School Administrator magazine Senior Editorial Assistant

School Administrator, an ambitious monthly magazine that covers K-12 education subjects for school leaders nationwide, seeks a full-time senior editorial assistant for its small editorial team.

We seek someone who can work independently in a fast-paced environment and can meet concurrent deadlines to support the magazine’s print and electronic editions, handling a wide range of assignments that include editing and proofreading, fact-checking, interviewing, compiling information and rewriting, photo research and fulfilling requests for article reprints and back issues as well as coding and posting our digital edition to the web. We seek candidates with at least two years of publication-related work experiences. Starting salary: high $40s to low $50s.

School Administrator is published by a leading education association — AASA, The School Superintendents Association (www.aasa.org). Send cover letter and resume to HR@aasa.org. Deadline: Jan. 29, 2017.

Questions and requests for the full job description can be sent to: jgoldman@aasa.org

SCNI seeks a General Assignment Reporter

Shelby County Newspapers, Inc. is seeking two full-time general assignment reporters. These positions include general assignment reporting, feature writing and some photography.

Compensation plan includes base weekly salary, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays and paid sick leave. Continue reading SCNI seeks a General Assignment Reporter

Grand View Media seeks assistant editor

Grand View Media serves many industries from horticulture to hunting to healthcare, publishing content and providing client services for both business-to-business and consumer markets. Grand View Media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, a multibillion-dollar international conglomerate based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Position Overview

The Assistant Editor prepares material for publication both in print and online for consumer publications in the hunting, archery and firearms industries. The Assistant Editor will work under the supervision of the Group Managing Editor and will serve as in-house liaison to the Production, Marketing and Sales departments to deliver quality editorial. The primary role of the Assistant Editor will be to oversee content from the assignment to final publication stages, ushering it through each stage on schedule. Continue reading Grand View Media seeks assistant editor

StyleBlueprint Birmingham seeks summer intern

StyleBlueprint Birmingham is an online lifestyle publication focusing on women’s interests through a hyper-local lens. We are currently looking for strong, talented writers who want experience in the online publishing world. Based in Birmingham, this is a paid summer internship, part-time to full-time.

Name of Company: StyleBlueprint (Birmingham, Alabama; http://styleblueprint.com/birmingham/)

Job/Position Title: Internship, Paid, Part-Time

Job Description: To assist in conducting research for articles, writing articles, taking photographs for articles, archiving photos and other administrative duties

Job Qualifications: Excellent writing abilities and stellar grammatical skills. Strong organization, planning and coordination skills. Excellent creative abilities, especially good with photography. Ambitious and self motivated. Strong interest in women’s lifestyle topics of interest, such as fashion, restaurants, the arts, as well as a passion for Birmingham and its culture. Outgoing personality. Understanding of principles of customer service and client relations. Strong interpersonal skills.

Contact Information: Lauren Helmer; lauren.helmer@styleblueprint.com

J-Day 2016: Full Schedule

All events in Reese Phifer Hall, Room 338, unless otherwise noted.

10-10:55 a.m.
Roy Johnson from Birmingham Magazine and Alabama Media Group
Moderator: Lars Anderson

Roy Johnson is the Editor of Birmingham Magazine and the Director of Content Development at the Alabama Media Group. His team focuses on developing statewide, interactive, multi-platform journalism that showcases the best of Alabama and creates new revenue opportunities. He previously served as editor-in-chief at Men’s Fitness, History Channel and Savoy magazines. He also was editor at large at Fortune and assistant managing editor at Sports Illustrated. He also co-executive produced a sports documentary for ESPN’s award-winning “30-for-30” series. Mr. Johnson will give tips on breaking into the print journalism field and discuss what it takes to succeed.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
David Mattingly, Retired CNN national correspondent
Moderator: George Daniels

David Mattingly, a UA graduate, is a retired CNN national correspondent. Mattingly worked at CNN for 23 years, covering some of the most influential stories of the past two decades. He also spent 10 years anchoring and reporting on local TV in Birmingham. Mr. Mattingly will discuss his experiences as a journalist and offer advice for current journalism students.

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Lunch

2-2:55 p.m.
Jonathan Hardison, Fox 6
Moderator: Lars Anderson

Jonathan Hardison anchors WBRC FOX6 News at 5, 5:30 and 10 p.m. He’s worked at television stations in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana, before joining WBRC FOX6 in October 2007. Since he joined WBRC, Hardison has been nominated for an Emmy and won an Alabama Broadcasters Association Award for a 30-minute special on the Affordable Care Act and an Associated Press Award for his work on the coverage of former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s federal fraud trial and conviction. Mr. Hardison will give tips on breaking into the broadcast news business and discuss what it takes to succeed.

3-5 p.m.
Portfolio critiques

6:30-8 p.m.
Keynote:Dr. Harvey Jackson III, 2016 Cason winner
Room 216

Dr. Harvey Jackson III, a 1966 alumnus of UA, is the author, co-author or co-editor of 15 books on Southern history, including “The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insiders History of the Florida-Alabama Coast” and “Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State.” He served on the editorial board of the Anniston Star, was the past president of the Alabama Association of Historians and the Alabama Historical Association, and retired from teaching at Jacksonville State University in 2013. The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences, along with the Journalism Department, has named Mr. Jackson the winner of the 2016 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing. He will discuss his work as a journalist and non-fiction writer.

UNITY offering summer fellowship

UNITY Journalists for Diversity is proud to announce that it will sponsor a student fellowship for the summer of 2016.

For the third consecutive year, a college student dedicated to both journalism and diversity will have the opportunity to attend four different minority media conventions in four cities. The hosts will be the Asian-American Journalists Association – AAJA (Las Vegas), the National Lesbian and Gay Journalism Association – NLGJA (Miami), the Native American Journalists Organization – NAJA (New Orleans), The National Association of Hispanic Journalists – NAHJ and the National Association of Black Journalists – NABJ (combined convention – Washington DC). Travel and hotel accommodations will be covered.

The selected fellow will contribute to press coverage of each convention and receive training and mentor opportunities. He or she will also have free access to job fairs, workshops and special events.

Applications for this award are due Jan. 31, 2016. For questions, contact Eloiza Altoro, UNITY executive director at executive@unityjournalists.org or UNITY secretary Neal Justin at njustin@startribune.com .

For more information and to apply online please go to: http://unityjournalists.org/fellowships/2016-unity-fellowship-application/

Anniston Star seeks staff writer

Wanted: A journalist to work as a staff writer at The Anniston Star.

Description: As the paper of record in Anniston, readers rely on us to check that back-fence gossip they heard, tell them what’s really going on and follow stories they won’t find anywhere else. Good storytellers can thrive here, with hungry readers following in print, on the Web, via mobile, social media and anywhere else they find us.

We value curiosity, skepticism and tenacity. Candidates should be ready to report in real-time via social media, dig deep on long-form enterprise and everything in between.

Send a cover letter, resume and your best published work to Managing Editor Ben Cunningham, bcunningham@annistonstar.com.

Author/radio host Burgin Mathews seeks intern

Author and radio host Burgin Mathews is offering a for-credit internship starting in January. Up to 3 credits available. Intern will assist with research and transcription for his current work on Birmingham’s jazz history, as well as related projects.

The bulk of the internship will consist of typing transcriptions of interviews with jazz and blues musicians from Birmingham. Additional duties include digitization of cassettes and vinyl records for research, preservation, and radio play.

Intern should have access to his or her own computer (laptop preferable) and should be able to drive to Birmingham once a week.

Interested students should contact Burgin at burgin@bhammountainradio.com.