Reporter, E.W. Scripps

Reporter

Under general direction, develops sources, gathers information and writes news and feature articles that are accurate, informative, balanced and entertaining. Produces material – often under tight deadline pressure and constraints – in a manner that meets the highest journalistic standards.

Key activities
- Identifies and develops news, feature and enterprise stories of interest relevant to the lives of our readers, a detailed understanding of the community and stories published, while also monitoringcompeting media (newspapers, online, radio and television) to ensure the newspaper maintains a competitive advantage.
- Develops a network of formal and informal sources throughout the community to help develop and write stories as well as providing background information.
- Consults frequently with editors on stories. Stays on top of developing and continuing stories.
- Writes stories, often under deadline pressure, always striving to be fair, thorough and accurate and using correct grammar and style.
- Ensure accuracy through checking facts gathered via on line information services and internet.
- Meets established deadlines.
- Suggests photos and graphics to make stories compelling and clearly explain the news.
- Cooperates to cover breaking news.
- Backs up other reporters on their beats and writes assigned stories for special sections and publications.
- Contributes through constructive criticism to the improvement of the editorial product especially the writing.
- Demonstrates an in-depth working knowledge of the theories and applications of professional journalism and a basic command of the English language to include the ability to spell correctly, write clearly and exercise proper use of grammar, such as typically acquired in earning a Bachelors degree, preferably in journalism, or equivalent professional newspaper experience. 2 – 5 years experience in designated field.
- Demonstrates effective and diplomatic oral and written communication skills. Demonstrates knowledge of computers and ability.
- Knowledge of libel laws as well as state and federal laws regarding open meetings, open records and access to information, sufficient to direct quality editorial coverage and make legally-sound decisions on publication of content.
- Must maintain valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, company required auto insurance and an acceptable driving record.

Work environment
- Sitting for prolonged periods of time while inputting into and working at computer (making continuous use of near vision), driving to assignments and covering events.
- Stamina to work varied shifts and extended periods of time at the keyboard.
- Dexterity to type on a computer.
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time.
- Mobility to travel to, and cover, events outside the newspaper.
- Communicate by phone and in person.
- Observe events and situations that are subjects of stories.
- Frequent walking while attending events.
- Occasional climbing up stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, turning, twisting, pushing and pulling.
- The ability to speak and hear and use a full range of vision.
- Withstand fluctuations in temperature in covering events outside the newspaper.

To apply, visit https://www.scripps.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5813&CurrentPage=18.

Associate Director of Communications, Editor of Rhodes Magazine

Rhodes College is seeking a creative thinker with excellent editing, writing and storytelling skills, and extensive print and online magazine publishing expertise, to assume the position of Associate Director of Communications and Editor of Rhodes magazine. The Associate Director, Editor will develop, direct and manage the editorial and graphic design of Rhodes magazine, which publishes three times a year (fall, winter and summer) and has a circulation of 20,000.

The magazine is one of the primary engagement tools that support the relationship between the College and its alumni, parents and friends. Reporting to the Director of Communications in the Office of Communications, the Associate Director, Editor is part of a collaborative team that promotes a wide range of news and information related to Rhodes College.

The Associate Director, Editor will also assist with the development of editorial content for a wide range of additional print publications, as well as the college’s website and social media platforms.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a leadership role developing the editorial content and managing the creative direction of a magazine.
- Preference will be given to candidates with education or professional experience in news journalism and experience with higher-education communications.
- The desired candidate will demonstrate: the ability to assimilate and communicate information on a broad range of topics; editorial skills, including excellent interviewing, writing, story editing and copy editing; excellent command of Associated Press writing style; the ability to help manage and lead a creative staff; and a familiarity with all aspects of both print and online publishing, including contracting with vendors and overseeing postal requirements.
- Being an alumnus/a of Rhodes College is not a requirement for the position, though alumni are particularly invited to apply.

Candidates invited to interview on campus will complete a writing and editing exercise.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. For a complete job description and to apply online, please visit http://jobs.rhodes.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

For more information about Rhodes please visit our web site at http://www.rhodes.edu.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Feature Writer (Full-Time Job)

Company: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Position:
Feature writer sought for LR position
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable
Ad Expires: 
January 9, 2013
Job ID: 1454729
Website: http://www.arkansasonline.com

Arkansas Online

DESCRIPTION:

Are you a writer who sees potential feature stories at every turn? Would you like to work for a newspaper that puts a premium on its print product? The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a family-owned statewide daily, is looking for an accomplished reporter with a lively mind and boundless curiosity to join our features team.

The right candidate generates ideas easily and is adept at turning those ideas into stories that are great reads. He or she respects accuracy and is comfortable writing anything from long narratives and in-depth profiles to snappy shorts. With the entire state as our beat and 10 different features sections — including general lifestyles, active recreation, food, travel, family, weekend, entertainment and movies — there’s no boredom in our newsroom. Video and photo skills are a plus, but we require an excellent writer with the clips to prove it.

The Democrat-Gazette ranks 43rd among Sunday papers nationwide (circulation 245,000) and 44th among daily publications (with a readership of 164,000). Our offices are in friendly Little Rock, the state capital.

We believe our successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and at least two years of daily newspaper experience. We also will consider candidates with different education and experience backgrounds, including internships. The bottom line is that we’re looking for a creative, productive feature writer with a track record.

TO APPLY:

Salary — competitive — will be based on experience. Please direct resumes, including job references and writing samples,to Kimberly Christ, senior features editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203 or kchrist@arkansasonline.com. Phone: (501) 378-3495.

PR Account Exec, Red Rover Memphis (Full-Time Job)

Public Relations Account Executive, Red Rover, Memphis (Full-Time Job)

Webhttp://www.redrovercompany.com/

RedRover, a growing Memphis, Tennessee marketing, public relations and sales consulting firm is seeking a Public Relations Account Executive with 7+ years experience (1) in a similar role at an agency, (2) in a similar freelance capacity, or (3) in a corporate environment.

Selected candidate must have a proven track record of generating measurable results. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, English, communications or related field preferred.

The position requires someone with a broad public relations background with the ability to both conceptualize a public relations strategy and execute on it independently. Selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Writing press releases and preparing information for the media
  • Identifying a client’s target audiences and determining the best way to reach them
  • Responding to requests for information from the media
  • Helping clients communicate effectively to the public including the delivery of media training
  • Drafting speeches and talking points
  • Arranging interviews for clients
  • Establishing and maintaining strong media relationships
  • Developing and delivering client and media pitches
  • Completing budget estimates
  • Concepting public relations campaigns
  • Planning and promoting special events

Account executive will be responsible for both generating new clients (in collaboration with others on the team) and handling client work generated by management.

Candidates with strong established Memphis media relationships and exceptional pitching skills will be given special consideration.

The selected candidate must have an entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic. Special “soft” skills sought:

  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Must demonstrate tremendous initiative in identifying and exceeding client needs
  • Must have exceptional follow-through skills and be well organized
  • Should have excellent people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of clients
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership abilities

RedRover offers career advancement opportunities and competitive compensation including bonus program, healthcare benefits, generous paid time off (PTO), and a dog-friendly environment. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume, with compensation history for the last three positions (required for consideration), by email to careers@redrovercompany.com or by mail to: RedRover Marketing AE Posting, 415 S. Front Street, Suite 121, Memphis, TN 38103. No phone calls or unscheduled office visits please.

Digital Marketing Developer/Director (Full-Time Job)

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE (FULL-TIME JOB)

LOCATION: PULASKI, TN (SOUTH OF NASHVILLE, TN)

WEB:  www.martinmethodist.edu

DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Digital Marketing is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of a strategic marketing plan that includes website redesign, search engine marketing and social media initiatives. He/she will also be the gatekeeper of all digital content for the College and will work closely with staff members to create and gather content for digital media outlets. He/she will ensure that all posted content adheres to Martin Methodist College’s (MMC) brand and marketing messages as well as its mission statement.

The Director of Digital Marketing serves as a member of the Program Council and reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draw up schedules for projects underway to ensure technical teams, vendors, and content contributors meet deadlines.
  • Develop budgets for projects, monitor costs, provide status reports to management and incorporate feedback from the Executive Council.
  • Stay current on internet trends, site features and best practices. Research competitive institution websites, social media and other trends in higher education in order to stay competitive with MMC’s digital offerings.
  • Develop measurable metrics to ensure successful marketing, recruiting, sales and outreach efforts.
  • Work with Admissions and Advancement offices to find innovative ways to meet enrollment and fundraising goals.
  • Ability to communicate results to management.
  • Be the eyes and ears of our brand. Identify threats and opportunities and take appropriate steps in a timely manner.
  • Help define strategies for MMC’s e-marketing objectives.
  • Be efficient in multi-tasking several large projects

Web Development Responsibilities

  • Serve as Project Leader for the launch of the new website by working with web design firm and MMC colleagues.
  • Work with Academics to promote class offerings and to highlight different academic areas on the website on a regular basis.
  • Assist with bookstore marketing efforts to increase online purchases.
  • Lead and manage Digital Content Team that will contribute website/digital content from each department/division. Ensure that all content submitted by the Team adheres to MMC’s brand and marketing message as well as its mission statement.
  • Responsible for creating an online product experience for our constituents.

Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and posting content on designated MMC social media outlets.
  • Cultivate new customers and manage branded online communities using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media outlets.
  • Provide relevant content daily while tracking metrics and monitoring online content.
  • Implement new functionality to website and in online media as needed to deliver increased brand loyalty.
  • Manage/Optimize both paid search and natural search initiatives to increase web traffic.
  • Work to link MMC’s website to other sites to optimize search engine presence.
  • Find and add MMC’s information to free college information websites for students.

Qualifications/Experience Desired:

  • Has a bachelor’s or associates degree in advertising, marketing, web development or communications.
  • Has a history of 3+ years of professional work experience in Digital Marketing/Business Development
  • Has a history of project management
  • Has the ability to be both creative and analytical in their marketing strategy
  • Has a current working knowledge of Search Engine Marketing, Web Development,  and Social Media
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment.

TO APPLY:  http://www.martinmethodist.edu/about/human-resources/employment-opportunities

MEMPHIS CONNECTION: Andrew Brown: abbrown@memphis.edu

WMC-TV Photographer/Videographer (Full-Time Job)

WMC-TV PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER (FULL TIME JOB)

wmc logo

www.wmctv.com

Position: Photographer Department: News Content
Location: WMC TV – Memphis Days/Hours: TBA
Posted: 11/15/2012 Type: Full Time
Details: WMC TV in Memphis is looking for a photographer. Candidates must have at experience shooting and editing. Live truck experience desirable. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or related area. Able to carry 50 lbs. a minimum of five (5) feet; Must be in good health and condition to carry and operate required gear. Excellent communication skills; Team-player attitude, reliable with initiative. Good driving record required. Experience with newsroom computer systems preferred. Please send resume to: clintmoore@wmctv.com. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V
Contact: Clint Moore

Assistant Information Specialist: Adams Keegan (Full-Time Job)

ASSISTANT INFORMATION SPECIALIST: ADAMS KEEGAN HR (FULL-TIME JOB)

LOCATION: MemphisAdams Keegan

PAY RANGE: 70-80K

WEB: http://www.adamskeegan.com/

DESCRIPTION:

The Information Specialist Assistant is responsible for assisting with external communications, including the web site, marketing programs, social and other media, and materials distributed to the EDGE board, government officials, the public and others.  Assists the Information Specialist with campaigns to communicate EDGE’s mission and accomplishments through public relations, media relations, and marketing and design.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Identifying required information and preparing documents for EDGE and related entity Board and Committee meetings.
•Executing EDGE communication campaigns.
•Developing and editing content for EDGE and related entity websites and marketing collateral, as well as contributing to social media marketing efforts.
•Assisting staff with research projects and compiling reports based on data sets.
•Preparing program and organizational quarterly and annual reports.
•Staff  booth or exhibit at trade shows and community fairs.
•Monitors EDGE brand activity on social networking sites.
•Attends EDGE-related events to take photographs and conduct interviews.
Participates in the set-up and preparation of all EDGE sponsored events

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or related field.
•At least two years of work related experience.
•Must exhibit strong writing abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Working knowledge and skill in desktop publishing applications and content management systems.
•Ability to write clearly and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•Attention to detail in written communication; error-free spelling and grammar.
•Ability to work under deadline pressure and work before and after regular working hours.
•Ability to interact with other staff members to assure that the mission of the organization is adequately portrayed.
•Good judgment and strong decision-making skills.

Environmental Requirements:
•Most work is conducted in typical indoor office environment.

Other Requirements:
•Must have personal automobile for daily use.

TO APPLY: Apply through this link:

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J3J0BS5YCM7N68VXKY2&siteid=cbindeed&ipath=EXIND

 

News Producer, KAIT8/Jonesboro (Full-Time Job)

NEWS PRODUCER, KAIT8/JONESBORO (FULL-TIME JOB)

WEB: www.kait8.com

JOB TITLE:  News Producer                                  

POST UNTIL:   November 12, 2012

JOB DESCRIPTION:  KAIT, Raycom Media’s ABC Affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas is seeking a full-time news producer in our multi-platform newsroom.  This person will produce Region 8 News at 6pm and 10pm as well as for the website.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:       Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS NECESSARY:  The ability to write and edit copy for multiple platforms is a must.  Prior news producing experience is preferred, but not necessary.  Successful candidates will have a strong writing background, great story selection, ability to take charge of a situation, and incorporate strategic planning into daily newscasts.  Other duties include posting content to station websites and promoting the station via social media as needed.

OTHER INFORMATION:  Send cover letter, resume with references and non-returnable DVD or internet link of your work.  No phone calls please.

PERSON TO CONTACT AT KAIT-TV:

Hatton Weeks, News Director

hweeks@kait8.com

 

Digital Content Producer/KAIT8/Jonesboro (Full-Time Job)

DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER, KAIT8/JONESBORO (FULL-TIME JOB)

WEB: www.kait8.com

JOB TITLE: Digital Content Producer

POST UNTIL:  November 12, 2012

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Raycom Media’s ABC affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas is looking for a Digital Content Producer.  This position will be responsible for maintaining news content on the station’s digital platforms as well as managing the assignments desk.  The best candidate must have great communications skills and be well organized.  Understanding the use of television, internet and mobile platforms to gather and deliver news is a must.  Knowledge of .html and .css is helpful but not necessary.  Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:   College degree preferred.  Backgrounds in Journalism-related fields, and computer science preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Experience in a related field preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (IF ANY):   Willingness to work nights & weekends.

OTHER INFORMATION: Send resume and cover letter.  Must have valid drivers’ license.  Successful candidate must pass a drug screen.  If possible, please provide links to recent work.  No phone calls please.

PERSON TO CONTACT AT KAIT-TV: 

Hatton Weeks, News Director

hweeks@kait8.com