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.

Northport Gazette Seeks Interns

Spring or Summer 2019 Student Intern– Northport Gazette Reporter
The Northport Gazette, located in downtown Northport, AL is seeking one to two dependable journalism interns to fulfill a semester internship as a news and feature writer for its weekly publication.

The intern will be expected to write, cover and file multiple stories each week on a tight deadline. The candidate should have a general knowledge of photography and will be expected to capture accompanying photos for each story. This person must carry themselves in a professional manner when in the office and the field. Excellent communication skills and a huge appetite for news and current affairs is a must.

Accurate, concise and clear writing is necessary for this role. The intern will have access to local events, government, lifestyle and crime coverage. The intern will be expected to file four to eight stories per week and must be available the first and third Monday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to cover the Northport City Council pre-meetings and regular called meetings. The intern will be expected to submit the news story by 7 a.m. the following day.

Interns will pitch unique story ideas and cover assigned assignments. The intern should possess strong social media skills and be able to make regular posts to our Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Should the candidate fulfill their responsibilities as instructed, the internship will satisfy the hours needed for the internship requirement through the intern’s respective college.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, Feb. 15 before Midnight and should attach an updated resume and up to five writing samples to
northportgazette@northportgazette.com

This is a fantastic chance for journalism students seeking further writing experience, network opportunities and to see their work published in an Alabama Press Association newspaper.

Any questions about this position should be forwarded to the Gazette’s general manager, Paula Bryant at (205) 759-3091.

Alabama Alumni Magazine seeks PAID Interns

You’ll assist with the complete magazine production process— from writing, editing and designing, to print coordination and distribution—providing a valuable training ground for a career in publishing.

Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 219

Looking for: A journalism/creative media major (preferably a current sophomore or junior).

To: Serve as an editorial assistant for The University of Alabama’s alumni publications office starting in May 2019.

Projects will include: Writing and editing Alabama Alumni Magazine.

Requirements: Strong writing and interview skills, basic experience with InDesign, basic photography experience, Internet research abilities, a command of Associated Press style and previous writing experience with responsibility for deadlines are preferred.

Specs: The 15- to 20-hour-a-week, year-round (including summers) position will pay a minimum of $8/hour. Office space and computer equipment are provided in Alumni Hall.

How to apply: Mail your résumé (with GPA) and contact information for three references, along with several writing samples to Lydia Avant, director of Alumni Publications, Box 870148, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0148; or drop off application materials at the reception desk in Alumni Hall located beside the Bryant Conference Center. For more information, email Lavant@alumni.ua.edu.

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.

Alabama newspapers seeking Sports Journalist

Tallapoosa Publishers, a media company with five newspapers in Central Alabama on the shores of beautiful Lake Martin, is seeking a sports journalist to lead the charge in transforming our Elmore County sports pages from good to great.

We are seeking a person driven to write compelling stories on deadline on multiple platforms and to produce quality sports sections with balanced and in-depth coverage for our three Elmore County papers. We cover seven high schools, youth sports and a wide range of outdoor and recreational sports. A person who can work independently, with great organizational, innovative ideas and time-management skills, will flourish here.

The ideal candidate would possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience, knowledge of AP style and libel law, good photography and video skills and knowledge of Photoshop and the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in handling web and social media posting is also a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering our employees a chance to flourish, a team atmosphere that thrives on journalism excellence, competitive pay and great benefits.

Interested candidates should email resumes and writing samples to editor@alexcityoutlook.com.