Part-time freelance web designer at FashionEdits (work remotely)

Title: Freelance Web designer

Location: Based in New York, N.Y., but this is a work from home position

Website: http://www.fashionedits.com

Description: FashionEdits, an NYC-based site, is looking for a freelance Web designer to work 5-10 hours per week. You can work from anywhere, and editor Michelle Henley is looking for help with site tweaks and updates to the Featured Designer page. Prior experience in fashion and graphic design is ideal. Pay is $20 per hour.

To apply: For more info, or to apply, contact Michelle at michelle@fashionedits.com or 212-462-9268.

Advertising Sales Manager at Out & About Newspaper

Title: Advertising Sales Manager

Location: Work remotely, but newspaper is based out of Nashville, Tenn. There are evening business networking, tradeshow and company events as well which you will be expected to attend. You are required to attend a monthly staff meeting.

Website: http://ww.outandaboutnewspaper.com

Description: The position of Advertising Sales Manager at Out & About Newspaper is an exempt commission-only position. This role will be responsible for actively selling as well as managing the sales process of more than 100 current accounts for Out & About Newspaper and its internet component, www.outandaboutnewspaper.com. This position will report directly to the publisher and or the associate publisher or designee, and work closely with the editor, contract production artist and contract designer. The person in this position is expected to be an active member of the GLBT community. This person will be a member of the senior staff and help with planning and future growth plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Be available by telephone during production time to answer production ad related questions
  • Perform direct selling on your own list of accounts and meet established goals by calling and face to face meeting them.
  • Assist publisher in developing advertising revenue goals and ensuring budgets are met.
  • Develop page and revenue commitments by developing thorough account plans.
  • Collect and review call sales reports and make suggestions from them and submit to publisher.
  • Establish strong relationships with clients and advertising agency personnel.
  • Ensure that all proper paperwork is filled out for the submission of ads to the production department and that they are produced with as few errors as possible.
  • Provide issue closing numbers to editor contract designer and publisher for layout and production.
  • Create ways to telemarketer more advertisers into the classified/marketplace section.
  • Develop campaign to upsell classified/marketplace advertisers.
  • Help develop advertorial sections and their selling strategy.
  • Keep publisher informed as to significant advertising opportunities and problems.
  • Assist in the process of collection of money from accounts.
  • Attend meetings of business and civic groups to drive name recognition and increase ad sales.
  • Assist in determining the promotional approach to selling special sections or editorial material.
  • Create a quarterly report you send to the publisher of general advertising trends, staffing issues and overall competitive market analysis.
  • Evaluate rate structure relative to competition and market needs.
  • Provide competitive analysis feedback regarding other magazines to editorial, marketing and circulation.
  • Assist in developing custom publishing opportunities for Out & About Newspaper.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be determined.

Salary:  Salary is based on commission, paid on the following rate:

  • 10% commission rate will be paid on all “house” accounts and renewals that the sales manager assumes (accounts that have been secured by previous sales people who are no longer with the company) and shall be paid monthly, within 15 days after the issue sold for has been published.
  • 20% commission rate will be paid on all “new” accounts that the sales manager secures.
  • 3% commission rate will be paid on total sales as part of the monthly bonus structure if two of the two specified sales goals on Print and Internet sales are made.
  • 5% commission rate will be paid on total sales if two of the two specified sales goals on Print and Internet sales are made. Sales goals will be set at the discretion of the Publisher.

To apply: Please send your resume to jjones@outandaboutnewspaper.com. No phone calls please.

Article Contributor at Argyle Journal

Title: Article Contributor

Location: Anywhere (telecommute)

Contact: Lily Robertson, lrobertson@argyleforum.com

Website: http://www.argylejournal.com/

Description: We’re looking to hire a number of freelancers for short news pieces to add to our content platform www.argylejournal.com. We’re looking to work with students or recent graduates looking to get some experience or add clips to their resume.

To apply: Please email cover letter, resume and any available clips to lrobertson@argyleforum.com

Internship at MobileActive.org

Title: Intern (PAID)

Location: Remotely or New York, N.Y.

Contact: Melissa Ulbricht

Website: http://www.MobileMediaToolkit.org

Description: Cracker-jack research and writing intern wanted for research and data entry about mobile media projects around the world. See MobileMediaToolkit.org for examples of our content, case studies, and tool reviews. Some administrative work.

Duties include online and telephone research, review and data entry of mobile media tools, assisting with MMTK social media presence, researching, and writing reports and short blog posts for the Toolkit.

Must be a thorough researcher and a persuasive and clear writer with a deep and abiding love for tech, media, and social change. Ideal position for student with a great interest in mobile tech and media or the social implications of the mobile revolution.

Paid internship. 20-40 hours per week. Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, or Russian a great plus.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter explaining why we should hire you for this position and at least TWO written pieces pertaining to this or a related subject matter of at least 300-500 words to info@mobilemediatoolkit.org.

Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

Deadline: May 16, 2011
Location
: Work remotely
Start Date
: June 5, 2011
Compensation
: $10,000 stipend
Contact for questions
: fiej@middlebury.edu
Official Website

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism each year take 10 journalists near the start of their careers and help them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together twice during the year, once in the fall on the Middlebury campus in Vermont, and once in the spring at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.

At these meetings professional journalists help participants plan their reporting and shape their stories. Graduate fellows each receive $10,000 to help with reporting and living expenses during the fellowship year—enough, we hope, to let the reporting project be one significant focus of their year’s work. We interpret the environment broadly—reporting projects dealing with economics, culture, global issues, and the like are fine, as long as they center in some way on the human relationship with the physical world.

Application Requirements:

Interested applicants should write a two- or three-page letter pitching their idea, just as they would to an editor at a magazine or a broadcast program. The letter should demonstrate enough preliminary research to make clear there’s really a story, and that it will be possible for the applicant to successfully report it. The letter should also include a proposed plan of research for the fellowship year. Web and video applications should demonstrate the same focus on reported stories emphasizing context and history as long-fact written pieces.

Applicants should enclose three writing or broadcast samples, preferably of professionally published work, as well as recommendations from two people who have worked with the applicant as an editor or teacher, and a resume with contact information. Resumes, pitches and letters should be written or copied on plain recycled copier or printer weight paper, double-sided if possible, and held together using paper clips rather than staples. Recommendations should be enclosed with the application unless arrangements are made ahead of time, but need not be sealed. Journalists from outside the United States are encouraged to apply if they can demonstrate proficiency in written English.

Deadline:
Applications will be due by May 16, 2011. This is a hard deadline as we try to turn around the applications and choose the fellows no later than June 5. Therefore express mail or FedEx applications from within North America should be sent no later than May 12, and as early as necessary from everywhere else. We encourage applicants to use the most dependable carriers possible. Please use a tracking number if you would like to ensure your materials have been delivered, as we are unable to confirm receipt of individual applications.

All questions should be sent to fiej@middlebury.edu.

Submit applications to:
Christopher Shaw, Associate Director
Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism
Axinn Center at Starr Library 309
Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753