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

Sports Writer Post open near Dallas, Texas

The Paris News, located in Paris, Texas, about 90 minutes north of Dallas, has a position open immediately for a full-time community-oriented sports writer. Duties would include covering local games and athletic events of all types for all ages, feature stories, some photography and design. InDesign and Photoshop skills preferred, but training will be provided, if necessary. Send resume, writing samples and letters of recommendation to annarae.gwarjanski@theparisnews.com.

Selma Times-Journal has immediate opening for reporter

General Assignment/Sports 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.

The position will focus on sports but will also include general assignment reporting and well as photography and design responsibilities of our six-day morning daily newspaper.

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 continued development of our digital products.

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, Ala. who 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.

Pulitzer-prize-winning Mississippi daily has reporter opening for recent graduate

General Reporter job opening

Cannons, casinos and the Corps make for an amazing news town. All it needs is a community-minded, self-motivated person to join its team as a reporter of its award-winning community newspaper. The Vicksburg (Miss.) Post is looking to expand its excellent news team.

Vicksburg is home to great Civil War history and modern science as well with three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers research facilities in the area. Vicksburg is a great place to live, located approximately 45 miles west of the state capital in Jackson.

This Pulitzer Prize winning, 10,000-circulation daily publishes Monday through Friday afternoons and weekend mornings. Recent local market research showed 7 out of 10 local residents turn to The Post for their news.

Candidates must be proficient in reporting and writing. This position requires an individual who loves to get out of the office and discover the news of our community, strong writing skills and the ability to work independently. Other duties may include in time updating website and social media.

Applicants should have a college degree in journalism or a related field or equivalent experience. Previous experience with InDesign and Photoshop a definite plus.

The full-time position offers competitive salary and benefits, and opportunities to advance within the company.

Compensation plan includes health and dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid holidays and sick leave.

Send your resume, work samples, references and salary history to Jan Griffey, editor, The Vicksburg Post, jan.griffey@vicksburgpost.com.

Columbus, Miss. daily seeks reporter for Starkville bureau

 

The (Columbus, Miss.) Commercial Dispatch is seeking a bright, self-motivated reporter to cover a wide range of local and university news at our Starkville bureau. Home to Mississippi State University, Starkville isn’t just a college town. It has a family friendly atmosphere while offering a multitude of local restaurants, bars and shopping options. It’s also conveniently located two hours from Jackson, Memphis and Birmingham.

The ideal candidate has a passion for local newsgathering and is comfortable immersing him/herself in this community. Though you will have daily contact with editorial staff in our Columbus office (25 minutes away), you will be largely responsible for managing and curating your own stories. Time management, high productivity, good news judgment and unflagging persistence are essential attributes. We are looking for someone with at least two years’ of newspaper experience. Photography skills are a plus.

The Dispatch, a 14,000-circulation afternoon daily, won the 2015 Daniel E. Phillips Freedom of Information Award for our investigative journalism work. We like tackling important stories and are building on our successes. If this sounds like a good fit for you, e-mail cover letter, resume and writing samples to Peter Imes at pimes@cdispatch.com.

Mississippi newspaper has reporter position open, with advancement opportunities

The Natchez Democrat, an 8,000-circulation daily in historic Southwest Mississippi, is looking for a news reporter. The Democrat has a long history of being one of the best community daily newspapers in Mississippi. The Democrat coverage area spans approximately four Mississippi counties and Concordia Parish in Louisiana.

Qualified candidates will have one to three years of general assignment reporting experience. Recent graduates with pertinent experience will be considered. Send resume, clippings and three professional references to Ben Hillyer, news editor by e-mail to ben.hillyer@natchezdemocrat.com.

This position would also include page design responsibilities, depending on experience. The job also offers a great opportunity for advancement.

Gridiron Now is now accepting applications for its contributor program

Gridiron Now is now accepting applications for its contributor program for the 2016 fall college football season. The paid position is looking to be filled ASAP.

The successful applicant will cover University of Alabama football by attending practices, press conferences and games (pending approved credential requests) and write news, feature and analysis stories about the team. A precise coverage plan can be laid out based on the applicant’s schedule.

Preferable candidates will have a strong work ethic and excellent writing abilities. Ability to easily identify newsworthy stories is a plus.

Gridiron Now (GridironNow.com) is a college football site that specializes in covering SEC football.

To apply, please send a resume and writing samples to Gridiron Now assistant editor Kevin Connell at kevin@gridironnow.com. Questions also can be sent to the aforementioned email address.

The Decatur Daily seeks crime & police reporter

The Decatur Daily, a family owned, multimedia company covering Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties in north Alabama, is seeking a reporter to cover crime and police. Our audiences want good storytellers who also are tenacious in their reporting. We have a strong online presence, so expertise in digital is a plus. Applicants should be curious, skeptical of sources and willing to engage the community. The Daily values in-depth, enterprise reporting.

Send a cover letter, resume and published writing samples to Metro Editor Eric Fleischauer, eric@decaturdaily.com, and copy Executive Editor Don Hudson, dhudson@decaturdaily.com.

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

UA Student Affairs seeks paid Communications Assistant

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday, 15-20 hours per week

Pay:
Undergraduate: $8.00 per hour
Graduate: $10.00 per hour

Department: Division of Student Affairs, Office of External Affairs

Minimum Experience/Education: Knowledge of AP style and editing, experience with computers, social media management

Description: The communications assistant will assist with internal and external communication on behalf of Student Affairs, as well as assist with projects related to other Student Affairs departments. The student will work directly with the assistant director of external affairs.

Specific duties include: Coordinating and overseeing the weekly Student Affairs e-newsletter; Writing articles, press releases and various communication pieces to keep internal and external audiences informed; Assisting with social media management for Student Affairs; Other duties as assigned.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Jessie Jones via email at jpjones@sa.ua.edu by Friday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.