UA Alumni Association seeks assistant editor/communications specialist

The position is communications specialist in Alumni Affairs, but basically serves as assistant editor of Alabama Alumni Magazine and works directly with Lydia Avant. The person will also be in charge of the NAA annual report publication and will maintain all social media accounts for the NAA. We are looking for a very skilled editor, a strong writer, someone who has experience in inDesign and someone who is not afraid to come up with a good story idea and run with it.

Here is the link: http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=503503

Shelby County (Ala.) newspaper/magazine group has two reporter openings

Shelby County Newspapers, Inc., a media company that publishes award-winning newspapers, magazines and websites in Alabama’s most prosperous and fastest-growing county, is seeking two general assignment reporters.

This position includes general assignment reporting, feature writing and some photography. Quality of life here is as good as it gets and opportunity for advancement—with our company and others— is nearly limitless.

This full-time opportunity offers 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.

Our products include:

  • The Shelby County Reporter, a weekly newspaper with a daily online focus. The Reporter has won the Alabama Press Association’s top editorial award in its category for the last 10 years.
  • The Alabaster Reporter, Pelham Reporter, Helena Reporter and 280 Reporter, weekly newspapers with a daily online focus.
  • Shelby Living and Hoover’s Magazine, award-winning, monthly lifestyle magazines.

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Competency in photography and social media preferred

To apply: Email résumé and writing samples to Managing Editor Neal Wagner at Neal.wagner@shelbycountyreporter.com.

Immediate Opening: 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 knows 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 or work examples to Times-Journal editor Justin Averette at justin.averette@selmatimesjournal.com. No phone calls please.

Internship Opportunities at Alabama Public Radio in Tuscaloosa

Alabama Public Radio welcomes interns to the newsroom on a continuing basis, including fall and spring terms. Internship application deadlines are: August 1 (for fall), December 1 (for spring), and April 15 (for summer). Applications are available at the apr.org website.

Each intern is trained by the director to write his or her own story every day. Students research the story, track down interview subjects, do the interview, and write copy to be edited (all under supervision of the professional staff.)

Student writers’ material is used on APR newscasts, and interns often get to do spots for air. All from this work is done in the Digital Media Center inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Director Pat Duggins turns students into crackerjack writers, which means jobs.

Assistant News Director Stan Ingold (singold@apr.org) is the point of contact for student interns at APR.