Sports Journalism Institute fellowships

http://sportsjournalisminstitute.org/apply/

Sports Journalism Institute Application

Program runs in late May 2020 at Arizona State University with a bootcamp followed by paid internships (to be determined individually) at print, digital or electronic media outlets. Editing and online candidates are urged to apply (car is required).

Applications must be received by Nov. 1, 2019, and they must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, work samples (no more than 10), a current college transcript, a personal essay on what this program would mean to you (500 words maximum), and a photograph.

Send application packet to:Gregory Lee via email to gleejr9472@gmail.com. If you are a writer, please make into on package as a PDF. If you are showing videos, send via dropbox. For questions, please email Gregory.

sji2020application

Audience Analyst

The Texas Tribune is hiring an analyst to lead audience measurement efforts across the organization, helping the Tribune meet its growth, engagement and revenue goals through sound data management and reporting.

As a nonprofit newsroom committed to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy, we strive to meet our audiences where they are. The Tribune’s 2018 audience included more than 2 million monthly website visitors, 311,000 social media followers, 44,000 newsletter subscribers and 14,300 event attendees. Our audience analyst will be an expert at gathering audience data from various sources and translating it into actionable analysis.

As audience analyst, your chief responsibilities will include:

  • Tracking key performance indicators and helping develop goals and benchmarks based on historic (and market-based) analysis
  • Tracking our progress against strategic editorial, product and revenue goals
  • Maintaining our suite of automated daily, weekly and monthly audience reports
  • Communicating audience insights effectively across departments via strategic analysis, one-on-one discussions and regular staff meetings
  • Working with editorial, audience and engineering teams to maintain our core analytics infrastructure, including custom event/goals tracking and cross-platform data collection
  • Making metrics more accessible and actionable through role-based reports, notifications and CMS integrations
  • Tracking the impact of emerging platforms and technology on our ability to measure our audience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with user analytics platforms, such as Google Analytics, and facility with Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Experience working with third-party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp, CMS, etc)
  • Data management and programming skills, such as SQL, Python or R
  • Proven ability to collaborate and “teach others to fish” for actionable audience insights
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including analytics/data visualization
  • Familiarity with web languages including Javascript and HTML a plus

This role reports to the Chief Audience Officer.

About The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by 2 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country. In addition, our events team hosts more than 50 free conversations between the public and elected officials across the state every year.

We’re a “grown-up startup,” meaning we all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. We believe our office is a pretty great place to work, and we’re proud of the job we’ve done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

Benefits

  • downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend
  • medical, vision and dental insurance
  • a cell phone stipend
  • 20 days of paid time off each year
  • up to 12 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection
  • 401(k) matching
  • support for professional training and attending industry conferences

How to apply

Please submit your application here by midnight on Sep. 30, 2019. Email Amanda Zamora at azamora@texastribune.org with any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Digital Media Fellowship (New York City)

Mother Jones is looking for a whip-smart fellow to join our digital publishing team in New York City. This fellowship is audio-intensive. We’ll immerse you in the process of turning our award-winning investigative journalism into richly textured, entertaining, and informative podcasts.

Working closely with the digital news team on every aspect of podcast creation, you will sharpen your skills in:

  • Finding and booking surprising guests, and being a cheerful ambassador for our shows;
  • Presenting thorough research and working with editors to shape scripted interviews;
  • Recording field and studio audio, and tracking down archives, news clips, and music;
  • Setting up tape syncs and other remote records;
  • Editing a variety of complex audio timelines, including mixing interviews, clips, and music;
  • Writing program materials, social media posts, and short articles for our website;
  • Keeping show calendars current and producers on task.

At the heart of this fellowship is learning from seasoned editors and producers how to make sharply focused digital content, backed by skill-building sessions covering topics that span the entire organization.

If jumping on breaking news before finalizing the mix for a long investigation, then finally locking in that one guest you’ve been chasing for days sounds like a fun, productive week on Earth (it does to us!), then this is the fellowship for you.

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2019/08/digital-media-fellowship-new-york-city/

 

Digital Journalist | Online Storyteller

CBC New Media Group Raleigh, North Carolina


Description

The Digital Journalist/Online Storyteller is part of the team that works directly with WRAL’s digital platforms: websites, mobile apps and social media. This person spends about half of their time creating original content primarily for web and apps and the other half updating our digital platforms.

We are looking for a curious and resourceful self-starter who is an idea factory for creating engaging and viral online content that speaks to our audience and their second or third screen. This person is responsible for making sure what people are talking about (or what they will be talking about) is represented on WRAL digital, social and television platforms.

Reporting to the Online Managing Editor, the successful candidate will:

  • Embrace unique and compelling ways to present content using text, video, photos and interactive elements that stand out and get attention on the WRAL.com home page and can get traction on social media platforms.
  • Find and pitch innovative angles with timely stories.
  • Be a strong storyteller who gets Facebook, Crowd Tangle and can sniff out a story from social listening along with an innate ability to find and write viral stories.Write for digital, social and television, leveraging the best style practices of each
  • Write, edit and post news stories using AP Style from a variety of sources, including WRAL-TV, web curation, original reporting, network news partners, social media and wire services, with an emphasis on delivering breaking news and enterprise news quickly and accurately to WRAL.com users and our social media platforms.
  • Write short stories for television and on-air newscasts.
  • Conceive, create and post original video for WRAL.com and our social media platforms by leveraging content from WRAL-TV, online video platforms and our network news partners.
  • Select and edit compelling images, create photo galleries, online polls and quizzes to augment online articles and increase page engagement.
  • Have a firm grasp of SEO and apply it when crafting headlines, online stories and other supporting content that helps drive search traffic to WRAL.com.
  • Contribute to WRAL social media channels while interacting with fans/followers.
  • Must be able to work all shifts, including days, nights, weekend and holidays.

YOUR BACKGROUND INCLUDES:

  • BS/BA in Journalism, Digital Media or related discipline.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a newsroom with a significant digital operation.
  • Experience with content management systems, HTML, image creation/editing, social media platforms.
  • Experience with video creation and editing software, including Adobe Premiere and/or other video software programs.
  • Ability to multi-task, remain calm under pressure and be able to write several stories a day as well as the ability to craft longer form stories.
  • Ability to work well with others and take direction for assignment completion.
  • The ability to use real-time and historical analytics to guide site programming and content creation decisions.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Strong desire to create/manage digital content that is engaging and resonates with users.
  • Must be a self-starter who can generate compelling story ideas with no or minimal supervision.
  • Must be excellent at time management and project management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to learn new things and embrace new workflows based on industry changes.
  • A sense of humor.
  • Experience using video editing software, like Adobe Premiere would be helpful.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

A writing test may be required for candidates.

A pre-employment drug screening is required.  EOE, M/F.  All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.  Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and the  American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC, and Professional Builders Supply, (an equity partnership) in Morrisville, NC.

Broadcast job in Saipan

Dedicated journalist needed to help manage the newsroom on the beautiful tropical island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands. This U.S. territory is located north of Guam, south of Japan and on the edge of the Marianas Trench. It is where America’s Day begins. Come join the hardworking TV News team at KSPN2 News. Big stories to be told from this small community. The perfect candidate loves hard news, is sensitive to local culture, and is interested in managing and producing a local newscast. Reporting experience required and we will help train the right person to manage a newsroom.

Job Type: Full-time

Contact Berry COM alum Ashley McDowell, ashleykspn2@gmail.com

Carolina Panthers beat reporter

The Charlotte Observer is looking for a driven beat reporter to cover the Carolina Panthers. Our Panthers reporters work in a competitive, fast-paced environment to break news and to deliver exclusive enterprise and smart analysis. The Panthers beat reporter should have a deep knowledge of the NFL and be adept at building team and league sources. A strong source network is vital to being out front of competitors, and the Panthers reporter must be able to find and break news, cover breaking news with urgency and develop compelling story lines and analysis. In covering one of the most important beats at the newspaper, the Panthers reporter uses use social media as a news-gathering tool, an engagement opportunity and a means to put our news and enterprise in front of a topic-specific audience across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms.

https://www.journalismjobs.com/1652866-carolina-panthers-reporter-the-charlotte-observer

Events Specialist – UNC Charlotte

This position will have primary responsibilities for managing and implementing communications for the Belk College of Business, in particular to reach internal audiences, external audiences including the business community.

The position will develop communications materials for specific strategic areas of the Belk College, such as original and solicited content, including message for letters, articles, blog posts, social posts, etc.

This position will plan, organize, manage and execute strategic Belk College communications projects and events from research, planning, implementation and measurement.

This position will contribute to the overall External Relations strategy and priorities of the Belk College.

This position will work with the Executive Director of External Relations on strategic or priority issues.

This position will plan/coordinate special events as assigned. This position requires some knowledge of communications tools, including but not limited to: Drupal web content management system, enewsletter software, social media management, InDesign, Photoshop, Powerpoint, etc.

https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings