Jobs and Other Opportunities
The Wall Street Journal is reinforcing its technology coverage, and is looking for an agile-minded, tech-obsessed journalist to be the lead blogger on Digits – the Journal’s premier technology blog. This New York-based journalist should have a well-honed writing voice, a sense
of collaboration and rigor, and an appreciation of the technical and financial aspects of the global technology business.
We are not looking for a technology cheerleader, but rather a person who can fairly confront the myths, hypocrisies, and profligacy of today’s technology world. The job entails writing original material for the real-time Digits blog, while also building contributions from the Journal’s formidable tech staff around the world. The blogger will work closely with sister site AllThingsD.com as well as WSJ tech blogs in Europe and Asia.
This post is expected to be a high-profile one, demanding frequent appearances on WSJ’s online video and other television outlets. Social media skills and contacts are expected. Success will be measured in growing share of voice in the crowded online tech space, increased
audiences and engagement.
CONTACT: Please make a case as to why you are the best fit for this great role by writing to Raju.Narisetti@wsj.com and Dennis.Berman@wsj.com (Dennis K. Berman || Marketplace Editor)
USA TODAY Sports is hiring for several positions - Assistant News Editor, Sports Columnist, NFL Reporter, NBA Reporter, Social Media Editor/Producer, National Columnist, MLB Reporter, College Basketball Reporter, College Football Reporter, College Football Blog Editor, College Basketball Blog Editor, Colleges Blog Editor, NHL Blog Editor, Deputy NHL Editor. Email Caleb Wilkerson email@example.com
Politico (Washington, D.C.) is looking for an experienced Finance reporter and National Defense reporter. Interested candidates should contact Eric Wee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 626-792-3846.
The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser is seeking an aggressive, experienced reporter to cover education -- primarily K-12, mostly public but some private as well. We seek candidates with experience covering public meetings and public education for a daily newspaper and/or a serious news website (not bloggers). Qualifications include working across multimedia platforms and ability and/or interest in shooting videos and photos. Reporter will need to cover a fairly large geographic area. To apply, please send cover letter explaining why you should be considered for his position, resume and up to five writing samples that show the breadth of your writing experience, especially education clips. Send to: Wanda Lloyd, executive editor, Montgomery Advertiser, email@example.com.
The Reading (Pa.) Eagle, is seeking a reporter with daily experience in news writing, including municipal and breaking news coverage, features and personality profiles. Experience covering police desk is a plus. Spanish-speaking capability is required. Applicants should have a good grasp of AP style and experience working under deadline pressure. Please send a resume, cover letter and attached writing samples to Editor Harry J. Deitz Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A newspaper in Tennessee is looking to fill a vacant photo slot. Interested candidates should contact Karen Catone at email@example.com.
BET is looking for correspondents / talent with a background in Hip Hop for on-air opportunities on the network. BET is searching for an on-air personality / correspondent with an expertise in hip-hop . Knowledge of Rap music trivia, major players, music history and the industry is required. A background in journalism, communications or music is ideal. People with significant achievements in these fields are encouraged to apply. We are looking for an expert in all things Hip-Hop. Writers, music critics, journalists, deejays, radio personalities, musicians, music bloggers, singers, rappers, performing artists who appear to be between the ages of 18 and 24 are welcome to apply. Candidates must possess interviewing skills. Specifically seeking candidates that reflect the demographics of the network and its audience. The position is currently on an "as-needed" basis and is based in NY. If hired, the position may require the applicant to relocate at their own expense. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture, any online links to your work and a brief paragraph detailing you expertise and why you'd be perfect for this. Casting ends June 7.
The Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has three openings:
The Sun Sentinel seeks an aggressive, experienced editor who is a strong leader to take charge of its Business department. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker with solid news judgment and outstanding management skills. He or she will lead a department of one assistant editor and nine reporters. The Business Editor will direct coverage from a consumer perspective to give us new approaches to storytelling in print and online while emphasizing useful, local and unique content. We're looking for an innovative, resourceful, collaborative editor who embraces change and understands the Sun Sentinel's audience. Sophisticated editing, planning and digital skills are a must, along with the ability to work with the staff to aggressively develop business/consumer news and enterprise coverage.
Applicants should submit a resume, samples of work and a vision statement to Associate Editor Anne Vasquez, email@example.com
Palm Beach County Bureau Chief
The Sun Sentinel seeks a smart, aggressive and inspirational leader to take charge of its Palm Beach County news team. This is a critical position in our core circulation area and it requires an editor with established and exceptional journalism and leadership abilities. This editor will lead a team of one assistant editor and 10 reporters based in our Deerfield Beach newsroom, and will directly supervise some reporters.
This editor must:
- Clearly communicate expectations and effectively develop and lead staff to meet those expectations.
- Foster a culture in which staffers aim high, grow and succeed -- and have fun doing it.
- Be creative, resourceful and effective in shaping and delivering a thorough, high-relevance local news report tailored for south Palm Beach County readers.
- Ensure that south Palm Beach County news on SunSentinel.com is fresh and thorough, quickly updated and effectively presented.
- Continuously assess south Palm Beach County news-gathering efforts and initiate changes as needed to stay ahead of competitive shifts and demands.
Applicants should submit a resume, vision statement and samples of work that demonstrate the skills they would bring to the job to Metro Editor Dana Banker by Friday, June 1.
The Sun Sentinel seeks an investigative reporter to join its project team. We are committed to in-depth, high-impact investigative work that makes a difference – and we are growing our team to make it happen. Applicants should have a proven track record of generating highly relevant project ideas and delivering bulletproof, seamless reads. They should be adept at conceiving and developing strong multimedia and interactive components. Candidates should be self-starters and strong idea-generators who can consistently deliver thorough reporting and stellar writing. The should be excellent team players who can work independently as well as collaborate on team projects. CAR techniques, second-language skills and digital expertise are pluses. The successful candidate will join our current team of two investigative reporters, a database specialist and a projects editor.
Applicants should submit proposals to Metro Editor Dana Banker by Friday, June 1. Proposals should include a cover letter, resume, examples of past investigative work, and at least three project ideas with a summary of why the story is important, what it would take to get it, and potential obstacles and results.
NASA is looking for a Public Affairs Writer to work at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Interested candidates should contact Frank Ochoa-Gonzales, editor, Spaceport News at Frank.Ochoa-Gonzales@nasa.gov.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED:
Independently perform all copy editing, necessary planning, researching, interviewing, writing, coordinating and assembly required to create and oversee any Public Affairs project from initial concept to finished product. Conduct research and analysis of Kennedy Web site traffic by developing and maintaining Web-related surveys, metric statistics and charts. Responsible for writing short feature articles, researching and writing content for web sites and writing occasional news releases in AP style. Support Public Affairs activities at all NASA/KSC events, including program launches and landings.
Requires a High school diploma or equivalent, plus two to four years of experience in writing, editing, and computer word processing. Bachelor's degree in Journalism, PR, English or related field is highly desired. Must be PC literate in Windows environment with experience using Internet and HTML language. Must have experience in proofing and editing copy/content. Must be able to write short scripts for video, and transcribe web video projects from compactdisk. Must have web experience with the following: Adobe InDesign, basic Photoshop skills, general understanding of HTML and ability to recognize and use the code, ability to work with web based forms and applications, and be familiar enough with web work in order to update pages as specific instances are occurring.
SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
Journalistic/Public Affairs professional writing expertise, including researching and interviewing; quality editing of text, photographs and graphics. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and work flexible hours due to launch and landing coverage. Must be able to adapt to being tasked with new projects that need to be completed with a short turnaround time.