-6 hours/week

Offered to rising juniors and seniors

Open to all journalism majors but must have an interest in broadcasting and children.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to uplift the spirits of hospitalized children through multimedia broadcast centers in the best pediatric hospitals in the country.  Seacrest Studios opened in November 2010 at the Egleston campus of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Thanks to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, patients at Children’s now have the ability to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media right from their hospital rooms.  We are one of just a handful of children’s hospitals nationwide to have this resource available to our patients and families.  It is our goal at Seacrest Studios to create happy memories for patients and their families during their hospital stay.  The internship at Seacrest Studios is part of Children’s volunteer program and looks for dedicated college radio/television/film broadcast students that have an interest in the communication/journalism field.

For questions or to apply, email Wendy Threatt – Wendy.Threatt@choa.org.

 

 

 

Apply Now for 2019 Summer and/or Fall Internships at the Tuscaloosa News

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 should have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JCM303 (or JN311) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking an internship for academic credit. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media.

TO APPLY, submit the following items to Dan Meissner, Internship Coordinator, through the Journalism & Creative Media Department Office, 490 Reese Phifer Hall.

—A letter of application addressed to Mr. Michael James, Executive Editor, The Tuscaloosa News, 315 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. The letter should outline:

–your reasons for wanting the internship
–the number of hours per week you can work
–the area(s) in which you desire to work (more areas improve      chances but be willing to accept any for which you apply)
–your experience and qualifications

Your letter should be formatted as a professional business letter.
Do not send the letter to the News; submit it and your other material to Prof. Meissner through the Journalism & Creative Media Department.

— Your current resume

— Several (3-5) examples of your journalistic work. If you have professional or student publication clips, submit these. If you do not have published work, submit outstanding examples from class assignments.

All the above items should be submitted to the department no later than Wednesday, April 3 – preferably sooner. We will check the applications and forward those that are eligible to The Tuscaloosa News for review.

IF ACCEPTED, you will be expected to meet with your supervisor to discuss your schedule and job assignments and submit the following items to the Journalism & Creative Media Department.
–Completed Student Information Form
–Completed Supervisor Information Form

After these items are received, you will be given an override to register for the internship class, JN/JCM382. When registering, be careful to select the proper number of hours from the credit hour box. Contact Dan Meissner, Internship Coordinator, for more information: dmeissner@ua.edu.

 

 2019 Internship Opportunities at The Tuscaloosa News
for U of A Journalism & Creative Media Department Students

Purpose and conditions:
The Tuscaloosa News offers opportunities for University of Alabama students to work in the newsroom on supervised projects that will better prepare them for jobs in journalism upon their graduation. These projects will also benefit the operations of The Tuscaloosa News.

Student interns must be enrolled in the internship course to participate in an internship at The Tuscaloosa News. UA Journalism & Creative Media students must have completed JN311/JCM303-News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade, have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and have successfully completed at least 45 credit hours. The Tuscaloosa News will not assume workplace liability for students or provide any employer benefits. Students who are working outside the newspaper office must provide their own transportation and provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. Interns must sign a standard intern contract that sets out the expectations conditions of the internship. Students successfully completing the internship will receive a stipend of $250 paid through their university account to assist in internship expenses such as gas, etc. Credit hours to be received should be determined in consultation with the internship coordinator in the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Students are responsible for tuition costs for credit received.

The Tuscaloosa News agrees to provide a focused experience for students who will work with a supervisor on staff. The supervisor will evaluate the student’s work on a continuing basis through the semester, and provide written assessments at the midpoint of the term and at the end.

Students must submit their internship application, a letter of application indicating internship areas of interest, copies of past journalistic work and any other required materials through the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media Department. The department will screen applications to verify academic eligibility and forward them to The Tuscaloosa News for review. Applicants may be asked to interview with representatives from the newspaper.

Important Note: Students generally work an average of 12 to 20 hours per week when interning during spring and fall semesters and 15 to 30 hours (or more) during the 10-week summer term. Working fewer hours may not provide for enough supervisor contact and work time to provide the continuity necessary for a beneficial learning experience for the student and for The Tuscaloosa News. Students will work a schedule at The Tuscaloosa News that will be flexible and developed around the student’s class schedule.

University of Alabama Journalism & Creative Media students should submit their applications to Dan Meissner, in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Application information is available in the department office (Phifer Room 490), at www.jnews.ua.edu, or from Prof. Dan Meissner, dmeissner@ua.edu. Course forms for registration in JN382 will be provided to accepted applicants.

Internship Opportunities Include:

General Assignment Reporting: The student(s) will write general assignment stories, feature stories and will cover events throughout the community. Interns will also have an opportunity to suggest story ideas.

Sports Reporting: The student(s) may cover a variety of sports-related high school events, local college and community college events, write sports features and take calls for game reports.

Multi-media Copy Editing / Digital Content (News or Sports departments): The student(s) will edit print stories, rewrite stories, compile and post multimedia news and feature content and upload material to the design production system. Students who come with knowledge of design techniques also may also assist in online design.

Social Media: The student(s) will promote online awareness through a variety of social media applications. Updating information channels throughout the day and creating community awareness of information in a coordinated manner will be paramount, as will developing web and other visual content, as appropriate.

Photographer/videographer: The student(s) will work with staff photographers learning the day to day aspects of community visual journalism. Students will be able to shoot photographs of community events, prep sports and standalone feature photos for use in print and on the website. Students may produce video for use on websites and may also be asked to assist on larger scale shoots such as fashion and architectural shoots for Tuscaloosa Magazine.

Entertainment Reporter: The student(s) will write stories and reviews for entertainment events, interview and profile performance artists and cover other components of the Tuscaloosa area’s lively entertainment scene.

Tuscaloosa Magazine: The student will assist in planning and organizing the production of the periodic full-color magazine. Duties may include a variety of functions depending on the intern’s skills and the production cycle of the magazine at the time of the internship. (Generally available only to returning interns)

Database and Agate Reporter: The student(s) will collect information from public sources, mostly government offices, for lists that run in print and databases that can be referenced online. These include restaurant ratings, building permits, business licenses, marriage licenses, and court records. For students with appropriate skills, there is an opportunity for innovative Web development of online tools.

Biographical and Photographic Archivist The student(s) may collect biographical files on prominent members of the community using the newspaper’s archives and other sources, organize historical material and scan and organize photographs from the newspaper’s archives so they can be easily referenced in digital format.

 

National Journalism Center offers summer D.C. internships

Our internships provide paid opportunities in some of the top newsrooms in the country. To find out more information, please visit njc.yaf.org or review the job description below.

 

Job Description: Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America’s Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative journalists with the premier opportunity to learn the principles and practice of responsible reporting. The National Journalism Center combines 12 weeks of on-the-job training at a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet and once-weekly training seminars led by prominent journalists, policy experts, and NJC faculty.

The program matches interns with print, broadcast, or online media outlets based on their interests and experience. Interns spend an average of 35-40 hours per week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, C-SPAN, Fox News, and more. Students will attend the NJC seminar one day a week, sharpening their writing and reporting skills and gaining a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three in Washington, D.C. and nationwide.

Opportunities: Internships are offered during the summer semester full-time, five days a week.

Spring 2019:  May 28 – August 16

Deadline to apply: March 8, 2019

Compensation: $1,200/month

How to Apply:

Step 1: Fill out our online application: https://njc.yaf.org/apply/

Step 2: Upon completing the online application, you will be redirected to a document upload page: https://njc.yaf.org/documents/.

Please upload:

* Cover letter

* A current resume

* 2-3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred)

* Transcript (official or unofficial)

With any questions, please contact Kelleigh Huber at khuber@yaf.org or 800-USA-1776.