Category Archives: Newspaper

American University Washington Semester Program

American University in D.C. offers a Washington Semester Program for fall, spring and summer terms.

The program focuses on three key ingredients to help your students develop the skills and contacts to find their chosen career.

First, the program offers a seminar course that takes the students around Washington to talk to more than 30 innovators who describe how the profession is changing and where they might fit in.  Speakers include the Washington Post’s managing editor for digital news, and NBC’s Washington bureau chief, as well as reporters and editors at USA Today, Slate and BuzzFeed. We also talk to key communicators at advocacy groups, in political communication and at PR agencies.

 Second, students are sent all over Washington to report on stories and interview sources under the tutelage of an experienced news writer and author.

 And third, the program helps students find professional internships.  Just in the past year, our students have worked at NBC, ABC-7, the Columbus Dispatch Washington Bureau, the Smithsonian Channel, PolitiFact, and an assortment of communications offices both on and off Capitol Hill.  As I am sure you well know, landing a job these days requires professional internships and a network of contacts.  That’s our specialty, and my alumni Facebook page attests to the accomplishments of our past students.

For more information visit: http://www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/ . For specific questions about Journalism and New Media, contact Gil Klein at gklein@american.edu. For general questions about the Washington Semester Program, contact washsem@american.edu.

Reporter, Dubuque Telegraph Herald

The Telegraph Herald, an employee-owned daily newspaper with a Sunday circulation of 25,000, seeks a talented general assignment reporter to join our news team. Be part of a hard-working, aggressive newsroom working to produce the best newspaper in the state, both in print and online.

We are looking for a confident journalist comfortable handling everything from features to hard news, and who is as adept at breaking a story on our website in the middle of the afternoon as on the front page the next morning. The position will provide an opportunity for a diversity of stories and trend pieces. Primary responsibilities include writing news and feature stories, taking video and using social media to gather information and inform readers.

Prior professional or collegiate media experience is required. Prior experience at a daily newspaper is preferred, but we are willing to consider any talented journalist. Students graduating this month are encouraged to apply.

Joining our team offers more than just the daily grind of churning out small stories, though. Reporters have time to tackle Sunday centerpieces on larger issues and to craft strong series. Investigative reporting and data-driven work also is encouraged.

Our salaries are very competitive with others in the industry. In addition, our employee-owned paper offers the possibility of raises after one year, and current employees earn shares in the company annually that vest after five years, providing another significant financial benefit.

Additionally, due to our local ownership, the important decisions about our products are made by people who live and work in our community. Visit our website to learn more about this employee-owned organization.  Want to know more about our Tri-State area on the Mississippi?  Visit the Greater Dubuque Development Center by clicking here:  GDDC

APPLY ONLINE: www.wcinet.com/careers.

The Telegraph Herald is a product of TH Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc. (WCI). WCI is an equal opportunity employer.

IRIS coordinator for spring 2017

Drake University’s Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning seeks to hire a student for the Spring 2017 semester to serve as the student coordinator for a daily reading program with IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service).

This Service-Learning Ambassador position is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is passionate about increasing access to information for Iowans who cannot read the printed word because of blindness, visual, or physical impairment or learning difference. Currently, Drake students volunteer to read The Daily Nonpareil, the Council Bluffs newspaper, which is broadcast as an hour in IRIS’s 24/7 programming, daily meditations, seasonal readings, and the potential for other opportunities for reading. The student would work 6-7 hours per week coordinating the schedule of student volunteers and deepening integration of the partnership between Drake University and IRIS.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter of 500 words or less stating your interest in the position and resume to Amanda Martin at amanda.martin@drake.edu by December 9.

Each applicant must list on their resume one reference, either a faculty, staff, or community partner who can speak to your organization/management, teamwork and professional skills. Pay is $8.25/hr.

Qualifications

Necessary

  • Self-motivated, dedicated

Desired

  • Journalism major
  • Experience with recording a story for IRIS
  • Previous service opportunities and/or community engagement work
  • Current first-year, sophomore, or junior standing

Job Responsibilities

IRIS Programming

  • Coordinate the schedule of student recordings, working with faculty in the SJMC’s Beginning Reporting and Writing class
  • Train student volunteers and providing technical assistance assistance to students
  • Serve as a liaison between Drake University and IRIS
    • Design and connect Drake students to additional volunteer opportunities with IRIS
    • Organize events on-campus to increase awareness
  • Identify audio description projects
  • Participate in fundraising and event planning for IRIS
  • Coordinate publicity measures with SLA graphic design intern

Administrative

  • Hold 2 professional office hours a week in the Office of Community Engaged Learning (hours will be scheduled between 8am-4:30pm)
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in professional development with the Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning
  • Support other Service Learning Ambassador’s events and initiatives

 

 

 

Summer internships, Dubuque Telegraph Herald

The Telegraph Herald, a daily newspaper with a circulation of 29,000 in Dubuque, Iowa, seeks talented interns to join our news team. Be a part of a hard-working, aggressive newsroom aiming to produce the best newspaper in the state, both in print and online.

Our interns get a real taste of the business. You won’t be fetching coffee or making copies – you will have a chance to play an active role in our news organization. And at the end of the summer, you will have an abundance of experience and a full collection of work to show future employers.

Internships typically start in May and run 10 to 12 weeks (but we make sure it’s always long enough for you to meet your college’s requirements, if there are any). The positions are 40 hours per week.

We’re located in a bustling city of 57,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River. Dubuque was named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 10 Great Places to Live for 2013. The city offers after-work opportunities ranging from a vibrant arts scene to a variety of nightlife options to an abundance of outdoor recreation possibilities. (Learn more about this beautiful area at http://www.greaterdubuque.org/gddc)

Our three intern openings for summer 2017 are:

Reporter Intern: Primary responsibilities include writing news and feature stories, monitoring ongoing news and issues, using social media to keep the community informed and taking video from events. Qualified candidates must have excellent basic writing skills and the ability to find and gather information both words and images for the newspaper print edition and website. A valid driver’s license is required.

Photo Intern: Primary responsibilities include taking photographs and videos, assigned and through initiative. Ability to download and edit still photos and videos as well as provide accurate identifications and caption information. Qualified candidates must have experience in photography, particularly photojournalism on the college level. Familiarity with software for photo editing and video editing. A valid driver’s license is required.

Copy Editor Intern: Primary responsibilities include selecting, editing and designing page content for print product and online content. Meet page flow deadlines and coordinate edition content with editors. Qualified candidates must have familiarity with current events and history. Also, the ability to grasp and adapt to new technology. Evening and weekend hours applicable as well as other hours.

To be considered for one of these positions, please apply online at www.wcinet.com/careers. TH Media, a division of Woodward Communications, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reporter/designer (Fergus Falls, MN)

Interested in working where people take vacations? Come join us in the Lakes Country of Minnesota.

The Daily Journal in beautiful Fergus Falls is a daily newspaper in a place with a great sense of community. The city is the seat of a county with 1,076 lakes. Fergus Falls alone has 10 lakes. The state’s eighth-longest river runs through its center. The community is known for quality schools, too.

We have a motivated news staff that works well together and makes a great team and strives for and wins awards. Our team needs that final piece of the puzzle — you.

We seek a person good with page design, able to write stories and is interested in becoming a managing editor someday. We need a person who understands the importance of a relationship with our community, too. Will you help us reach the next level of quality? Our goal is to be the best in the state. Our publisher has 20 years of news experience and enjoys coaching the staff.

Candidates should have experience using Adobe InDesign or Quark XPress, whether for a student or weekly paper or another daily. They should have familiarity with WordPress and social media.

We are a six-day-per-week afternoon newspaper with niche products such as a monthly newspaper for lake dwellers and a magazine. Our region is popular for outdoor activities, from golfing, fishing, swimming and water skiing to walking and biking trails, concerts and other entertainment.

The position offers paid vacation, health and dental insurance, a flexible spending account for medical expenses, sick leave, paid holidays, a generous holiday bonus and a 401k.

Please email a cover letter, resume and examples of your work to Tim Engstrom at tim.engstrom@fergusfallsjournal.com with the subject line “Page Designer.”

Reporter at Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, WY)

The Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s statewide newspaper and top media organization, is seeking a talented reporter with high ambitions and storytelling skills to join our news team.

Education will be your primary focus, but there will be opportunities for general assignment and feature work as well.

Enterprise and online reporting are a must here, so evidence of investigative and writing skills will put you ahead of the field, as will multimedia abilities. We’re looking for someone who is as comfortable asking tough questions of state education leaders as they are writing about real life inside a school.

The opportunity for impactful, career-building education journalism is here.

The successful candidate will have excellent time management and organizational skills, including the ability to deliver on deadline and manage multiple priorities. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree, excellent verbal skills and a willingness to improve.

Our newsroom is hard-working but fun, and we take pride in being our state’s largest media voice. The Star-Tribune has been named Wyoming’s best daily newspaper for the past two years, and our reporters have taken home dozens of awards at state and regional competitions and gone on to jobs at major metros.

Outside the newsroom, Wyoming offers endless outdoor opportunities. We’re at the base of a beautiful mountain range where you can hike in the summer and ski in the winter. World-class camping and fishing spots are just a short drive out of town. Casper boasts a small-town feel with big city offerings of restaurants, shopping and the arts. And if you’re missing the big city, Denver is an easy drive.

The Casper Star-Tribune is a Lee Enterprises news organization with a daily print circulation of about 17,000 and the state’s most highly read news site, trib.com. We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. You can see our website at www.trib.com and learn more about our company at www.lee.net.

If this sounds like the job for you, then upload a cover letter explaining why you’re the best candidate at www.trib.com/workhere. Please include five of your best clips. If you have difficulty uploading your work, send it to Managing Editor Christine Peterson at christine.peterson@trib.com.

Job post found here: https://www.journalismjobs.com/job-listings/1630850.