Newspaper JobFile

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NEWSPAPERS:

** The weekly Oak Park (IL) Wednesday Journal seeks a reporter/editor who has experience/energy/innovation, can capitalize on social media, can shoot photos and simple video and is enthused about the possibilities of social media.  Pay $30K/year.  Clips, resume and a letter that makes the case for community journalism to Dan Haley, editor/publisher, at http://OakPark.com.  EOE   (10/12)

— Openings at the Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, 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 Shaw Media – Reporter NWH, Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039.   EOE   (10/12)

— Openings at the Joliet (IL) Herald-News: 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 JHN, Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039.   EOE   (10/12)

— Openings at 22nd Century Media (Orland Park, IL):  Orland Park-based editor who has a passion and talent for community news, can collaborate with three editors to develop award-inning content, wants to work in an atmosphere that is creative and entrepreneurial, can plan a weekly newspaper that consists of new/lifestyle/arts/sports sections, can report on the photograph local events and meetings, compile regular content items that include police reports/obituaries/community calendar, work well with freelancers, is detail-oriented, is a team player and is proficient in Microsoft Suite and InCopy. Driven Orland Park-based community news journalist with the same abilities.  Three clips and resume to Bill Jones, ME, at bill@opprairie.com.  No calls.  EOE   (10/12)

— 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 journalism 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   (10/12)

** The Champaign (IL) News-Gazette seeks a sports reporter who can work with the editor to determine coverage, can work nights and weekends and has experience in multi-platform journalism.  Pay starts at $15/hour for the first year.  Clips and resume to the News-Gazette HR Dept., Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677  or e-mail humanresources@news-gazette.com with a subject line of “Prep Sports Writer.”   EOE   (10/12)

** Openings at the Decatur (IL) Herald & Review:  Versatile business reporter who can turn earnings reports and trade terms into engaging people-focused stories about agriculture/real estate/health care/workforce development/manufacturing, can surprise, has impact and connected with readers; social media background a help.  Sports reporter who is first and foremost a storyteller, can find interesting and innovative stories, can look for sports stories in the community, makes an impact and drives audience growth.  Savvy/organized/passionate night editor who can grow the publication on all platforms, can work with a regional design center and has a background as a copy editor/designer/section editor and has a background in SEO. Apply online at www.lee.net.  EOE   (10/12)

— 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/gannett.  (10/12)

— Openings at the Fond du Lac (WI) Reporter:  Editor.  (See Oshkosh Northwestern listing above).   (10/12)

— Openings at the Wausau (WI) Daily Herald:  Experienced and self-driven public issues investigative reporter (Job #2518) 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://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (10/12)

—  Openings at the Indianapolis (IN) Star: Pacers beat reporter (Job #2740) who will work in tandem with a backup reporter to break news, to provide analysis and context, can deliver deep enterprise and can take advantage of all delivery forms available.  Apply online at https://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  EOE   (10/12)

 

— 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%2FosII1fwD.   EOE   (10/12)

— The twice-weekly Perry County News (Tell City, IN) seeks a community reporter/page designer who can write on a variety of subjects, can find a story everywhere, can shoot photos, can do page design and can connect with readers through social media.  Apply online at https://landmarkcommunitynewspapers.applicantpro.com/jobs/621298.html.  (10/12)

— Openings at the Des Moines (IA) Register:  Growth and development reporter (Job #2478) who can produce enterprise and watchdog work concerning downtown development, the area’s new commercial development, can break exclusive news on commercial and residential developments and industry trends and can quickly and accurately identify/produce/post growth and development stories, photos and video.  Apply online at https://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (10/12)

** Openings at the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal:  Education reporter (Job #2943) who can cut through jargon, can report stories from the perspectives of students/parents/teachers/taxpayers, can track and explain trends in curriculum, can use public data on the county/state/national level to undergird reporting, can deliver strong enterprise work and has the ability to tailor storytelling to multiple platforms.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (10/12)

** The Henry County Local (Eminence, KY) seeks a GA reporter/photographer 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/628919.html.  (10/12)

** The Anderson News (Lawrenceburg, KY) seeks a staff writer/page designer who s dedicated to local coverage, can identify and produce stories, is deadline conscious, is a stickler for accuracy and fairness, can meet deadlines, can adapt quickly to change, can work some nights and weekends, is a self-starter, manages time well, can use a digital camera and knows InDesign/Photoshop/Microsoft software.  Apply online at  https://landmarkcommunitynewspapers.applicantpro.com/jobs/632737.html.  (10/12)

— The Lebanon (KY) Enterprise seeks a reporter/photographer 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/602943.html.  (10/12)

** Openings at the Casey County News (Liberty, KY): GM/editor who is experienced, has a solid understanding of business practices and can oversee advertising and circulation as well as news and production; apply online at https://landmarkcommunitynewspapers.applicantpro.com/jobs/634525.htmlReporter/photographer 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/635774.html.   (10/12)

— 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.)

— The Grant County News (Williamstown, KY) seeks a reporter/photographer 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/607970.html.  (10/12)

— The St. Cloud (MN) Times seeks a sports reporter (Job #1846) who is creative and willing to experiment, can connect with the audience online, can find consistent enterprise and can uncover the important/interesting/entertaining stories in a sports-crazy region.  Apply online at https://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (10/12)

— Openings at the Detroit (MI) Free Press:  Executive editor (Job #2451) who is dynamic and transformational, is a seasoned news executive, can articulate a strategic vision, can set and execute coverage priorities and has the skills to raise the quality level while increasing total coverage. Sports director (Job #2700) who can focus on Detroit’s Big Six: the Lions, Pitons, Red wings, Tigers, Wolverines and Spartans while championing daily and in-depth coverage of other NCAA schools and a robust preps scene.  Auto writer/reporter (Job #1027) who is seasoned can respond to breaking news, can write sophisticated enterprise can do occasional watchdog pieces and can write about one of the most complex industries in the world at a time when it is changing faster than perhaps any time in the past 100 years.  Apply online at https://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett  (9/30)

— The Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer seeks a reporter (Job #2698) who can cover a variety of topics for all platforms, is highly motivated, can tell compelling stories that resonate with audiences; the paper will consider recent grads with solid clips and internships. Apply online at https://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (10/1)

— The Lansing (MI) State Journal seeks a reporter (Job #2586) who can cover a variety of topics for all platforms, is highly motivated, can tell compelling stories that resonate with audiences; must be able to write breaking stories and in depth work. Apply online at https://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (10/12)

— Openings at the Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel:  Sports editor (Job #2442) who can lead coverage of 70-plus high schools, is digitally savvy, can producer video, can write a breaking story, and can do quick-turnaround analysis from a game.  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.   (10/12)

— 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.  (10/12)

— Openings at the Omaha (NE) News-World:  Reporter/photographer (multimedia journalist – Job #1341) who can cover spot news/features/sports, can produce/shoot/edit video packages on deadline, can stream live shots across online media channels, can occasionally be on air, can operate a TriCaster and can work in cooperation with the local Scripps station; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmediaSports copy editor/online editor (Job #1425) who can split time between daily editing and page layout and Website management that includes posting stories/sharing comments online and live event coverage; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/2406Copy editor (Job #1424) with the same abilities; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/2404.  (10/12)

— The Gretna (NE) Breeze seeks an editor (Job #1306) who can develop stories, can conduct interviews, can write news and features, can shoot photos, knows AP style, can design using InDesign and can manage the paper’s Web presence.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/2186.  (10/12)

— Openings at the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times:  Social issues and education reporter (Job #2041) who can write stories with impact that get the community talking and sharing, can cover economic disparities/race relations/gender equality and similar issues.  Apply online at  https://usr52.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett.  (10/12)

— The Greensboro (NC) News & Record seeks a special sections reporter (Job #1416) who can use basic facts to tell stories about the community, shows strong news judgment, can maintain a regular presence in the Reidsville office, can make and maintain good relationships with area leaders, can assist with design elements, can show photos and video and can undertake a variety of projects.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/2396.  (10/12)

— Openings at the Hickory (NC) Daily Record:  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 #1302) with the same abilities who can design pages for newspapers in NC, SC, AL and FL; apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia.  No calls.  (10/12)

— The Winston-Salem (NC) Journal seeks a sports reporter (Job #1338) who has a good sense of how their stories can best play in print and online, can cover the ACC with an emphasis on Wake Forest as well as a Chicago White “Sox farm team and legendary short-track auto racing.  Apply online at https://us851.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhmedia/Posting/View/2238.   (10/12)

— The Lancaster (SC) News seeks a 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/616055.html.  (10/12)

 

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.)

— Openings at In These Times (Chicago): Associate editor who is passionate about progressive politics, good writing, provocative ideas, challenging conventional wisdom and building a society that is devoted to liberty and justice for all; must be an ambitious editor, a careful fact-checker and have a sense of humor. Send three editing samples, three writing samples, a detailed resume educational transcripts and a letter containing the date you can join the staff to jobs@inthesetimes.com.  No calls.  EOE   (10/9)

— 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.  (9/30)

— 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.  (10/3)

— 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.  (10/3)

— Automotive News (Detroit, MI) seeks a staff reporter (Job #17-0162) who is a world-class business journalist, is multimedia-talented, is comfortable covering auto retailing trends out of the publication’s main office in Detroit, can cover used car markets and remarketing, and can produce a robust flow of online and print stories.  Apply online at www.crain.com.  10/36)

— 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.  (10/3)

— 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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