Writing & Online Jobs 7.31.12

NORTHEAST REGION

Digital News Producer, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, N.Y.
The Press & Sun-Bulletin, a Gannett company, is seeking a news content producer that will be responsible for reporting, writing and the timely posting of breaking news and other daily information across digital platforms and through social media.

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
-Shooting and posting news photos, photo galleries and slide shows, and video and audio;
-Continually updating information as it becomes available and helping refresh the umbrella page on the web;
-Updating overnight stories; posting information from other such sites as the Gannett Albany Bureau, other Gannett properties, wire services, and the public;
-Monitoring and posting information on social media; and alerting senior editors to any major news that requires their attention and/or additional help
-Must understand and use Search Engine Optimization practices, stay attune to new software in the digital arena, attend training sessions, and suggest and participate in creative new opportunities to broaden our reach across digital platforms
-Help monitor and edit the web site, information from our APP for mobile and tablets, and post to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.http://tinyurl.com/ckamdfl

Suburban Backpack Journalist, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, N.Y.
Our news organization, known for its innovative journalism, is looking for a suburban backpack journalist anxious to join a team that has its roots in print but is shifting its focus to digital platforms. The right candidate will be able to deliver news and information on all available platforms using Web updates, blogging, photos, audio and video.

Responsibilities:
-Cover breaking news from key suburbs swiftly and accurately.
-Generate ideas for a relevant story-of-the-day to be delivered on all appropriate platforms, with a focus on urgency.
-Develop major projects on suburban topics with innovative storytelling methods for print and online.
-Collaborate with reporters, editors and multimedia staff on strategy for reaching a greater audience through multimedia delivery.
-Ensure news and information delivery reflects our standards for accuracy, urgency and innovation.
-Develop a variety of sources to reflect the diversity of the newspaper’s readership.

http://tinyurl.com/csw5a8z

Associate Digital News Editor, northjersey.com
Reporting to the Web Editor, the Associate Digital News Editor will be responsible for the selection and presentation of breaking news and other content on NorthJersey.com and the development of enhancements and multimedia. Stories and video content will come from various publications that are under North Jersey Media Group’s umbrella.

Candidates should have an excellent command of HTML, CSS, Javascript/JQuery, proficiency in using web content management systems for news publishing; familiarity with XML and web programming concepts, proficiency in Photoshop, and be familiar with how to leverage social media in the newsroom. Candidate should have experience creating stylish journalistic presentations for the Web, including interactive graphics and data-mining elements. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.

Days/hours: 37.5 hours a week. Variable shifts and schedules, including evenings and weekends.

Contact: Send a cover letter, resume and links to three examples of recent online work to Sean Oates, oates@northjersey.com

Digital Editor/Weekend Breaking News, The Journal News, White Plains, N.Y.
The Digital Editor/Weekend and Breaking News (DEWBN) works to ensure that breaking news events are covered with gusto and insight across all platforms, particularly on Saturdays and Sundays. The DEWBN creates and deploys plans to cover breaking news events in the Lower Hudson Valley in real time for digital products and also for print.

The DEWBN sees that breaking news events large and small are correctly and effectively played in digital spaces and across desktop, mobile and social media platforms. The DEWBN participates in planning and development of strategy to grow digital traffic and build digital audience. The DEWBN assists and helps lead the daily transition from digital to print. The DEWBN ensures that the weekend digital report is as rich and complex as the daily digital report.
http://tinyurl.com/bowqykv

The Record has three new job openings:
FT Photojournalist – The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has an immediate opening for a full-time photojournalist. He/she will be a visual journalist of the highest ethical standards capable of executing and delivering images on deadline for news, features, business and sports. Requirements include: Demonstrative photojournalistic skills and solid portfolio; Solid press caption writing skills; Expertise in photo-related apps such as Photoshop, Photo Mechanic; Strong computer skills in both PC and MAC environments; Working under intense deadline pressure; Excellent communication skills. A College journalism degree or equivalent demonstrative knowledge plus three years on the job experience, staff or freelance, for a daily newspaper or news picture agency is required. Being bilingual is a plus.

Days/Hours: Varied work schedule (night or weekend hours and on-call to cover breaking news and other assignments)

Contact: Send cover letter, examples with explanations of your best photos, and a resume to Jon Naso, Director of Photography, at nasoj@northjersey.com.

FT Copy Production Editor
The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has an opening for a full-time Copy Production Editor who will perform all duties of a copy editor along with page layout and Web posting. This editor may also be called on for occasional or regular slotting. The successful candidate must have strong editing skills, a solid journalism background, and the ability to work with other editors and writers under strict deadlines. He or she must display sound news judgment in selecting and placing stories, photos, illustrations and graphics, and making the appropriate headline calls. The successful candidate must be proficient in the necessary technology, including Windows XP, Word and Quark. He or she will be responsible for laying out pages that package related news stories and make full use of available graphics and typographical devices to make pages attractive, imaginative and reader-inviting. The candidate will also post stories on the Web site as needed and directed. Applicants must have a minimum of five years of newspaper editing experience. Hours and days will vary but generally this job will work late afternoons/evenings. If interested, send a resume, a cover letter and your five best clips/work samples to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424

PT Copy Editor
The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has an opening for a part-time copy editor on the news/features copy desk. Duties include: Editing staff and wire copy for style, clarity, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, completeness, organization, consistency, freshness, smoothness and libel; Enhancing readability of copy, taking a reader-centric approach; Writing engaging headlines for stories, pictures, illustrations and graphics; Writing accurate, complete and creative caption information for photographs, illustrations and graphics; Writing effective Web heads, captions and summaries; and Ensuring accurate Web tagging. Two years of newspaper editing experience preferred. Reporting experience is a plus. If interested, send a resume, a cover letter and your five best clips/work samples to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.

Some background about our newspaper:
The Record, with a circulation of about 150,000 daily and 175,000 Sunday, is family-owned and located in North Jersey. It has won the “General Excellence Award” as New Jersey’s best large daily newspaper (for circulation more than 60,000) in six of the past 10 years. The newspaper is located within 30 minutes of Times Square in Manhattan and is a short drive from the Shore and the mountains. Our company also owns the Herald News, a small daily, and about 60 weekly newspapers and magazines. Our website is at www.northjersey.com.

THE WEST

SF Weekly
Village Voice Media has an immediate opening for a managing editor at SF Weekly. We’re looking for a journalist with exceptional writing, editing and management skills who can meet the daily challenges of our rapidly expanding online content while supporting high- quality print work. The ideal candidate will have experience in all areas: arts/culture, blogging, news. The managing editor supervises the day-to-day operations of the editorial department and helps staff writers produce long-form features stories and daily blog posts. The interview process will include an editing test.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, a resume and clips to:
SF-managing-editor@villagevoicemedia.com
http://tiny.cc/2kpdiw

Web Editor, Denver
Denver Westword has an immediate opening for a web editor. This position combines online journalism and social media marketing with the overall goal of growing Westword.com’s readership and community. In any given day, the web editor could go from blogging about an event to building a slideshow to posting that content on social media sites. The web editor will be responsible for hitting monthly pageview goals in numerous content categories.

Please send cover letter, resume (including links to any profiles on social media sites) and three online journalism examples (blogging, slideshows or a project) to den-web-editor@villagevoicemedia.com http://tiny.cc/0rpdiw

MIDWEST REGION

Photographer, Des Moines Register
Do you have a passion for news photography, video and multimedia? The Des Moines Register is looking for an expert photojournalist who can shoot visually engaging photos for the front page, craft compelling photo galleries and develop videos that tell great stories. You’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills even further on a team that includes peers who have won a Pulitzer Prize for photography, awards for video from the Iowa Broadcast News Association and honors from the National Press Photographers Association and Associated Press Managing Editors.

You’ll get the opportunity to cover everything from college football to high-profile political visits, plus work on enterprise projects that showcase your visual prowess. We’re the dominant media site in Iowa, winning awards and national attention for our urgency, interaction and depth.
http://tinyurl.com/cx9tocr

Sports Editor, Des Moines Register
Des Moines Register Media seeks a high-energy, strategic-thinking sports editor to lead an award-winning sports staff and to direct coverage in print and the digital space for The Des Moines Register and DesMoinesRegister.com.

This editor should have a passion for college and high school athletics, as The Register is located in the heart of the Big Ten and Big 12 country. The sports editor should understand how die-hard sports fans are using digital and social media to stay abreast of the latest news – and the ability to lead our staff in innovative uses of those media to connect with Iowans. In addition, the sports editor will encourage strong breaking news coverage, watchdog reporting, non-traditional storytelling and the development of stories with broad appeal for the sports section and the front page.
http://tinyurl.com/bn4p9tc

Reporter, The Star Press, Muncie, Ind.
Star Press Media Group, a Gannett Company, has an opening for a Reporter in Muncie, Indiana. The Star Press is looking for an aggressive sports reporter to cover Division I collegiate football. The perfect candidate will have insatiable curiosity, endless energy and the ability and desire to tell the story on every platform – in print, online, through social media and with video – all on a tight deadline. Candidates should be self-motivated and must be able to develop in-depth enterprise, breaking news, feature stories and daily coverage.
http://tinyurl.com/d3stmf3

The Chicago Tribune has the following openings:
Photojournalists
Photojournalists: The Chicago Tribune is recruiting two-year residents in photojournalism. Our ideal applicant is an outstanding photographer with strong reporting skills, finely honed storytelling abilities, and a creator of images that inform, surprise and delight. The pace is demanding, and we expect creative, relevant photography under challenging circumstances. Residents get the same assignments as veteran photojournalists. The residency will concentrate on news photography, as well as features and sports, so an applicant’s portfolio should contain work of that nature, as well as photo stories and/or essays that demonstrate visual storytelling ability. Video expertise will be strongly considered when we select finalists. http://tinyurl.com/cknxd2b

News Apps Developers
News Apps developers: The Chicago Tribune is seeking experienced Web developers who can help build sites for the Tribune and Tribune Media Group. We’re looking for people with a passion for code and getting things done, people who like having a problem to solve. On the News Apps team, you will help research, design and build online news products. You will be a generalist working in the newsroom: sometimes working with users or reporters, sometimes writing HTML and CSS, sometimes coding in Python, PHP or JavaScript, and sometimes working on servers. You will work with a group of talented, passionate folks who enjoy making websites and software. http://tinyurl.com/cu4twt9

Editors/Designers
Editors/designers: The Chicago Tribune is looking for versatile, energetic copy and design editors to join its Editing & Presentation Department. Copy editing at the Tribune encompasses a range of material: You might start the day editing suburban news, then move to a TV review, handle a corporate earnings report, then wrap up with a story out of Afghanistan. Design assignments include working with reporters, photographers and graphic artists to lay out pages for all sections of the paper, including metro, national and foreign, business, sports and features/entertainment. http://tinyurl.com/cjqb3dt

Digital News Editors
Digital news editors: Chicagotribune.com is looking for producers with top-notch news judgment and a keen sense of the wants and needs of our online audience. Candidates must work with all editorial departments and broadcast partners; come up with the best ways to highlight stories, blog posts, photos, video and other content online; and write excellent headlines and summaries. http://tinyurl.com/cj4ev4t

Graphics Producers
Graphics producers: The Chicago Tribune is looking for graphics producers to join the Editing & Presentation Department. Ideal candidates possess a strong journalism background and are as comfortable reporting a graphic as they are executing one in Adobe Illustrator and CSS/HTML. http://tinyurl.com/bseytvv

Computer-assisted Reporters
Computer-assisted reporters: The Chicago Tribune is seeking CAR journalists at different points in their careers. Candidates for these jobs should have proven watchdog skills and experience with every facet of story development, from filing Freedom of Information Act requests to finishing a polished draft of a newspaper story and its digital package. Clips should show proven results of this kind of work. A key part of the job is working with suburban reporters assigned to specific towns to present stories that can be told only by those with command of hard data. Our CAR journalists also will look independently for enterprise stories and will have the opportunity to work on other projects with seasoned database reporters and the Tribune’s News Apps team. Interested candidates should apply to Deputy Managing Editor Peter Kendall pkendall@tribune.com

Watchdog Reporters
Watchdog reporters: The Chicago Tribune is a watchdog newspaper looking for great investigative reporters. Our staff is made up of rigorous and creative diggers at different points in their careers, from those who have a few years of experience to those with fat clip files. Our daily mission: hold government accountable, write stories that bring change, and quickly turn investigations that have real meaning for our readers in the city and across Chicago’s sprawling suburbs. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and clips to Deputy Managing Editor Peter Kendall pkendall@tribune.com

Associate Editor, Better Homes & Garden, Des Moines, Iowa
This editorial food position works closely with the Senior Deputy Food Editor and the Senior Editor/Editorial Manager (Food) in the creation and editing of food content for Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and its cross-platform digital projects. Tracks and edits recipes for back-of-book section as well as main-edit features for the magazine and its tablet edition. Responsible for fact-checking all food content for the magazine and tablet editions. Develops recipes and recipe concepts/ideas (in collaboration with Senior Editor/Editorial Manager and Test-Kitchen Professionals). Proofs all documents that contain food content. Attends designated photography sessions and coordinates ordering of props and products. Writes photo orders as assigned. Attends all BH&G Taste Panels and reports results to Senior Deputy Food Editor as necessary. Participates in video shoots, special appearances, and other projects as assigned. Supports Senior Editor/Editorial Manager as required. http://tiny.cc/zqodiw

City Pages seeks a Web Editor, Minneapolis
City Pages has an immediate opening for a web editor. This position combines online journalism and social media marketing with the overall goal of growing citypages.com’s readership and community. In any given day, the web editor could go from blogging about an event to building a slideshow to posting that content on social media sites. The web editor will be responsible for hitting monthly pageview goals in numerous content categories.

Please send cover letter, resume (including links to any profiles on social media sites) and three online journalism examples (blogging, slideshows or a project) to CP-web-editor@villagevoicemedia.com. http://tiny.cc/q4pdiw

NORTHWEST REGION
The Kitsap Sun is seeking a Special Publications Editor to participate in the development, management and production of special sections and niche publications, including community newspapers, a weekly sports tab and other specialty publications. Responsibilities will include page design, copy editing, working with freelance contributors and syndicates, story planning, website administration, and editorial contributions. A background in page design and copy editing is required, as well as the ability to communicate clearly internally and with contributors. The Kitsap Sun offers a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), and paid time off. http://tinyurl.com/c59jhjw

Country Editor II- France- Allrecipes.com, Seattle, Washington
Allrecipes.fr is seeking a bright, creative, detail-oriented, technical writer with a passion for food and in-depth knowledge of French food and culture. Responsibilities include editing community submitted and professional recipes for a general audience, writing how-to food articles, and scheduling featured content. Necessary skills also include outstanding analytical and organizational skills, the ability to learn quickly, and the ability to work well under tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions
Apply food knowledge, knowledge of regional cuisines, and a passion for food to develop and grow content on Allrecipes.fr.

•Publish recipe content – localizing ingredients, measurements, and directions – as directed by site’s assigned Editorial Producer.
•Localize and/or create and publish how-to food articles
•Support sales and marketing initiatives
•Schedule featured content on site
•Contribute content to newsletters
•Customer Service
•Site specific QA for product releases

http://tiny.cc/pwodiw

Country Editor II- U.K.- Allrecipes.com, Seattle, Washington
Allrecipes.co.uk is seeking a bright, creative, detail-oriented, technical writer with a passion for food and in-depth knowledge of UK and/or Irish food and culture. Responsibilities include editing community submitted and professional recipes for a general audience, writing how-to food articles, and scheduling featured content. Necessary skills also include outstanding analytical and organizational skills, the ability to learn quickly, and the ability to work well under tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions
• Apply food knowledge, knowledge of regional cuisines, and a passion for food to develop and grow content on Allrecipes.co.uk
• Publish recipe content – localizing ingredients, measurements, and directions – as directed by site’s assigned Editorial Producer
• Localize and/or create and publish how-to food articles
• Support sales and marketing initiatives
• Schedule featured content on site
• Contribute content to newsletters
• Customer Service
• Site specific QA for product releases assigned

http://tiny.cc/t0odiw

SOUTHWEST REGION

Cave Creek, AZ-based magazine seeks creative college grad with strong grammar and fact-checking skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, and a journalistic desire to take charge of editorial tasks and the management of our social media program. The position of Assistant Editor is integral to the output of our 59-year-old Western history publication.

Please email or fax resume to:
carole@twmag.com
480 575-1903

The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
The Arizona Daily Star In Tucson, Arizona is seeking an interactive media designer to create news pages that fit with the overall design of the Star’s print edition as well as focus attention on interactive storytelling within the various digital platforms. Using text, data, graphics, sound, animation and other digital and visual effects, the designer will work on interactive news projects and on specific digital platforms. The successful candidate will have solid experience in the print and digital world.

They will work with the design team, which will involve:
• Responsible for the design of multiple news pages on deadline.
• Work across the newsroom and company to develop interactive news projects and improve web infrastructure and application related to pages with more advanced graphics and features.
• Must be proficient with all industry-standard graphics and multimedia software packages.
-Illustrator
-Freehand
-Acrobat
• Work with the graphic designers to coordinate graphic elements for all areas of online and print media.
• Experience with Quark and In Design required.

A Bachelor Degree in print or web design or equivalent experience is required.

Interested candidates must have 3+ years experience in the print media industry (daily newspaper experience is crucial as well as web design for online news projects).

Please send inquires to:
Teri Hayt
Managing Editor
Arizona Daily Star
thayt@azstarnet.com
520-573-4226

Nogales International
General assignment reporter wanted to work in Nogales, Ariz., on the U.S.-Mexico border. Experience a truly bicultural and bilingual community while working for the Nogales International, an award-winning, 87-year-old newspaper featuring hard-hitting reporting and community-oriented content. Here on the border, our local news has national interest, and so reporters have the chance to break stories with far-reaching impact. The NI is a twice-weekly paper published on Tuesday and Friday. In between, we use our website to break and develop stories. We also publish the Weekly Bulletin, which serves a rural ranching area, and the Santa Cruz Valley Sun, a weekly covering a corridor between Nogales and Tucson. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, versatile, and willing to accept feedback and instruction. Spanish fluency is highly preferred.

Please send resume and clips to publisher@nogalesinternational.com

Cable ONE is seeking a Manager – Digital Care to manage its websites and other Digital customer support tools.
This role’s primary responsibility is to increase customer use of self-service tools, improve self-service troubleshooting resolution and reduce unneeded customer interactions. This role will perform ongoing, deep analysis into customer interactions on the Web and other support options, followed by planning and implementation of improvements. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all stages of process improvement, including analysis, reporting, recommendation and implementation. The ultimate success of this role will be demonstrated by successful implementations resulting in the reduction of unnecessary contacts a customer may have with Cable ONE customer service agents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Develop ongoing analysis of customer experience interactions and usage through various tools, web analytics, financial data, and analysis tools.
-Analyze the effectiveness of the Cable ONE’s online or Digital customer experience and how it impacts the amount of contact with Cable ONE’s customer service agents.
-Measure and evaluate tool analytics to develop customer experience improvements.
-Act upon analytics findings and evaluations to plan and drive the internal IT team to change the customer experience and improve customers’ online customer experience.
-Manage customer roadmap and improvement projects to completion and track and report success for assigned areas of Digital care.
-Manage relationships between various internal departments, external vendors and external agencies to improve customer experience.
-Craft or develop customer communications, instructions and content for assigned areas of Digital care
-Other duties and/or responsibilities not specifically set forth above may, however, be assigned as needed. Whenever practicable and, in accordance with legal guidelines, reasonable accommodation[s] will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the job.
projects in line with improving data. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree a must.
Detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Requires solid computer skills (Word, etc.) Extensive Excel skills a must.
TEAM BUILDING SKILLS
Cultivates positive relationships with system offices, IT/Development team, marketing, product managers and corporate staff. Must be able to approach responsibilities in a collegial spirit showing respect for others and the ability to access their needs and expectations with an emphasis on the Company’s Basic Principles.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Occasional travel may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The non-exhaustive list of physical demands described here are representative of those required of an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Whenever practicable and, in accordance with legal guidelines, reasonable accommodation[s] will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the functions of this job, the associate is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The associate is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While non-exhaustive, the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Whenever practicable and, in accordance with legal guidelines, reasonable accommodation[s] will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position in the work environment described herein. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Contact Info: Resume and cover letters should be sent to digitalmedia@cableone.biz with subject line: Manager – Digital Care Applicant.

ABOUT CABLE ONE
Cable ONE is a leading broadband, cable television and telephone service provider that entertains and improves our customers’ lives in small to mid-sized communities. Cable ONE operates with the philosophy that happy associates make satisfied customers. Therefore, associates enjoy excellent benefits and an open culture where their ideas are not only asked for but crucial to the success of our business. Cable ONE provides a great place to work for talented and passionate associates who are committed to the Company’s goals. We are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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