Newspaper management scholarship open to rising seniors

The $2,500 W.H. Metz Newspaper Management Scholarship each year goes to a student planning a career in newspaper management. (Applications Must Be Submitted by Tuesday, March 30, 2021.)

  • The scholarship, from the Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation, is open to rising seniors enrolled in a university or college in Alabama. Students who have declared a major in journalism or advertising will show a commitment to newspaper work, and students who major in other subjects and who have worked at newspapers or on high school or college newspaper staffs also will be considered.
  • The scholarship is offered without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin. Minority students are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who say they plan to work in management of newspapers in Alabama.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the APA Journalism Foundation Board of Directors, and a winner, if selected, will be notified in May. A check for the scholarship will be sent directly to the student in September 2020, after the scholarship recipient sends verification of enrollment in the fall semester or winter quarter to the APA office. The Foundation board may choose not to award a scholarship.

Click here to apply: https://www.alabamapress.org/foundation/metz-scholarship/

Apply now for Summer 2021 news internships through the APA Journalism Foundation

The Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation will again sponsor 10-week newsroom internships this summer for journalism students in Alabama.

Student eligibility: Open to junior or senior undergraduate students or to students enrolled in a graduate program.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Up to eight internships will be awarded each year
  • Newspapers will pay the matching portion of payroll taxes and will reimburse the intern for any business travel or other business expenses. For hours worked, interns must be paid at least minimum wage.
  • Host newspapers are expected to let the intern write stories, cover meetings and take photos, just as any newsroom staff member would. Also, the host newspaper must share at least one story (but more are encouraged) of statewide interest on the APA content sharing site.
  • Newspaper will apply along with the interns for approval.
  • One of the eight interns will be dedicated to developing content on topics of statewide interest for the APA content sharing site. This multi-media intern position will be supervised by the APA staff with assistance from journalism schools and/or retired journalism professionals.
  • Students will be required to submit a summary of their work experience to be distributed to the board and possibly published in the APA’s newsletter, AlaPressa.

To apply, click here: https://www.alabamapress.org/student-newsroom-internships/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off

 

 

Summer and Fall Internships are now available in the Tuscaloosa area for JCM majors and minors

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer or fall internships in the Tuscaloosa area should click on one of the links below to get more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Internship in various news, sports, photography, video, editing and web content areas are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Internships in all areas are available at WVUA television. For information on contacts to apply, click here.

Alabama Public Radio offers internships in both news and production areas. For complete information click here.

 

 

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.

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.

APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News SPRING 2019 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 SPRING 2019 Internships

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.