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March 08 2011

18:11

Time Warner Cable video journalist job

Time Warner Cable operates 24-hour cable news stations in a handful of markets spread around the country. There’s a station here in Austin, my hometown. Each station recently underwent a name change to YNN, or Your News Now. I’ve been noticing that many of the new YNN stations have been hiring video journalists. Here’s a listing in Charlotte, NC.

The reporter’s role in the newsroom is to take an idea and turn it in to a finished television story that informs, educates and entertains our viewers. This position is responsible for developing story ideas, shooting, writing, reporting and editing news stories and video on a daily basis. Reporter will cover stories for a state-wide local cable news network.

It sounds like a pretty cool gig! I’d definitely apply if I lived in that area of the country.

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February 28 2011

20:29

Now Hiring: Project Management Internship at MediaStorm

MediaStorm is looking for a Project Management Intern for this spring/summer. We’re looking for someone interested in everything from reviewing projects to creating training documents and preparing submissions for film festivals. This is an administrative position, where you will be working on several independent projects, as well as assisting Multimedia Producers, Designers, and Business Development as needed.

Applicant should have:
- Knowledge of GoogleDocs, InDesign, basic html.
- Solid writing skills
- Ability to manage many projects at once
- Strong organizational skills

This is not a production internship – Final Cut Skills are helpful, but not required.

This is a paid internship. We’re looking for someone who can start in April or May, but dates are flexible, please indicate availability in cover letter. Duration is 6-8 weeks.
Internship is located in Brooklyn, NY.

If you’re interested in the business development/admin/support side of the multimedia production world, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to: careers@mediastorm.com, with subject: Project Management Internship
Application Deadline: March 11, 2011

February 17 2011

04:05

Transcript: What does a social media editor do?

Here’s the transcript of my journalism jobs chat on Poynter.org Tuesday. There were a lot of great questions about what I do as a social media editor, the workflow, metrics, handling criticism and managing corrections.

We had more than 200 participants and more questions that I could get to in one sitting. If anyone has a question [...]

February 10 2011

04:59

Video producer job in D.C.

The Associated Press is looking for a video journalist for its Washington, D.C. office.

This Newsperson writes, edits and files video packages for AP Broadcast and works with the assignment desk and supervisors to coordinate all content for video packages, ensuring a well told, clear, concise and balanced story.

Visit the AP Careers site for more information.

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January 16 2011

17:09

A small sign of recovery…

…in today’s Stockton Record.

For months the jobs listings have been lacking…lagging. Nonexistent.

But today we have not one, not two or three, but SIX columns with employment offers. A small sign…but I take blessing small and large.


January 04 2011

17:04

Job Opening: Video Storytelling/Visual Leader at Medill School

The Medill School at Northwestern University, one of the nation’s top journalism schools, is looking for an "accomplished leader in video storytelling" to help steer the school’s multimedia evolution.

The full job description is available on Medill’s website. Here’s an excerpt describing what the school is looking for:

Candidates must have an outstanding professional record that spans video-creation for a variety of screens and media. They must be able to demonstrate strong enterprise story-finding skills; how their teaching and/or professional career to date has had impact in and on journalism and other communications professions; and how audience understanding informs their work. They must also be able to point to a record of effective leadership and management.

While the published application deadline (Jan. 3) has now passed, Medill will continue to review new applications.

Prof. Rich Gordon, who is chairing the search committee for the position, said the person hired will play a critical leadership role in developing curriculum and teaching video and visual storytelling.

"Like many journalism schools, our broadcast/videography curriculum historically focused on preparing a fraction of our students for careers in on-air television reporting," Gordon said. "Now we teach video storytelling to all of our journalism students, and we’re increasingly educating those who want to work behind the camera — shooting and editing, creating great video stories, in short and long form, for screens of various sizes."

Medill isn’t just looking for a teacher, Gordon said. Medill wants someone with a continuing passion for creating original video journalism and/or conducting original research that provides insights on effective video storytelling in today’s media environment, he said. If you have questions about the position, contact Gordon at richgor – at – northwestern.edu.

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December 28 2010

15:39

Now Hiring: MediaStorm looking for innovative Developer and Motion Graphics Designer

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and self-motivated Developer to implement and customize PHP and MySQL code for MediaStorm’s publication and client projects.

The ideal candidate will have proven technical expertise in creating scalable, database-driven web sites in PHP and MySQL. They will be working with front-end developers/designers to lead and execute development.

MediaStorm is also looking for an innovative Motion Graphics Designer to elevate projects on MediaStorm.com as well as projects for MediaStorm’s clients and workshops.

The ideal candidate will be able to conceptualize and execute motion graphics packages that integrate into and accompany multimedia projects and websites.

All applications must be submitted online. For more information, please see the full job descriptions. If you have any questions, please email us.

December 16 2010

14:35

Internship opportunity with Grassroots Jerusalem

Grassroots Jerusalem co-director Micha Kurz sends word of his team's internship opportunity in new media, with a goal of creating four interactive maps this summer--of streets and housing in Jerusalem, of schools and health statistics, of local stories (using multimedia), and of grassroots organizations and other local resources.

Interested? Check out the full description:

Grassroots Jerusalem – MIT New Media Internship Application 2011

Organizational profile:
Grassroots Jerusalem sets out to provide an “Evolving Map” of the current grassroots activities and organizations working in the Jerusalem area. We provide a picture of what is currently happening on the ground, the pending urgent issues, the local solutions and where support is needed to further the work.

Grassroots Jerusalem does not discriminate between Israeli or Palestinian initiatives, nor does it categorize according to religion or political affiliation (although they may be mentioned). We believe that everyone is entitled to their piece of the puzzle, and their own opinion. What interests us is what is being done, not what is being said.

Grassroots activists recognize that despite the many cultural differences, and contrast of political opinions, we still have much in common. Human rights, justice, nonviolent communication, social and environmental sustainability are just a few of the values we share. Grassroots organizations have a connection and knowledge of Jerusalem from the “bottom up”. These provide the fertile ground on which to build relationships. We recognize the impracticality of true peace, so long as our mainstream societies fail to address the urgent community issues that are often neglected by top-down approaches.

The goal is not to push certain political agendas, or create umbrella organizations and coalitions. Our goal is:

  • To shed light and realize the vast network of some (very special) everyday people, stepping up and finding creative solutions for age old “unsolvable” challenges.
  • To help each other grow and evolve. To be more efficient in our separate goals, and more effective in our collective outcome.

With a clear view of our resources: people, funding, professional consult, global outreach, original ideas, inspiration and spirit, we recognize ourselves for what we are, and realize the true potential we can only reach together. Together we take steps towards creating an organic, grassroots strategy geared for the reality we wish to share.

Job Description

Background: Grassroots Jerusalem has been working on a community needs assessment and organizational profiling project designed to inform the organization’s overarching objective of creating an interactive map of Jerusalem that reflects community values, rather than top-down views. The new media intern will work as part of a team on producing the online interactive maps based on the field work done in the communities. The goal is to create four interactive maps:

  • an accurate street and housing map of Jerusalem;
  • a rich data map with information such as the number schools, health statistics, etc.
  • an unconventional interactive map that uses multimedia to tell personal stories of people in the communities that reflect larger issues; and
  • a map of grassroots organizations working in Jerusalem to address community needs (with links to individual organizational profiles).

The new media intern’s role will focus on the technical aspects of creating these maps. This may include flash or HTML5 programming, graphic design, audio/video editing, etc. This is a great opportunity for someone who is tech-savvy, knowledgeable and interested in open source tools and new media possibilities with community development and social change in mind.

Supervision:
Upon arrival in Jerusalem interns will undergo an orientation designed to not only introduce them to the layout of the city and the technologies essential to the project, but will also provide tools to deal with and better understand the dynamics and challenges that exist for international students working in a conflict area.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Grassroots Jerusalem new media journalist to:

  • extract themes, narratives and issues from community meetings and needs assessments and organizational profiles

  • brainstorm ways to present this information using the online digital platform in an engaging, effective and accessible manner that reflect the community’s views and values
  • work from concept to creation of the digital maps (with a focus on the technical side of things – programming, editing, graphic design, etc.)
  • participate in community events and relationship-building as part of the research necessary for creating the story-telling map
  • ●●

  • Assist Grassroots Jerusalem staff in uploading multimedia content and data to the website using Ushahidi or other online tools
  • Address and troubleshoot technical issues as they arise
  • Assist Grassroots Jerusalem where needed, as directed and requested (i.e. producing photographic and video materials)
  • Person Specification: The successful candidate will have:

    • A minimum of 2 months experience living/working in a developing world environment
    • A passion for international development, community organization and human rights
    • Proven web programming skills for interactive projects using tools such as HTML5 or Flash
    • Strong knowledge of open source tools
    • A proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team

    Commitment: Interns will need to be in Jerusalem and ready to begin work on June 12th and will need to be available until August 12th. Interns are welcome to stay longer, but need to be aware of the orientation week as it is a required component to this summer’s work.

    Compensation:
    As this is an intern position there is no salary, but the Grassroots Jerusalem staff is committed to helping their interns take advantage of the variety of funding they qualify for through their educational institutions as well as providing form letters geared to help interns reach out to their friends, family and local organizations for financial support.

    How to apply: Please email the following items to intern@grassrootsjerusalem.org

    • Resume and cover letter (max 2 pages)
    • On a separate page please answer the following questions to the best of your ability:

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    1. Please describe the extent of your international experience and how you believe this experience will contribute to your feeling prepared to live in Jerusalem this summer.

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  • What types of experience have you had working in a team on a common objective? What do you enjoy about working in this manner? What did you find most challenging?
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  • What do you believe makes you an excellent candidate for this internship opportunity?
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  • What kind of support do you require of the Grassroots Jerusalem staff in order to feel you will be able to work the most effectively this summer?
  • ●●

    Due to the high volume of applications only selected applicants will be contacted.

    December 01 2010

    23:55

    Data journalism and programmer journalists

    Some good stuff on this topic:

    Debate over journalism’s required skills gets heated, by Robert Hernandez:

    I do not believe you need to master programming to succeed in journalism.

    I do believe you need to respect and understand the power of each and every craft, not just programming, but photography, design, texts, etc. that make up journalism. They are not as simple as hitting a button.

    I also believe, at the most minimum, EVERY JOURNALIST (whether be it reporter, editor, photographer, etc.) of EVERY BEAT needs to be proactive in spotting opportunities to best use the diverse crafts.

    “I do not believe programming replaces the story” No, no, no!!! by Michelle Minkoff:

    Thanks for this nice redirection of the conversation. I found myself agreeing with so many of your points, we don’t all need to do it. But I’m very concerned by you discouraging all journalists from bothering to try. I’m one of these strange hybrid recent j-grads who’s using coding and data skills for journalism. I wouldn’t have believed it a year ago. Yes, not everyone needs to do it. I happen to like it, but we need people doing a lot of different things.

    Data analysis and the future of journalism, by Andy Alexander:

    Looking ahead, data analysis should become one of the accepted skill sets for new generations of journalists. Many communication colleges already offer elective courses or seminars in computer-assisted reporting. But all of them should think mandatory training in data journalism, as well as advanced degrees for that specialization.

    Lots of great fodder for discussion here — let’s keep it civil.

    November 30 2010

    01:47

    Nitpicking some myths about digital journalism

    Andy Boyle wrote a response to Mark S. Luckie’s blog post 5 myths about digital journalism, and because I left a comment on Mark’s post, Andy called me out on Twitter. Now, I know Mark a little and Andy not at all (except via his tweets), but I think they are both bright and sincere young journalists, and I’m not taking sides here. I just feel like adding my two cents (especially since Andy won’t let me alone, and I say that affectionately).

    Myth No. 1 (from Mark): A journalist must know everything. Why it’s a myth: In big(ger) newsrooms they have teams of highly skilled people who will be doing a good job at what a mere jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none would do in a mediocre way. Why Mark is wrong (from Andy): At his first newsroom job, Andy had to “record video/audio, shoot photos (iPhone/point and shoot), help others with database-related issues” and write/rewrite stories for print.

    But Andy agrees with Mark that you (and he) don’t need to be a master of everything. I would like to invoke the “computer jesus” phrase here (just because I love it so much). I read Mark as saying that too many people think you have to be computer jesus to get a job in journalism today, and that’s an exaggeration. However, you can’t be just a writer, or a reporter/writer, and Mark certainly knows that and wasn’t saying you could. From what editors and hiring managers tell me, Andy’s experience is typical and normal in a legacy-print newsroom today.

    So I’m going to say Myth No. 1 is a myth, AND journalists MUST be multi-skilled and versatile today. (But not computer jesus.)

    Myth No. 2 is that social media will save journalism. Andy responds that no single thing will save journalism. There is no disagreement here. Everyone agrees that social media is a necessary and important part of journalism now (but it’s not going to save journalism, at least not by itself).

    Myth No. 3 is the one that apparently bugs Andy the most: “Journalists must have database development skills.” Andy says this is not a myth; journalists DO NEED database development skills. Or does he? Well, no. Andy says:

    I don’t think it’s out of the question to have every reporter know the basics of using Excel. It’s like telling a reporter, “I don’t want you to know how to file public records requests because we have people who are trained to do that.” No. Lame. The more people who start to understand how even rudimentary databases work, the better stories they can do. The better they can contribute to web projects. The more ideas they can bring to the table.

    I think Andy (who does have database development skills) would agree with me when I assert that knowing the basics of using Excel is not equivalent to having “database development skills.” I agree 100 percent that every reporter — EVERY REPORTER, excluding no one! — should be able to use Excel to calculate and to clean data. So the myth here is that you have to become some kind of database guru — that is a myth.

    Maybe Andy is concerned that some weak-minded would-be journalist will read Mark’s Myth No. 3 and think it means we can all be math morons. I hope not.

    When Andy says, “The more people who start to understand how even rudimentary databases work, the better stories they can do,” I stand with him. I think Mark does too (although I don’t presume to speak for Mark). Maybe it would be better if Mark had just written that journalists don’t need to be computer jesus, and left it at that.

    Myth No. 4 (from Mark): “Comments suck/ Comments are essential for democracy.” Andy says he doesn’t understand what Mark’s argument is. I do, because I’ve been hired by numerous newspapers (and state newspaper associations) to present training sessions about how to blog, and in those workshops, reporters and editors always insist on having a really long discussion about comments. Mostly they take the position that comments are evil, and why should we have them at all?

    Frankly, I have met very few newspaper journalists who believe comments are good for giving the public a voice — but then, I’m in the room with the ones who came to training session about how to blog. Again, I agree with Mark because comments can often cause headaches (see Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies), but a blog without comments can hardly be called a blog. So if you’re going to have blogs, you’ve got to find a livable solution for dealing with comments. For people who’ve grown up on the Internet (like Andy, like Mark), I think this is a no-brainer. But then, I would suggest that Andy has not been in the room when those other guys are going on and on and on about how comments are good for nothing (and I wish I hadn’t been there either, because it just makes me despair to hear them).

    Myth No. 5: “There are no journalism jobs.” Mark points out that the old jobs may be gone, or damned hard to find, but the myth is a myth because there ARE jobs in journalism, albeit new jobs that require “technical skills or experience (whether it’s blogging, multimedia, CAR, social media, etc.).” It’s the last bit that got Andy riled up, because he sees it as a contradiction to Myth No. 1. I disagree. The key word in Myth No. 1 is “everything.” The new jobs do not require the journalist to know “everything.”

    I’d like to step out and mention something that’s commonly discussed with or asked of me because of that book I wrote back in 2004, the one about Flash journalism — meaning journalism that’s presented via an interface (or a wrapper) created with Adobe’s Flash application.

    The way this comes up in conversations with journalists (and students) varies a bit. Sometimes they ask, “Should I learn Flash?” and sometimes they say, “I don’t want to” or “I want to learn Flash.” Some journalists prefer to say something like what Andy wrote:

    … I don’t think it’s necessary that people need to know Flash — and in all actuality I think it’s a waste of time to learn (thus my never learning it) …

    This doesn’t bother or offend me. There’s almost no one in journalism I would urge to learn Flash, with the huge exception of graphic reporters (or infografistas, as they are so marvelously called in Spanish). Flash is used in wonderful ways to make journalism visual and interactive — notably by The New York Times, but not only there.

    So am I contradicting myself? Am I saying no one should learn Flash? Or am I saying journalists should learn it? Or some journalists? And which ones would they be?

    All I’m going to say is that, for the time being, Flash is the best way to design and deliver certain Web-based interactive features — and particularly data-intensive ones. So somebody somewhere in the news organization needs to be really, really good at Flash and ActionScript 3.

    Most journalists should not spend even one second thinking about Flash. But those who become really, really good at it might find themselves getting one of those new kinds of jobs (Myth No. 5). And they won’t have to know everything (Myth No. 1) — maybe they won’t know how to shoot and edit video at all, for example, and that will not matter. And they might not be database developers (Myth No. 3), although they must be able to work with the database gurus, because the Flash expert is the bridge between them and the designers. They can’t be math morons.

    As for comments and social media — the Flash experts probably don’t need to go there. But someone has to, because comments and social media are essential to journalism today — just like databases and those who develop them; just like multi-skilled reporters who can shoot video and edit audio and write rings around the average citizen.

    And that’s no myth.

    October 14 2010

    11:50

    Largest four Spanish dailies cut 39% of staff between 2003 and 2009

    Spain’s four largest newspapers have reduced staff jobs by 39 per cent since 2003 a report by PRNoticias claimed this week, according to the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog.

    The publications El Pais, El Mundo, ABC and La Razon have removed 906 jobs between 2003 and 2009 from the 2,325 positions which existed seven years ago.

    El Pais, which continues to be the largest employer, has reduced its payroll by 43 percent from 891 employees to 507. According to PRNoticias, the reduction does not mean that all the jobs have been lost because the Prisa Group transferred some of the newspaper’s divisions to other parts of the company.

    However, the steeper reduction was introduced by ABC, which cut by half its personnel from 774 to 375 staff members. El Mundo also has less staff as it reduced its staff by 35 percent from 446 people.

    The SFN blog also reports that 6,500 Spanish journalists are currently recorded as unemployed and it is predicted that this will increase to almost 10,000 by the end of the year.Similar Posts:



    October 05 2010

    16:29

    Thirty-four new media, editorial, communications and PR jobs this week on Journalism.co.uk

    These are the latest editorial, PR and media job opportunities from this week on Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board

    Freelance writers wanted – all topics
    Suite101, the premier place for writers to attract million of readers and publish for pay online, is a popular online magazine that offers authoritative articles, intelligent reviews and expert commentary to over 28 million readers each month.
    Salary: Lifetime royalties plus bonuses and incentives
    Suite101.com
    Home based, Russia
    >>more

    Deputy editor
    We are a small online media agency that owns and runs three successful websites in the financial services industry, and we are looking for another great mind to join our team in the fast-paced day-to-day running of the business from our Maida Vale hub.
    Salary: £17k
    Bridging and Commercial Ltd
    London, England
    >>more

    Corporate finance reporter
    Bloomberg News seeks an experienced corporate bond market reporter in its London office.
    Salary: Competitive + benefits
    Bloomberg
    London, England
    >>more

    Sub-editor (Temporary)
    Silicon.com is looking for an enthusiastic sub-editor to join its busy editorial team on a short term contract until the end of 2010.
    Salary: DoE
    CBS Interactive
    London, England
    >>more

    Publisher
    Incisive’s technology division, publisher of brands including Computing, V3 and IThound plans to grow its business significantly in 2011 by focusing on the development of 2 of its products, BusinessGreen and the INQUIRER.
    Salary: DoE
    Incisive Media
    London, England
    >>more

    News editor – Investment Adviser
    A news editor is needed to manage a news desk of three reporters on a fast-paced, weekly trade magazine and its website for the UK retail investment management sector.
    Salary: DoE
    FT
    London, United Kingdom
    >>more

    Deal reporter – mergers and acquisitions
    Mergermarket’s research division is looking to hire an entry level deal reporter with strong foreign language skills to be based in London.
    Salary: £18K
    Mergermarket Ltd
    London, England
    >>more

    Online business editor
    We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic and ambitious business editor who will play an active role in developing further our flagship brand, Feedinfo News Service.
    Salary: DoE
    Global Data Systems
    Toulouse, France
    >>more

    Editor
    Time Out GCC is looking for a talented editor to head up the weekly Time Out Abu Dhabi magazine and related brand extensions.
    Salary: DoE
    ITP Publishing Group
    Abu Dhabi, Dubai
    >>more

    News sub-editor
    Digital Spy is seeking a news sub-editor to sub-edit copy across the site.
    Salary: DoE
    Digital Spy
    Home-based position, All
    >>more

    Correspondent/senior correspondent – Professional Pensions
    Professional Pensions is looking for another top correspondent who can break news both the nationals and our competitors feel they cannot ignore…
    Salary: DoE
    Incisive Media
    London, England
    >>more

    Head of communities
    ‘The Center for Security Studies’ at ETH Zurich is looking for a head of communities to assist the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) in establishing expert communities in the field of international relations and security policy.
    Salary: DoE
    International Relations and Security Network (ISN), ETH Zurich
    Zurich, Switzerland
    >>more

    Teamlead information services
    ‘The Center for Security Studies’ at ETH Zurich is looking for a Team Leader Information Services.
    Salary: DoE
    International Relations and Security Network (ISN), ETH Zurich
    Zurich, Switzerland
    >>more

    Freelance financial reporters – Eastern Europe
    Freelance reporters wanted – Eastern European countries
    Salary: DoE
    SNL Financial
    Home based, Poland / Russia
    >>more

    Freelance financial reporters – Turkey & Greece
    Freelance reporters wanted – Turkey & Greece
    Salary: DoE
    SNL Financial
    Home based in Turkey and Greece, Greece
    >>more

    Community manager – Edinburgh
    As the Edinburgh community manager, you’ll be a full-time Yelp employee at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp.
    Salary: Competitve
    Yelp
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    >>more

    Community manager – Brighton
    As the Brighton community manager, you’ll be a full-time Yelp employee at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp.
    Salary: Competitve
    Yelp
    Brighton, England
    >>more

    Community manager – Bristol
    As the Bristol community manager, you’ll be a full-time Yelp employee at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp.
    Salary: Competitve
    Yelp
    Bristol, England
    >>more

    Games editor
    Edge is looking for a talented and passionate games editor to join its editorial team.
    Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
    Future Publishing Ltd
    Bath, England
    >>more

    Associate energy editor
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek is looking for an associate energy editor who will lead the effort to create, curate, and synthesize content for BBW’s energy coverage.
    Salary: Competitive + benefits
    Bloomberg
    London, England
    >>more

    Reporter
    Full-time reporter needed for a global industry trade title, The Insurance Insider. We are looking for an ambitious reporter keen to make their mark and regulalary break exclusive news.
    Salary: Competitive
    Insider Publishing
    London, England
    >>more

    Senior photo editor
    We are now searching for an experienced in-house senior photo editor. The position will report into the vice president of production, Europe
    Salary: DoE
    Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd
    London, England
    >>more

    Assistant producer – online media
    Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd is the European subsidiary of Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company. We are now searching for an Assistant Producer to join our UK production team.
    Salary: DoE
    Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd
    London or Manchester, England
    >>more

    Financial services journalist
    We’re looking for a financial services journalist with at least two years expereince in equity trading and FOREX markets who might want to make a move into social media.
    Salary: DoE
    FreshNetworks
    London, England
    >>more

    News and features writer
    This is an in-house journalist’s job, based at Media House, and is focused 100% on the production of top quality news and features copy for RAIL, Britain’s market-leading rail consumer and industry fortnightly magazine.
    Salary: DoE
    Bauer Media
    Peterborough, England
    >>more

    Senior reporter – The Grocer
    The Grocer are looking for another great business journalist who can scoop the competition (including the nationals) to land exclusive stories from this fascinating and fast-moving sector.
    Salary: DoE
    William Reed Business Media
    Crawley, England
    >>more

    Associate editor – The Grocer
    The Grocer is the biggest, most high-profile weekly business magazine in the UK, and we’re now looking for an associate editor to manage our extensive features coverage.
    Salary: DoE
    William Reed Business Media
    Crawley, England
    >>more

    Deputy editor/senior staff writer
    We are looking for an experienced financial journalist, with a proven track record in breaking news and developing and writing features to join the team.
    Salary: DoE
    Incisive Media
    London, England
    >>more

    Market reporters
    We are currently seeking two experienced news and market reporters/editors to join our Power team in London.
    Salary: DoE
    Platts
    London, England
    >>more

    Deputy editor
    Masala! – the biggest-selling Bollywood celebrity weekly in the Middle East – is looking for a creative and talented deputy editor. Basic knowledge of Hindi is required.
    Salary: DoE
    ITP Publishing Group
    UAE, Dubai
    >>more

    Website editor
    Expansion-minded trade title publisher in Surrey seeks skilled online journalist.
    Salary: DoE
    Advantage Publishing Ltd
    Reigate, England
    >>more

    Content manager – personal finance
    Adfero’s consumer news team has an exciting opening for a content manager with experience of personal finance to oversee the content of myfinances.co.uk.
    Salary: £19K
    Adfero
    London, England
    >>more

    SEO Content Manager
    MailOnline is looking for an SEO Content Manager to join the search marketing team at www.dailymail.co.uk. Working directly with reporters in the news room, the successful candidate will be responsible for optimising the editorial output.
    Salary: DoE
    Associated Newspapers Ltd
    London, England
    >>more

    German freelancers
    This leading online news agency is looking for freelance writers who are fluent in German.
    Salary: £8 per hour
    Adfero
    Flexible, England
    >>more

    To sign up for free as a jobseeker, please go to http://www.journalism.co.uk/113/

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    16:20

    Fishing for jobs…

    …is hard in these times. I have students who graduated a year ago who are still looking. My 18 year old daughter has been looking to no avail for five months.

    Photo 8 Photo 9

    So while waiting on the mezzanine of the Stockton Hilton today, I was nearly run over by several hundred folks who lined up to pick up applications for jobs in – Alaska. Seems an old tradition lives on. Back in the late 60′s many of my college mates did summer stints up in those northern waters, working the fishing boats and processing plants, making enough cash to tide them over through the school year.

    The face of this era’s potential employees has changed – primarily Filipino, probably 70% male, young (18-30). They want jobs and are willing to travel to get them. And they’re from all over the state. Plus, a few (at least) are repeat customers who’ve already spent time up north. The others, youngsters with a sense of combined foreboding and adventure, are slowing completing their applications and turning them in.

    What place does this have on a VJ blog? Well if you aren’t curious and you don’t ask questions, you will never find the story. I began grilling folks after I saw the first few dozen downstairs and continued until my curiousity was sated. If I didn’t have to watch a table full of tech gear and registration papers I’d be out wandering the crowd shooting tape (another rule of the road: never leave valuables unattended).


    October 01 2010

    11:01

    September 29 2010

    16:07

    BBC unions prepare staff for strike action

    BBC staff unions have posted a series of questions and answers for staff in preparation for potential strikes over pension proposals, which could start next week if an agreement cannot be reached.

    Last week union members voted in rejection of new proposals put forward by the BBC earlier this month and the union said it will now “press ahead” with its plans, while maintaining negotiations.

    The NUJ and BECTU have published a Q&A for members about the strikes. In their responses they say that, “in the absence of a significant new offer from the BBC”, strike action will commence at 00.01am on 5 October and end at 23.59pm on 6 October, which will coincide with the Conservative Party conference.

    A final decision on strike action is expected to be announced on Friday.

    This week it was also announced that the NUJ’s general secretary Jeremy Dear will be speaking at a Coalition of Resistance protest against government spending cuts outside Downing Street on 20 October, another date earmarked for strike action at the BBC.Similar Posts:



    September 27 2010

    20:43

    Job Opening: Media Director at Human Rights Watch

    Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Media Director with the Communications Department.

    Description: The Media Director will assist the Communications Director in running HRW’s global Communications Department, with a particular emphasis on marketing HRW staff and products to broadcast, print and online media outlets. S/he will oversee the expansion of HRW’s web presence, and will also directly supervise several Communications department team members.

    The Media Director will pitch finished multimedia products, raw video and audio footage, reports and story ideas to broadcast, online and print venues, and will work with Communications and Program staff to identify projects and products likely to interest broadcasters and other editors. S/he will identify and cultivate contacts among broadcasters, print and online outlets in the US and abroad, and develop media partners to showcase HRW’s work. S/he will take the lead in identifying radio and television opportunities for HRW staff, booking interviews and overseeing the training of staff making electronic media appearances.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate should have at least ten (10) years working in broadcast and/or online journalism, or equivalent professional experience in communications. HRW requires a bachelor’s degree at the minimum; a Master’s degree is preferred, but relevant experience can substitute.

    The successful candidate must be able to juggle multiple tasks and work collegially in a demanding, fast-paced, and diverse professional environment independently, but also as a member of a team. S/he should have excellent written and verbal communications skills in English; managerial experience; existing media contacts and a track record of pitching to broadcast and other media. Fluency in other languages is desirable.

    Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

    PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing in a single submission: a letter of interest describing your experience, your resume, salary requirements, names or letters of reference, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) no later than September 30, 2010 to pressjobs@hrw.org. Please use “Media Director Ref COM-10-1052-A” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

    Human Rights Watch
    Attn: Search Committee (Media Director Ref COM-10-1052-A)
    350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
    New York, NY 10118-3299
    Fax: (212) 736-1300

    Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

    Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies of influential governments and international institutions.

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    16:33

    Twenty-one new media, editorial, communications and PR jobs this week on Journalism.co.uk

    These are the latest editorial, PR and media job opportunities from this week on Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board

    Website editor
    Expansion-minded trade title publisher in Surrey seeks skilled online journalist.
    Salary: DoE
    Advantage Publishing Ltd
    Reigate, England
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    Content manager – personal finance
    Adfero’s consumer news team has an exciting opening for a content manager with experience of personal finance to oversee the content of myfinances.co.uk.
    Salary: £19K
    Adfero
    London, England
    >>more

    SEO Content Manager
    MailOnline is looking for an SEO Content Manager to join the search marketing team at www.dailymail.co.uk. Working directly with reporters in the news room, the successful candidate will be responsible for optimising the editorial output.
    Salary: DoE
    Associated Newspapers Ltd
    London, England
    >>more

    German freelancers
    This leading online news agency is looking for freelance writers who are fluent in German.
    Salary: £8 per hour
    Adfero
    Flexible, England
    >>more

    Trainee news reporter
    Law Business Research are currently recruiting for a trainee news reporter for their Latin Lawyer publication.
    Salary: DoE
    Law Business Research
    London, England
    >>more

    Production editor
    Computer Arts is the world’s best selling creative magazine for digital artists and professional designers. We are looking for a production editor to play a pivotal part within the team
    Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
    Future Publishing Ltd
    Bath, England
    >>more

    Team leader – messaging
    We are looking for a Team Leader Messaging with a solid journalistic background, at least 5 years international experience also within a large organisation and proven leadership abilities.
    Salary: Market rate
    SOS-Kinderdorf International
    Innsbruck or Vienna, Austria, Rest of Europe
    >>more

    Staff writer
    We are looking for a talented Staff Writer to join .net, the world’s best-selling magazine for web design and development.
    Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
    Future Publishing Ltd
    Bath, England
    >>more

    Managing editor
    We are an established, fast-expanding client publishing company seeking a dynamic individual for a broad editorial role.
    Salary: £25K-£30K
    Newsdesk Media Group
    London, England
    >>more

    Assistant/deputy editor
    AccountingWEB.co.uk, the UK’s leading online professional community for accountants, is looking for an ambitious business journalist to join us as assistant/deputy editor.
    Salary: £16K – £19K
    AccountingWEB
    Bristol, England
    >>more

    Listings writer
    Listings writers provide editorial content and supporting technical metadata for electronic programme guides including Sky and Virgin, for catch-up and video-on-demand technologies, and for websites and the press.
    Salary: £19.5K
    Red Bee Media
    London, England
    >>more

    Content manager – motoring
    We are currently looking for a content manager to join Adfero to work on our motoring website and take a lead role in establishing the website as a leading website for the motoring industry.
    Salary: £19K
    Adfero
    London, England
    >>more

    Content manager – health and beauty
    We are looking for health and beauty content manager to oversee the launch of our new health, beauty and wellbeing website.
    Salary: £19K
    Adfero
    London, England
    >>more

    Senior producer – online media
    Based in London, the senior producer, UK will have a dual, hands-on role of managing a growing team of producers, as well as working with clients to maximise performance for their online campaigns.
    Salary: DoE
    Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd
    London, England
    >>more

    Research and reporting internship
    A two-week internship focussed primarily on the researcher/reporter role within Adfero’s DirectNews division.
    Salary: Unpaid internship, extraordinary travel expenses paid
    Adfero
    Manchester, England
    >>more

    Reporter – MarketScope
    MarketScope, Standard and Poors’ live equity newswire is looking for a reporter to provide active real-time coverage of news, comments and views on European stocks.
    Salary: DoE
    Standard and Poors
    London, England
    >>more

    Company news correspondent – technology specialist
    Reuters Amsterdam is looking for a dynamic journalist to cover technology, media and telecoms in the Netherlands.
    Salary: DoE
    Thomson Reuters
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    >>more

    Freelance writers wanted – all topics
    Suite101, the premier place for writers to attract million of readers and publish for pay online, is a popular online magazine that offers authoritative articles, intelligent reviews and expert commentary to over 28 million readers each month.
    Salary: Lifetime royalties plus bonuses and incentives
    Suite101.com
    London, All
    >>more

    Reporter – Morning Advertiser
    The Morning Advertiser, the leading weekly magazine for the pub sector, is looking for a reporter to bring in scoops galore.
    Salary: DoE
    William Reed Business Media
    Crawley, England
    >>more

    Deputy features editor – Morning Advertiser
    The Morning Advertiser, the leading weekly magazine for the pub sector, is looking for a deputy features editor.
    Salary: DoE
    William Reed Business Media
    Crawley, England
    >>more

    International freelancers
    SHOP magazine are looking for freelancers with ideas for features, news stories and interviews, based around fashion, shopping and culture.
    Salary: DoE
    SHOP magazine
    Various, All
    >>more

    To sign up for free as a jobseeker, please go to http://www.journalism.co.uk/113/

    To sign up as an advertiser, please go to http://www.journalism.co.uk/75/Similar Posts:



    September 24 2010

    10:18

    MediaGuardian: Will Lewis brings former Telegraph lieutenants to News International

    Will Lewis will be joined at News International by former “key lieutenants” Chris Lloyd and Rhidian Wynn Davies next week, reports MediaGuardian.

    Lloyd will be director of editorial operations, while Wynn Davies will be director of editorial development.

    Lewis brought the pair to Telegraph Media Group and all three were involved with the move to an integrated newsroom in Victoria and the digital project Euston Partners. Lloyd and Wynn Davies left TMG shortly after Lewis earlier this year.

    Full story on MediaGuardian.co.uk at this link…Similar Posts:



    September 21 2010

    14:24

    What’s in a journalism job ad? Analysing the skills required by employers

    Following on from our laid-off report looking at journalism job losses and how the shape of the journalism workforce in the UK is changing, I thought it would be interesting to do a quick analysis of the job ads currently available on Journalism.co.uk. What requirements and skills are employers stipulating and which are the most popular?

    (I took the text from job ads on the site that list requirements or candidate profiles and have tried to take out irrelevant words as much as possible)Similar Posts:



    September 20 2010

    19:17

    Pay rates for a Freelance Hack/Hacker

    Any thoughts on hourly rates for various levels of freelance hack/hackers?

    I was in a discussion with a colleague today, and was surprised to hear him suggest that "web producers" get paid $15/hour, with more advanced developers getting $30/hour for full, interactive multimedia projects. My impression was that the going rate for the latter, for someone developing a project from start-to-finish with both the necessary news judgement, design skills and programming ability, would be closer to $50 for starters.

    I know this varies quite widely, but would appreciate what rates you've seen or any resources on Hack/Hacker payscales on an hourly or project basis.

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