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— 22nd Century Media (Orland Park, IL) seeks a reporter/editor who is reliable, can cover community news, is detail-oriented, can attend evening meetings, meets all deadlines, is a team player and is proficient in Microsoft Suite and InCopy. Three clips and resume to Bill Jones, ME, at bill@opprairie.com.  No calls.  EOE   (7/20)

— Suburban Life Media (Downers Grove, IL) seeks a reporter who understands what the online and mobile audience want, can develop sources in person and through social media channels, is comfortable when asked to shoot video or skills, understands that papers are part of a 24-hour news cycle, believes in immediacy, can handle a broad range of assignments and tells stories that show readers how the events and people portrayed are relevant to their lives.  Apply to the Shaw Media HR Dept., attn.: Reporter – Suburban Life Media, Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039.   EOE   (7/20)

— Openings at the DeKalb (IL) Daily Chronicle: Reporter who understands what the online and mobile audience want, can develop sources in person and through social media channels, is comfortable when asked to shoot video or skills, understands that papers are part of a 24-hour news cycle, believes in immediacy, can handle a broad range of assignments and tells stories that show  readers how the events and people portrayed are relevant to their lives.  Apply to Shaw Media – Reporter DDC, Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039.   EOE   (7/20)

— The H-F Chronicle (Flossmoor, IL) stringers (see online).  EOE   (indef.)

— GateHouse Media seeks editors who love local news, think small and mid-sized towns are great places to call home and want to run a newsroom. With 494 community publications and more than 250 related Web sites from Chicago to New York and California, GateHouse-owned media reach 10 million people each week; must be innovative, digitally savvy, be great storytellers who will delight and inform readers and want to lead newsrooms into the future.  Work samples and resume to Jean Hodges at jhodges@gatehousemedia.com.  EOE   (indef.)

— Openings at Sauk Valley Media (Sterling, IL): Reporter who understands what the online and mobile audience want, can develop sources in person and through social media channels, is comfortable when asked to shoot video or skills, understands that papers are part of a 24-hour news cycle, believes in immediacy, can handle a broad range of assignments and tells stories that show  readers how the events and people portrayed are relevant to their lives; Apply to Jeff Rogers, attn. Sauk Valley Media – Reporter.  Dynamic photographer who can work news/sports/feature assignments, can do weekly photo page features, can work with experienced editors who are serious about journalis and can file for print and digital use; must love community journalism.  Apply to Jeff Rogers, attn.: Sauk Valley Media – Staff Photographer, Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 or apply online at www.shawmedia.com.   EOE   (7/20)

— The Bureau County Republican (Princeton, IL) seeks a part-time copy editor/reporter who has an eye for detail and accuracy, knows the language and AP style, has newspaper or copy editing experience, is a team player and enjoys working with the public.  Work samples and resume to Terri Simon, attn.: Copy Editor/Staff Writer, 800 Ace Rd., Princeton, IL 61356.   EOE   (7/20)

— The  LaSalle (IL) NewsTribune seeks a sports and outdoors reporter who can keep stats but can find angles that don’t turn up inbox score ability to write features and columns a big plus.  Online links and resume to Kevin Schlum, 428 Second St., LaSalle, IL 61301 or e-mail resume to sportsjob@newstrib.com.  EOE   (7/19)

— The Champaign (IL) News-Gazette seeks a talented and enterprise-oriented education reporter who can report/shoot photos/shoot    video/do radio reports, knows Adobe/Google/Microsoft products and has a background in CAR; 35-houor week could include nights and weekends.  Send work samples and resume to the News-Gazette HR Dept., Box 677, Champaign, IL 61820 or e –mail humanresources@news-gazettee.com with a subject line of “education reporter.”   EOE   (7/20).

— The weekly Vandalia (IL) Leader-Union seeks a sports editor/community reporter who is a strong write, is a good photographer, has a wide range of sports knowledge, knows spelling/punctuation/AP style/libel law, can design using InDesign and Photoshop and can work nights and weekends as needed.  EOE   (7/19)

— Openings at the Milwaukee (WI) Journal-Sentinel: Business reporter who can focus on startups, college debt, the skills market, opportunities and issues that especially affect young adults, including the tech community; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  EOE   (7/19)

— Openings at the Wisconsin State Journal/Lee Design Center (Madison, WI): A highly motivated and creative page designer who can bring a new dimension to Lee Enterprises’ brand of local newspapers and magazines; must fit in with a staff that is energetic, is working hard to change the perception of designers as merely visual people, works with the belief that good content drives readership, has the heart of a journalist and has an innovative mind; must be able to multitask, have experience in information and content design, have a strong instinct for problem solving, have a sense of urgency and have a passion for news; InDesign and Photoshop background preferred; apply online at  http://lee.net/careers/opportunities/.   EOE   (7/19)

— The Manitowoc (WI) Herald Times Reporter and the Sheboygan (WI) Press seek a regional business reporter (Job #600) who can cover both markets, can engage with community and local business leaders, can develop engaging business content for both publications, including business news/features/columns/enterprise.  Apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— The Oshkosh (WI) Northwestern seeks an experienced editor (Job #423) who uses judgment and cutting-edge analytical tools to oversee teams of journalists in newsrooms in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac with substantial support from a 10-newsroom group and can execute sophisticated/aggressive/unconventional/solutions-oriented reporting; must be a newsroom leader with a record to back it up; apply online at https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=Gannett&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItWlY2RW0xaGFrU2x2TGJBbzJlb0dmQT09&career_job_req_id=101541&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=WBh4HrW8fOMvgzJe%2b6e6TxKcY3Q%3d or https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannettSports reporter (Job #2256) who can join a 20-plus staff of sports writers who work across the state, can write features/enterprise/breaking sports news and can focus on preps in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh at least five digital samples and resume to Mike Sherry, at msherry@gannett.com, then apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Posting/View/7749.  (7/20)

— Openings at the Fond du Lac (WI) Reporter:  Editor.  Sports writer.  (see Oshkosh Northwestern listing above).   (7/21)

— Openings at the Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent:  Engagement editor (Job #444) who will connect with the public through outreach/editorials/editorial board management and plans and executes engagement opportunities to maximize community impact and story resonance in print/digital/social media/community event settings; questions can be taken by Jason Adrians, regional editor, at (920) 996-7248; apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— The Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette seeks a local government watchdog reporter (Job #550) who can hold public officials accountable, can help readers make informed decisions about their community, has a keen eye for details in agendas/budgets/public records and understands that the best stories are about local people.  Apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— Openings at the Wausau (WI) Daily Herald:  Rapid response reporter who can keep readers informed and engaged, can write for print or digital platforms, is assertive, works fast, has strong news judgment and is an excellent writer/photographer/videographer apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  Experienced and self-driven public issues investigative reporter (Job #335) with a minimum of five years experience who understands that digging up information that affects readers is a public service, can work with a team of watchdog reporters in central ‘Wisconsin, can provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues, can engage readers on social media and other digital platforms, knows how to analyze public records and utilize open records laws, is well-organized, is a critical thinker, is a vivid storyteller and can cover daily events while working on enterprising and in-depth journalism.  Apply online at https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=Gannett&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItWlY2RW0xaGFrU2x2TGJBbzJlb0dmQT09&career_job_req_id=100823&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=WBh4HrW8fOMvgzJe%2b6e6TxKcY3Q%3d.  or https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett. (7/19)

— The Wisconsin Rapids (WI) Daily Tribune seeks an experienced and self-driven public issues investigative reporter (Job #1371) with a minimum of five years experience who understands that digging up information that affects readers is a public service, can work with a team of watchdog reporters in central ‘Wisconsin, can provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues, can engage readers on social media and other digital platforms, knows how to analyze public records and utilize open records laws, is well-organized, is a critical thinker, is a vivid storyteller and can cover daily events while working on enterprising and in-depth journalism.  Apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— Openings at the Indianapolis (IN) Star: Environment Database/CAR reporter Job #1640) and Environment reporter (Job #1639) who thinks digital first, can bring a sophisticated level of watchdog coverage and storytelling to a wide range of environment and wildlife topics as part of a new three-member team, will be devoted to providing significant coverage of the environment in Indiana and the Midwest and can work with sister papers as needed.  Apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.   (7/19)

— Openings at the Times of Northwest Indiana/Lee Enterprises regional design center (Munster, IN): A highly motivated and creative page designer who can bring a new dimension to Lee Enterprises’ brand of local newspapers and magazines; must fit in with a staff that is energetic, is working hard to change the perception of designers as merely visual people, works with the belief that good content drives readership, has the heart of a journalist and has an innovative mind; must be able to multitask, have experience in information and content design, have a strong instinct for problem solving, have a sense of urgency and have a passion for news; InDesign and Photoshop background preferred; apply online at http://lee.net/careers/opportunities/?p=job%2Fo4a94fwb or http://lee.net/careers/opportunities/?p=job%2FosII1fwD. Special presentation designer with the same abilities; apply at http://lee.net/careers/opportunities/?p=job%2FopUR4fwY.  EOE   (7/19)

— Openings at the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal:  Southern Indiana reporter (Job #929) who can focus on Clark and Floyd Counties, can develop sense-of-place stories, can keep in touch with city officials and neighborhood activists, can write about trends and developments that matter to residents and can keep tabs on business stories; apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett. Enterprise/narrative reporter (Job #1765) who can deliver smart enterprise and exceptional writing, has great narrative storytelling ability on a variety of topics, can produce a mix of shorter consequential stories and deep dives; must have a record of effective watchdog reporting across multiple platforms; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett. Investigative data reporter (Job #1762) who enjoys digging into data to tell ambitious stories that uncover wrongdoing and hold government accountable; must know how to gather and analyze data; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— Kentucky Standard (Bardstown, KY) reporter-videographer (multimedia journalist; see PLG-TV listing under “cable”).  (719)

— Openings at Landmark Community Newspapers (Shelbyville, KY): Editor-at-large who has community newspaper experience and can work temporary assignments that range from several weeks to several months, with travel arrangements from the person’s current location; most of the needs will be at weekly newspapers and could be in any of the 13 states in which Landmark owns newspapers.   General manager/editors with at least 10 years of newspaper experience, including five years in management roles, who can work on a temporary basis throughout the company, have a solid understanding of business practices, can oversee advertising and circulation as well as news and production and can work assignments that range from several weeks to several months in any of 13 states; apply to Dan Sykes, Exec. VP.  Reporter/editor-at-large who can cover jobs at any LCNI newspaper in cases of emergency or other staffing shortages; knowledge of sports is a plus; apply to Benjamin Hamm, editorial dir.  Reporters and copy editors willing to relocate and move up in a group of 56 paid dailies and weeklies in 13 states; apply to Benjamin Hamm, Box 549, Shelbyville, KY 40066, call (502) 513-1157, fax (502) 633-4447 or e-mail bhamm@lcni.com.  (indef.)

— Openings at the Detroit (MI) Free Press:  Auto reporter/writer (Job #1027) who is seasoned, thinks digital first, can respond to breaking news, writes sophisticated enterprise, can do occasional watchdog pieces and can chronicle a changing industry.  Apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett..  (7/19)

— The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus (Howell, MI) seeks a creative/talented and driven reporter (Job #510) who can join a newsroom where change is the norm, and the ability to juggle many tasks at once is a requirement for all; can perform authoritative enterprise journalism, believes in vibrant social media and can respond immediately to breaking news, updating all platforms.  Apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.   (7/19)

— The Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal seeks an executive editor (Job #1950) who is a strong and innovative newsroom leader and can maintain a tradition of having the most influential source of news; will oversee the co-owned Jackson (TN) Sun as well; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— The Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel seeks a sports reporter (Job #2211) who will be the primary UT basketball player and will assist in football coverage; must be digitally savvy, capable of producing video and writing breaking news, establish and maintain a close working relationship with potential sources, engage readers through social media, respond to reader comments, write stories with digital focus and develop updates to live stories throughout the day; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Posting/View/7642UT Knoxville beat sports writer (Job #2118) with the same abilities; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.   (7/19)

— Openings at the Jackson (TN) Sun: Editor/reporter (Job #1570) who can oversee editorial operations, can handle high-level reporting, can schedule and direct staff, can create storytelling that accurately informs/entertains/engages the audience on multiple platforms and make the paper the area’s go-to source for local news.  Photographer/videographer (Job #2067) who is energetic, has strong video skills, is a quick learner, is social media savvy and has a passion for visual storytelling.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— Openings at the weekly LaFollette (TN) Press:  Reporter who can cover several beats, can handle GA work and feature stories, can shoot photos and provide story ideas.  Apply online at https://landmarkcommunitynewspapers.applicantpro.com/jobs/562637.html.  (7/19)

— The Omaha (NE) News-World seeks a sports editor (Job #897) who can head a large and highly-productive staff that covers colleges and HS athletics like the major leagues, can break news, can cover recruiting statewide, can plan and organize and can manage experienced journalists.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/1309.  (7/19)

— Openings at the Ashville (NC) Citizen-Times:  Social issues and education reporter (Job #2110) who can write stories with impact that get the community talking and sharing, can cover economic disparities/race relations/gender equality and similar issues. Reporter (Job #2104) who thrives on breaking news, is eager to write stories with impact, can get the community talking and sharing, can focus on the news of the day and can cover public service agencies and the courts.  Photographer/videographer (Job #2105) who is energetic, has strong video skills, is a quick learner, is social media savvy and has a passion for visual storytelling.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— Openings at the Hickory (NC) Daily Record:  Crime and cops reporter (Job #1084) who can develop compelling/timely/well-sourced stories from basic facts that accurately reflect the nature of the community or beat the reporter covers, a combination of daily stories and projects; must assure that photo and graphics assignments are filed early in the information-gathering process and that presentation elements are considered for each story; entry-level candidates with strong internship and collegiate media background will be considered; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/1714.   Copy editor/page designer (Job #673) who can handle daily design and copy editing, works well in a fast-paced environment, can write crisp headlines and cutlines, can design section fronts and inside pages and can  post stories and photos online for a variety of newspapers; must be able to adapt to changing needs on a universal desk; apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/CandidateLogin/CreateAccount?postingId=913&redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2F850.dayforcehcm.com%2FCandidatePortal%2Fen-US%2Fbhmedia%2FJobApplication%3FpostingId%3D913Part-time sports page designer (Job #334) with the same abilities who can design pages for newspapers in NC, SC, AL and FL; apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/CandidateLogin/CreateAccount?postingId=237&redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2F850.dayforcehcm.com%2FCandidatePortal%2Fen-US%2Fbhmedia%2FJobApplication%3FpostingId%3D237.  No calls.  (7/19)

— The Winston-Salem (NC) Journal seeks an education reporter (Job #984) who can mine the system for meaningful stories about the staff/students/families who comprise the school community and has a good sense of how their stories can best play in print and online.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/1506.  (7/19)

— The Greenville (SC) News seeks a temporary photographer/videographer (Job #1944)  who has an innovative approach, is energetic, can shoot stills and video and chandelier engaging news and information.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (7/19)

— The Pageland (SC) Progressive Journal seeks an editor with at least three years journalism experience who can manage people, can write hard news/feature stories and editorials, has good news judgment, has good spelling/grammar/punctuation/Internet/design/organizational/interpersonal skills, has lots of energy, can hire and retain high performers and is hands-on; apply online at https://landmarkcommunitynewspapers.applicantpro.com/jobs/577760.html.  (7/19)

 

 

MAGAZINE:

— StreetWise (Chicago, IL) seeks volunteer (as in unpaid) freelance writers and photographers who can contribute items to the weekly paper on a regular basis on such topics as public education, real estate, sports, , politics and entertainment in beat fashion, attending live events.  Send 2-4 work samples and resume to Suzanne Hanney, editor, 1201 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607, fax (312) 554-0770 or e-mail suzannestreetwise@yahoo.com. EOE  (Indef.)

— Crain’s Indianapolis (IN) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0051) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting  content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn.  Apply online at www.crain.com.  (8/11)

— Crain’s St. Louis (MO) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0047) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting  content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn.  Apply online at www.crain.com.  (8/11)

— Crain’s Twin Cities (MN) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0074) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn.  Apply online at www.crain.com.  (8/11)

— Crain’s Nashville (TN) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0052) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn.  Apply online at www.crain.com.  (8/11)

— Crain’s Charlotte (NC) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0043) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting  content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn.  Apply online at www.crain.com.  (8/11)

— Crain’s Raleigh-Durham (NC) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0045) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn.  Apply online at www.crain.com.  (8/11)

— Openings at South Carolina Living magazine (Cayce, SC): Writers who can produce 350- to 500-word profiles of World War II veterans to be compiled in booklet/book form; must have the ability to travel the state to conduct in-person interviews, have a digital camera capable of shooting high-res (300 dpi) images to deliver current images of each subject, have the capability to provide an audio recording of each interview for fact-checking purposes and have a demonstrated ability to tell a veteran’s story through anecdotes and interesting and accurate quotes, all delivered in a short format on tight deadlines; pay is $150 per profile; download the guidelines for the project at https://ecscscliving.box.com/s/fvl1a3m6vn1o0lpq72zs, and be prepared to supply one clip that best demonstrates your ability to deliver on the project and a short e-mail outlining your qualifications; profiles will be assigned on tight deadlines as veterans are identified; those who excel with this project will be considered for part-time and freelance work with the magazine.  (Indef.)

 

 

SMALL PRINT:

Founded Oct. 13, 1993, the Illinois News Broadcasters Association/Chicago Headline Club JobFile lists job openings and internships in print, online and broadcast journalism, public relations and journalism education, focusing on the Midwest.  One need not be an INBA or Headline Club member to list or access openings, which are posted and made available free of charge to all.  If you know of any openings you may e-mail them to Bob Roberts, WBBM/WCFS, at BoRoWMAQ@aol.com.  All openings Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers unless noted otherwise.  Listings may be edited for brevity.

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