Shelby County newspaper group seeks managing editor

Shelby County Newspapers, Inc., a media company specializing in newspapers, magazines and digital storytelling in Shelby County, AL, is seeking a newsroom leader with a strong passion for news and storytelling.

The managing editor will oversee editorial content for our newspapers and websites. Responsibilities include managing a staff of writers and freelancers, editing and proofreading material written by other staff members, as well as general assignment reporting, feature writing and some photography. This person must have at least two years’ experience in a newsroom and must be comfortable juggling many projects and deadlines.

This full-time opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits. Compensation plan includes base weekly salary, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays and paid sick leave. Opportunity for advancement—with our company and others in our parent company— is nearly limitless.

Our publications include:

  • The Shelby County Reporter, a weekly newspaper with a daily online focus. The Reporter has earned the state press association’s General Excellence award each of the last 13 years.
  • The Alabaster Reporter, Pelham Reporter, Helena Reporterand 280 Reporter, weekly newspapers with a daily online focus.
  • Shelby Living, Hoover’s Magazine, Homewood Life, Mountain Brook Magazine and Vestavia Hills Magazine.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead, motivate and mentor a newsroom
  • Excellent community news judgment
  • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Fluency in AP style and strict adherence to grammar rules
  • Valid driver’s license, car insurance and a vehicle
  • Impeccable time management and organization skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Strength in social media audience development is a must as is strength in all forms of digital storytelling.

To apply email your cover letter, résumé, earnings expectations and writing samples to Daniel Holmes at daniel.holmes@shelbycountyreporter.com.

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

 

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.

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.

Managing Editor position available in Mississippi

The Columbian-Progress, a twice-weekly newspaper in Columbia, Miss., has an opening for a managing editor. This is not a desk job, and there is an emphasis on writing news stories and taking photographs on a broad range of topics. Page layout skills are preferred but not required. The news staff also includes a full-time sports editor and the editor/publisher.

Columbia is a strong South Mississippi community with good public schools (the Columbia School District is rated a B with two of its four schools rated as As) and a thriving, growing downtown. It is home to successful industries like Southern Tire Mart and Looks Great Services and is just 30 minutes from Hattiesburg and two hours from New Orleans.

The Columbian-Progress has consistently been recognized as being one of the top newspapers in its class by the Mississippi Press Association, and we have a firm commitment to being a strong voice in our community and continuing to provide the editorial resources necessary to do that. We are part of Emmerich Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper group based in Jackson, Miss.

Pay range is $25,000 to $30,000 and includes health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and bonus opportunities.

To apply, email a resume and three work references to Publisher Charlie Smith at csmith@columbianprogress.com.

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