Reporter, E.W. Scripps


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

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

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

For more information about Rhodes please visit our web site at

Memphis Child Advocacy Center

The Memphis Child Advocacy Center is well-respected agency in the Memphis/Shelby County community and is also a model child advocacy center nationwide. At the CAC, a team of highly trained child interviewers, law enforcement officers, case workers, therapists, and prosecutors work together to respond to reports of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. They work together as a team to ensure the best possible outcome for victimized children in terms of justice and healing. In addition, our prevention team is teaching adults across our community how to protect children, stopping sexual abuse from happening in the first place.

A special projects intern is needed. Hours are flexible and negotiable. As a not-for-profit agency, we don’t have the resources to pay a student, but can provide a great experience with meaningful projects.

Interns will receive a tour of the center (including our partner agencies), go through our online orientation, and observe some team activities as part of their orientation. We are located at 1085 Poplar Avenue, close to downtown and near I 240.

We have several projects available for a student to work on this coming semester as well as summer and fall semesters. Assignments would vary depending on the student’s skills and interests, as well as agency priorities. Here are some possible bigger and smaller projects:

- Social media campaigns
- Website content update (we are in the process of gradually updating our website pages and content)
- Assist with PRSA professional development projects (help arrange training events for PRSA members)
- If the student comes this coming semester, he or she can help with promotion of our Works of Heart valentine auction in February and our Annual Children’s Memorial Flagraising ceremony in April. If summer, they can help with our annual Honors Day celebration and probable August fundraiser at Playhouse on the Square.
- Help create short videos
- Help with development of CAC style guide & rollout; crisis communication procedure; expanding our media referral list
- Content for twitter, Facebook, and email marketing

To be considered, sent application materials to:

Beryl Wight, Communications Coordinator
(901) 888-4369 direct
(901) 412-5385 cell

PR Internship MALS/Red Rover (Spring 2013)

Public Relations Internship

Memphis Area Legal Services and RedRover Sales & Marketing

“Two Experiences in One”


Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS), in partnership with RedRover Sales & Marketing, is offering one University of Memphis journalism student the opportunity to participate in a spring 2013 internship for course credit. The selected student will have a unique opportunity for significant skill development and resume-building experience. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the MALS Facebook and Twitter profiles — from posting original content to sharing/re-tweeting content from other related organizations/influencers to interacting with key influencers through these channels on behalf of the organization. The ultimate goal is to increase the fan/follower base significantly prior to the general public campaign launch next year.
  • Writing and distributing press releases to the media, making follow-up pitches where appropriate.
  • Writing newsletter and email campaign copy.
  • Designing newsletter and email campaigns (dependent upon candidate’s skills).
  • Supporting the organization’s fundraising efforts from a communications and marketing perspective.

The selected intern will be given significant access to the organization’s Executive Director and senior team, including the IT and Development Directors, but will also be given the freedom to drive the MALS marketing and PR effort with a degree of autonomy unique to an intern position.  In addition, the PR intern will be partnered with a law graduate intern to execute the organization’s marketing and PR strategy collectively, offering both interns additional unique development opportunities.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant social media experience (e.g., either as part of another internship or individuals with strong Facebook and Twitter followings of their own). Candidates should also have strong writing and pitching abilities.

RedRover Sales & Marketing has selected MALS as its pro bono nonprofit of choice for the 2012 and 2013 calendar years. As such, RedRover will be developing the MALS marketing and PR plan for 2013 – the blue print under which the newly hired intern will operate. In addition, RedRover will be offering the selected intern the opportunity to shadow RedRover during his or her first week on the job – time spent with each member of the RedRover team (one on one), including the CEO, to better understand their roles within the agency and to collect suggestions for promoting the MALS organization. Additionally, RedRover will schedule time with the intern once a month as a follow-up training opportunity.

About MALS: Memphis Area Legal Services is the primary provider of civil legal representation to low-income families in Western Tennessee. The organization helps individuals and families facing critical, situations such as domestic violence, mortgage foreclosure or eviction, wrongful denial of healthcare, predatory lending, or consumer fraud. MALS does not accept fees for its services, relying on contributions from individual and corporate donors.

The organization just entered its fifth decade with the same commitment and determination that inspired 30 members of the legal profession in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King’s death to coalesce around a shared vision to establish an organization whose single purpose was to provide a means by which the legal problems of the poor could be addressed.

Even with a dedicated staff, it cannot meet the overwhelming demand for legal assistance today. The challenges are more acute because the widening of the “justice gap” is exacerbated by the economic woes of our time. The recent census reveals that more than 57 million individuals live at or below the poverty line, representing more than a 14 million increase since the 2000 Decennial Census. And 26.5 percent of Memphians live in poverty.

About RedRover: RedRover Sales & Marketing is the only Memphis agency to integrate sales training and coaching with marketing and public relations, combining traditional and guerrilla strategies. This unique position helps clients improve sales force productivity, while increasing the return on their internal and external marketing investments. A seven-year-old firm (one dog year), RedRover has experienced rapid growth and expects to continue on that path for the next several years, opening up the door to numerous career opportunities.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume, by email to 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.

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

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


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 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.

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


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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: No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V
Contact: Clint Moore

Magazine Internship Spring 2013 (Unpaid)


At Home Tennessee is looking for an intern for the upcoming semester. Internship responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1.Assistant to the editor.At Home TN logo-black-150dpi.jpg
2.Help answer phones and do typical office duties.
3.Help edit articles.
4.Help write titles / subtitles.
5.Research various items for editorial content.
6.Call/email P.R. companies/ manufactures to request hi-res photography.
7.Occasionally assist editor at a photo shoot.
8.Gather research information about featured subjects and places.

Interns should be responsible, have a strong work ethic, be able to work independently, and be incredibly detail-oriented. They should be comfortable and effective communicating over the phone, in person, and via email. Candidate should have experience in Microsoft Office. We’re looking for interns who do not need hand holding! Prior office and magazine experience
is a plus. Journalism majors preferred.

Academic Credit
This is not a paid position. Students will receive 150 hours per semester for 3 hours of credit.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Janna Herbison Editor at

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


LOCATION: MemphisAdams Keegan




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.


•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


•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:


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



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.


Hatton Weeks, News Director